[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Black Flag | Jan. 30 @ Cannery Ballroom

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It’s been over five years since reunited, seminal west coast hardcore outfit Black Flag last played Nashville, and a whopping 35 years since their last show before that. Formed in their youth way back in the ’70s, the group, who had a ton of members in their initial decade-long run, commanding a cult following in their day, and only managed to become more iconic and influential in the years after their 1986 split, making the hope of a reunion, despite chilly relationships and a general sense of disinterest between many key members, a long-running wish from fans. A handful of one-offs in the early ’00s notwithstanding, it wasn’t until 2013 that Black Flag roared back to life, albeit it with a retooled lineup anchored by guitarist and founder Greg Ginn. The new Black Flag released an LP and went on tour, then largely fell silent, until returning once more last year for a world tour, extending into 2020 with a long-overdue Music City return, this time at Cannery Ballroom on Jan. 30. Though they haven’t released any new music yet this run, we suspect most Black Flag fans want to hear the old stuff anyway, and that kind of nostalgia is still in full effect, even if a few of the group’s most recognizable former members are no longer involved (current singer Mike Vallely was never in the band pre-reunion, but has his own punk bona fides). Fans of classic punk will want to grab tickets right here while they last, but if you’d rather leave it to chance, we’re excited to announce that 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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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] The Rally Club w/ Harpooner & Roanoke | Jan. 19 @ The Basement East

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If you’re still getting into the 2020 groove, and looking to ease back into showgoing with some quality local tunes, we have a stacked local lineup to recommend for Sunday, Jan. 19 at The Basement East! Still relatively new to the scene (though formerly members of long-running outfit Forlorn Strangers) headlining indie pop rock duo The Rally Club are a buzzy local fixture you should be keeping an eye on, especially with a debut album set to arrive soon. Joining the group are a pair of acts regular readers should be more than familiar with: eclectic retro pop artist Harpooner and folky rockers Roanoke, both highly-recommended, stellar live acts. While you can still snag tickets right here, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan, in our first contest of the year. Read on for more about the show, and enter for a chance to win below!

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Bonnaroo 2020 Lineup Announced with Lizzo, Tool, Tame Impala, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey & More!

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Following in the earlier timeframe adopted over the past few years, and keeping in pace with other major national festivals, which have become increasingly more competitive in getting a jump on early lineup announcements, Bonnaroo has just revealed its full 2o20 performance slate, featuring ToolLizzo, and Tame Impala in the headlining spots. The rest of the bill, which continues last year’s shift to a more throughly eclectic range of acts, includes Miley Cyrus, Bassnectar, Flume, Oysterhead, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, the return of the Grand Ole OpryThe 1975, Run the Jewels, Tenacious D, Jason Isbell, Leon Bridges, Young Thug, Grace Potter, Flogging Molly, Brittany Howard, Dashboard Confessional, Nelly, The Struts, Orville Peack, Pinegrove, Yola, Colony House, The Regrettes, and many more, making for one of the most unique Bonnaroo lineups ever! And, continuing an exciting new change implemented last season, the daily lineups arrived along with the artists, so you can already start thinking about your weekend strategy before the full schedule drop.

On the heels of the artist news, tickets are set to back on sale in a variety of options this Thursday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. CDT, so if you’re sold on the bill, you might want to grab them before they increase in price. As previously announced, Bonnaroo returns to Manchester, Tenn. June 11-14 for its 19th year. Check out the full 2020 lineup below, and look out for additional artists, comedians, and more to be announced in the coming months!

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No Country’s Guide to New Year’s Eve in Nashville 2020

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Still in need of some last minute New Year’s Eve plans? If you didn’t hop on grabbing tickets for any number NYE shows that were announced in recent months, you’re in luck – per usual, it’s a stacked year, and lots of great events are still on sale (for now)!

Below, check out our rundown of the best local happenings, big and small, cheap and pricey, and find something fun to finish out your year. With Uber, Lyft, local taxis, and even buses, you have no excuse not to be safe, so make smart choices, and make tonight one for the books.

Happy New Year to everyone, and we’ll see you in 2020!

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