First Round Of Road To Bonnaroo 2015 Announced For February 23rd at Mercy Lounge and The High Watt

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It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when bands lobby, beg, and plead for your vote to send them to Bonnaroo.  The wildly successful (and fun) 8 off 8th variation of Battle Of The Bands, Road To Bonnaroo will retain the same format as last year.  There will be ten bands in each of the three monthly competitions, and the event will be split across two stages (Mercy Lounge & High Watt) for the three song sets.  The judging will be the same as previous years with the votes being split between media and industry professionals and YOU, the fans!

We’ve seen some of our favorites win the honor over the past couple of years, and this year is chock full of more bands that we’ve been spouting off about recently.  Let’s all give a round of applause for this year’s round one nominees (in alphabetical order): DeRobert & The Half Truths, Elise Davis, The Future, KOA, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, SEXX, Sol Cat, Tesla Rossa, Trinity Schill Kill, and The Wans.  Check below to have a listen and start finding a favorite now.

Reminder… In fairness, the order of bands is chosen at random about an hour before the event.  So, mark your calendar now for February 23rd, and make sure you get there early because this FREE event hits capacity pretty early.  Don’t worry, we (and ten of your favorite new bands) will remind you plenty between now and then.

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Celebrate Mercy Lounge’s Anniversary for FREE with Tons Of Bands!!!

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Our friends at Mercy Lounge are the one getting older on January 24th, but the music lovers of Nashville are the ones that are getting the presents.  The famed Cannery Row venue has teamed up with Yuengling and Blackstone Brewery to bring you some ripping ass jams to help them ring in their next year.  Artists scheduled to perform are The Features, Escondido, Music Band, Promised Land Sound, Sexx, *repeat repeat, Brian Ritchey, and Hot Tub Club.

You’ve heard us talk about most of these bands on the site already, and you know we are going to bring you more about the event as the date approaches.  In the meantime, head below for some media from each, and mark your calendar for January 24th when the fine folks at Mercy bring all of this to you for FREE!

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No Country in a Nutshell: The Weekly Recap | 12.22-1.04

With the holidays consuming the better part of the past two weeks, the music industry pretty much shut down, but the shows still went on, and we finally compiled our Best Of 2014 lists.  With the confusion of the holidays, we wouldn’t blame you if you missed some of our recent features, so make sure you check out everything that we covered in the past two weeks on the site.

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[REVIEW] Sexx w/ Look What I Did, The Dead Deads, & Indulgist | 12.20.14 @ Exit/In

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Sexx. Photo by Caroline Bowman.

Sexx w/ Look What I Did, The Dead Deads, & Indulgist
Exit/In, Nashville, TN
December 20, 2014

Review by Jacqui Sahagian.
Photos by Caroline Bowman.

Local indie label Palaver Records hosted a night of rowdy hard rock at Exit/In last Saturday featuring their biggest band the pop punks Sexx as well as metal heads Look What I Did, all-girl pop punk band The Dead Deads, and the post grunge group Indulgist. You might recognize the name Palaver from the weekly showcase the label puts on at east side dive FooBar on Thursday nights, but last weekend they crossed the river and took over a much bigger venue, to a rollicking success judging by the crowd.

Read the full review and check out some kick-ass photos from Caroline Bowman after the break.

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | December 19 -21

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The holidays loom.  You better get out to enjoy yourself before your grandparents invade!  We have a ton of shows going on around town including our FREE CAROLING PARTY at The Stone Fox tonight!  If general jolly merriment is not your bag, no sweat, we have you covered with all of our staff picks for this weekend.  Read on for this week’s TWiN!

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