Catch The Whigs w/ The Gills and Reality Something TONIGHT at The Basement East

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Well, we can already feel it. The intense Nashville summer heat is ever so slightly starting to die down and make way for fall. Before we know it, the leaves will be filled with a multitude of different colors, pumpkin spice will be in the air, and the fall music onslaught will officially begin here in Nashville. Kicking off the season on the east side of town tonight are three of the heaviest hitters in the local rock scene. Long standing rock titans The Whigs will be joined by two of the hottest rising acts in the local scene in The Gills and Reality Something.  They will take over The Basement East tonight starting at 9 pm (doors at 8 pm), and tickets are still available for $12.

Head below for a full preview of the evening, and grab tickets while you still can.

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The Gills Premiere “Aria,” Announce New EP

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It has been quite a year for The Gills.  After relocating to Music City from Pensacola, they started making waves in the local scene with their high energy live shows, and made a splash with their EP, 1, which dropped last year and featured gritty alt-rock stand outs like “Lemonade” and “Rubberband.”  The band recently announced a new EP, 2, which is due out on Oct. 14, and just dropped the first single, “Aria,” from that effort.  Based on our first few listens to the single, The Gills appear to be reaching back towards their pop leaning tracks off their earlier albums, but are retaining the power driven rock underbelly that has brought them so much success locally.

Have a listen to “Aria” below, and keep your ears on No Country for upcoming shows in support of the new record.

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Catch Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Gills, & Luthi @ Exit/In Tonight

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Rising Boone, NC indie rock outfit Rainbow Kitten Surprise popped onto our radar of late with their catchy hooks, rhythmic harmonies, and heartfelt lyrics.  Digging back through their catalog, starting with their 2013 debut, Seven + Mary, it’s clear to see influences ranging from Bon Iver to Kings of Leon, yet they manage to create a uniquely singular style that sets them apart from the flood of other “indie” rockers on the scene these days.  Songs like the wildly catchy “Devil Like Me” from that release put them on the map, but touring and the release of their second LP, RKS, show a continued maturity in their sound.

Rainbow Kitten Surprise are playing tonight at Exit/In along side local faves The Gills and Luthi.  A few $10 tickets still remain for the 9 p.m. show.  If you need further convincing, head below to get a taste of each of the acts performing to push you over the edge.

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[REMINDER] Catch Kansas Bible Company w/ Alanna Royale & The Gills | TONIGHT @ The Basement East

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Psych-rock collective Kansas Bible Company will be heading to The Basement East tonight to celebrate the release of their third studio album, Paper Moon. Since their humble beginnings in 2008, the group has evolve into a well-oiled machine that consistently supplies a killer mixture of retro surf rock and psychedelic riffs that explode from the stage. This time, they’re bringing along the always-soulful Alanna Royale and feisty alt-rockers The Gills, making this one show you don’t want to miss. Tickets are still available for only $10, so grab yours while you can and read on for more info on the lineup.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Kansas Bible Company w/ Alanna Royale & The Gills | June 3 @ The Basement East

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We’ve been fans of psych-rock collective Kansas Bible Company since the early days of No Country, and for good reason. Since their formation in 2008, they’ve been supplying unique and entrancing music that combines the aesthetics of surf pop with stunning horn lines and unforgettable riffs.

The group is gearing up to release their third studio album, Paper Moon, and are celebrating with a record release show at the Basement East on June 3. The show features support from two beloved local acts, the always-soulful Alanna Royale and feisty alt-rockers The Gills. Tickets are still available for only $10, but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. Read on for details and enter for your chance to win below.

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