Art + Friends Spotlight: Bully

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As we previously announced, famed local alt rockers Paramore are currently winding down the record cycle (or “era,” as they like to dub it) for last year’s phenomenal fifth album, After Laughter, which, over the past year, has included surprise stops at Exit/In and The End, a headlining outing at The Ryman, and the group’s debut at Bonnaroo, all amidst international tour dates and critical acclaim for their boldest, most personal, and most adventurous LP ever. Before taking a breather and plotting what’s next, however, the band will come home to host Art + Friends, an extra special event Sept. 7 at Municipal Auditorium, meant to highlight Nashville’s wonderful alternative scene, with local art, local venders, and a stacked local musical lineup of COINBullyCanon BlueLiza Anne, and Nightingail– an excellent sample of some of the amazing music coming out of Nashville right now.

Tickets are still available here, and as we count down the weeks until Art + Friends’ arrival, we wanted to help you prepare by providing a spotlight on each individual performer (who, remember, are all local, and can regularly be seen at more intimate spaces as well). So far, we’ve introduced you to bluesy indie folk singer Nightingail, breakout indie rocker Liza Anne, indie/orchestral pop project Canon Blue. Next up, one of our favorite bands of the past few years, local or otherwise: punk-rooted grunge pop breakouts Bully!

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Franz Ferdinand w/ POW! | TONIGHT @ Cannery Ballroom

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There was a time (the bulk of their career, in fact) that Scottish post-punk realists turned indie dance rockers Franz Ferdinand never played Nashville, but, with a stellar new LP in tow, Always Ascending, the group are set to make their return after just one year, to headline Cannery Ballroom tonight, Aug. 14! Along with buzzy up and coming San Francisco synth punks POW!, this is going to be a stellar summer show for fans of indie, and an excellent time to catch Franz, with a revamped lineup and some of their best tunes in years. Tickets are still available here and might not last, so grab yours now and read on for more about the show!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Leon Bridges w/ Maségo | Aug. 29 @ Ascend Amphitheater

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Out in support of his critically acclaimed, chart-topping recent sophomore effort, Good Thing, breakout Texas neo soul singer Leon Bridges, no stranger to Music City, will return for his largest local headliner to date, Aug. 29 at Ascend Amphitheater with eclectic kindred spirit Maségo. A transcendent, unrivaled, and versatile legend in the making, Bridges has blown us away with each and every show in the past, and with some of his best new songs ever in tow, the young singer’s return is without a doubt one of our most-anticipated shows of the summer. Tickets are still available here, but 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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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: R.LUM.R, Daniella Mason, Grizzly Bear, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist.

Local music additions

“I Need To Know” by R.LUM.R
“Human” by Daniella Mason
“Saltwater” by Jeffrey James
“Creature Comforts” by Trella
“Talk a Walk” by James Droll, Trove
“Camel Swallowed Whole” by JEFF the Brotherhood
“Sea of Red” by Frances & The Foundation – Playing The East Room on October 18
“Kaleidoscope Eyes” by Liz Cooper & The Stampede
“The Rest Is Yet To Come” by Aaron Lee Tasjan – Playing Mercy Lounge on September 6
“Don’t Let Me Die” by Reuben Bidez – Playing Mercy Lounge on August 25
“Send My Kiss” by SHEL – Playing The Back Corner on August 22
“Say Cheese” by unPopular Demand
“Honey” by Kate Kelly – Playing The 5 Spot on October 24
“Planet Red: A Re-Imagining” by Antler Hopkins

Touring artist additions

“Two Slow Dancers” by Mitski – Playing The Basement East on November 13
“Losing All Sense” by Grizzly Bear – Playing Marathon Music Works on September 8
“GotItBad” by St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Playing Basement East on September 9

Follow along so you don’t miss the best of No Country for New Nashville on our Nashville Spotify playlist!

REVIEW: Live on the Green w/ Dispatch, The Wood Brothers, Mt. Joy, and Roscoe & Etta | 8.9.18 [PHOTOS]

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w/ Dispatch, The Wood Brothers, Mt. Joy, and Roscoe & Etta
Public Square Park; Nashville, TN
August 9, 2018

Review by Philip Obenschain (@pobenschain). Photos by Brendan Donohue.

Kicking off its tenth season, the annual Live on the Green free festival series returned this week to Public Square Park, setting the bar high for yet another exciting year. With the returning talents of Dispatch, after being rained out last year, along with local favorites The Wood Brothers, buzzy rising group Mt. Joy, and newcomers Roscoe & Etta, week one, now expanded to four slots up from three, featured largely touring acts, but ones very familiar and dialed into the Music City scene, and if the packed and diverse crowds were any indication, they were a wonderful fit for an inaugural show. As it has for several years, Live on the Green will run for four Thursdays this year, ending with an epic three-day affair extending across two stages through the final Saturday and Sunday. We have performers like Jimmy Eat World, Dr. Dog, Cold War Kids, X Ambassadors, Trampled By Turtles, Matt and Kim, and Car Seat Headrest to look forward to, but, before we preview the exciting weeks ahead, take a look at our recap and photos from week one below!

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