Jack White Drops Surreal Music Video for “Over and Over and Over” in Support of New LP


We’ve already given you the heads up on local rock legend Jack White‘s newest solo offering Boarding House Reach, which officially arrived last Friday, March 23, as well as the surprise recent shows at his own Third Man Records in support, and this morning’s news that he’ll headline Franklin’s Pilgrimage Festival later this year. With all of the hype surrounding the new record, it would be easy to overlook that White also dropped a new music video for the track “Over and Over and Over” the same day as the LP. The highly stylized spot is classic Jack; focusing on the monochromatic color combinations of blue, white, and black. Sticking to his trademark Tim Burton-esque weirdness, the visuals reminded us of a haunted funhouse on acid, with trippy little kids running around in vintage halloween masks, an elderly interpretation of himself sitting with his current self, and random people laid out in the sand wearing blue fatigues.

With an incredible number of collaborators, drawing experience from a vast array of genres, this record is quite something to behold, and we highly recommend you dive into it deeply if you haven’t already. If you were lucky enough to snag a spot at his recent Nashville shows, which sold out pretty much instantly, than you know first hand that the new stuff truly is charting new territory for an already incredibly exploratory musician. For those of you who missed out on the Third Man dates, you also have a chance to catch the esteemed performer at Memphis In May and Atlanta’s Shaky Knees, both ahead of Pilgrimage. Though a proper Nashville headliner could be announced, it remains to be seen if a radius clause might push that likelihood into 2019. Until then, watch Jack’s new video below!

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Catch LUTHI w/ DJ Sets from KiND & Kevin Kendall | TONIGHT @ The Basement


Building a strong local following one show/dance party at a time, genre bending collective LUTHI (fronted by Christian Luthi) have been hard at work in the studio since the release of their stellar EP, Home Again, back in 2016. Their frenetic indie pop-rock sounds have been in heavy rotation with us for several years  now, so we’re as stoked as anyone to get word that there are very near finished tracks waiting to be unleashed.

“This new record is about to have all the folky-funky-interplanetary vibes,” Christian tells us. “The crew started the recording in Denver with Steve Voss and worked through mixing here in Nashville with Nick Curtis. It’s an eclectic mix of old school and new. There’s a little something for everyone.”

Based on everything we’ve heard from him and his crew so far, the new material will be just as groovy and dance ready as the rest. Best part of all? You don’t have to wait any longer than tonight, March 22 to see for yourselves what we have been raving about. Catch LUTHI performing two sets at The Basement, with DJ sets from KiND and Kevin Kendall before and after the first LUTHI performance. You get all this awesome for just twelve beans, but be sure to wear comfortable shoes, because you will definitely wanting to bust a groove!

LUTHI will perform two sets tonight, March 22, at The Basement with DJ sets from KiND, and Kevin Kendall in-between. The show is 21+, music begins at 8:30 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.) and tickets are available to purchase for $12.

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Joel Levi Debuts “Middle of Everywhere” Ahead of Self-titled LP


We’ve been tuned onto the musical talents of Indiana transplant Joel Levi for a while now, and the last time we caught him live, we couldn’t help but notice some tremendous lyrical growth on his new songs. That’s not to say he was lacking before, but Music City has a knack for rubbing off on artists, thus helping them to step up their game to ever higher levels. It also helps to be born with a natural gift for songwriting, which Joel certainly was.

With his new self-titled record on deck for a May 4 release, we’ll all be able to enjoy an album’s worth of the sensational new martial as we roll into the summer. The first new single, “Will We Ever Change?,” was an honest glimpse at a life rife with marital dispute, and how the narrator finds release. Now Joel is ready to unveil more of what he’s been working on with our exclusive premiere of new single “Middle of Everywhere,” which has a more windows down, summer road trip aspect to it.

“It’s got a lot of early ’90s Petty vibe to it,” Joel explained via e-mail. “‘Middle of Everywhere’ is a song about longing. When you’re out on the road playing shows, you can really miss home. I wanted to write a song that captured that feeling, but also still had a positive edge to it.”

With his Springsteen-esque ability to write true, red blooded American-feeling characters, into folk/Americana inspired rock arrangements, we think he’s describing his sound pretty near spot on. Of course you don’t have to take our word for, because you can see him for yourself locally this spring before he embarks on a southeast summer tour, and midwest tour this fall. Details on a Nashville record release show are still in works, so stay tuned for that, but until then, jam out to “Middle of Everywhere” below!

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Jack Berry Debuts Live Performance Video for “Bad Dog” Ahead of New EP


Spending a lot of time all around the U.S., but originally hailing from Reno, NV, Jack Berry has been calling Music City home for a few yers now, and we’ve been following the trajectory of the indie rock flavored bluesman from the start.  We were such fans of Berry’s last release, a kickass 2016 full-length entitled Mean Machine, that we helped him debut the single “Cole,” and we’re happy to report that Jack’s been recently hard at work in the studio on his next project. He’s planning on it being an EP, and keeping a winning pairing going, he’s teamed up with producer Luke Forehand again, at the same Nashville studio where they created Mean Machine together.

“Essentially the entire EP was knocked out in live sessions over the span of a few days,” Berry said via e-mail. “I feel like sonically the framework has been laid for the attitude of what’s trying to be conveyed. What’s to come, is going to have a little more character. I plan to let the tracks breathe a little more […] let the groove speak up.”

Look for new singles this spring, followed by the new EP soon after. For now, enjoy a live performance video for “Bad Dog,” a standout track off of his last record. The video was recorded and produced by OKY productions, during Jack’s most recent studio sessions. It’s part of a series of videos from the production duo (Luke Forehand & Matthew Hornbeck) dubbed “OKY Sessions,” which will feature other area artists performing live. So click on after the break to check out Jack’s performance, and stay tuned to No Country for more on his new EP.

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Moon Taxi Drop New Video for “Not Too Late”


Like most Music City residents, we’ve been singing the praises of local alt rockers Moon Taxi for years, and have delighted in watching them earn the national credit they deserve over their past several releases and increasingly high-profile tours. It’s always awesome to see local musicians break out big, but the best part of all is Moon Taxi did it the hard way, grinding out local gigs, touring all over the nation, and playing every major American fest on the circuit worth mentioning (this year it’s In Bloom Fest, Bonnaroo, Cathead Jam, and Sloss Fest). After earning a cult following around the region with a trio of early releases, the group got major radio love for their highly acclaimed 2015 effort Daybreaker. After marathon tour after tour, Moon Taxi dropped their buzzed about followup, Let the Record Play, just last month, which has already made its way onto our Spotify playlist (and countless others) in the form of the tasty first single “Too High.”

As their latest LP continues to amass praise, the band recently released a video for their latest single, “Not Too Late.” The high school angst showcased in the spot should strike a chord with almost everyone, as viewers follow three different characters, each one overcoming different obstacles. The longing themed lyrics and ’80s style guitars match the visuals perfectly, transporting us back to feeling like teenaged dreamers in simpler times. Click on after the jump to enjoy Moon Taxi’s latest!

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