[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Twin Peaks w/ Lala Lala & OHMME | Dec. 15 @ The Basement East

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One of the best bands to emerge from the underground garage rock scene in recent years, Chicago’s Twin Peaks only released their debut six years ago, but already feel like a familiar, accomplished, and proven musical force, thanks to a relentless tour schedule, several more excellent albums, and the chops to back up their reputation for bridging classic garage and punk influences with modern indie rock. Returning to Nashville for a second year in a row, this time with a new LP in tow, the buzzworthy group are set to once again play The Basement East this time for two night in a row, Dec. 14 & 15, with support from buzzy indie punks and fellow Chicago residents Lala Lala, and eclectic duo OHMME, also from Chicago. One of the last essential rock shows of year, tickets are still available right here (12/14) and here (12/15), and we recommend you grab ’em while they last! But, if you’re the gambling type, we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets for the Dec. 15 show to one lucky fan. Read more about the lineup and enter for a chance to win below!

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Catch An Intimate Living Room Performance from Hellogoodbye TONIGHT

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If you only know Hellogoodbye for their somewhat novelty (but, let’s be real, still awesome) 2006 hit “Here (In Your Arms),” from their very mid-aughts debut Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs!, you’re in for a pretty big shock. In 2010, the group ditched their auto-tuned, synthed-out sound to showcase a stripped-down, genuine knack for penning straightforward pop songs, with their sophomore effort Would It Kill You? Then, in 2013, they underwent yet another, logical transformation, finding a common ground between previous releases with third LP Everything Is Debatable, sounding more akin to a Passion Pit record, laden with huge hooks, diverse instrumentation, and dense, layered, and atmospheric synth lines. Five years would pass before a followup, with their latest and fourth album, S’Only Natural, arriving last year, showcasing the band’s best songwriting yet, and achieving a sound that feels like a perfect fusion of everything that came before, landing at a polished and danced primed indie pop that’s both earnest and widely accessibly, feeling, moreso than any of their prior work, like a band truly falling into their definitive sound.

Though Hellogoodbye have made their way to Nashville off and on over the years, alternating from supporting slots at bigger rooms (notably once even opening for Paramore at Bridgestone Arena a few years back) and more modest headlining club dates, when the group (or, more accurately, frontman and creative through line Forrest Kline) return tonight, Dec. 9, it’ll be for their most unique and imitate local show ever. Part of a trek dubbed “Gimme Some Living Room,” in partnership with DIY living room show and ticketing group Undertow Shows, Kline is performing in private residences and spaces around the globe, playing stripped-down shows hosted by fans, limited to only around 50 tickets. All we know about tonight’s performance is that it beings at 8 p.m. and is happening somewhere in the 37217 zip code, but tickets are still available here while they last, and you’ll receive the address and all pertinent details as soon as you lock in your spot for this unique event! Needless to say, if you’re a Hellogoodbye fan, you seriously don’t want to miss out.

Hellogoodbye will perform tonight, Dec. 9 at an undisclosed private location in the 37217 zip code (information supplied upon ticket purchase). The show is all ages, begins at 8 p.m., and tickets are available to purchase for $35.

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Catch The Mowgli’s, New Politics, & Plain White T’s | Saturday, Dec. 7 @ The Cowan

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While dual band co-headlining tours are not an uncommon sight, it’s rare to see a truly triple headlining trek, but that’s exactly what we’ll get this Saturday, Dec. 7 at Topgolf’s The Cowan, when alt rockers The Mowgli’s, poppy alt rock outfit New Politics, and pop punks the Plain White T’s bring their epic Three Dimensional Tour to town. The order of the bill has rotated throughout (again, all three acts are jointly billed), so we’re not totally sure in what order they’ll perform in Nashville, but if you’re a fan of one, you’re all but guaranteed to dig the other two, and tickets are still available right here while they last!

