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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Catch Daddy Issues, The Jag, Microwave Mountain, Reality Something, Sad Baxter, Idle Bloom,& More | TONIGHT @ Spewfest 3


The third annual installment of local indie label Cold Lunch Recordings’ epic showcase, Spewfest 3 is so packed with amazing talent, we can hardly believe they’re all in town at the same time! As with all things associated with the tastemakers at Cold Lunch, the bands on the various bills will all be psych/garage/punk/lo-fi friendly, and this year’s event boasts two venues, three stages, and a staggering 31 performers. In addition, food will be available from Taco Terry’s Tacos and Burritos, plus liquid lights by Silver Cord Cinema and projection art by eNIMAL of The Southern Demon Herd will be displayed at some of the shows.

Speaking of shows, once you get into the nitty gritty of these various stage lineups, you’ll notice some prominent local favorites we’ve covered before, like Daddy Issues, Reality Something, Idle Bloom, Lasso Spells, Sad Baxter, The Medium, Really Nice Guys, Solar Twin, Fever Blush, Keeps, and Diamond Carter, as well was psych rock quintet The Jag, garage Americana rockers Microwave Mountain, scussy punk outfit Butthole, acid pop performers Twen, experimental post-punks Telefones, plus Leggy, Spodee Boy, Pinkest, DancersBoa, Kinhin, Supermelt, Black Moon Mother, Country Westerns, SEXX, Stuyedeyed, Lady Legs, Spirit Week, Flesh Eater, and Lacquer. For just $12, you get access to both venues and all the bands, but keep in mind that while The East Room offers entry for those of you who are 18+, the The Cobra is strictly a 21+ venue.

Music starts at The East Room around 4:15 p.m. and will be raging well into the wee hours of the morning, so pace yourselves people. For a full rundown of who is playing where and when, check out the schedule below. If all this still isn’t enough to get your juices flowing, be sure to click on after the jump to sample most of the bands goods ahead of time. This is going to be one of the best, local-centric, one-day only events of the entire year, so get out there to be part of what makes Music City so wonderfully unique; our underground DIY indie rock scene, and if you’re just getting hip to said scene, consider Spewfest 3 your baptism by fire.

Puke Stage (front room of The Cobra):

5:15pm – Lacquer
6:00pm – Spirit Week
6:45pm – Telefones
7:30pm – Lady Legs
8:15pm – Sad Baxter
9:00pm – Really Nice Guys
9:45pm – Stuyedeyed
10:30pm – SEXX
11:15pm – Country Westerns
12:00am – Microwave Mountain

Nashville Psych Alliance Stage (back room of The Cobra):

4:45pm – Black Moon Mother
5:30pm – Supermelt
6:15pm – Kinhin
7:00pm – Solar Twin
7:45pm – The Medium
8:30pm – Twen
9:15pm – Boa
10:00pm – Lasso Spells
10:45pm – Keeps
11:30pm – The Jag

Stringjoy Stage (The East Room):

4:15pm – Flesh Eater
5:00pm – Dancers
5:45pm – Diamond Carter
6:30pm – Pinkest
7:15pm – Butthole
8:00pm – Spodee Boy
8:45pm – Fever Blush
9:30pm – Leggy
10:15pm – Idle Bloom
11:00pm – Reality Something
11:45pm – Daddy Issues

Spewfest 3 will take place today, February 10 at The Cobra and The East Room. The shows are 18+ (at The East Room) and 21+ (at The Cobra). Music begins at 4:15 p.m. (doors at 4 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $12, which grants access to both venues.


Don’t Miss The Nude Party w/ Ranch Ghost & Lasso Spells | TONIGHT @ The East Room


Since they burst onto the scene in 2014 with their spectacular release Forbidden Fruits, we have been huge fans of ’60s flavored psych/garage rockers The Nude Party. Despite getting their start in the peaks and valleys of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Boone, NC, the six man ensemble have been known to also dip into surf rock riffs, with splendid keyboard work and howling vocals that bring to mind legends of bygone eras like The Doors, and when you see their incredibly high-energy live show, you’ll understand why that comparison isn’t just hyperbole. The equally epic Hot Tub EP followed in 2016, and they’ve been touring nearly nonstop ever since. Honestly, we’re shocked they haven’t been picked up by a label yet, but we have a feeling that it’s not to0 far from happening. After taking up residency in the Catskill Mountains, tales of a self-titled full-length have been building for over a year now, and we look forward to seeing what they’ve been working on when they melt skulls at The East Room tonight, Jan. 20.

With help from local rock scene staples Ranch Ghost, and friends of the blog Lasso Spells, this gig has the potential to be the first best show of 2018. Music starts at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and you got all this talent for just $5 at the door. The headliners will be rounding out their extensive North American Paper Trail Tour in early February, and then we imagine they may take some time off to finish the new record, so jump on this opportunity to see one of the best unsigned bands in all the land for cheap, before they’re selling out much bigger venues with ease. If you’re familiar with all the group’s work, you know this is a not-to-be-missed-event, and if you’re not hip, trust us, just go. For the latter group; you can thank us later when you have a new favorite band.

The Nude Party, Ranch Ghost, and Lasso Spells will perform tonight, Jan. 20 at The East Room. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8), and tickets are available to purchase at the door for $5.

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] My Politic, Anthony Adams & The Nite Owls, and Joel Levi | 11.28.17 @ Acme Feed & Seed


My Politic, Anthony Adams & The Nite Owls, Joel Levi
Acme Feed & Seed; Nashville, TN
November 28, 2017

Review by Jacob Ryan (@GonzoWithGusto). Photos by Jake Giles Netter.

Our long-running, free, bi-monthly Acme Feed & Seed showcase series recently wrapped up another great season. For our Nov. 28 installment, we were pleased to welcome acoustic roots music collective My Politic, along with country fried blues performers Anthony Adams & The Nite Owls, and we kicked the night off with powerful Americana rocker Joel Levi. Read on for a full recap, and check out some great shots from contributing photographer Jake Giles Netter.

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Nightingail, Ross Livermore, & Lonely Benson | 11.14.17 @ Acme Feed & Seed

Nightingale photo by Amber J Davis

Nightingail, Ross Livermore, Lonely Benson 
Acme Feed & Seed; Nashville, TN
November 14, 2017

Review by Jacob Ryan (@GonzoWithGusto). Photos by Amber J. Davis

We powered into the holiday season last month with one of our strongest Acme showcases of the year, featuring Memphis blues singer songwriter Nightingail and her stellar backing band in the headlining spot, plus indie soul performer Ross Livermore and lounge rocker Lonely Benson. As always, we gave you all this awesome for free, and if you were there, you already know it was one of the best of gigs 2017, and if you missed it, you’ll just have to live vicariously through this blog post. Read on for a full recap of the throw-down below, and check out some great shots from contributing photographer Amber J. Davis.

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