Tons Of Nashville Bands Officially Confirmed For SXSW 2016!


As we finally dip into winter here in Music City, our attention turns to the warmer days ahead.  Bands are announcing spring tours like crazy, and a number of them are centered around the annual musical pilgrimage to Austin, TX for SXSW.  While those not lucky enough to attend will reap the spoils of touring bands, a huge number of your (and our) local favorites will be making the journey to show their wares in the 2,000+ band melee that will take over greater Austin.  In three separate waves of announcements these local stand outs were all selected: Judah & The Lion, Ron Pope, Blackfoot Gypsies, Diarrhea Planet, Smooth Hound Smith, 8 Ball Aikten, Ruby Amanfu, Carl Anderson, Bobby Bare Jr., Carey, Daddy Issues, Luther Dickinson, ELEL, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Escondido, firekidJanice Gaines, The GillsThe Killing Floor, Lionlimb, Loretta Lynn, Music Band, Pujol, Saint PéThe Wans, & The Wild Feathers.

Making you think about heading to Austin to support local?  Thought so. Better hurry up and book your hotel now, and head below for a taste of each to revel in how awesome of a music city we actually live in.

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[Review + Pics] Live On The Green Weekend Finale


Public Square Park; Nashville, TN
August 28, 2014

Review by Matt Hall & Wes Davenport. Photos by Sundel Perry and Mary Beth Blankenship

Despite threats of inclement weather, the three day finale for Live On The Green went off without a hitch.  We were there for all three days for the inaugural mini-festival took over Nashville, and featured record breaking crowds, top notch performances, and a truly great beginning to an incredible event.  Read on below for our coverage of Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, as well as some great photos from Shawn Jackson of Sundel Perry and Mary Beth Blankenship.

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Cage the Elephant, Jake Bugg, City and Colour, More to Play Live on the Green 2014


The 2014 Live on the Green lineup has just been announced, and man is it a doozy. As we previously told you, this year’s installment of the free Thursday night live music series in Public Square Park will change format just a bit, forgoing the traditional six-week timeframe in favor of four weeks, with an epic three-day festival set to close out the season. LOTG will kick off August 14, and will expand an extra city block this time around. As always, it’s all ages and free to the public, although upgraded VIP options are available to purchase. Plenty of food and beer vendors will be on site, and, as with years past, it appears that three bands will perform each week (with four performing on the final Friday and five on Saturday).

Here’s the excellent mix of local and national acts you can expect to see so far this season (more announcements will arrive in the coming weeks):

AUG. 14: City and Colour
w/ The Weeks, Spanish Gold

AUG. 21: The Head and the Heart
w/ Wild Cub, Goodbye June

AUG. 28: Headliner TBA
w/ The Features, All Them Witches

SEPT. 4: Cage the Elephant
w/ Delta Spirt, Johnnyswim

SEPT. 5: G. Love & Special Sauce & The Wild Feathers
w/ Augustana, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

SEPT. 6: Jake Bugg & Ingrid Michaelson
w/ The Lone Bellow, Sugar and the Hi-Lows, Phin

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Bonnaroo 2014 | Saturday & Sunday


Another year, another Bonnaroo. Needless to say, the No Country crew had a blast, and we were there in full-force to document the 13th annual installment of the Manchester, TN fest. In addition to our regular and semi-regular contributors, we brought in a few guests to weigh in on ‘Roo (check out the key at the bottom), and we had expert photographer Mary-Beth Blankenship on site to capture some of our favorite performances. After so many months of anticipation, we can’t believe it has finally come and gone, but, below, check out our recap and photos from Bonnaroo’s final two days (and head here for the first two).

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No Country in a Nutshell: The Weekly Recap | 5.19-5.25

Memorial Day has come and gone, and there’s officially one thing left on our minds for the next few weeks: Bonnaroo. As we count down the days until the nearby summer fest kicks off, we’ll be bringing you even more coverage in the form of Band of the Day features, most-anticipated lists, and more! Last week brought tons of shows, reviews, record and video releases, more exciting contests, and a brand new episode of the No Country For New Nashville Podcast! In case you missed anything, we recapped it all below:

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