The Weeks Premiere “Bottle Rocket” Ahead of New LP | Catch Them April 22 at Cannery Ballroom

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The local music scene has been abuzz with the impending release of Easy on April 7 from longtime site faves The Weeks.  We already shared their self-directed video for “Talk Like That” a few weeks ago, and that accompanied “Gold Don’t Rust,” which caught the attention of those in Nashville and beyond earlier this year.  The Weeks return this week with another new single, “Bottle Rocket,” which sees the group return to more of their southern inspired, blues tinged garage rock sound.

The Weeks are set to headline Cannery Ballroom on Apr. 22 with The Lonely Biscuits, so grab here, and hear “Bottle Rocket” below!

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Bonnaroo Announces New All-Night EDM and Hip Hop Stage

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Bonnaroo unveiled its full 2017 lineup (save, presumably, for the Club Stage bands) earlier this year, featuring the likes of U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weekend, Chance the Rapper, Lorde, The xx, Glass Animals, Tegan and Sara, Car Seat Headrest, The Front Bottoms, The Orwells, White Reaper, Cage the Elephant, Margo Price, and many more.  And, last month, revealed the comedy slate and daily lineups, which already have us plotting out our weekend while we wait for the full schedule. So far, things for this year’s fest have been pretty par for the course, settling into the routine we’ve come to know for many years running (last year’s “big change” was permanent bathrooms and infrastructure improvements, plus an added parking fee, if that says anything).

Yesterday, however, the long-running fest shook things up with a pretty major change, and first to a stage in years: The Other Tent, one of Roo’s three main “tent” stages, is being converted into a whole new experience, simply called “The Other.” As the press release states, they’re “pulling down the tent and cranking up the bass in this newly expanded stage & area dedicated exclusively to the best of dance, electronic and hip-hop. Dance your heart out all night at this fully loaded new stage, and experience mind-blowing visuals, earth-shattering bass, and the kind of late night sets that you’ll remember for years to come.”  This shouldn’t really come as too much of a surprise to those paying attention to recent years’ lineups, which have increasingly skewed hip hop and EDM, likely in a bid to capture a younger audience. The Kalliope pseudo-stage had already become an immensely popular late night destination, so it only makes sense that Bonnaroo would want to capitalize on that by curating a whole bigger-scale, late night refuge for hardcore EDM and hip hop fans. It’s not immediately clear if The Other will replace the Kalliope, but it seems likely.

The Other will will feature acts Marshmello, Big Gigantic, Yellow Claw, D.R.A.M., Matoma, Louis The Child, Borgore, NGHTMRE, Getter, Snails, Skepta, Illenium, Claude Vonstroke, G Jones, OOKAY, Herobust, Ganja White Night, Rezz, Goldfish, San Halo, Haywyre, Vanic, Unlike Pluto, Barclay Crenshaw, Innanet James, Jason Huber, DJ Mel, and Case Bloom, and we’ll have a better idea of how it’s slotted and whether we can expect additional acts when the full schedule arrives.

Bonnaroo returns to nearby Manchester, Tenn. on June 8-11, and a slew of ticket options are available here.

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TWiN | This Week in Nashville | March 17-19

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and that means just about every bar in town will have something going on to entice you to spend your night boozing away. If you need more than just Guinness to get you going though, it’s also another great weekend for live music- whether you’re looking for big shows with St. Paddy’s themes, tiny punk and metal happenings, big name comedians, pop, folk, rockabilly, hip hop, and everything in between, you won’t be disappointed with this weekend’s offerings. Per usual, we combed through it all, and picked out the best, so start planning your weekend  below!

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Blackfoot Gypsies Share “Potatoes And Whiskey” with Margo Price

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Local southern blues rockers, and longtime friends of the blog, Blackfoot Gypsies recently released the debut single to their upcoming third full-length To The Top.  “Potatoes and Whiskey” features more of the Nashville twang than many of their blues fried tracks in the past, and will certainly be a moment to take your breath during their over the top live shows.  For the new single, the band enlisted the help of fast rising East Nashville singer-songwriter Margo Price on backup vocals, and the effect is a punk tinged, honky tonk affair that will likely, finally, place the Nashville band on the national radar.

Aside from Price, the new self-produced album has some serious local talent chipping in from Spencer Cullum Jr and Spencer Hulscher (Steelism), Alexis Saski (Tennessee Muscle Candy), the Nashville Horns, and more.  To The Top is out on April 14 (coincidentally two years to the day after the release of their previous LP, Handle It) via Plowboy Records.  The band are currently in Austin for a SXSW run, but will be back in town for an April 14 release show at Little Harpeth Brewing.  Head below to stream “Potatoes And Whiskey.”

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My Morning Jacket to Play Ascend Amphitheater July 7 with Margo Price

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Louisville indie/psych rockers and festival faves My Morning Jacket have announced a summer run of tour dates, which brings them back through Music City for another gig at Ascend Amphitheater, the site of their last Music City outing in 2015, on July 7. While other supporting acts for the run include The Record Company, Gary Clark Jr, Jaw Gems, and The Districts, we are pretty thrilled that they have tapped Margo Price to rev up the Nashville crowd. General admission tickets go on sale Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. CDT right here, (and a fan club pre-sale starts today), and you can head below for a full list of tour dates.

No word of an eighth LP came along with the tour announce, and it’s not likely so soon given that Jim James just released his second solo album, Eternally Even, late last year, and it’s only been two years since the release of MMJ’s incredibly well-received The Waterfall, in the spring of 2015.  That being said, if you really must get your hands on some fresh recordings, you can download the three night run from the band’s One Big Holiday event in Mexico earlier this year starting at $10/night.  You can also relive 2015’s festive Ascend show with our review here.

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