[REMINDER] Catch Big Gigantic, Shallou, & DJ Hustle Up | TONIGHT @ Marathon Music Works

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Colorado based duo Big Gigantic have been hyping up crowds and cranking out hits for nearly ten years now, and have become staples in the festival scene with their out of this world live show.  They’re stopping in on Music City tonight, Feb. 18 to throw down their highly energetic dance-inducing beats at Marathon Music Works, and will be joined by LA based ambient electo pop producer Shallou. Nashville based DJ Hustle Up is also on the bill to keep the crowd hyped between sets.

General admission tickets to the show are still available for $28, though the Tito’s Lounge VIP Experience tickets are already sold out. Head below to read more about the artists, and find out how to end your weekend with a bang.

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Feb. 16-18

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With everything from legendary singer-songwriters to prominent metal acts to critically-acclaimed post-punk tributes to breakout dance duos, this weekend has no shortage of diverse musical offerings. Where it really shines, though, is in just how many under the radar, inexpensive, stacked, and eclectic DIY and club shows there are happening every night, sure to satisfy fans of emo, punk, garage rock, folk, psych, and everything in between. Per usual, we’ve rounded up our top picks in TWiN, so read on to start planning your musical weekend!

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Rhythm N’ Blooms Expands Lineup for 2018 Festival

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Knoxville’s budding Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival has been steadily growing over the past few years, and, now in their ninth year, has become a spring time staple in venues and at the outdoor stages scattered throughout the city’s Old Town. The event’s lineup has been impressively growing too, with the addition of larger touring acts over the past few years, and 2018 is no different with headliners Dr. Dog, Deer Tick, and Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival (ft. The McCrary Sisters) helming the end of night honors. Of course, there are plenty of other exciting acts, including a huge number of Nashville based musicians performing, and you can check out the full lineup poster below.

Three day general admission tickets are still avialable for $70, and a limited number of VIP ticket options remain as well.  Single day tickets will be available in March. You can snag those tickets over at the Rhythm N’ Blooms site.

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Ron Gallo Debuts Hysterical Mini Rock Doc ‘Really Nice Guys’

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Ron Gallo debuted his latest record, an EP titled Really Nice Guys, on Jan. 18 via New West Records, as a followup his 2017 release HEAVY META, which took home our title of best local record of last year. The new EP is largely a satirical and playful commentary on his experience in the music industry. Gallo explains, “Being constantly on highways, in vans, on planes, on stages, in green rooms, on guest lists, turning a person into a brand, turning a real life human moment into a song, into content, into an asset to be monetized, talking to people about myself and stuff I wrote 3 years ago, watching it all unfold in the public eye from a phone in a van on a highway heading to a stage.”

Gallo had a couple of local release events (at Grimeys and Vinyl Tap), and those shows, along with other various locales in Nashville now serve as a hysterical mini rock-doc by Gallo, his bandmates, and a number of his team at his New West label. The doc plays on some of the general industry jokes as noted above, but it also teases Ron exploring his true journey to become a jazz musician and skateboarder.

The video begins with an announcement that “Ron Gallo, international rock icon, is releasing his last rock album. In hopes to either explore jazz or make a career out of skateboarding, this documentary is a raw, intimate look into the last days before the release of his magnum opus.”

As we wind through the days leading up to the release of Really Nice Guys, the video stops into Ron’s house for a jazz jam session that has his roommate considering his future, some more Gallo’s sweet skateboarding moves,  and visits to Grimeys, New West’s office, Vinyl Tap, and quite a bit of time in Kroger.

The video wraps with the overly confident statement of undeniable success, “Despite staggeringly low ticket sales, a worried label, and concerned bandmates, Ron Gallo continues to surprise audiences around the world with his musical conglomerate, fusing jazz with rock and the pro skater appearance.”

Head below for 20 minutes of awkward bliss, as you spend some time with the uber talented (in jazz and skating) Ron Gallo.

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Feb. 9-11

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Our friends over at Cold Lunch are easily throwing the biggest party of the weekend with their third annual, three stage, 31 band Spewfest on Saturday, but your musical weekend shouldn’t stop there. We have a heavy slate of local performances, along with some top notch touring acts stopping in to make this a weekend to remember. Head below to see all of our staff picks in this week’s edition of TWiN!

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