New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Tank & The Bangas, Solange, Neko Case, Bren Joy, Courtney Barnett, Myzica, & 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

“Twenties” by Bren Joy – Playing Mercy Lounge on April 18
“Can’t Come Back” by Myzica
“Bite – 2.0” by Kat Saul, Prince Fox
“Til I Don’t” by Mokita
“All Fours” by Saint Pressure, Lloyd P-White
“I’m On 1” by Russ Macklin
“Up All Night” by Harrison Wheeler
“Fake Love” by Rosemary Joaquin

Touring artist additions

“Nice Things” by Tank and the Bangas – Playing Cannery Ballroom on April 20
“Almeda” by Solange – Playing Bonnaroo on June 13
“Bad Luck” by Neko Case – Playing Marathon Music Works on April 24
“Everybody Hates You Here” by Courtney Barnett – Playing Bonnaroo on June 13
“More of the Same” by Caroline Rose – Playing Basement East on April 24
“Party for One” by Carly Rae Jepsen – Playing Ryman Auditorium on July 7

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

[REMINDER] Catch Death Cab For Cutie w/ My Brightest Diamond | April 15 & 16 @ The Ryman

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Out in support of last year’s ninth album, Thank You for Today, their first truly new effort since the departure of longtime guitarist and producer Chris Walla, and first since welcoming two new members to their roster, seminal Pacific Northwest indie rockers Death Cab For Cutie are slated to return to The Ryman Auditorium for two nights of performances tonight (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday), April 15 and 16, along with underground indie/art pop staple My Brightest Diamond. We loved Death Cab’s Ryman outing last time around, and with an inspired new LP in tow, we’re incredibly excited to welcome the group back once more. Tickets to both performances are still available here (4/15) and here (4/16), and we’d encourage you to snag them quick, then read on for more about the show!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Omar Apollo w/ ROLE MODEL | April 23 @ Exit/In

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Young, LA based, internet-bred, bilingual, bedroom pop and alt r&b breakout Omar Apollo only got his start in music a few years ago, but, already, is a buzzworthy name in the contemporary indie pop scene, earning critical acclaim for his 2018 debut EP Stereo, and this year’s brilliant followup, Friends. Set to make his Music City debut April 23 at Exit/In, Omar is one of those artists with an earnest, intangible, and thoroughly modern sensibility that seems destined to be a huge, breakout performer, and much of the same can be said of likeminded, on the rise opener ROLE MODEL. Tickets for this need-to-know lineup are on sale here while they last, but we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Read on for more abbot the show, and enter for a chance to win below.

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No Country’s Guide to Record Store Day 2019: 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 twelfth year, known as Record Store Day. Set to take place this Saturday, April 13, 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.

This year is a bit of a bittersweet one, as there’s a noticeable drop in local record store options for the first time in recent memory. Riverside Village (and then downtown) institution Fond Object went from two locations to none, the somewhat under the radar Vinyl Bunker closed its storefront, and Atomic Nashville (which didn’t stock RSD releases, but still got in on the action with sales and performances) also shuttered after a brief move to Five Points. Even Grimey’s, arguably the most famous record shop in town, was forced to relocate to its new east side home, all serving as a sobering reminder than even in a music loving city, at a time when vinyl is seeing a massive resurgence, local record stores are still a small business, and in town becoming increasingly more expensive to navigate, it’s more important than ever to support them as much as you can. Read on for the full Record Store Day rundown, and start planning your day!

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