New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Knox Hamilton, The Weeks, HalfNoise, Blank Range, & 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:

“Running Away” by Jeffrey James – Playing The Back Corner on April 14
“Someday” by HalfNoise – Playing Lucky Bamboo on April 8
“Bottle Rocket” by The Weeks – Playing Cannery Ballroom on April 22
“Circumstances” by Blank Range – Playing The High Watt on April 26
“Make It Work” by NAWAS
“Surrender to the Night” by PONCÉ – Playing The High Watt on April 22
“Starts with a Seed” by Jilian Linklater

Touring artist additions:

“Washed Up Together” by Knox Hamilton – Playing Exit/In on May 7
“Kaleidoscope” by Fenech-Soler – Playing Exit/In on May 7
“You Were Right” by RÜFÜS DU SOL – Playing Cannery Ballroom on May 17
“The World’s Best American Band” by White Reaper – Playing Basement East on May 12
“beauty / bends:” by Handsome Ghost – Playing The High Watt on May 5
“An Answer for Everything” by Tim Kasher – Playing The High Watt on May 27

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

Thelma and the Sleaze, Boyscott, Cold Creeks, & Butthole Host a Benefit for Planned Parenthood | TONIGHT @ Exit/In

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We’ve been raving about the wacky, trashy antics and immensely fun and kickass live performance of local grungy, alt rock outfit Thelma and the Sleaze for years, so anytime they headline a show, whether it’s somewhere you never expected to see a band like a McDonald’s or laundromat, or somewhere more conventional like their performance tonight, March 25 at Exit/In, we’ll always recommend them. Tonight’s extra special though, and not just for the added allure of the strong local lineup- Jersey transplants and breezy indie rockers Boyscott, bluesy indie group Cold Creeks, and grungy indie punks Butthole– the show also doubles as a benefit for Planned Parenthood, an important organization that seems to be unfairly under fire at increasing frequency these days.

While the misconception (or conservative smear campaign) used to vilify Planned Parenthood is that it’s effectively just an abortion clinic (PP does provide abortions, but that accounts for only a small fraction of their services, and is never funded by federal tax dollars, as that would be illegal – ironic, since that’s the motivating issue used to push to defund the organization), the truth is Planned Parenthood provides essential health and screening services, education, treatment, contraception, counseling, and more to women, and is an invaluable resource for sexual and reproductive health, and pregnancy prevention. If you’re looking for a way to give to the organization, simply buying a ticket for tonight will go to their benefit, plus you get to see four amazing bands, and if you want to give even more, Planned Parenthood will be on site accepting donations, handing out condoms, and more. Great music for a great cause; doesn’t get much better than that!

Thelma and the Sleaze, Boyscott, Cold Creeks, and Butthole will perform tonight, March 25 at Exit/It. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $12, with proceeds going to benefit Planned Parenthood.

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[REMINDER] Catch Cherry Glazerr w/ Ian Sweet & Lala Lala | TONIGHT @ The High Watt

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Three exciting, rising garage, grunge, punk, and pop influenced acts, LA’s Cherry Glazerr, New York’s Ian Sweet, and Chicago’s Lala Lala are coming to The High Watt tonightMarch 24, and with new albums out from every single band, it’s incredible time to see them live. All fronted by (or made up of) women (not that that defines them, but is nonetheless rad), these buzzworthy bands are well on their way to achieving broad, breakout success, and if you’re a fan of the lo-fi, grunge pop wave of influence sweeping the indie scene, they’ll be right up your alley. Tickets are still available right here, but they’re likely to go fast, so grab your spot and read on for more about the lineup!

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | March 24-26

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As with the past several weeks, some of the most interesting shows in town this weekend seem to be small, local, and DIY, bringing together local and national acts for some very cool and under the radar events. Whether you’re on a budget, looking for something new, or you’re already dialed in and ready to catch a tiny show, there’s something cool happening every single night, from backyard release shows to post-punk in pizza parlors to in-store events to east side indie rock. The small shows aren’t hogging all of our attention though; this busy weekend also includes a stacked Planned Parenthood benefit, the son of a Beatle, a musical documentary screening, several buzzy touring bands, free r&b, a legendary rocker, and much more, plus stuff we didn’t even mention, like the phenomenally curated and long sold out nearby weekend-long taping for season 7 of Bluegrass Underground, and the Saturday soft opening of Fond Object’s new downtown store! Start planning your weekend of music below with This Weekend in Nashville!

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No Country Presents: Charlie Abbott & Mike Ferrera | Tuesday, March 28 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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We are powering into Spring with the 2017 season of our long-running showcase series at Acme Feed & Seed, settling into a new format that includes rotating DJ sets ahead of largely two-band bills going forward. Our next show will take place Tuesday, March 28, and it will feature indie rocker Charlie Abbott in the headlining spot, along with reggae rocker Mike Ferrera, plus DJ Preston holding down the booth when things kick off at 7 p.m. Read on for a full preview, and we hope to see you at the show.

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