Don’t Miss Potty Mouth w/ Sad Baxter & Tetchy | TONIGHT @ Drkmttr

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After wowing us in recent years rolling through town with groups like Skating Polly and Beach Slang (and set to return this fall in support of breakout indie punks PUP), LA poppy punk outfit Potty Mouth are finally set to play a proper headlining Nashville show, returning tonight, July 11 to perform at Drkmttr, in support of their incredible new full-length, Snafu, along with local faves Sad Baxter and Brooklyn’s Tetchy!

After exploding onto the scene with excellent 2013 debut Hell Bent, Potty Mouth, who originally formed in Massachusetts, further churned out critical praise and a respectable following for their self-titled 2015 EP, their first release with their current three-piece incarnation. Fusing an affinity for a grungy, ’90s alt rock and riot grrrl sound with more contemporary indie punk and pop punk, the band balance pop accessible hooks with rock bite, which has landed them on the road with groups as diverse as CHVRCHES and Against Me!, and festival like Riot Fest. They’ve put on a hell of a fun live show show each time we’ve had the chance to see them, and with their best album yet in tow, there’s never been a better time to see Potty Mouth live!

As regular readers know, 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 honing their fun, engaging live show, and crafting one of our favorite records of last year with their fantastic followup EP, So Happy. A couple of recent singles indicate exciting things to come, and this paring with Potty Mouth feels like an especially fitting one.

And finally, Brooklyn based outfit Tetchy seem to be the newest group of the bunch, having only just released their first single, “Fascist,” last week. With grungy, punk spirt and poppy undertones, propelled by the ferocity of singer Maggie Denning, they sound right at home on this bill. We always love discovering new groups and supporting small touring bands, and encourage you to show up early and do the same! Respect the space (the usual reminder: Nashville is exceedingly fortunate to have a venue like Drkmttr), and get tickets here or at the door!

Potty Mouth, Sad Baxter, and Tetchy will perform tonight, July 11 at Drkmttr. The show is all ages, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $8 in advance or $10 at the door.

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See Thou, Soul Glo, Slingshot Dakota, Heavy User, & More | June 27-29 @ Nameless Fest V

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After springing out of the city’s underground house scene several years ago, and growing to include more formal spaces like The East Room and The End, DIY punk festival Nameless Fest, now in its fifth year, returns this week from Thursday, June 27 to Saturday, June 29, set to return to its one-time partial home of premiere all ages, DIY space Drkmttr (which relocated to a more formal spot on the east side earlier this year), with a day show also slated to take place this year at Grimey’s.

Boasting the usual mixture of punk, hardcore, indie, and beyond, with a healthy mix of local, regional, and national talent, the Thursday and Friday evening shows will both run $10 at the door, while Saturday’s closing slate is $15, and the Grimey’s day show is free, with each and every show open to all ages, and $30 weekend passes available for those who want to make the most of the fest.

Thursday’s lineup is more indie and grunge rooted, plus a touch of metal, with Pennsylvania’s Slingshot Dakota and Rick Maguire from Boston’s Pile, joined by locals Sad BaxterTom Violence, and Iven. Friday night skews much more hardcore punk, with Pennsylvania’s SOUL GLO and Alabama’s Black Hole Kids, joined by locals Act of ImpalementWaxedThirdface, and Anti-Human. Saturday’s free day show goes back to more punk, grunge, and indie with locals Shell of a Shell and Sallow, along with Illinois up and comers Nectar and Alabama’s Bulging. Then Saturday night ends with an eclectic mix of metal, hardcore, and hip hop, with Louisiana’s Thou, Alabama’s Heavy User, and locals Moru and Kent Osborne. Preview all of the performers below!

Namless Fest V will run Thursday, June 27, Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, with evening shows at Drkmttr, plus a Saturday day show at Grimey’s. The Grimey’s show is free, Thursday and Friday nights are $10 each at the door, and Saturday night is $15 a the door, with weekend passes available for $30. Every show is all ages. Night one appears to kick off at  5 p.m., but we advise you check the event’s Facebook page for updated times, as well as details on a Saturday night after-party.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Betcha, Sad Baxter, Josie Dunne, Daniella Mason, Smino, Bea Miller, Ruby Boots, & 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

