REVIEW: Grace Potter w/ Lake Street Dive | 10.10.15 @ Ascend Amphitheater [PHOTOS]

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Grace Potter
w/ Lake Street Dive

Ascend Amphitheater; Nashville, TN
October 10, 2015

Review by M. Olivia Burd (@nashweekender). Photos by Johnny Giles.

Disclosure: In college, I was enamored by Grace Potter and a true fan of her music with The Nocturnals, and her new album Midnight is an unfamiliar departure for me. Addendum: Lake Street Dive are one of the best soul/pop/alt groups to come out of New England or anywhere for that matter in the past several years. This show was right up so many people’s alley; there were older men who looked like they work in construction, the young hip ones (now that I am nearing 30, I call them children), couples from out of town and in town – some who like Eric Church as much as Grace Potter, and everyone was so ready to have a good time. Not even the girl dressed to the nines with her bolero hat and booties, most likely trying to crack into the music business, standing up and waving and pumping fists in complete immersion nor the oddball older fellow / music producer type in sunglasses (at night) stealing seats, those party fowlers didn’t ruffle our feathers. Not even the drunk people speaking very LOUDLY about how HOT Grace is and how they wanted to propose to her (men and women mind you) – they didn’t get us down. Everyone was delighted even as a lady of questionable repute in a bedazzled bustier and flannel over it spilled her drink on our shoes. No one could kill our joy.

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Green River Ordinance to Play with Lucie Silvas & Joseph Lemay at Exit/In Tonight!

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Fort Worth, Texas band Green River Ordinance is set to play the Exit/In on Saturday, Oct. 10 (TONIGHT!) at 9 pm with the amazing Brit/Kiwi Lucie Silvas and West Tennessee boy Joseph Lemay. The night of singer-songwriters will be hosted by Lightning 100. Read more about these three very different from each other, but all enticing acts with just one click.  Ticket are $15, and you can grab those here.

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Don’t Miss Grace Potter w/ Lake Street Dive | Saturday, Oct. 10 @ Ascend Amphitheater!

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From Woodstock documentary diva to Vermont rocker with The Nocturnals, Grace Potter has gone all over the place with her sound and built up her act to tower over arena shows. She is now heading off on a solo tour of her own in support of her new album, Midnight, and will stop at Nashville’s own Ascend Amphitheater this Saturday, Oct. 10! The EP is more fun pop than her previously sad, soulful ballads and ’70s rock bangers. Opening for Potter are Lake Street Dive, the power quad with conservatory chops and single ready Motown feels. There are still lawn seats left and a few stadium seats, but this show could sell out, so get your tickets here now, and read on for more about both artists!

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Don’t Miss Jon Foreman w/ Brad Corrigan | TONIGHT at Mercy Lounge!

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Jon Foreman, the lead singer and prolific songwriter for the San Diego brotherhood of Switchfoot, will play music from his new solo release The Wonderlands, tonight, Oct. 5 at Mercy Lounge. Switchfoot are known for emotional, grand songs like “Dare You to Move” and “Meant to Live,” but I always liked them more for their SoCal, surfer roots like “Chem 6A” and “Company Car.” Their 2006 album Oh! Gravity (a favorite) showed their skater/surfer, California rock vein pumping with blood. A source at Word, his record company, says that Jon Foreman writes so many songs for Switchfoot, and in general, that the extra songs which don’t quite fit their mold often end up on solo albums of his. Brad Corrigan of Dispatch will open with his solo efforts. The photographer, filmmaker, and musician will share one of his many talents tonight (this one being music). Read more to hear about Jon Foreman’s new album and his mission to play “25 Shows in 24 Hours!”

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[REVIEW] “Los Beatles” Show feat. Los Colognes, Caitlin Rose, Erin Rae, Derek Hoke & More! | 9.15.15 @ The 5 Spot

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“Los Beatles” Cover Show
feat. Los Colognes, Derek Hoke, Caitlin Rose, Erin Rae, & more!
The 5 Spot
; Nashville, TN
September 15, 2015

Review by M. Olivia Burd (@nashweekender). Poster and setlist photos courtesy of Jay Rutherford of Los Colognes.

Have you ever been to a secret show that wasn’t publicized until the day of? OK, but have you ever been to a secret show/after show, not publicized, of only The Beatles solo covers from some of the most talented and “in-it-for-the-right-reasons” musicians in Nashville? Los Colognes and Derek Hoke, the man behind $2 Tuesdays at The 5 Spot, brought together friends to play some more nuanced Fab Four tracks. As you can see below, No Country regulars like Alanna Royale, Rayland Baxter, Caitlin Rose, Tristen, Patrick Sweany, and Erin Rae (of Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles) were featured along with JP Harris, Robyn Hitchcock, Emma Swift, Allen Thompson, and Justin Collins. Each singer was like a rotating vinyl in a jukebox, and the house band (the majority being from Los Colognes, hence the “Los Beatles” temporary pseudonym)  remained the same for the most part, with a horn section joining in on certain songs. Even our friend Robert Gay of The Alarms joined in with the horns. Somebody’s Darling opened up for this hodgepodge group. Read on to see the sporadic and nearing on perfect set list and relish in the recount of the night.

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