[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Pile w/ Thirdface, Only, & ENGINEIX | TONIGHT @ Exit/In


Since first coming together as a full band (and, for a few years prior, a solo project) around a decade ago, Boston formed and, more recently, partially Nashville based, genre-bending indie, post-punk, and noise rock outfit Pile have become something of critical darlings, DIY icons, and a band other bands love to love, all while hovering just out of the mainstream bubble and retaining their experimental punk roots. No strangers to Music City, even before several members resided here, the band released not only their best, but surely one of the year’s best albums in general with their latest, Green and Gray, and will return to town tonight, Dec. 21 to headline Exit/In in support, marking their last show of the year. A testament to their ties to the local punk and indie underground, the supporting lineup is absolutely stacked, with hardcore group Thirdface, indie pop outfit Only, and hardcore punk newcomers ENGINEIX all tapped to perform. Perhaps the last essential show of the year for fans of thoughtful, genre-bending, earnest punk and indie, tickets are still available right here while they last, and you can read on for more about the show!

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Catch Sad Baxter w/ Future Crib, Heaven Honey, The By Gods, & Soy Milk Boy | TONIGHT @ Drkmttr


As regular readers know, we’ve been obsessing over local duo Sad Baxter for years now, who, with their grungy riffs, pop accessibility, and personal and melancholy themes craft typically sad, sarcastic songs which are delightfully juxtaposed with singalong worthy hooks, making them an essential rising act in Nashville’s flourishing underground rock scene. Their debut LP, Weirdy, arrived in 2016, and since then the group have only managed to generate more and more buzz, touring the country honing their fun, engaging live show, and crafting one of our favorite records of last year with their fantastic followup EP, So Happy. A couple of recent singles indicate exciting things to come, and any chance we have to see Sad Baxter live, whether it’s in support of some legendary touring act, sharing a bill with a fellow buzzworthy up and comer, or heading up a DIY show, the band are always a blast!

Tonight, Dec. 19, Sad Baxter finish out a busy year headlining a stacked hometown show at Drkmttr, joined by Future CribHeaven HoneyThe By Gods, and Soy Milk Boy! While it’s been an unusually busy December for great shows (and even tonight, White Reaper offer an enticing alternative at The Basement East), we can’t recommend this lineup more highly, especially since it boasts such a vibrant offering of all-local talent, weaving between indie rock and pop, punk, garage rock, alternative, and more. As with all Drkmttr shows, it’s all ages, and admission will just cost you $10 at the door- a steal for this much excellent music.

Jangly, indie pop outfit Future Crib have been impressing us since springing onto the scene a few years ago, and recent LP Friends is without a doubt one of the year’s finest local records. Indiana transplant Heaven Honey more recently came onto our radar, appearing on DIY bills and honing a unique fusion of alt rock and etherial dream pop. Longtime faves The By Gods have always managed to weave between genres, channeling alt rock, garage pop, post-punk, and indie, evolved even further on a couple of great recent singles. And openers Soy Milk Boy exemplify Nashville’s underground alternative, garage and indie punk scene. You can go see a Star War later this weekend; don’t miss out!

Sad Baxter, Future Crib, Heaven Honey, The By Gods, and Soy Milk Boy will perform tonight, Dec. 19 at Drkmttr. The show is all ages, begins at 8pm (doors at 7pm), and admission is $10 at the door.

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss White Reaper w/ Dehd & Wombo | TONIGHT @ The Basement East


One of our favorite rising rock acts (and the headliners of, without a doubt, the craziest Acme show we ever hosted), Louisville’s White Reaper are out in support of their awesome, anthemic, critically acclaimed new major label debut, You Deserve Love, on a run that’ll bring them back to Nashville tonight, Dec. 19, once again at The Basement East! With support from buzzworthy Chicago indie rockers Dehd and fellow Louisville group on the rise Wombo, this is definitely one of the coolest shows you’ll find to close out the year, especially for fans of huge, energetic, garage-primed punk! Tickets are still available right here while they last, and you can read on for more about the show!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] All Them Witches w/ Oginalii, Joseph Allred, & Lacquer | Dec. 27, 28, & 29 @ Exit/In


Still riding high on the buzz from last year’s stellar fifth album ATW, as well as celebrating an excellent recent single, “1X1,” beloved local rockers All Them Witches are helping wind down the year once again at Exit/In, this time with an impressive three consecutive nights of shows! Though not New Year’s Eve happenings, the Dec. 27, 28, & 29 outings are a solid way to spend the last weekend of 2019, and with support from Oginalli on night one, Joseph Allred on night two, and Lacquer on night three, whether you choose to catch any one show or want to commit to every single one, you’re guaranteed an unbelievable night of tunes. While Saturday tickets have already sold out, tickets for Friday and Sunday’s shows are still available here (12/27) and here (12/29) while they last, but we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to each night as well! Read on for more about the performers, and enter for a chance to win below.

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[REMINDER] Catch Reverend Horton Heat w/ Voodoo Glow Skulls, The’s, and Dave Alvin | TONIGHT @ Cannery Ballroom


For a few years running, seminal Dallas psychobilly outfit Reverend Horton Heat have marked the holidays with a special string of Horton’s Holiday Hayride shows, getting into the spirit with a stacked lineup just as acclaimed and complimentary to their punk roots. The band are set to bring the tour back to Music City tonight, Dec. 18 for a stop at Cannery Ballroom, joined by west coast ska punk favorites Voodoo Glow Skulls, Japanese garage rock trio The’s, and country folk singer-songwriter and former Blasters frontman Dave Alvin. An essential lineup for any fan of retro punk, rockabilly, ska, garage rock, tickets are still available right here, and you can read on for more about the show!

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