[REMINDER] Catch Cory Branan and The Low Standards w/ Lauren Morrow | TONIGHT @ The Basement East

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One of our longtime favorite local artists and a Nashville staple for many years, alt country and folk punk laced singer-songwriter Cory Branan is set to return to The Basement East tonight, May 23, still riding high on the buzz from his excellent and dark 2017 fifth full-length, ADIOS. Joining Cory this time around is Lauren Morrow, a recent local transplant best known for fronting Atlanta’s The Whiskey Gentry, who stepped out on her own with an excellent, timeless, self-titled debut EP last fall. Tickets are still available here, and we’d suggest snagging them now, then read on for more about the show!

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BreakFEST 2019 Artist Spotlight: Doll Skin

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What began as an idea several years ago by New Found Glory guitarist and local transplant Chad Gilbert, and finally manifested into an inaugural event last year at The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall, breakfast-themed punk rock and alternative day fest BreakFEST was an absolute blast in its first year, and we’re thrilled to see the event return for year two, hopefully the start of an annual tradition, on June 2!

A novel concept (you can read more about the inspiration and backstory in our interview with Gilbert from last summer) BreakFEST is a great way to bring fans of pop punk, emo, alternative, and everything in between together in the daytime, to enjoy great tunes and great food, and this year’s lineup once again boasts a stellar mix of old and new acts along with a few locals, with New Found Glory, Real Friends, Hawthorne Heights, Mae, The Early November, Microwave, Jetty Bones, H.A.R.D., Love You Later, and Doll Skin all set to perform. Plus, with great local venders like Frothy Monkey, Honest Coffee, Five Daughters, High Brow Coffee, Tiny Little Donuts, Mojo’s Tacos, Juice Bar, Triple Crown Bakery, Muletown Coffee, and Ruby Sunshine all announced as well, the breakfast side of BreakFEST warrants just as much excitement.

To help you get ready for this year’s event, we’ll be highlighting a different performer each day until BreakFEST weekend, with daily Artist Spotlight features (similar to what we’re also doing ahead of Bonnaroo). So, whether you’re checking in on an old favorite or discovering a new one, you’ll arrive ready to rock and prepared to sing along! And finally, for more about all things BreakFEST, including a helpful FAQ section, be sure to check out the event’s website.

BreakFEST is an all ages event, and, as the concept would suggest, it kicks off early, with doors set to open at 8 a.m. You can still get GA tickets for less than $40, or upgrade to $100 VIP, which grants you special balcony seating, a separate bathroom and bar, special entry, and some freebies like a t-shirt and poster. Food and beverage are not included in the price of admission, but there will be a well-curated selection of local goodies that are well worth the cost.

Get your tickets right here if you haven’t already, and keep reading to learn more about the lineup in our BreakFEST Artist Spotlight

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Catch The B-52’s, Ronnie Spector, Wanda Jackson, & More | May 23-26 @ Nashville Boogie

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Billed as “a celebration of Mid-Century American music, culture and style,” the annual Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, which takes place this weekend, Thursday, May 23 through Sunday, May 26 at the Opryland Resort as well as nearby long-running honky tonk the Nashville Palace, was founded only a few years back by the folks behind Muddy Roots, but has, already, become a beloved local musical and cultural institution.

In addition to four days of music at Nashville Palace and Opry, with a huge and impressive lineup of rockabilly, doo-wop, soul, rock, rhythm & blues, country & western, pop, and various acts both legendary and contemporary, covering the gamut of retro American music, like The B-52’s, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, JD McPherson, Wanda Jackson, Linda Gail Lewis, The Cactus Blossoms, Los Straightjackets, Nikki Hill, Marcel Bontempi, Deke Dickerson, The Country Side of Harmonica Sam, The Surfrajettes, The Hillbilly Casino, The Planet Rockers, The Hi-Jivers, and more more, Nashville Boogie also boasts an outdoor car show, record hop, western fashion show, record convention, pool parties, pinup pageant, vintage slide show, and huge vintage vendor hall!

Tickets for the event are available in a variety of levels, from a full weekend pass to single-day options, all right here. Most of the bigger performers like The B-52’s are scheduled to close things out on Sunday, so if you’re mainly attracted to the musical aspect and trying to be thirty, a Sunday ticket is the movie, however if you have the time and budget to check out the entire event, it’s a genuine blast and we couldn’t recommend it more, especially since it’s in such an easy to navigate and low-key part of town. (Another great tip: you can park for free at the mall, and the vendor market is open free to the public.)

You can find out more about Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender right here, check out the full lineup here, scope out the full schedule with times and venue info here, and, of course, don’t forget to snag your tickets while they last! Finally, preview just a handful of the dozens upon dozens of performers below.

Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender will take place May 23-26 at Opryland Resort and Nashville Palace. The event runs Thursday evening and all day throughout the weekend (schedule here), is all ages, and tickets are available to purchase for $25-135.

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Basement & Nothing w/ Gouge Away | TONIGHT @ Exit/In

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In a truly inspired tour pairing, two of the indie punk, alt rock, and post-hardcore scene’s most eclectic and critically beloved breakout acts, both of which bear a strong sonic influence from the ’90s, and find an incredible balance between raw and heavy intensity and melodic resonance, England’s Basement and Philadelphia’s Nothing, are set to bring their co-headlining tour to Exit/In tonight, May 22. Both bands released excellent new albums last year, and, while similar in many respects, both land in particularly distinct and constantly evolving musical territory. Fans of shoegaze, noise rock, indie, punk, and hardcore will want to make this show, which also includes buzzy Florida punk and hardcore up and comers Gouge Away, a priority, and tickets are still available right here while they last! Read on for more about the show.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] David Ramirez Plays ‘American Soil’ + ‘Strangetown’ | May 29 @ The High Watt

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Set to play his entire musical catalog, four full-lengths and two EPs spanning a decade, in chronological order in pairs over a period of three nights, beloved Texas based Americana singer-songwriter David Ramirez will host his special trio of intimate shows May 29, 30, & 31 at The High Watt, performing American Soil and Strangetown the first evening, Apologies and The Rooster night two, and Fables and We’re Not Going Anywhere the final evening. What’s sure to be a true treat for longtime fans (or fans of a particular period of his work), and a great crash course for newcomers, tickets to all three shows are still available while they last here (5/29), here (5/30), and here (5/31). And, while we’d encourage you to snag them quick, especially if there’s a certain set of records you favor, we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to night one, May 29, to see Ramirez tackle American Soil and Strangetown. Read on for more about the show, and enter for a chance to win below!

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