[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Unknown Hinson w/ Olivia Jean | Dec. 31 @ Exit/In

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With New Year’s Eve right around the corner, shows and parties all vying for your attention have been announced all over town. Whether big or small, pricey or cheap, musical or non, you have your pick from countless ways to spend your final hours of 2018, but if retro cool, vintage rockabilly, humor and satire, and a macabre fixation all sound up your alley, Unknown Hinson‘s performance New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 at Exit/In with Olivia Jean promises to be a fun, incredibly entertaining, and relatively intimate option. Tickets are still available here, but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Read on for more about this super cool show, and enter for a chance to win tickets below.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] All Them Witches w/ New Madrid, Michael Parks Jr., & Oginalii | Dec. 28 & 29 @ Exit/In

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Celebrating their stellar fifth album ATW, beloved local rockers All Them Witches are helping wind down the year with not one, but two nights of shows at Exit/In. Though not New Year’s Eve happenings, the Dec. 28 & 29 outings are a solid way to spend the last weekend of 2018, and with support from New Madrid on night one, and Michael Parks Jr. and Oginalii on night two, whether you choose either show or both, you’re guaranteed an unbelievable night of tunes. Tickets for both shows are still available here (12/28) and here (12/29) while they last, but we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to both shows! Read on for more about the performers, and enter for a chance to win below.

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Local Duo Panda Park Unveil First Taste of New Music with “Panda Park” and “He Knows New York”

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Longtime friends and no strangers to musical collaboration, Amy Lynn Wright (Brineaboy) and Kevin Tetuan (Talking With Hands/Birthmarque) previously played together in local project Yumi And The System, and, earlier this year, re-teamed to unveil their latest artistic endeavor: Panda Park. Also featuring some writing contribution from their Yumi bandmate Ben Wright, Panda Park made a strong introduction with their six-song Bad Bones EP back in the sumer, showcasing an  ambient, poppy flavor of alt/indie rock that should both sound familiar to fans of the duo’s other projects, and distinct in its own right. Self-recorded and produced, and featuring mixing and mastering by Kevin Kilpatrick (and with artwork by Chelsea Velaga), the band’s initial six sultry, lo-fi tunes are merely half of the first batch songs they intend on releasing online, the rest set to arrive in January to complete the Bad Bones set.

Before the holidays and ahead of the new year, we’re incredibly excited to share two singles from Panda Park’s second batch of songs: “Panda Park” and “He Knows New York,” the former a dreamy, pop rock tune and the latter a propulsive, hypnotic slice of alt rock, both anchored by Wright’s personal and compelling lyrical prowess. A natural extension of the group’s previously released tracks (they were, apparently, recorded all together after all), both tunes together provide a great glimpse of Panda Park’s range, and leave us eagerly anticipating the rest of their record.

“Our goal is not necessarily to play out,” Wright explains, “Our goal is to release our music chemistry via online and stay behind a non-person visual recognition.” Adding that the group “Just wanted to keep the holiday season sexy and plow through songs that have meant a lot to us for various reasons. We are somewhat like chosen siblings who cowrite songs. There will always be grunge in our blood and a damn good feel in the studio as we continue to write.”

Hear “Panda Park” and “He Knows New York” below, and keep an eye out for more from Panda Park in the New Year!

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: J. Human, Blood Orange, Charlotte Sands, Xandra Lee, Erin Rae, Kelsey Kopecky, & 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

“Skin” by J. Human
“Attention” by Byron Juane, nobigdyl.
“Phantom Pain” by Charlotte Sands
“Connection” by Xandra Lee – Playing TRUE Music Room on December 27
“Sick” by Brigetta
“Merry Christmas Darling” by Erin Rae, Kate Bernhardt – Playing Basement East on February 18
“Status Update” by Kelsey Kopecky
“Quarter Life Crisis” by Judah & The Lion – Playing Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park on December 31
“One by One” by Okey Dokey – Playing Mercy Lounge on January 25
“Undertow” by Jon Reynolds & The Aches
“Losing My Mind” by Betcha
“London” by Mokita
“Thru It All” by Cherub
“Stand with Me Tonight” by C. SHIROCK
“Tipsy” by Kirsten Arian
“Indecision” by Talia Stewart – Playing Mercy Lounge on January 12

Touring artist additions

“Smoke” by Blood Orange – Playing Cannery Ballroom on February 26
“Nothing Gets Me High” by Bad Bad Hats – Playing Basement East on March 7

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