Catch Maddie Medley, Rose Hotel, HARI, & Blond Bones | TONIGHT @ The 5 Spot

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We’ve mentioned local singer Maddie Medley a handful of times in the past, who, with her 2016 lo-fi debut EP Garland, and a couple of prior promising singles, all released while still in high school, has become an increasingly more active part of the local scene, frequenting bills with indie acts, and garnering buzz for powerful voice and eclectic style.

With the recent release of her excellent, earnest new single “Coming of Age,” however, the 20-year-old alt rocker has begun to capture broader critical attention, and rightfully so. Something of a more formal and proper debut, the song- with just electric guitar and vocals- pulls from elements of art pop, anti-folk, and grunge pop, anchored by her captivating, nuanced singing style and earnest delivery.

The latest in a string of must-know Nashville solo acts, Medley possesses a wise beyond her years knack for songwriting, and an intangible and enchanting star power which makes her rise to widespread recognition feel all but inevitable. Not just one of the best songs to come out of Nashville this year, “Coming of Age” is one of our favorite tracks of 2018, period, and it should find its rightful place on your playlists immediately.

As she preps to release more new music, Maddie has been playing more and more shows around town lately, and tonight, May 10, you can catch her at The 5 Spot, on a bill curated by the fine folks at Cold Lunch. Rounding out the lineup are dreamy, Atlanta indie folk singer-songwriter Rose Hotel, local poppy, shoegazing indie rockers HARI, and breezy indie/dream pop outfit Blond Bones– a well-paired, supremely talented, buzzworthy local and regional lineup if we’ve ever seen one. Don’t snooze!

Maddie Medley, Rose Hotel, HARI, and Blond Bones will perform tonight, May 10 at The 5 Spot. The show is 21+, begins at 9 p.m., and the cover is $7.

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Big Surr Host Farewell Show | TONIGHT @ Little Harpeth w/ Couches, Hari, & Mateja


A longtime local mainstay, breezy, poppy, grungy indie rockers Big Surr sprung onto our radar with 2010 debut EP Miss You Most, and proceeded to become an indispensable part of Nashville’s DIY scene, before slowing down as frontwoman Helen Van returned to her native Ohio for grad school then briefly relocated to San Fransisco, before finally settling back in Music City in 2015. Since then, the group, boasting a revamped lineup, have once again become a fixture in the rich local indie scene, performing regularly and crafting their latest and best album, In Business, which dropped earlier this year. Conjuring vibes of Best Coast and Dum Dum Girls, albeit with a bit more bite, the band seemed destined to become a breakout success in the vein of Bully, however their trajectory has sadly been cut short, with the announcement that the group will take “an indefinite break to focus on other projects” following their farewell show tonight, Dec. 7 at Little Harpeth Brewing.

It’s always a sad day when a promising local band calls it quits, and whether you’ve been a fan for years or somehow never got around to checking them out (your loss!), we urge you to support this excellent project one last time this evening! Joining Big Surr will be San Francisco indie rockers Couches, dream pop locals Hari, and alt rockers Mateja, and despite being a brewery, this one’s 18+ (though there’s a bit of a surcharge if you’re under 21; tickets are a bargain regardless). There’s a lot going on tonight, but it’s unclear if you’ll ever have a chance to see Big Surr again, so choose wisely.

Big Surr, Couches, Hari, and Mateja will perform tonight, Dec. 7 at Little Harpeth Brewing. The show is 18+, begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are available for $5 for those 21+ and $10 for those under 21.

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] HARI Unveil Dreamy Debut EP ‘Daze in the Sun’


As with many musical projects, HARI began as a bedroom recording vehicle for Taylor Lowrance, until he recruited fellow Shy Guy alums Ben Crannell and Brennan Walsh and bassist Seth Ferguson to flesh out the new sound.  The result, that you’ll hear in their debut EP Daze in the Sun, is a shoegazey pop gem whose shimmery guitars echo of DIIV, Real Estate, and Slowdive, but with songwriting inspiration from the likes of idols Springsteen, Neil Young, and Ryan Adams.

We’re thrilled to be bringing you an exclusive premiere of Daze in the Sun below before its official release this Friday, Oct. 13.  The band are also hosting a local release show at The 5 Spot on the same day, with a stacked supporting lineup including a like-minded, garage-leaning outfit Only, rising local songwriter Mark Fredson, and Bleary (a new project featuring members of Dogtooth).  You can find out more about the event via the Facebook page.  HARI will also be back at The 5 Spot again on Sunday, Oct. 15 to perform at the benefit for local bad ass Caroline Bowman.

Stream Daze in the Sun below!

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