New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Liz Phair, Spazz Cardigan, Rashad Tha Poet, Leah Blevins, The New Respects, & More


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

“Love Yew (615 Sessions)” by Sad Baxter
“Medicine” by Spazz Cardigan – Playing Analog at Hutton Hotel on June 28
“Do U See Me” by Bantug
“Get Paid” by Nikki’s Wives – Playing The High Watt on July 26
“If You Could Feel My Love” by VEAUX
“Run Your Own Way” by Smart Objects
“Deep Down Below” by Andreas Moss, Yachtmoney
“Jack and Ginger” by Rashad Tha Poet – Playing The High Watt on July 31
“5 Shots” by Alocodaman
“Wesside” by WHATUPRG – Playing Basement East on June 18
“Justify (I hope ur f**ked up)” by Sarah Zanotti
“Married Young” by Elise Davis – Playing Musician’s Corner on June 1
“Hardened Company” by Leah Blevins – Playing The High Watt on August 17
“Freedom” by The New Respects

Touring artist additions

“Fuck and Run” by Liz Phair – Playing Exit/In on October 1
“Hollywood Factory” by Skating Polly – Playing The High Watt on June 5

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Watch Sad Baxter Perform “Love Yew,” Cover Nirvana’s “On a Plain” for 615 Sessions


We’ve been obsessing over local duo Sad Baxter for years now, who, with their grungy riffs, pop accessibility, and personal and melancholy themes craft typically sad, sarcastic songs which are delightfully juxtaposed with singalong worthy hooks, making them an essential rising act in Nashville’s flourishing underground rock scene. Their debut LP, Weirdy, arrived in 2016, and since then the group have only managed to generate more and more buzz, touring the country and honing their fun, engaging live show.

Following a handful of singles released over the last year, the band, made up of Deezy Violet and Alex Mojaverian, are prepping to debut a highly-anticipated new EP, So Happy, July 20 through Cold Lunch Recordings. In support, Sad Baxter recently took part in a brand new live video and recording series, 615 Sessions, hosted by local indie distribution company MGM (Metropolitan Groove Merchants) and tracked at Prime Recording.

The 615 Sessions series will feature both local and touring artists, performing one of their own songs as well as a cover of another artist’s track they love, released both in video and audio format. For Sad Baxter’s installment, they opted to play “Love Yew,” the lead single from their upcoming release, which has been attracting positive attention throughout the blogosphere since dropping earlier this month, and to tackle Nirvana classic “On a Plain,” which perfectly conforms to their own grunge pop and alternative sensibilities.

We’re thrilled to premiere both videos from the session for you below! The audio versions are live as well, here and here, and you can subscribe on YouTube to keep up with future sessions. And, of course, look out for more new music from Sad Baxter, leading up to So Happy‘s release this summer!

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Childish Gambino, Speedy Ortiz, Sad Baxter, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, & More


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

“Local Satisfaction” by Mike Floss
“Easy Little Tiger” by Saint Pressure
“Love Yew” by Sad Baxter
“That’s When I Knew” by Kirsten Arian
“On the Line” by Volunteer
“Stranger” by LUTHI – Playing Exit/In on May 11
“Round & Round” by Soft Bodies
“Shapes” by Bantug
“Good With It” by REMMI – Playing The Basement on June 27
“Modern Lover” by Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes
“Give Me A Sign (Live In Nashville)” by Tyler Boone

Touring artist additions

“This Is America” by Childish Gambino – Playing Bridgestone Arena on October 12
“You Hate The Title” by Speedy Ortiz – Playing The High Watt on May 10
“Heat Wave” by Snail Mail – Playing The High Watt on July 8 
“Short Court Style” by Natalie Prass – Playing Mercy Lounge on October 18
“Look at Your Hands” by Tune-Yards –Playing Exit/In on May 18

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


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.


[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Bully’s Hometown Residency! | Dec. 14-16 @ Mercy Lounge


On the heels of the release of their highly-anticipated and unsurprisingly stellar sophomore LP, Losing, breakout local grunge pop group Bully are gearing up to celebrate with not one, not two, but three nights of homecoming shows at Mercy LoungeDec. 14 with Adia Victoria and Western MedicationDec. 15 with Daddy Issues and Butthole, and Dec. 16 with Pujol and Sad Baxter. Though they’ve remained active, appearing at Live on the Green and a plethora of major regional fests over the last year, these shows will be Bully’s first formal, hometown headlining dates in nearly two years (22 months to be exact), making them, perhaps, December’s most essential happening. Tickets are still available for Thursday (here), and Saturday (here), but Friday is sold out and we don’t expect the others to be far behind, so snag yours for one or more nights, to help kickstart a new chapter for one of the city’s best bands, and read on for more below!

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