Communion Returns with Ornament, Faux Ferocious, Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir, and Emily Nenni Nov. 16 at The Basement

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The popular Communion series is the creation of an international creative community that also has their hand in concert promotion, a record label, and publishing. Here in Nashville, they’ve recently been switching things up with special curated shows by big artists like The Weeks and Nicole Atkins. In November, they are returning to their roots by presenting their own handpicked lineup.

On Nov. 16, the showcases will return to The Basement for a night of music from buzzed-about local rock and rollers Ornament, who just earned the Best Rock Single award for “It Must Be the Season” from the Nashville Scene last week. Garage punk greats Faux Ferocious will share cuts from their recent self-titled EP, Colorado singer-songwriter Blake Brown & the American Dust Choir will bring some fiery alt-Americana, and Emily Nenni will start it all off with some badass honky tonk anthems. Want to hear more? Check out a sampling of these artists’ great music below, and grab your tickets here!

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] WATTS Shares Soaring, Romantic Anthem “Real Love”

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Local singer-songwriter Jacob Watts dives into the world of melodic indie rock with his new project WATTS. With his debut track “Real Love,” which we’re exclusively premiering today, he provides the perfect soundscape to a budding romance.

With hypnotic synths and soaring vocals, WATTS taps into that swell of emotions that comes when love finally hits you. That sought-after hit of adrenaline acted as Jacob’s inspiration for the tune.

“I wanted an anthem,” he tells No Country. “I wanted something I could carry. I found myself reaching through my past grabbing inspiration from my first few inklings of love. It felt like midnight strolls on hidden beaches. It felt like borrowing my parent’s car and missing curfew. It felt like a first kiss.”

Watts’ first release feels like it would fit perfectly as the soundtrack to that long-awaited kiss at the end of a epic drama, and that’s due to his ability to tap into honest human emotions. Raised as a trained pianist, Watts eventually moved into the world of songwriting and hasn’t looked back. Stay tuned for more great tunes from WATTS and click below to hear “Real Love” for yourself.

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[REMINDER] Catch Nicole Atkins Curates Communion ft. Machete, Seratones, & Jake La Botz | TONIGHT @ The Basement

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If you’re a longtime fan of record label Communion, or just love discovering new music, head on down to The Basement tonight, Oct. 12 to hear four great bands hand-picked by Asbury Park to Nashville transplant Nicole Atkins. She curated Machete, Seratones, and Jake La Botz to perform this month’s showcase, following in the footsteps of September’s featured curator The Weeks.

A few tickets are still available here, so grab yours and keep on reading to find out more about the show!

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[REMINDER] Catch Benjamin Booker w/ She Keeps Bees | TONIGHT @ The Basement East

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The weekend may be over, but there’s still plenty of great music to catch this week. Kick things off by catching acclaimed neo-soul singer and guitarist Benjamin Booker tonight, Oct. 9 at The Basement East. Get a listen to tracks from his new sophomore LP and his critically-acclaimed self-titled debut. NYC alt-rockers She Keeps Bees will also be on hand to kick things off, so what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets here and read more about the lineup after the jump.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Nicole Atkins Curates Communion ft. Machete, Seratones, Indianola & Jake La Botz | Oct. 12 @ The Basement

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Communion’s showcase series has been going strong in Nashville for a few years now, and the record label has introduced a fresh change to the format recently with notable Nashville artists curating the event. Last month, The Weeks rounded up a handful of their favorite artists. On Oct. 12, Asbury Park to Nashville transplant Nicole Atkins showcases her stellar taste with a lineup that features Machete, Seratones, Indianola, and Jake La Botz at The Basement.

A few tickets are still available here, and we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan, so enter below, and keep reading to find out more about the lineup.

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