Don’t Miss BRONCHO w/ The JAG & ISHI | TONIGHT @ The Basement East

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Oklahoma indie rockers BRONCHO formed in 2010, making a strong debut with 2011’s Can’t Get Past the Lips. Rereleased in 2013, just before snagging placement on HBO’s Girls, the band were beginning to find a significant amount off buzz by the time of their sophomore effort, Just Hip Enough to Be a Woman, in 2014. Combining elements of early punk, modern indie, and ’80s alternative rock, all balanced with laid back sensibilities and a subdued, edgy, bite, BRONCHO experimented with sound and layers even further with their 2016 third album and most recent effort, Double Vanity, helping cement them as one of the most promising rising acts in the indie rock scene.

While new music in the near future seems all but guaranteed, BRONCHO have kept busy the last couple of years with constant touring, prominent festival appearances, and a continued string of placements. Though they made frequent stops in Nashville in their earlier days, it’s actually been about two years since they last passed through Music City proper, making their headlining show tonight, May 1 at The Basement East all the more exciting. A phenomenal live group, they’ll receive support from local psych rock faves The JAG and Dallas eclectic, electronic group ISHI. This is a hot show, and while tickets are still available here, they’re not likely to last.

BRONCHO, The JAG, and ISHI will perform tonight, May 1 at The Basement East. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $12.

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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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We Chat With Lasso Spells Ahead Of Their “High Noon” Event Tonight @ Mercy Lounge

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After thoroughly enjoying them during an installment of our No Country Presents showcase at Acme last summer, we’ve been following local psych/Americana rockers Lasso Spells intently (we even helped them release their first ever music video late last year). Over casual beers, we recently chatted with Brett Dudash, one half of the nucleus of Lasso Spells, about the show his band is curating tonight at Mercy Lounge. They’re calling the event “High Noon”, and it will feature five other local groups we dig, like Lawndry, The Jag, Okey Dokey, The Minks and Black Venus. In a genuine effort to get as many of you there as possible, they’ve managed to keep the entry at a ridiculously low $3, so make sure you check it out! To learn more about the format–which will also feature a DJ between sets and some killer psych inspired lights–read on for a full interview, and we hope to see you at Mercy tonight.

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[REMINDER] Catch ELEL, The Gills, The JAG, & More | Saturday, May 21 @ East Nashville Crawfish Bash!

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As we’ve been buzzing about for weeks, this Saturday, May 21 we’re partnering up with our friends over at Palaver Records to bring you the second annual East Nashville Crawfish Bash, a free day-long event with crawfish, beer, and music from some of our favorite local bands. This year ELEL, The Gills, The JAG, Twiggs, The Beech Benders, KiND, Glen Martin, and Whoa Dakota are the acts that will be playing starting at 11 a.m. in the grassy lot next to Bongo Java in Five Points. Crawfish will be provided by Sehrt Seafood and beer will come from Yazoo Brewery.

While the event itself is free, VIP passes are available that get you a pound of crawfish, $1 off beer all day, and either a commemorative koozie or t-shirt for $10 or $30 respectively. Snag one of those for the full experience, and read on to find out more about the lineup!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win VIP Passes to Palaver Records’ Second Annual East Nashville Crawfish Bash on May 21!

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 21, because we’re partnering up with our friends over at Palaver Records to bring you the second annual East Nashville Crawfish Bash, a free day-long event with crawfish, beer, and music from some of our favorite local bands. This year ELEL, The Gills, The JAG, Twiggs, The Beech Benders, KiND, Glen Martin, and Whoa Dakota are some of the acts that will be playing starting at 11 a.m. in the grassy lot next to Bongo Java in Five Points. Crawfish will be provided by Sehrt Seafood and beer will come from Yazoo Brewery.

While the event itself is free, VIP passes are available that get you a pound of crawfish, $1 off beer all day, and either a commemorative koozie or t-shirt for $10 or $30 respectively. We’re giving away a pair of VIP passes to one lucky reader, so read on to find out more about the bands in the lineup and enter for your chance to win.

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