[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Anderson East w/ Brent Cobb | Sept. 28 @ The Ryman Auditorium

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One of Nashville’s most exciting success stories of the last few years, neo-soul, Americana, and blues rock crooner Anderson East broke out in a big way with his excellent, Dave Cobb produced 2015 effort Delilah. In the three years since, East has continued to remain a prolific fixture around the Nashville scene, but has also achieved nationwide and even global notoriety, graduating to bigger tours, festival appearances, and critical and commercial success. With the recent release of his latest album, Encore, Anderson confidently continues that trajectory with another inspired effort, and has been busy with a stacked slate of tour dates in support. As we previously announced, East will headline The Ryman Auditorium for the first time this fall, Sept. 28, with support from fellow Low Country Sound artist and similarly buzzy local up and comer Brent Cobb. Tickets are on sale now and going fast, so we’d recommend grabbing them here or else risk missing out. However, if you’d rather leave it to chance, or didn’t snag your spot in time, we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one luck fan! Read all about the show and enter for a chance to win below.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Billie Eilish, Bantug, LUTHI, H.A.R.D., Erin Rae, Beach Slang, & 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

“Our Apartment” by Bantug
“Don’t Bring Me Flowers” by Elise Davis – Playing Musician’s Corner on June 1
“Gameplan” by Lackhoney
“All In” by Cherub
“Good Boys” by Josie Dunne
“Milk and Honey” by LUTHI – Playing Exit/In on May 18
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman” by Amy Darling – Playing The East Room on April 23
“Change Your Mind” by Tayls – Playing Mercy Lounge on May 18
“Hometown Hero” by H.A.R.D
“Lunch Money” by Pet Envy – Playing The Pavilion East on May 30
“Miami Baby” by Jet Black Alley Cat – Playing Mercy Lounge on July 28
“Mr. Jukebox” by Joshua Hedley – Playing Basement East on April 24
“Putting on Airs” by Erin Rae – Playing AmericanaFest 2018
“All I Want” by Vanna Moua
“Rule the World” by Zayde Wølf

Touring artist additions

“lovely” by Billie Eilish, Khalid – Playing Bonnaroo on June 8 and 9 
“BLEACH” by BROCKHAMPTON – Playing Bonnaroo on June 9
“Noisy Heaven [Quiet Slang]” by Beach Slang – Playing The High Watt on July 5
“City Looks Pretty” by Courtney Barnett – Playing Marathon Music Works on October 25

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Don’t Miss Nectar, Cash Basket, Butthole, & Pumpkinseed | TONIGHT @ The Cobra

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Originally formed as a side project for frontperson Kamila Glowacki, an outlet for songs that didn’t quite fit for the more punk-rooted bands in the Champaign-Urbana, Illinois DIY scene she was a part of, Nectar has since blossomed into a full-fledged group of its own. After a few early tapes and singles, the Illinois up and comers linked up with local tastemaking label Infinity Cat (which, alone, is all the co-sign we need to dig into a new band) to release their full-length debut, Knocking at the Door, just yesterday, on April 20. A frenetic fusion of pop punk and grunge pop, juxtaposing a sort of sad, earnest thematic focus with catchy and upbeat melodic sensibilities, the record has us hooked at first listen, and is already one of the best under of the radar efforts we’ve heard all year.

Coinciding with their LP’s release, Nectar pass through town tonight, April 21 to headline The Cobra with an absolutely stacked supporting local lineup. Indie/post-rockers Cash Basket are another great act from fast-rising DIY label The Hater’s Ball, and their latest EP A Tisket, A Tasket is by far the group’s strongest and most cohesive to date; this’ll be their first local show since its release. A fixture in the local scene for a few years now, garage punks Butthole, are insanely fun live, and flex a lot more range and sincerity than their name might imply. And with a lo-fi, experimental, garage rock sound, Cookeville’s Pumpkinseed bring even more range and dynamics to the table.

While you can also see Nectar earlier in the day at Grimey’s (read more about that here), we strongly recommend you catch this 21+ evening show to really get the full experience, and for just $7 and with a stellar sampling of local acts tapped to support, this feels like one of the most essential happenings amidst a weekend that is absolutely packed with cool shows.

Nectar, Cash Basket, Butthole, and Pumpkinseed will perform tonight, April 21 at The Cobra. The show is 21+, begins at 8 p.m., and the cover is $7 at the door.

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | April 20-22

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While Vandy’s annual festival this weekend may claim the name, it always feels like Record Store Day is an official Rite of Spring, and Nashville, being the music city that it is, puts on some serious big boy pants to blow this event out in epic style. We have a full guide of RSD happenings that you can check out here, but, if you disdain free music, beer, and killer vinyl, then you could always opt for a number of traditional shows that are worth your attention. Hate music, and are for some reason still reading this site? There’s also the Nashville Comedy Festival going on that features some of the nation’s top funny people at venues across the city. Regardless of what you do, enjoy your rite of spring.

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No Country’s Guide to Record Store Day 2018: Where to Go, Who to Watch, What to Buy

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What started as an annual celebration of all things vinyl, marked largely by niche indie releases and celebrating independent stores, has ballooned to become a cultural phenomenon, now in its eleventh year, known as Record Store Day. Set to take place this Saturday, April 21, the music lovers’ holiday not only brings a massive number of new, collectible, and limited edition releases and re-issues from artists small and large, but, also, includes tons of festivities at independent record stores across the nation. Being the music obsessed city that we are, Nashville goes all out every year, and there are so many happenings that it’s hard to keep track. That’s why we put together this annual guide, detailing all the stores, sales, performances, events, and releases you can should be privy to in order to help navigate RSD. Read on for more, and start planning your day!

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