Hailing from Southern California, The Mowgli’s have been going strong for nearly a decade, but it was 2012 debut LP Sound the Drum, and breakout single “San Francisco” that really helped them erupt into broader recognition (and brought them to Nashville for many a raucous, small show in their early days). Since then, the band have released three more full-lengths, have been relentlessly touring the globe, have become a festival and TV fixture, and continue to churn out expertly crafted, pop accessible, west coast alt rock.

Originally from Denmark, but based in the states for the bulk of their career (including at least one member in Music City), New Politics formed in 2009 and found immediate buzz for their eponymous debut the following year, but didn’t truly break into the mainstream until 2013 followup A Bad Girl in Harlem. Having released three more LPs and netting tons of radio and internet buzz for their unbelievably catchy stylings, the band have toured with everyone from Fall Out Boy to Thirty Seconds to Mars, acclaimed for their wild and unpredictable live show.

And the longest running act of the bunch, Chicago’s Plain White T’s came together in their youth all the way back in the late ’90s, making some waves in the pop punk and emo scene of the early ’00s, before becoming breakout internet sensations thanks to accidental smash hit single “Hey There Delilah” in 2006. While they’ve never found quite the widespread reach of “Delilah” since, few bands ever do in the first place, and the T’s have continued to craft substantive, polished rock records, moving more towards indie and alternative rock in more recent years, while still maintaining their legacy as one of ’00s pop punk’s most enduring acts. Needless to say, every band on this bill deserves your attention- don’t miss out!

The Mowgli’s, New Politics, and Plain White T’s will perform Saturday, Dec. 7 at Topgolf’s The Cowan. The show is all ages, doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are available to purchase for $25-28.

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Don’t Miss Tobe Nwigwe w/ The Amours | TONIGHT @ The Cowan

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Hailing from the Houston suburb of Alief, TX, first-generation Nigerian-American Tobe Nwigwe had, originally, envisioned a career playing professional football, even serving as a star linebacker for the University of North Texas with would-be NFL prospects, before an injury his senior year brought Tobe’s plans to a halt and sent him into an existential crisis, reevaluating his future, priorities, and passions. Eventually urged by those around him to turn his knack for freestyling into a more serious musical pursuit, Nwigwe began independently releasing music several years ago, quickly honing his fine-tuned, imposing, and smooth delivery and fresh style, which attracted plenty of positive praise for the rising MC (with a cult following online, thanks to engaging social media), and earned him some impressive fans like Erykah Badu, Sway Calloway, and Dave Chappelle.

With regular contributions from his wife and muse Fat and producer and collaborator LaNell Grant, Tobe has forged a sound and vibe unlike another other up and coming rapper today, enhanced by a strong and inventive visual aesthetic, and propelled by themes of growing up around violence and hardship, but emerging with a sense of purpose, faith, and a pursuit of excellence, with Nwigwe’s songs regularly professing love for his wife and for God, analyzing his place in the world and a man and as an artist, examining black culture and the state of modern hip hop, and more. Over several albums, EPs, mixtapes, playlists, singles, and multimedia releases, Tobe Nwigwe has positioned himself as one of the most exciting, sharp, refreshing, and prolific figures in modern hip hop, and after a stunning debut in Music City earlier this year, we’re thrilled to see Nwigwe return so soon, this time to headline Topgolf’s The Cowan tonight, Dec. 6, along with The Amours, PJ Morton’s background singers turned buzzy sister act.

A December happening you definitely don’t want to overlook, tickets are still available as of writing in both General Admission and VIP, which includes early entry, exclusive tour merch, and a commemorative lanyard, as well as a meet and great VIP option with a photo op, all right here! Preview Tobe below if you’re not yet familiar with his complex, earnest, and resonant stylings, then snag your tickets before they’re gone.

Tobe Nwigwe and The Amours will perform tonight, Dec. 6 at The Cowan. The show is all ages, doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are available to purchase for $30-100.

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