“Lucy Lucy” by Betcha
“Pressure” by *repeat repeat – Playing 3rd and Lindsley on June 2
“Nothing” by Sad Baxter – Playing Drkmttr on July 11
“For Life (Take You out, Treat You Right” by Stephen Day – Playing Exit/In on April 29
“Same” by Josie Dunne
“Get Me Out of My Head” by Daniella Mason
“Ångström” by REMMI
“Autopilot” by Ashley Leone
“What This Feels Like” by Claire Maisto
“Only Everything” by Quinn Lewis
“Don’t Talk About It” by Ruby Boots – Playing The High Watt on May 2
“Awkward Phase” by Indianola – Playing The High Watt on May 2
“Under My Door” by Patrick Damphier
“Nothing Left” by Luisa Lopez – Playing The Basement on June 2

Touring artist additions

“KLINK” by Smino – Playing Cannery Ballroom on May 2
“Let Go” by Beau Young Prince – Playing Exit/In on June 10
“Tip Top” by Pap Chanel – Playing The Ring at 2525 Heiman St. on May 25
“it’s not u it’s me ft. 6LACK” by Bea Miller – Playing Mercy Lounge on
“Tough Enough” by Ex Hex – Playing Exit/In on May 3

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

[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Sad Baxter Navigate Anxiety with New Single “Nothing”

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Last month, local grunge pop duo Sad Baxter returned with their first taste of new music since last year, an earnest tune called “The Atmos,” which pondered the untenable distance of a crumbled relationship, and gave us our introductory glimpse at the band’s in-the-works followup to their breakout 2018 EP So Happy. Today, we’re incredibly excited to premiere another new single from Sad Baxter: a hypnotic, self-reflective, and confessional song called  “Nothing”.

Another incredibly personal and melancholy tune, this time about navigating anxiety and its personal effects, guitarist/vocalist Deezy Violet explains that “‘Nothing’ is a song about anxiety– I wrote it before I really even knew that word applied to me. To me, this song was about a voice in the back of my head that would go from quietly suggesting little unpleasant thoughts to feeling like it was screaming the worst possible scenarios at me. The last line of the song, ‘nothing’s got a hold on me’ is… a joke–it’s the idea that you can say ‘nothing is really wrong,’ all while knowing that hopeless thoughts about nothingness and pointlessness are always going to be looming over you.”

Adding more personal context, Deezy tells us “When I wrote this song, I’d be out with friends and suddenly feel like I had no business having left my house, so I’d panic and try to figure out how to slip away and go home unnoticed. I’d be stuck at home, trying to reason with myself why I deserved better thoughts than what I had floating around in my mind. It’s kind of scary to realize you have something gnawing at you, always forcing you to think bad thoughts–about yourself, about what could happen to you, about…everything. Every day you have to go about your regular business, and people have no idea there is this crazy inner battle happening. Hence people always saying things like, ‘Why ‘SadBaxter?’ or ‘For a band with ‘Sad‘ in the name, you seem anything but!'”

Since first hooking us with their 2016 debut, Weirdy, Sad Baxter have never been shy about juxtaposing personal, raw, sad, honest, and sometimes sarcastic themes with more upbeat, grungy, pop accessible, singalong worthy hooks, and judging by their latest tracks, easily the band’s strongest to date, that sad/happy vibe continues on with their next record. Stream “Nothing” below right now, then catch Sad Baxter live July 11, when they return to Drkmttr for a performance with LA’s Potty Mouth (tickets here)!

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Twen, Sad Baxter, Daniella Mason, Quinn Lewis, morgxn, & 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

“Waste” by Twen
“The Atmos” by Sad Baxter – Playing Drkmttr on April 24
“Modern Chemistry” by Okey Dokey, Liz Cooper & The Stampede
“Deepest of Wells” by Daniella Mason
“Pushing All My Friends Away” by Quinn Lewis
“Mess” by Elle Azar
“Sleepwalkin” by LUTHI
“Twenty Something” by Nightly
“Love Is on a Roll” by Sam Outlaw
“Off at 11” by J.D. Simo
“Unanswered Questions” by Case Arnold, Gracen Hill
“Moody” by Savannah Sgro
“Movies at Night” by James Droll
“All I Wanna Do” by SVRCINA
“Mosaic” by Lo
“Damages” by Levi Ray, Ryan Prewett
“Deja Vu” by Brit Daniels

Touring artist additions

“bad guy” by Billie Eilish – Playing Ascend Amphitheater on June 21
“Holy Water” by morgxn – Playing Cannery Ballroom on May 17

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