[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Heathen Sons Debut Live In-Studio Video for “Futures”

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We’ve been enjoying southern rockers Heathen Sons since they first caught our attention in 2015, when they melted skulls at our Acme showcase. The group continued to perform around town frequently after, only recently retreating to work on new music. Now they’ve re-emerged, after some time shutt away in the studio, and the end result is their highly-anticipated, debut, self-titled LP, slated for a Sept. 8 release via Metropolitan Groove Merchants.

With a sound that blends all the best bits of early Kings of Leon, with the less depressing parts of Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Heathen Sons are instantly likable and a perfectly pure Americana rock band you should have in your life, if you’re not already hip to them. Of course, you don’t have to take our word for, because the band were excellent enough to let us debut their live in-studio video for stellar new track “Futures,” which you can watch below.

“I wrote this song not knowing it was basically a prayer,” Joshua Huggins of the Sons said. “I had no intentions for it [to] be that nor did I know until I finished it and listened back.”

If you pay attention to the words as you listen, you’ll begin to understand just what kind of prayer he is speaking of. So, click on after the jump for our premiere of “Futures,” and mark your calendars for the Sept. 8 release of the band’s eponymous debut. When the day finally comes, you’ll be able to enjoy the featured track with eleven other original songs, plus some special bonus East Side Sessions recordings. No word yet on a local release show, but knowing these guys, one will likely materialize shortly.

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No Country Presents: Manrelic, CAPYAC, & Harry Paradise | Tuesday, Aug 22 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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In our constant quest to bring you new and fresh showcases in our long-running live music series at Acme Feed & Seed, we’re switching up the format for the next three months to host extra special rooftop parties, something we’ve done only a handful of times in the pasts. The first show in our new rooftop series will take place Tuesday, Aug. 22, and will feature eclectic alt pop performer Manrelic, live dance music DJs CAPYAC, and synth popster  Harry Paradise. This is a 21+ event, and the music will start at 7 p.m. Best of all? It’s still 100% free! Read on after the break for a full preview, and we hope to see you busting a move on the roof.

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Dylan McDonald & The Avians, The Rooks, & Jeff Carl | 7.25.17 @ Acme Feed & Seed


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July 25, 2017

Review by Jacob Ryan (@GonzoWithGusto). Photos by Nolan Knight.

Our long-running, free, bi-monthly Acme Feed & Seed showcase series was really cookin’ recently, when we returned to the three band format, to give you guys as much live music as humanly possible before curfew. Locals, who blew us away so much the first go ’round we had to ask them back, Dylan McDonald & The Avians earned top billing, but we also snagged soul/rock outfit The Rooks, who were passing through from NYC. Throw in talented resident singer songwriter  Jeff Carl to kick things off, and you have one hell of a fabulously free night of music! Read on for a full recap of all the action, and check out some great shots from contributing photographer Nolan Knight.

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Perpetual Groove w/ CBDB | Saturday, Aug. 12 @ The Basement East


We’ve been excited about this one for a while now, and we even gave you a chance at free tickets, but now the time has arrived! Southern jam band Perpetual Groove are bringing their stellar live performance to The Basement East this Saturday, Aug. 12. Add prog rock outfit CBDB in supporting spot, and you the recipe for a great night of tunes, just down the road from all the Tomato Fest shenanigans. Tickets are still available here, but don’t be surprised if they sell out, because P. Groove always know how to turn the party out. Read on for more information about the lineup, and know that dancing at this show will be a must!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] The Magpie Salute | Aug. 25 @ Marathon Music Works


Boasting a stellar cast of familiar, and supremely talented players, southern alt rock collective The Magpie Salute will be making their Music City debut at Marathon Music Works Friday, Aug. 25, for an all ages show. We’ve been hyping this one for months, and based on what this rock and roll hotrod of a band are packing under their hood, we definitely think you should be checking them out, so snag tickets ASAP, currently available here. However, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan, so if you’d rather roll the dice, you can enter below and learn why we’re so stoked to catch this new band full of accomplished performers.

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