Catch Microwave Mountain’s Cassette Release Show w/ Gravity Thong & H.A.R.D. | TONIGHT @ The Cobra

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We gave you the heads up on this one last week, when we premiered the band’s new music video, but now the day has finally come, and Microwave Mountain are poised to celebrate the release of their cassette-only sophomore album, Sick Licks, thanks to the fine people at Cold Lunch Recordings. With help from very special guests Gravity Thong and buzzy newcomers H.A.R.D. it’s going to be possibly the best garage rock show of the weekend, and, based on how 420 friendly MM’s music video is, a wonderful place to celebrate the “holiday” with buds. The show will kick off at The Cobra around 9:30 p.m., and it will be a 21+ event, also featuring a liquid light show from Silver Cord Cinema. You can get in for $5 or $10 with a copy of the cassette, while they last, so be sure to get their on time so you don’t miss out on your chance at a copy of the album!

Birthed in the mind of Utah transplant Jamie Timm, Microwave Mountain are certainly a buzzworthy local band that should be on your radar, if they’re not already. After playing in various touring bands, Jamie decided to grow out his hair and get a fresh start here in Music City, playing the music he wanted to play. He self-recorded all of his 2015 debut under the MM moniker, entitled Shades Up, using only a two track loop pedal and two past their prime guitar amps. With some guitars, a bass, one microphone, and a room in Nashville, he created some incredible psychedelic inspired, lo-fi garage rock that had us paying very close attention immediately. Over the last two years, the “studio” project has begun to blossom into so much more. Mr. Timm began recruiting others (Pat Boyer, Jakey Barnes, Brennan Lethbridge) to help him perform his material live, and show by show, through word of mouth, their reputation has grown. Now they are happy to share with us all their highly anticipated new album, which is sure to be more of the same kick vibes we’ve come to know and love. Don’t pass on this chance to catch the avant garde of Music City’s garage rock underground.

Microwave Mountain, Gravity Thong, and H.A.R.D. will perform tonight, April 20 at The Cobra. The show is 21+, begins at 9:30 p.m. (doors at 9 p.m.), and tickets are available for $5 at the door or $10 with a cassette while they last.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Allen Stone, Lissie, Billie Eilish, HalfNoise, Diamond Carter, & 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

“Hallelujah” by Gabi DiPace
“Desperate” by REMMI – Playing The Basement on June 27
“Bones” by Meth Dad
“Not Alone” by Shmuck The Loyal
“She Said” by HalfNoise – Playing Exit/In on May 13
“Let It Go” by Lonely Benson
“Missing Me (Remix)” by 615 Exclusive
“enemies?” by nobigdyl. – Playing Basement East on June 18
“Glow” by WHATUPRG
“Myself Together” by Tuxedo Wildlife
“Get To You” by Brandy Zdan – Playing Douglas Corner Cafe on May 11
“I Believe in Too (things)” by Diamond Carter
“Electric Boogie” by Microwave Mountain – Playing The High Watt on May 19

Touring artist additions

“Brown Eyed Lover” by Allen Stone – Playing Cannery Ballroom on November 8
“Best Days” by Lissie – Playing Bonnaroo on June 7
“bitches broken hearts” by Billie Eilish – Playing Bonnaroo on June 9
“Pa’lante” by Hurray for the Riff Raff – Playing Basement East on April 26

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Microwave Mountain Unveil “Electric Boogie” Video Ahead of New Cassette Release

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Birthed in the mind of Utah transplant Jamie Timm, Microwave Mountain are certainly a buzzworthy local band that should be on your radar, if they’re not already. After playing in various touring bands, Jamie decided to grow out his hair and get a fresh start here in Music City, playing the music he wanted to play. He self-recorded all of his 2015 debut under the MM moniker, entitled Shades Up, using only a two track loop pedal and two past their prime guitar amps. With some guitars, a bass, one microphone, and a room in Nashville, he created some incredible psychedelic inspired, lo-fi garage rock that had us paying very close attention immediately. Over the last two years, the “studio” project has begun to blossom into so much more. Mr. Timm began recruiting others (Pat Boyer, Jakey Barnes, Brennan Lethbridge) to help him perform his material live, and show by show, through word of mouth, their reputation has grown to the point that we are thrilled to be helping them debut a brand new music video!

