Sad Baxter Celebrate New 7-inch w/ Reality Something, Big Surr, & TWEN | TONIGHT @ Little Harpeth

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Since they debuted their self-titled EP in early 2015, we’ve been big fans of local sludgy, grunge pop duo Sad Baxter. From the very first listen, it was obvious they had huge potential, and their fresh but familiar sound is extremely complementary to the ever expanding Nashville underground rock scene. We weren’t the only ones to take notice. Local tastemaking label Cold Lunch Recordings backed their 2016 full-length debut, Weirdy, which they supported with frenetic touring and blow out after blow out local performances. After a summer cross-country run with yet another local buzzworthy indie rock band, The By Gods, SB have been recording some new material, which officially arrived yesterday. This latest 7-inch offering, also with Cold Lunch, features a stellar track they released through NPR entitled “Baby” as the A-side, and the unreleased “Sliver” (an original, not a Nirvana cover) as the B-side.

To celebrate this monumental occasion, the duo will be headlining a very special 21+ record release gig tonight, Nov. 18 at Little Harpeth Brewing, with help from likeminded grunge pop outfit Reality Something, fuzzy garage rockers Big Surr, and acid pop performers TWEN. Music starts at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and you got all this resident talent for just $7 at the door. Copies of the 7-inch were planned to be available as well, but unfortunately faced a problem, so the band will have cassettes instead, and will deliver the vinyl as soon as it’s in, if you want to opt for a $12 admission option that includes the record (it’s also streaming and available to buy online now too). So enjoy some local tunes over some local brews, and get a great sampling of some of the city’s best indie rock!

Sad Baxter, Reality Something, Big Surr, and TWEN will perform tonight, Nov. 18 at Little Harpeth Brewing. The show is 21+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7), and tickets are available to purchase at the door for $7 or $12 with a 7″ included (while supplies last).

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Don’t Miss Humming House w/ Smooth Hound Smith & Airpark | TONIGHT @ Cannery Ballroom

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From humble beginnings, forging friendships in East Nashville living room jam sessions then soon earning top billing at local clubs, Humming House have been on their grind for a while now. In 2012, they released their self-titled debut, showcasing a hearty, acoustic, progressive folk vibe, akin to The Avett Brothers or The Head and The Heart. In 2014, they followed up with the live album House Party!, which showcased the amazing vocal harmonies between the then five person collective. By 2015, they’d recorded their second studio album, Revelries, which showed hints of more under their hood than just folk flair. They’d also started to really build a name for themselves not just locally, but all across the nation as well.

The band have dramatically broadened their sound since then, as well as making some personnel changes (vocalist/percussionist Leslie Rodriguez  has left the group). The remaining four members- Justin Wade Tam, Benjamin Jones, Joshua Wolak, & Bobby Chase- recently released their third record, Companion, which is painted in much broader rock and roll strokes than their previous work, while still touching on folk inspired elements that dominated the early material. The video for “Hope In My Head,” embedded after the jump, is the perfect introduction to an ever evolving band’s awesomely raucous new sounds.

Even better news? Humming House are playing tonight, Nov. 10 at Cannery Ballroom with help from some more very talented Music City residents. Look for foot stompin’, rock and blues duo Smooth Hound Smith, and pop infused indie rockers Airpark to help propel this all-local bill into the stratosphere. Tickets are currently available here, but please act fast, because this is easily one of the top shows of the weekend, and the buzz around town is tickets won’t last. Click on after the break for a taste of all the groups!

Humming House, Smooth Hound Smith, and Airpark will perform tonight, Nov. 10 at Cannery Ballroom. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $17.

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No Country Presents: Nightingail, Ross Livermore, & Lonely Benson | Tuesday, Nov. 14 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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Our long-running showcase series at Acme Feed & Seed is still going strong into the fall, and the next show will be held back in the familiar confines of the Acme’s first floor, after a few very special rooftop outings. We’re bringing you our three band format once again, so get ready to be wowed by three hours worth of free live music! Our next, all local gig will take place Tuesday, Nov. 14 and the bill will feature folk performer Nightingail, soul singer Ross Livermore, and lounge rocker Lonely Benson. Things kick off at 7 p.m., so don’t be late, and read on after the break for a full preview.

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Bondurant, James Hatem, & Katie Hargrove | 10.10.17 at Acme Feed & Seed

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Bondurant, James Hatem, Katie Hargrove
Acme Feed & Seed; Nashville, TN
October 10, 2017

Review by Jacob Ryan (@GonzoWithGusto). Photos by Preston Evans. 

We rolled into the busy month of October with our Acme Feed & Seed showcase running ahead full steam. At our last installment, we welcomed an all-local bill, topped by spectacular alt indie rockers Bondurant, jam flavored performer James Hatem, and, to kick things off, soulful songstress Katie Hargrove. As always, we gave you all this awesome for free, and if you click on you can get a full rundown of the show, plus a few shots of the action. We’ll be back soon with details of our next No Country Presents showcase!

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Sweettalker Drop Creepy New Video for “Black Magic” | Catch Them TONIGHT @ Turn One

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A band that have been steadily generating buzz around town, backed by a killer live show, Sweettalker have also been priming their engines to release a brand new single, “Black Magic,” and an accompanying Halloween friendly music video. We’ve been fans of their alt rock, Americana laced sounds since we first heard them just over a year ago, so we were thrilled that they wanted us to premiere the new spot, after watching an impressive first cut. Sweettalker guitarist Ryan Pattengale, who wrote and produced the song with bandmate David Brown, was also kind enough to tell us a little bit about the track.

“We wanted to put something out that we could let loose on–a real jammer,” he explains. “[The song] is about that thing that drives you crazy, and keeps you up at night. Good or evil, it’s got you and you know it.”

The video features a younger sibling trying to determine if his older brother’s girlfriend is actually a witch. It starts off innocuous enough, with the boy being suspicious of her, googling info on witchcraft. It then builds by alternating between images of her doing witch like things and spending time with his brother, blurring the line between imagination and reality. Take a look and listen for yourself after the jump, and decide if it is some sort of dream or the real thing!

To celebrate the new release, Sweettalker will also be headlining a very special, all local gig tonight, Oct. 26 at Turn One with another blog favorite, indie rock outfit Behold the Brave, and garage rock trio People Zoo. Music at the 21+ affair will start at 9 p.m., and Halloween costumes are being encouraged. Best part of all? It’s 100% FREE, so after you’ve sampled the goods here, you can have a taste live and in person to satisfy your rock and roll sweet tooth.

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