[Live Review + Photos] Jake Bugg w/ The Weeks & The Skins @Ryman Auditorium

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Jake Bugg, The Weeks & The Skins
Ryman Auditorium (aka The Mother Church), Nashville, TN
February 1, 2014
Review by Lindsey Thompson
Photos by Amber Davis | (@amber_davis17)

It was a SOLD OUT show at the Ryman on a Saturday night and people were walking on the pews and getting their dance ‘n clap on. Read on for our full review of the evening with photography from Amber Davis…

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Music City Burlesque’s 2nd Annual Cabin Fever Peep Show | 2.8.14 @ Marathon Music Works

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Music City Burlesque presents their 2nd Annual Cabin Fever Peep Show (18+) at Marathon Music Works on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 9:30pm and we are giving away tickets (details after the jump)! The evening will be presented with Delinquent Debutantes (local burlesque classes, workshops and parties), Bettie Page Clothing (+photo booth), Black 13 Tattoo, Mis Fit Academy and Hail, and Dark Aesthetics. The lineup will include a Saliba Dance group performance and music from Nashville’s Quiet Entertainer to accompany a cast of ladies who have performed at Katy K’s Girlesque Shows, Bonnaroo, New York Burlesque Festival, Miss Exotic World, The Palace of Wonder and Viva Las Vegas.

The origins of Burlesque date back to the 1840s as a visual artistic expression of dance, comedy, music and freedom. Robert G. Allen said in his book Horrible Prettiness: Burlesque and American Culture that, “The very sight of a female body not covered by the accepted costume of bourgeois respectability forcefully if playfully called attention to the entire question of the “place” of woman in American society.”

It has been said that lower Broadway used to be a peep-show district of sorts itself…
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[INTERVIEW] The Skins to Play The Ryman with Jake Bugg & The Weeks Sat. 2/1

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We headed down to Legends on Broadway to ol’ Fortune Teller Willie Nelson and he told us “The Skins are about to blow the F up.”

Since forming in 2012,  Brooklyn, NY’s The Skins have played two sold out tours supporting UK band The Heavy and have crushed at Afropunk Fest, CMJ & SXSW. They’re the kind of band you could stumble upon at Bonnaroo and leave with your mind exploded to pieces. With Rick Rubin (Producer of Rage Against The Machine, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey +more and founder of Def Jam Records) on board, an EP with Adrian Grenier (Entourage) at his home studio Wreckroom under their belt and envy-worthy opportunities left and right, they are most definitely a band on the rise! Oh and by the way, their ages range 15-21! Amidst an opening tour for Jake Bugg that will stop at the Ryman this Saturday with The Weeks, the band took time out to talk about Rick Rubin, Yeezus, the music industry, Nashville and some of Brooklyn’s hottest spots. Read on after the jump and keep an eye out for our live review + photo gallery following the show…

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[LIVE PHOTOS + REVIEW]: Speedy Ortiz, Gnarwhal, Grass Is Green & Dogtooth At The Stone Fox 1/14

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Speedy Ortiz. Photo by Jake Giles Netter.

Speedy Ortiz, Gnarwhal, Grass Is Green & Dogtooth
The Stone Fox, Nashville, TN
January 14, 2014
Review by Lindsey Thompson
Photos by Jake Giles Netter

Perhaps it was the fresh linger of Those Darlins‘ Live From The Stone Fox album recording but it was one of those nights when you wish you could leave a show knowing you’ll soon have a vinyl of what you just experienced, ala Third Man Records.

Only in Nashville, can music lovers be given an incredibly intimate experience (so many shows happening = inner crowds) from a band who has received praise from Pitchfork and SPIN to Stereogum and NPR’s First Listen. Speedy Ortiz delivered a murky night of rock with friends Grass Is Green and Nashville’s Gnarwhal and Dogtooth. Check out our full review with amazing photos captured by talented photographer Jake Giles Netter (Life Of Pi) after the jump! (more…)

Speedy Ortiz at The Stone Fox TONIGHT!!

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Catching Speedy Ortiz at The Stone Fox tonight will be a wise decision! They’re the kind of self-assertive, minimalist fuzz-rock band that is fueled by a live connection of raw lyrics and punk pit groove endorphins. Their latest album, Major Arcana, was inspired by a book lead singer Sadie Dupuis (a young, ominous songwriter-poet / writing and composition teacher) read about the history of the occult. READ ON>>>

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