The track, “Electric Boogie,” is the perfect introduction to Microwave Mountain’s unique, blues flavored, stoner garage rock sound and, fittingly, the video reminds us of an episode of the classic MTV music video show Beavis and Butthead, with its ’90s inspired stop motion clip art. However, the added element of dank memes gives it that oh-so-right modern day spin, all courtesy of director VHS Vic. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming sophomore record, Sick Licks, set to be released on cassette via Cold Lunch Recordings next Friday (4/20, of course!). A record release show is set to take place at The Cobra on April 20 as well, with help from Gravity Thong, and H.A.R.D. Cover is only $5 or $10 with a cassette, while they last. So look for a reminder about the show next week, and be sure to click on after the jump for our exclusive premiere!

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Catch Daddy Issues, The Jag, Microwave Mountain, Reality Something, Sad Baxter, Idle Bloom,& More | TONIGHT @ Spewfest 3

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The third annual installment of local indie label Cold Lunch Recordings’ epic showcase, Spewfest 3 is so packed with amazing talent, we can hardly believe they’re all in town at the same time! As with all things associated with the tastemakers at Cold Lunch, the bands on the various bills will all be psych/garage/punk/lo-fi friendly, and this year’s event boasts two venues, three stages, and a staggering 31 performers. In addition, food will be available from Taco Terry’s Tacos and Burritos, plus liquid lights by Silver Cord Cinema and projection art by eNIMAL of The Southern Demon Herd will be displayed at some of the shows.

Speaking of shows, once you get into the nitty gritty of these various stage lineups, you’ll notice some prominent local favorites we’ve covered before, like Daddy Issues, Reality Something, Idle Bloom, Lasso Spells, Sad Baxter, The Medium, Really Nice Guys, Solar Twin, Fever Blush, Keeps, and Diamond Carter, as well was psych rock quintet The Jag, garage Americana rockers Microwave Mountain, scussy punk outfit Butthole, acid pop performers Twen, experimental post-punks Telefones, plus Leggy, Spodee Boy, Pinkest, DancersBoa, Kinhin, Supermelt, Black Moon Mother, Country Westerns, SEXX, Stuyedeyed, Lady Legs, Spirit Week, Flesh Eater, and Lacquer. For just $12, you get access to both venues and all the bands, but keep in mind that while The East Room offers entry for those of you who are 18+, the The Cobra is strictly a 21+ venue.

Music starts at The East Room around 4:15 p.m. and will be raging well into the wee hours of the morning, so pace yourselves people. For a full rundown of who is playing where and when, check out the schedule below. If all this still isn’t enough to get your juices flowing, be sure to click on after the jump to sample most of the bands goods ahead of time. This is going to be one of the best, local-centric, one-day only events of the entire year, so get out there to be part of what makes Music City so wonderfully unique; our underground DIY indie rock scene, and if you’re just getting hip to said scene, consider Spewfest 3 your baptism by fire.

Puke Stage (front room of The Cobra):

5:15pm – Lacquer
6:00pm – Spirit Week
6:45pm – Telefones
7:30pm – Lady Legs
8:15pm – Sad Baxter
9:00pm – Really Nice Guys
9:45pm – Stuyedeyed
10:30pm – SEXX
11:15pm – Country Westerns
12:00am – Microwave Mountain

Nashville Psych Alliance Stage (back room of The Cobra):

4:45pm – Black Moon Mother
5:30pm – Supermelt
6:15pm – Kinhin
7:00pm – Solar Twin
7:45pm – The Medium
8:30pm – Twen
9:15pm – Boa
10:00pm – Lasso Spells
10:45pm – Keeps
11:30pm – The Jag

Stringjoy Stage (The East Room):

4:15pm – Flesh Eater
5:00pm – Dancers
5:45pm – Diamond Carter
6:30pm – Pinkest
7:15pm – Butthole
8:00pm – Spodee Boy
8:45pm – Fever Blush
9:30pm – Leggy
10:15pm – Idle Bloom
11:00pm – Reality Something
11:45pm – Daddy Issues

Spewfest 3 will take place today, February 10 at The Cobra and The East Room. The shows are 18+ (at The East Room) and 21+ (at The Cobra). Music begins at 4:15 p.m. (doors at 4 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $12, which grants access to both venues.

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No Country Presents: Microwave Mountain, The Sedonas, & Telefones | Dec. 12 @ Acme Feed & Seed

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Our long-running showcase series at Acme Feed & Seed is finishing the year strong, bringing you three Tennessee bands that all pack a wallop. Best part of all, it’s 100% free as always. Our last event of 2017 will take place Tuesday, Dec. 12 and will feature garage psych rock performers Microwave Mountain, Americana rockers The Sedonas, and post punks Telefones. Things kick off at 7 p.m., so don’t be late, and read on after the break for a full preview.

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