[REMINDER] Join Us for the 6th Annual No Country Christmas Carol Show | TONIGHT @ Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge

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The holidays are in full swing, and tonight, Dec. 8 will officially get you in the spirit with our  annual Christmas Carol Show. For this, our sixth year, we move the celebration to our new home of Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Madison, to bring you a night full of Christmas and holiday tunes, along with caroling fun with more than a dozen of our favorite local artists, co-curated by our friends at PØPSQUAD.

Those of you who have joined us in the past will remember arm in arm singing, shenanigans and laughs galore, tons of booze, and some awesome takes on the holiday standards and original tunes.  This year, we can expect the same from some repeat performers like ELEL, Alanna Royale, The Beech Benders, and Hot Tub Club, and we’re also thrilled to feature some fresh blood from the likes of SHEL, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Lauren StrangeBrasko, Skyway ManWhissellMy PoliticPet EnvyTaylsLonely Benson, Spazz Cardigan, and SUP.!

Even better? This sucker is FREE! That’s right. Come one, come all (as long as you’re 21+) to this celebration of friends, the holidays, and music starting at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Dee’s!

As we do every year, we’ll get in the spirit of the holidays with a charitable drive. This year we’ll collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank, so bring unopened, nonperishable items to the show with you, and we’ll make sure they get to folks in need. Hint: the most needed items are peanut butter, canned meat (chicken or tuna), canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, and cereal.

Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for the latest updates, and check out a sampling of all the performers below (with holiday tunes from several)!

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Jimmy Eat World to Play The Ryman May 12

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Extending an extensive tour world tour in support of their excellent ninth album, last year’s Integrity Blues, famed alt rock and emo trailblazers Jimmy Eat World have finally plotted a lot overdue return to Nashville, their first stop in Music City in five years, May 12 at The Ryman Auditorium with emo revivalist stalwarts The Hotelier. While the tour announcement comes at the same time the group release a new Integrity Blues Acoustic EP, featuring stripped down cuts from last year’s LP (hear the title track below), fear not longtime fans, as it’s still the full-on, plugged in experience (though a few acoustic tunes in the mix would be a nice and likely touch).

With over 20 years of influential and beloved releases, few bands have been as important to the emo scene or have maintained as much breakout influence as Jimmy Eat World, who first rose to widespread recognition in the early ’00s (but made a big impact in the underground several years prior). The band have only played Nashville a handful of times over the years, and never at The Ryman, and with their live show sound better than ever these days, we can’t think of a more perfect spot than the Mother Church to see them in action. Tickets are available now, and they’re not likely to last.

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Dashboard Confessional to Play The Ryman May 11

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Earlier this year, now-local emo trailblazers Dashboard Confessional played a sold-out, very special five night residency at The Basement East (along with a surprise acoustic show at The Basement), featuring support from an exciting crop of up and coming local bands, the cap-off to an intimate club tour, before hitting the road for a larger summer run, which returned them to town for an Ascend Amphitheater show in August.

Since then, the reunited group have finally unveiled details for their seventh album and first in almost a decade. Dubbed Crooked Shadows, the record will drop Feb.9 on new label home Fueled By Ramen, and, of course, the band are hitting the road once more in the new year to celebrate. While the extensive club tour doesn’t hit Nashville on its first leg, a special show at The Ryman Auditorium has been tacked on for May 11, and with the inclusion of Beach Slang, it’s looking like yet another must-see outing for Dashboard fans.

Grab tickets right here, and check out new single “We Fight” below!

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Margo Price to Play The Ryman May 19 & 20 [UPDATED]

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File under: inevitable but exciting- Nashville’s own Margo Price, whose musical rise over the past couple of years has been meteoric, will headline The Ryman Auditorium for the first time ever on May 19. As we’ve covered extensively, Price broke through to national acclaim with her solo debut, the phenomenal Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, just last year, and followed it up the recent All American Made, once again through Third Man Records. Consciously exploring broader musical realms than the raucous, revivalist sound of her debut with more modern influences, and moving beyond the deeply personal and confessional themes to include broader subject matter and social commentary, All American Made is another triumph for country’s latest anti-establishment success story (and, as we know, one of the hardest working performers in Nashville for over a decade), and certainly one of the best local releases (and best releases, period), to arrive this year.

Given Margo’s unstoppable critical buzz and Nashville’s unconditional love for everything she does, we wouldn’t suggest procrastinating when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. right hereTyler Childers will support.

UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, a second show was added, on May 20. Grab tickets here.

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No Country Presents: Microwave Mountain, The Sedonas, & Telefones | Dec. 12 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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Our long-running showcase series at Acme Feed & Seed is finishing the year strong, bringing you three Tennessee bands that all pack a wallop. Best part of all, it’s 100% free as always. Our last event of 2017 will take place Tuesday, Dec. 12 and will feature garage psych rock performers Microwave Mountain, Americana rockers The Sedonas, and post punks Telefones. Things kick off at 7 p.m., so don’t be late, and read on after the break for a full preview.

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