No Country Presents: Dylan McDonald & the Avians, The Rooks, & Jeff Carl | Tuesday, July 25 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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The summer is powering on, and our long-running showcase series at Acme Feed & Seed is still going strong. We’re switching back to a three band format for the time being, so get ready to be wow’ed by three hours worth of free live music! Our next, packed out gig will take place Tuesday, July 25 and the bill will feature returning eclectic rock collective Dylan McDonald & the Avians, NYC based indie soul performers The Rooks, and alt-pop singer-songwriter Jeff Carl. 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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LCD Soundsystem to Play Municipal Auditorium Oct. 20

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Just days after wowing us in Louisville at Forecastle Fest (and a year after an epic comeback at Bonnaroo), beloved Brooklyn dance punk outfit LCD Soundsystem have expanded their fall U.S. tour to include an Oct. 20 stop at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium, their first time ever properly playing Music City.

The legendary band, led by scene veteran James Murphy, formed 15 years ago, only to disband in 2011 after crafting three unparalleled LPs. After months of speculation, they announced their return in early 2016 (a decision apparently influenced by Murphy’s time spent working with the late David Bowie), and are on track to release a highly-anticipated fourth album, American Dream, on Sept. 1.

Tickets for the group’s Nashville debut go on sale this Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m. CDT right here, and you can currently sign up through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program for a chance at special pre-sale access on Thursday.

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Blank Range Premiere “Opening Band” Ahead of Debut LP

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Local scene stalwarts Blank Range have been blog faves since they first formed in 2012.  Five years and two EPs later, the road-tested band are finally gearing up to release their debut full-length, Marooned With The Treasure, via Sturdy Girl Records on Aug. 25.  The band just debuted the record’s first single, “Opening Band,” which features a laid back vibe and textured alt-country twang, and showcases some touches of producer Brad Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger) that has us excited to hear more from the talented four piece.

Head below to get a taste, and mark your calendar for upcoming Nashville shows.  The band will be supporting of the release with a number of local performances, including free sets at Musicians Corner on Aug. 19 and Grimey’s on Aug. 22, and will follow that up as a featured artist at this September’s AmericanaFest.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: LCD Soundsystem, R.LUM.R, Blank Range, Noah Gundersen, & 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

“Woman” by Kesha
“Close Enough” by R.LUM.R – Playing Mercy Lounge on August 23
“In The Summer Light” by Trenton
“Miss Prince” by Republican Hair
“Brave” by Zayde Wølf
“Opening Band” by Blank Range – Playing Musicians Corner on August 19
“With Nothing But Our Last Words” by Sun Seeker
“Ballad Unknown” by Boy Bjorn

Touring artist additions

“call the police” by LCD Soundsystem – Playing Nashville Municipal Auditorium on October 20
“Flow With It (You Got Me Feeling Like)” by St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Playing Live on The Green on August 10
“The Sound” by Noah Gundersen – Playing Cannery Ballroom on October 26

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

RLUMR Releases Single “Close Enough” Ahead of Upcoming EP ‘AFTERIMAGE’

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We’ve been following Nashville based R&B/pop artist R.LUM.R since buzzy track “Be Honest” grabbed our attention back in 2015. The incredibly talented singer/songwriter/producer keeps blowing things through the roof with new music and sold out shows, and he keeps up the trend with latest single “Close Enough.” It’s a vibrant and self-aware jam that features R.LUM.R’s signature versatile vocals and gorgeous production.

“Sometimes we want something to work so badly that we’re willing to go looking for any one ray of light that’ll hopefully dispel the overwhelming shadows in a relationship. You get to the point where you try to focus so much on that light, that it blinds you, and you disregard all the darkness around you that’s doing the same. It’s about someone realizing that denial, and is trying their best to work through that cognitive dissonance, between what they feel and what they think needs to happen,” R.LUM.R says. “I’m hoping to highlight that mental state on ‘Close Enough,’ so that you don’t ever have to put yourself through it.”

R.LUM.R is in the midst of a breakout year, with festival appearances and an upcoming live date at Mercy Lounge on Aug. 23 (tickets here). His EP, AFTERIMAGE, is set for an Aug. 11 release. Listen to “Close Enough” and stay tuned for more to come from R.LUM.R!

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