Manchester Orchestra to Play Grimey’s July 28

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In honor of their forthcoming fifth full-length, A Black Mile to the Surface, beloved Atlanta indie rock outfit Manchester Orchestra have announced a record release party and free in-store performance the day it drops, next Friday, July 28, at Nashville’s own Grimey’s.

While the group play Nashville semi-regularly, most recently in the fall of 2015 in support of Brand New, there are currently no Music City stops on tap for their upcoming fall tour, making this outing an extra special, if not somewhat random, chance to see the phenomenal band in action.

Announced this morning on Twitter, the free in-store is apparently slated to take place at 12 p.m., with doors at 11 a.m. From the sound of it, Manchester will play in the shop (rather than out back or in The Basement), meaning space is incredibly limited. Grimey’s will likely provide more details soon, so we’ll be sure to update if we learn of any way to snag a spot in advance- otherwise, plan to arrive very early.

Produced by Catherine Marks, John Congleton, and Dan Hannon, A Black Mile to the Surface has already spawned several singles (available on your streaming platform of choice), which showcase some of the band’s most ambitious and phenomenal work in years. Watch their recent video for “The Gold” below!

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Mt. Joy w/ Trevor Sensor | TONIGHT @ The Basement

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Two exciting, rising acts, LA folky, indie group Mt. Joy, who just made their Bonnaroo debut last month, and Illinois indie rocker Trevor Sensor, whose recent debut LP should be a staple on your summer playlist, are set to play The Basement tonight, July 20, and given the buzz surrounding both acts, it might be the last chance to see them in such an intimate spot for awhile. Tickets are still available, and at just $12, this is a great way to sample two fantastic touring acts on the rise! Read on for more on why you don’t want to miss it.

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Julien Baker to Play Marathon Music Works Nov. 30

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As she gears up to release her sophomore LP and first for Matador Records, ambient, indie rocker Julien Baker continues to be an unstoppable force, touring the world, sharing the stage with big names like  Death Cab for Cutie, Conor Oberst, The Decemberists, and Belle & Sebastian, and generally riding high on the well-deserved buzz surrounding her incredible, 2015 solo debut, Sprained Ankle. The Memphis native cultivated her solo career while living in the area to attend MTSU (she’s since moved home), fronting the group Forrister before achieving widespread acclaim as a solo artist.

With her raw, emotional, earnest, wise-beyond-her-years, and deconstructionist sound, pulling from elements of emo, punk, and indie rock, though with its minimalist approach, often tagged as folk, Julien has crafted a honest, widespread, and resonant style and nuanced perspective that has made her one of the most exciting new artists in the world- a journey that we’ve been thrilled to witness over the last few years.

As Baker continues to have another huge year, she’s expanded her already extensive, global touring schedule to include a handful of fall dates, including her largest Nashville headliner yet, Nov. 30 at Marathon Music Works. Sandwiched amidst a run that includes supporting spots for the likes of Ben Folds, Cold War Kids, and Paramore, the Music City homecoming is likely to come around the same time as new music, and for anyone just now discovering this phenomenal artist, it’s a perfect time to see her in action.

Tickets to the all ages show go on sale Friday, July 21 at 10 a.m. CDT right here, and you can check out a full list of North American dates, plus hear recent single “Funeral Pyre,” below!

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss AFI & Circa Survive w/ Citizen | TONIGHT @ War Memorial Auditorium

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Squarely entering the territory of “punk legacy act,” goth-leaning pop punk legends AFI seem to be adopting a pattern of emerging every few year to renewed interest, new music in tow and ready to tour. They last hit Nashville three and a half years ago, and will return tonight, July 19 in celebration of their eponymous, return to form tenth LP (also called The Blood Album), part of a co-headlining run with proggy, beloved, indie/emo outfit Circa Survive with support from up and coming faves Citizen. Tickets are still available (there’s even a buy one get one free deal happening right now with code ‘NASHROCKS’), so grab yours now and read on for more about the lineup!

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LCD Soundsystem to Play Municipal Auditorium Oct. 20

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Just days after wowing us in Louisville at Forecastle Fest (and a year after an epic comeback at Bonnaroo), beloved Brooklyn dance punk outfit LCD Soundsystem have expanded their fall U.S. tour to include an Oct. 20 stop at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium, their first time ever properly playing Music City.

The legendary band, led by scene veteran James Murphy, formed 15 years ago, only to disband in 2011 after crafting three unparalleled LPs. After months of speculation, they announced their return in early 2016 (a decision apparently influenced by Murphy’s time spent working with the late David Bowie), and are on track to release a highly-anticipated fourth album, American Dream, on Sept. 1.

Tickets for the group’s Nashville debut go on sale this Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m. CDT right here, and you can currently sign up through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program for a chance at special pre-sale access on Thursday.

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