[REMINDER] Catch The Pink Spiders w/ Sexx & Smart Objects | TONIGHT @ The High Watt

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One of the original, breakout rock acts of Nashville’s early ’00s scene, before the city’s current boom in population and broader genre interest, garage rock and power pop trio The Pink Spiders saw a spectacular rise and untimely fall, at one point to positioned to the the next big thing. After almost a decade of relative dormancy, the band sprung back to life in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their best-known LP, Teenage Graffiti, in 2016, prompting a full-on return which resulted in last year’s ambitious, inspired, and mature comeback album, Mutations. Moving beyond nostalgia with an eye on the future, the Spiders have stayed steadily active in recent years, and are set to play their latest hometown show tonight, July 29, headlining The High Watt with local party punks Sexx and buzzy indie rockers Smart Objects. For a quality sampling of the best of the local rock scene, this lineup is tough to beat, and tickets are still available right here! Read on for more about the show.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] The Pink Spiders w/ Sexx & Smart Objects | July 29 @ The High Watt

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One of the original, breakout rock acts of Nashville’s early ’00s scene, before the city’s current boom in population and broader genre interest, garage rock and power pop trio The Pink Spiders saw a spectacular rise and untimely fall, at one point to positioned to the the next big thing. After almost a decade of relative dormancy, the band sprung back to life in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their best-known LP, Teenage Graffiti, in 2016, prompting a full-on return which resulted in last year’s ambitious, inspired, and mature comeback album, Mutations. Moving beyond nostalgia with an eye on the future, the Spiders have stayed steadily active in recent years, and are set to play their latest hometown show July 29, headlining The High Watt with local party punks Sexx and buzzy indie rockers Smart Objects. For a quality sampling of the best of the local rock scene, this lineup is tough to beat, and tickets are still available right here! We’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan, so if you’d rather leave it chance, read on for more about the show and enter for a chance to win below.

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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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Locals Sexx Latest Artists To Be Featured in War Memorial Attic Sessions

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Local party punk rockers Sexx are the next band to be featured in the super intimate, stripped down War Memorial Auditorium Attic Sessions performance series. You may remember us covering these sessions before (read this postthis post, or this post), and it has quickly become one of our favorite local Youtube video series. After the jump, you can see the latest from the backstage, private lounge jam session, and feel free to waste the rest of your day watching the rest of the curators’ back catalog.

As for the featured band, Sexx has been our radar for a while, after dropping their debut self-titled EP (2012), a rightious single “Surf City” (2013),  and even a Christmas music sampler entitled  Sexxmas (2014). Word on the street is a new LP is planed for this year, and you can also catch them playing as part of a Weezer tribute show, billed as “The Blue Album vs Pinkerton”, at Mercy Lounge on Oct. 4th for just $7, so don’t miss it! But first things first; click on after the jump and get hip to the rowdy up-and-coming rock band.

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[REMINDER] Join Us At The East Nashville Crawfish Bash This Saturday May 9th!

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We’ve been excited about the upcoming Crawfish Bash that we’re helping to put on with Palaver Records and Yazoo.  We already gave away a pair of VIP passes, and now the big day is finally almost here! This Saturday at the grassy lot in Five Points next to Bongo Java East starting at 11 a.m. we’re helping to put on a full day of FREE music featuring a slew of our favorite local artists. There will also be boiled crawfish and beer, as well as stuff to check out from local vendors, including kids friendly activities. If you don’t want to wait in line, VIP passes are still available that get you free crawfish, beer discounts, and merch as well as line-skipping powers.

The Crawfish Bash has a spectacular lineup of Nashville based musicians that spans genres, including Kim Logan, Kyle Andrews, Blackfoot Gypsies, Sexx, The Blue Velvets, The Future, Them Vibes, and many more. That’s right, that’s not even close to the full lineup. So, read on to see who is playing when, and find out more about the bands.

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