[REMINDER] Don’t Miss shallou & Slow Magic w/ Yoste | TONIGHT @ The Basement East

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Fans of indie/electronic, lush, layered, and vibey music with a strong vocal and lyrical focus take note: LA DJ/producer shallou and mysterious masked electronic artist Slow Magic are currently in the midst of a co-headlining run, bringing their complimentary, trendy, and buzzed about stylings to The Basement East tonight, March 19, with Australian up and comer Yoste tapped to support. It’s a particularly cool bill that should satisfy both EDM fans and those who simply like synth-soaked indie music, and tickets are still available right here while they last! Read on for more about the show.

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Priests w/ Too Free | TONIGHT @ Exit/In

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On the way back home from a trek to SXSW, and just weeks before their highly-anticipated sophomore LP arrives, DC eclectic and sharp post-punk outfit Priests are set to stop through Nashville for the first time in a few years, to headline Exit/In tonight, March 17 with newcomers Too Free. Responsible for one of our favorite albums of 2017, and likely to be a short-list contender for best of the year once again, tickets to what’s sure to be a stellar, genre-bending, and thought-provoking show are still available right here! Read on for more about the show.

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Kurt Vile & The Violators w/ The Sadies | TONIGHT @ The Ryman Auditorium

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A darling of the indie rock scene, introspective, lo-fi, genre-bending rocker Kurt Vile has seen an extradorinaiy career ascent since breaking out with 2013’s Wakin on a Pretty Daze, propelled from many years of calculated, organic musical ascent to international sensation, which every successive Nashville return, each in a bigger room, a prime illusion of how his reach has widened. After appearances the past few years at the likes of Marathon Music Works, Live on the Green, and Bonnaroo, and even a stop at The Ryman Auditorium in 2017 with Courtney Barnett, in support of their joint LP, Vile is set to return to Music City, once more at The Ryman, tonight, March 16, in support of his latest record, last year’s excellent Bottle It In, along with famed Canadian country rockers The Sadies. Sure to be one of the year’s best shows, tickets are still available right here! Read on for more about the show.

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HalfNoise Returns with Lean, Psyched-Out Jam “Who Could You Be” | See Them TONIGHT @ Basement East, Saturday @ Grimey’s

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By now you should be more than familiar with HalfNoise, the solo musical vehicle of Paramore drummer Zac Farro, a longtime local fave and friend of the site. Formed and cultivated between Farro’s 2010 departure from Paramore and his return to the renowned group in 2017, HalfNoise has, so far, released two full-length albums and three EPs, navigating the realms of ambient, indie rock, synthpop, and groovy, retro psychedelic rock. In a swift followup to 2017’s The Velvet Face EP, HalfNoise dropped his latest, Flowerss, last year, which keeps with the analog, psyched-out vibe but also reincorporates some of the ambient, layered feel of prior releases (like 2014 full-length Volcano Crowe and 2016 followup Sudden Feeling).

Sticking with that same prolific schedule (and now with some free time as Paramore take a breather), Farro dropped his latest single, “Who Could You Be,” last week, ahead of planned outings in Nashville (tonight, March 15 at The Basement East and tomorrow, March 16 for a free, all ages in-store performance at Grimey’s), as well as New York and LA, which also promise art and friendship (something his other band values as well).

A concise jam, clocking in at just under two minutes, “Who Could You Be” keeps with the psych-rock progression of recent HalfNoise releases, embodying retro, nostalgic tones and sensibilities while still maintaining slick, catchy, modern production, giving particular clarity to the layered, harmonic vocals and groovy guitar tones. While past releases have had more obvious points of influence and reference, HalfNoise has, over the past couple of records, really carved out their own sound and musical identity, and, in that trend, “Who Could You Be” sounds like a HalfNoise song first and foremost, and a particularly inspired one.

“There are very few moments in life where it feels like lightning strikes you and you cannot do anything besides react,” explains Zac. “‘Who Could You Be’ was a lighting moment. Daniel our keyboard player and I went up to my studio in my house and I told him I had a riff, 4 hours later we had the song finished, music, lyrics and all. It all stems from initial reaction. ZAP”

While a new EP or LP has not been formally announced, we can expect one to arrive this year, as HalfNoise are also slated to play a string of festivals and overseas dates throughout the summer. In addition to new HalfNoise music, Farro has also apparently been working on a project with another local artist we adore, Becca Mancari, and, after honing his visual and photo work in recent years, will release his first photo book, In Transit, later this month, with a gallery show in Brooklyn scheduled to celebrate the occasion.

Hear “Who Could You Be” below, snag $15 tickets to this evening’s show while they last, and be sure to get to Grimey’s early for tomorrow’s 5 p.m. in-store!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Dilly Dally w/ Chastity | March 25 @ The Basement East

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Returning for their first headlining Nashville show, after an impressive turn supporting FIDLAR last fall, Toronto grungy alt rock outfit Dilly Dally have been experiencing a well-deserved second phase of widespread critical acclaim since the release of their brilliant sophomore LP, Heaven, last year, a more than worthy followup to 2015 breakout debut Sore. Set to headline The Basement East on March 25, the group will be joined by fellow Canadian up and comer Chastity, whose 2018 full-length debut, Death Lust, has helped bring the genre-bending, DIY spirited project a broader wave of recognition. Fans of punk-forged, raw, and earnest underground rock will absolutely want to make this show a priority, and tickets are still available right here while they last! Or, if you’d rather leave it to chance, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan. Read on for more about the show, and enter for a chance to win below.

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