See Skyway Man, Hari The Band, Nightingail, & More for FREE | TODAY @ East Nashville Block Party Under the Sun Fest

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Set to take place today, June 8 across the complex of 919 Gallatin Ave, Under the Sun Fest is an exciting, neighborhood-focused block party, celebrating East Nashville’s thriving creative community of musicians, artists, poets, makers, and more, curated by nearby small businesses and residents for an all agesfree day of music, art, poetry, local food and venders, and more!

The music lineup alone was enough to catch our attention, with Skyway Man, Hari the BandNightingailJosh Rennie-HynesThe BraziLionairesLeah Blevins, and Sad Penny all slated to perform! You’ll also find local food vendors, coffee, cocktails and beer, a vintage clothing marketplace and other wares, live painting, gallery shows, comedy, and more around the site and shops, plus poetry at Red Arrow Gallery from Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, Maggie Wells, Ashley Roth, Richard Harper, Olatunde Osinaike, Meg Wade, Chris Ketchum, and Anna Gordon, and an after party from 10 p.m. to midnight at Tournament.

Needless to say, this is the kind of free, fun, richly curated, and community-centric East Nashville event we love to see, and something that feels more of a rarity these days than just a few years ago, so head over this afternoon (music begins at 2:30 p.m., and gates open at noon), and celebrate some of the best creatives the neighborhood has to offer! Preview all the music below, and find out more details here.

Under the Sun Fest will take place Saturday, June 8 at the complex at 919 Gallatin Ave. The event is all ages, begins at 2:30 p.m. (gates at 12 p.m.), and is totally free to attend- however, plenty of food and venders will be on site!

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[REMINDER] Catch Okey Dokey w/ Skyway Man & Harpooner | TONIGHT @ Mercy Lounge

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Easily one of our favorite acts to spring from the local scene in the past few years, psych pop duo Okey Dokey made a strong debut in 2017, and have continued to wow us more recently with a string of stellar singles. Joined by two more of Nashville’s finished rising talents, new(ish) James Wallace musical vehicle Skyway Man and psych pop transplants Harpooner, who all make for a really inspired and complimentary lineup, Okey Dokey are set to play an exciting hometown show tonight, Jan. 25 at Mercy Lounge! You can still grab tickets right here, so snag yours now and read on for more about this fantastic lineup!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Okey Dokey w/ Skyway Man & Harpooner | Jan. 25 @ Mercy Lounge

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Easily one of our favorite acts to spring from the local scene in the past few years, psych pop duo Okey Dokey made a strong debut in 2017, and have continued to wow us more recently with a string of stellar singles. Joined by two more of Nashville’s finished rising talents, new(ish) James Wallace musical vehicle Skyway Man and psych pop transplants Harpooner, who all make for a really inspired and complimentary lineup, Okey Dokey are set to play an exciting hometown show Jan. 25 at Mercy Lounge! You can still grab tickets right here, but we’re thrilled to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! If you’ve somehow missed out on these artists until now, read up on them all below, then enter for a chance to win.

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No Country Presents: 6th Annual Christmas Carol Show | Friday, Dec. 8 @ Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge

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It’s hard to believe that it’s the holiday season already. While that may mean stress and anxiety for some, it means a joyful and merry time to us, and nothing better exemplifies that spirit than our annual Christmas Carol Show. For this, our sixth year, we move the celebration to our new home of Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge in Madison on Friday, Dec. 8, to bring you a night full of Christmas and holiday tunes, along with caroling fun with more than a dozen of our favorite local artists, co-curated by our friends at PØPSQUAD.

Those of you who have joined us in the past will remember arm in arm singing, shenanigans and laughs galore, tons of booze, and some awesome takes on the holiday standards and original tunes.  This year, we can expect the same from some repeat performers like ELEL, Alanna Royale, The Beech Benders, and Hot Tub Club, and we’re also thrilled to feature some fresh blood from the likes of SHEL, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Lauren StrangeBrasko, Skyway ManWhissellMy PoliticPet EnvyTaylsLonely Benson, Spazz Cardigan, and SUP., with more to be announced!

Even better? This sucker is FREE! That’s right. Come one, come all (as long as you’re 21+) to this celebration of friends, the holidays, and music starting at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Dee’s!

As we do every year, we’ll get in the spirit of the holidays with a charitable drive. This year we’ll collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank, so bring unopened, nonperishable items to the show with you, and we’ll make sure they get to folks in need. Hint: the most needed items are peanut butter, canned meat (chicken or tuna), canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta, and cereal.

We’ll have more to come on this one as the date approaches, but for now, check out a sampling of all the performers below (with holiday tunes from several) and keep an eye on the Facebook event page for the latest!

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REVIEW: Halfnoise w/ Skyway Man | 4.8.17 at Lucky Bamboo [PHOTOS]

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HalfNoise
w/ Skyway Man

Lucky Bamboo; Nashville, TN
April 8, 2017

Review by Philip Obenschain (@pobenschain). Photos by Mary-Beth Blankenship.

Though we’ve been covering HalfNoise, the eclectic solo project of local artist Zac Farro, for a number of years now, if you’re just joining us for the first time, here’s a primer- Not long after first departing Paramore in late 2010, Farro, then only 20, began experimenting with music under the HalfNoise moniker, releasing a self-titled, debut EP in 2012. Two full-lengths and another EP, the brand new effort The Velvet Face, since, and HalfNoise has run the gamut of Sigur Ros-esque ambient rock, synthy, Tame Impala-esque indie, and, more recently, groovy retro rock, all the while organically building a following and touring the states and abroad, as Zac settled into a very focused, personal, and self-realized artistry as a frontman and driving creative force, a feat few drummers have managed.

Though he did recently rejoin Paramore, Farro is keeping HalfNoise going full force, and, before his schedule inevitably gets a lot busier with his other band, he celebrated The Velvet Face‘s release with an insanely cool hometown show at Lucky Bamboo– yes, the Chinese restaurant- over the weekend with Skyway Man. As hip, surreal, and vibey as expected, it was, without a doubt, our favorite HalfNoise show of the many we’ve witnessed over the years, and, sure, some very special guests showed up to make the night all the more memorable, but Farro was, without a doubt, the star. Below, check out our recap and photos, and, if you haven’t yet, be sure to pick up a copy of The Velvet Face, or stream it on your platform of choice!
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