[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Kopecky’s Markus Midkiff Debuts New Project William Trouble with Provacative Single “Runaway”

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It’s a bit of a bummer in the local scene that indie rock outfit Kopecky have been on hiatus, but the break has also given its various members a chance to creatively explore individual projects.  The latest is from multi-instrumentalist Markus Midkiff and his new solo vehicle William Trouble, which, you may remember, we introduced you to through a duet with Brandy Zdan back in 2016.  The project, which sees Midkiff playing all the instruments, recording, and co-producing, is in the same vein of the beloved Kopecky, but dials down the pop sensibility a bit, and creates a melodic indie rock vibe that will appeal to fans of The Killers or The War On Drugs. William Trouble is gearing up to release debut track “Runaway” on Friday, Oct. 20, but we’re excited to give you a taste of the new tune with our exclusive premiere a couple of days early.

We asked Midkiff about the impetus for the song and the provocative self-portrait used as the album art.  He tells us that he wrote the single while in a relationship, and it’s a plea for his lover not to run away.  We learned that he ultimately couldn’t corral his love, which led to the release of this single with the mantra, “Fuck it.  Time to do what I want and say what I want.” Rumor has it there are a handful of new singles in the pipeline to be released in the coming months, and a debut record could be in the works for the spring of 2018. Dig in below to get hip to William Trouble, and keep an eye out for local show announcements soon.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Primus | Oct. 24 @ War Memorial Auditorium


We first told you about the upcoming Nashville return for Primus, when they announced their recently released album, The Desaturating Seven.  The eclectic rockers are back for their first headlining date since 2015, bringing their intensely entertaining live show to War Memorial Auditorium on Oct. 24, and with the original lineup back together for the first time in decades, this show is sure to be extra special.  Tickets are still available starting at $35, but we’re also happy to announce that we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan!  Head below to find out more about the show, and enter for a chance to win.

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | Oct. 13-15


Fall touring season is in full swing, and, even if you aren’t going to the sold out multi-night runs by Chris Stapleton at Bridgestone or Jason Isbell at The Ryman this weekend, there is still surely something that is going to satisfy your musical desires. You have punk shows, beloved songwriters, top notch hip hop, book readings, Halloween soirees, psych rock, metal, pop, and a monster benefit show as we kick off the October show season. Head below to dig into all of our staff picks for the weekend in this week’s edition of TWiN.

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Massive Lineup Planned for Caroline Bowman Benefit Oct. 15 at The 5 Spot

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If you’ve spent any time in the Nashville Music Scene, you’ve likely crossed paths with Caroline Bowman, whether it is one of her shows as part of the Palaver and Cold Lunch family, or just as a fan and advocate of local bands.  We first got to know her as a photographer and contributor for No Country several years ago, and have since watched her pursue her passion with an unbridled zeal.  News recently spread across town that she has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which is an inflammatory disease of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord, and, while we are happy to report that Caroline is out of the hospital, that doesn’t mean that the bills haven’t stopped piling up while she has been out of work.  So what do we do in Nashville to help one in need?  Throw a big ol’ show to help out.

Head out to The 5 Spot this Sunday, Oct. 15 for a massive lineup featuring a ton of blog faves, like Sad Baxter, Allen Thompson, HARI, Meth Dad, Fauna Halo, Charlie Whitten, The Medium, SEXX, Microwave Mountain, and more.  The 21+ show starts at 8 p.m., and a $10 donation is suggested at the door.  Full details are available on the Facebook event page.

If you can’t make it to the show, you can still do your part to help the cause by donating to a GoFundMe in Caroline’s honor, and, if you donate more than $30, you’ll be able to snag a commemorative t-shirt at the show.  Head below to see the official event poster, and to get a peek at what that t-shirt will look like.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Bon Iver w/ Swamp Dogg | Oct. 29 @ The Ryman

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It’s been about a month and a half since we first announced Bon Iver’s return to the The Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 with Swamp Dogg, and these shows were clearly highly-anticipated, as tickets for both nights sold out nearly immediately.  Lucky for you, we stashed away some spots for the Oct. 29 date, and we’re giving one lucky reader a chance to win a pair of tickets.  Head below to find out more about the show, and enter to win!

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