[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Bully w/ Adia Victoria & Western Medication | Dec. 14 @ 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 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 here (12/14), here (12/15), and here (12/16), but we don’t expect them to last, so snag yours for one or more nights, to help kickstart a new chapter for one of the city’s best bands!

In honor of Bully’s return, we’re also excited to announce that we’re giving away a pair of tickets to night one, Dec. 14, and our lucky winner will also receive an autographed test pressing of Losing on vinyl! Read on for more about the show, and enter for a chance to win below!

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Sad Baxter Celebrate New 7-inch w/ Reality Something, Big Surr, & TWEN | TONIGHT @ Little Harpeth


Since they debuted their self-titled EP in early 2015, we’ve been big fans of local sludgy, grunge pop duo Sad Baxter. From the very first listen, it was obvious they had huge potential, and their fresh but familiar sound is extremely complementary to the ever expanding Nashville underground rock scene. We weren’t the only ones to take notice. Local tastemaking label Cold Lunch Recordings backed their 2016 full-length debut, Weirdy, which they supported with frenetic touring and blow out after blow out local performances. After a summer cross-country run with yet another local buzzworthy indie rock band, The By Gods, SB have been recording some new material, which officially arrived yesterday. This latest 7-inch offering, also with Cold Lunch, features a stellar track they released through NPR entitled “Baby” as the A-side, and the unreleased “Sliver” (an original, not a Nirvana cover) as the B-side.

To celebrate this monumental occasion, the duo will be headlining a very special 21+ record release gig tonight, Nov. 18 at Little Harpeth Brewing, with help from likeminded grunge pop outfit Reality Something, fuzzy garage rockers Big Surr, and acid pop performers TWEN. Music starts at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and you got all this resident talent for just $7 at the door. Copies of the 7-inch were planned to be available as well, but unfortunately faced a problem, so the band will have cassettes instead, and will deliver the vinyl as soon as it’s in, if you want to opt for a $12 admission option that includes the record (it’s also streaming and available to buy online now too). So enjoy some local tunes over some local brews, and get a great sampling of some of the city’s best indie rock!

Sad Baxter, Reality Something, Big Surr, and TWEN will perform tonight, Nov. 18 at Little Harpeth Brewing. The show is 21+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7), and tickets are available to purchase at the door for $7 or $12 with a 7″ included (while supplies last).

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Walk The Moon, St. Vincent, Sad Baxter, Arlie, Sinclair, & 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

“Didya Think” by Arlie
“Baby” by Sad Baxter – Playing Mercy Lounge on December 16
“Identity” by Trevor James Tillery
“Lifted” by Mindy White
“Obsession” by Sinclair
“Live Where You Do” by Jeff Carl
“Steady” by SVRCINA
“Me and the Devil” by Adia Victoria – Playing Mercy Lounge on December 14
“Running Through My Mind” by Jacob Thomas Jr. – Playing 822 South on November 17
“I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” by Lonely Benson

Touring artist additions

“Surrender” by Walk The Moon – Playing Ryman Auditorium on January 28
“Pills” by St. Vincent – Playing Ryman Auditorium on November 22
“Rainmaker” by Sleigh Bells – Playing Basement East on on February 1
“Rorschach” by Typhoon – Playing Exit/In on February 3
“Phase Me Out” by Verité – Playing Mercy Lounge on April 12

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Hear Sad Baxter’s “Baby” Ahead of 7-inch Release | See Them Nov. 18 @ Little Harpeth


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, Weirdly, arrived last year, and since then the group have only managed to generate more and more buzz, touring the country and honing their fun, engaging live show.

Sad Baxter are gearing up to release a new 7-inch Nov. 17 through Cold Lunch, and the fine folks at NPR recently premiered the A-side, “Baby,” a nostalgic, melodic, and earnest cut that ranks among the band’s best. The 7-inch is available for pre-order now (also featuring as yet unreleased B-side “Sliver”), but we’d recommend picking up a copy in person, when Sad Baxter host a hometown release show Nov. 18 at Little Harpeth, featuring support from Reality Something, Big Surr, and Twen! Find details here and listen to “Baby” at the link below.

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[REMINDER] Catch Widowspeak w/ Clearance & Sad Baxter | TONIGHT @ The High Watt


Returning to Nashville for the first time in a couple of years, in support of their excellent recent fourth LP, Expect the Best, New York/Washington indie rockers Widowspeak are slated to headline The High Watt tonight, Oct. 6, with support from Chicago garage rock up and comers Clearance and local favorites Sad Baxter. A stacked and diverse sampling of three exciting and eclectic rising bands, this is without a doubt one of the coolest club shows of the fall, and tickets are still available to purchase right here. Read more about the lineup!

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