Catch Sound of Ceres w/ Mountains Like Wax, Rales, & Still Sightes | TONIGHT @ Queen Ave!

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Watermain Creative is hosting a dreamy post-rock lineup for your listening pleasure tonight, May 24 at Queen Ave. For just $5, you can see Colorado’s Sound of Ceres (featuring members of indie heroes The Drums) along with locals Mountains Like Wax, Rales and Still Sightes. Bordering on shoegaze and alternative rock, each of these bands have a spacey vibe to their music and cover a wide range of subject material in their lyrics. You probably won’t be able to catch these bands all together again, so you definitely don’t want to miss this stellar lineup. Read below to learn more about the performers and preview their sound. Doors are at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9, so be sure to get there early.

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Premiere Video for “Astonished Man” | Catch Them April 6 at Mercy Lounge

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, one of our favorite folk rock groups, are at it again with the release of a new video for “Astonished Man.” This is a song from the group’s upcoming fourth full-length, A Man Alive, due out next Friday, March 4 through Ribbon Music. Back in December, we brought you news of the premiere of lead single “Nobody Dies,” along with a tour announcement, which brings the group back to Nashville April 6 for a performance at Mercy Lounge with Saintseneca.

“Astonished Man” is a catchy and playful track that showcases both Thao Nguyen’s songwriting and vocal skills and Merill Garbus’s (Tune-Yards) signature production, bass-driven but still full of whimsical melodies and an infectious riff. The video was directed by Brooke Linder and plays off the theme of a horror movie, fake blood and weapons included. It’s slightly dark and features plenty of symmetry and artistic vision. Watch the video “Astonished Man” below, pre-order A Man Alive in physical or digital format, and grab tickets to Thao’s upcoming show right here.
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More Than Me Fest Announces 2016 Lineup, Dates, New Location

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Despite the unfortunate, recent closure of beloved local house show space Exponent Manor, the spirt of Nashville’s DIY punk scene lives on, with the announcement that More Than Me Fest will return for a second year. Presented by Fountainhead Booking, AM/PM, and More Than Me Touring, who all worked extensively on Exponent’s numerous, fantastic events, the MTM lineup is simply stacked with the best punk, emo, indie, alternative, and more, hailing from Nashville and beyond, featuring performers like Free Throw, Beer Head, Light Beam Rider, Baby in the 90s, Harper, Mountains Like Wax, Everyone Leaves, and so many others! In Exponent’s absence, the three-day event has moved to Cafe Coco, but don’t worry, there’s just as much room to rage. The fest will run Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27, and boasts more than a dozen bands each day, with single day and weekend ticket options available. Check out the full lineup after the jump, and keep an eye on the Facebook event for lineup additions!

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Don’t Miss Grizfolk with Knox Hamilton | TONIGHT @ The High Watt!

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Alternative rockers Grizfolk and Knox Hamilton are headed to The High Watt tonight, Feb. 16! Both bands are touring in support of stellar new releases, which feature a unique mix of indie rock and electronica. This killer combo is bound to make for a high energy live show, so get there early and dance off your mid-week stress. Get your tickets in advance for just $12, then click below more to learn about the bands!

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Catch Elenowen w/ Nathan Angelo & William Wild | TONIGHT @ The High Watt!

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Local folk duo Elenowen are joined by South Carolina pop singer Nathan Angelo and Knoxville singer-songwriters William Wild at The High Watt tonight, Feb. 4! The room will be packed full of sentimental lyricism and moving, soulful vocals, and this intimate setting is the perfect place for all of these artists’ musicality to shine through. If you need a calming evening, you can snag tickets for just $10. The show is 18+ and begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8). Read on below to find out more about the lineup! Find out more about the lineup→