[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Basement & Nothing w/ Gouge Away | TONIGHT @ Exit/In

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In a truly inspired tour pairing, two of the indie punk, alt rock, and post-hardcore scene’s most eclectic and critically beloved breakout acts, both of which bear a strong sonic influence from the ’90s, and find an incredible balance between raw and heavy intensity and melodic resonance, England’s Basement and Philadelphia’s Nothing, are set to bring their co-headlining tour to Exit/In tonight, May 22. Both bands released excellent new albums last year, and, while similar in many respects, both land in particularly distinct and constantly evolving musical territory. Fans of shoegaze, noise rock, indie, punk, and hardcore will want to make this show, which also includes buzzy Florida punk and hardcore up and comers Gouge Away, a priority, and tickets are still available right here while they last! Read on for more about the show.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] David Ramirez Plays ‘American Soil’ + ‘Strangetown’ | May 29 @ The High Watt

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Set to play his entire musical catalog, four full-lengths and two EPs spanning a decade, in chronological order in pairs over a period of three nights, beloved Texas based Americana singer-songwriter David Ramirez will host his special trio of intimate shows May 29, 30, & 31 at The High Watt, performing American Soil and Strangetown the first evening, Apologies and The Rooster night two, and Fables and We’re Not Going Anywhere the final evening. What’s sure to be a true treat for longtime fans (or fans of a particular period of his work), and a great crash course for newcomers, tickets to all three shows are still available while they last here (5/29), here (5/30), and here (5/31). And, while we’d encourage you to snag them quick, especially if there’s a certain set of records you favor, we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to night one, May 29, to see Ramirez tackle American Soil and Strangetown. Read on for more about the show, and enter for a chance to win below!

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REVIEW: The 1975 w/ Pale Waves & No Rome | 5.15.19 at Ascend Amphitheater [PHOTOS]

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The 1975
w/ Pale Waves, No Rome

Ascend Amphitheater; Nashville, TN
May 15, 2019

Review by Philip Obenschain (@pobenschain). Photos by Andrew Ha.

It’s hard to imagine now, but when genre-bending British indie pop outfit The 1975 first played Nashville, in May of 2014, they were still a relatively niche, on-the-rise band, having only released their eponymous debut album a few months prior, and coming off of a couple years of building a cult following with a series of great early EPs. Initially scheduled for Exit/In (how cool would that have been?), the group were bumped up to Marathon Music Works thanks to their mounting hype, but still managed to stop by Grimey’s earlier in the day for a backyard performance. It was clear even then that the band, who’ve been playing together since their teens in the early ’00s under various names and incarnations, were destined for massive stardom, and by the time they returned to town in the fall of 2016, in support of that year’s radio friendly and dance pop infused sophomore LP I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, selling out Municipal Auditorium, their magnetic appeal and meteoric rise was on full display.

For their third time in Nashville, in support of last year’s A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, and ahead of a forthcoming companion effort Notes on a Conditional Form, which, fitting, took place exactly five years to the day from their May 15 Music City debut in ’14, The 1975 returned as gargantuan an undeniable stars; somehow both beloved by a massive and fervent fanbase and a staple of alternative radio, and yet still seemingly underrated in the cultural conversation, an increasingly rare and earnest guitar band with pop leanings at odds with the direction of popular music in 2019. Selling out Ascend Amphitheater (we suspect they could’ve packed a much larger venue with ease), and with support from likeminded acts Pale Waves and No Rome, The 1975’s return was every bit the powerful, emotional, and triumphant affair we expected, impressively elevated beyond any show we’ve seen them play before, and, certainly a contender for one of the best we’ll see in town all year. Read on for our full review, and check out a full gallery of photos from the group’s transcendent Nashville return!

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: The National, The Black Keys, K. Flay, Okey Dokey, Michael McQuaid, Jade Million, & 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

“Go” by The Black Keys – Playing Brigestone Arena on October 1
“Thick and Thin” by Okey Dokey
“ALONE LONELY” by Michael McQuaid
“Pushin Back” by Tony Esterly, Vo Williams
“Fly Away” by Julia Kahn
“Come Thru” by LUKR
“Escalators” by Jade Million
“Bump It” by REMMI, NVDES
“Dreaming” by Kelsey Abbott
“Still My Girl” by Evan Ward
“Safe by Myself” by American Roommates, Lacquer
“Do Nothin'” by Kyshona Armstrong
“Sailing” by Casters, Eve Maret

Touring artist additions

“Light Years” by The National – Playing Bonnaroo on June 13
“This Baby Don’t Cry” by K. Flay – Playing Marathon Music Works on October 2
“Hands Down” by The Greeting Committee – Playing The High Watt on June 13
“Watching from a Distance” by David Ramirez – Playing The High Watt on May 29, 30, 31

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