Don’t Miss Soccer Mommy w/ Idle Bloom & Dancers | TONIGHT @ The East Room


It’s only been a couple of years since local artist Sophie Allison first felt emboldened to embrace a lifetime of songwriting prowess, and released her introductory crop of bedroom recordings online under the moniker Soccer Mommy. Fresh out of high school, the young singer’s knack for crafting laid back, raw, and emotionally resonant songs helped her immediately plug into the flourishing Nashville DIY scene and generate broader interest, before soon relocating to New York to attend NYU and committing to foster her art from afar.

As Soccer Mommy’s buzz continued to grow, Sophie inked a deal with Fat Possum Records, who released Collection, a chilled-out and loosely focused culmination of her lo-fi bedroom pop, last year. In the months since, the project has gained an unprecedented amount of traction, leading to Allison’s decision to put school on pause and return to Nashville to make Soccer Mommy her full-time focus, all the while touring the nation and sharing the stage with some big names, then opting to take a more formal studio approach for the first time in crafting her gorgeous new effort, Clean.

Released earlier this month, Clean delivers on the promise of the foundation laid by all of Soccer Mommy’s earlier work, maintaining the intimate, nuanced, and profoundly personal approach, which lands with an emotional weight and effortless cool that makes the 20-year-old up and comer one of indie rock’s most essential modern acts. Though sonically distinct, Soccer Mommy’s career trajectory seems to be mirroring that of fellow former local Julien Baker, and, like Baker, Sophie’s the real deal, earning ubiquitous praise for what is, without a doubt, one of the year’s most incredible albums.

Tonight, March 23, Soccer Mommy celebrates Clean‘s release with a hometown show at The East Room, featuring support from grunge pop faves Idle Bloom as well as Dancers. As Soccer Mommy’s schedule only becomes more and more hectic, we’d wager Nashville shows, especially in small, DIY settings such as this, will become less and less common, so don’t miss a chance to celebrate one of the most important artists to emerge from Music City in recent years- up close and personal, as her songs are meant to be! (And if you feel so included, Sophie encourages that you show up in formal wear- get your dapper on.)

Soccer Mommy, Idle Bloom, and Dancers perform tonight, March 23 at The East Room. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $12.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Khruangbin w/ The Mattson 2 | April 2 @ The Basement East


When you hear “instrumental music” applied to contemporary bands, at least in the scene we frequent, it’s typically some sort of post-rock or droning metal or electronic outfit doing something cool, but wholly removed from the instrumental outfits of the past. Though unmistakably new, Khruangbin find their instrumental influences in musical traditions that span many decades, cultures, and styles, building on a love of Thai funk and fleshing that out with surf, psychedelia, soul, and more. Now with two LPs to their name, the most recent, especially, serving as a broad and gloriously entangled mesh of styles and heritage, the Texas trio are unique and buzzy band you simply have to see live, and you can do just that April 2 at The Basement East, when they perform with SoCal twin jazz duo The Mattson 2. Without a doubt one of the spring’s most unique shows, tickets are still available right here. We’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan, so read more about the show and enter for a chance to win below!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Twin Peaks w/ The Districts & Chrome Pony | March 30 @ The Basement East


One of the best bands to emerge from the underground garage rock scene in recent years, Chicago’s Twin Peaks only released their debut less than five years ago, but already feel like a familiar, accomplished, and proven musical force, thanks to a relentless tour schedule, several more excellent albums, and the chops to back up their reputation for bridging classic garage and punk influences with modern indie rock. Returning to Nashville for the first time since 2016, the buzzworthy group are set to play The Basement East for the first time on March 30, with support from rising Philly indie rock outfit The Districts and local faves Chrome Pony. One of the most essential rock shows of the spring, tickets are still available right here, and we recommend you grab ’em while they last! Or, if you’re the gambling type, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan. Read more about the lineup and enter for a chance to win below!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Arctic Monkeys | June 18 @ Ascend Amphitheater


English indie rockers Arctic Monkeys have slowly been springing back to life over the past year, ending a brief hiatus following their 2013 fifth effort AM and subsequent tour, to focus on personal lives and side projects, including the sophomore effort from Alex Turner’s pop-geared endeavor The Last Shadow Puppets. As they gear up to release their as-yet-untitled and undated new LP (we suspect that status will change very soon), which was recorded last year under the radar, the band have given us the one bit of new information they are willing to provide: a list of tour dates and festival appearances. A brief North American trek, the group’s first since 2014, brings them back to Nashville on June 18, for a performance at Ascend Amphitheater. By then, we’ll surely know more about their latest record, if not already have it our hands, but for now, you can grab tickets right here before they inevitably sell out. Or, if you’d rather take a gamble, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan; find out more about the show and enter for a chance to win below!

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Steven Tyler to Play The Woods at Fontanel May 12


While his iconic and long-running band Aerosmith seem to be inching towards an inevitable conclusion (they’ve been operating intermittently for years, and have been embarking here and there on global treks marketed as their last), legendary singer Steven Tyler has shown no intention of bowing out of music entirely.

As was well-documented a few years back, Tyler spent a considerable amount of time hanging around Nashville as he worked on his solo debut, a purported country album (though it’s more like country rock), 2016’s We’re All Somebody from Somewhere. The summer prior, he prominently appeared at the inaugural Pilgrimage Fest, and in recent year’s he’s linked up with a lot of Nashville talent for his sporadic live outings.

This spring and summer, Steven will once again hit the road under his own name (playing both the classics and some new cuts), backed by his frequent collaborators and Music City locals The Loving Mary Band. Keeping the Nashville love going, local duo The Sisterhood (a supergroup of sorts made up of singer-songwriters Ruby Stewart and Alyssa Bonagura, who seem to possibly be going by “The Sisterhood Band” now) have been tapped to open!

Before the run really kicks off in June, they’ll warm up with a May 12 performance at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, for which tickets go on sale this Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m. CDT right here (with LiveNation pre-sales beginning a day prior). Check out a full list of dates below!

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