No Country’s Top Shows of 2014


This week, we’ve brought you our top National albums of 2014 and our favorite releases from Nashville artists of this year.  Today, we polled those of our crew that wanted to participate for their favorite live local shows of 2014.  We included Bonnaroo in this list, and added in a few of our favorite shows from further away as honorable mentions, where applicable.

Have a look at our favorites from this year, see how they rank against your personal list, and feel free to chime in on what you think we missed in the comments!

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No Country in a Nutshell: The Weekly Recap | 9.8-9.14

September is flying by, and, with fall is officially about to begin, the weather is finally catching up. As we look forward to tons of great upcoming shows, including this week’s Americana Fest (which we’ll be bringing you coverage of), we’ve still got you covered with weekly live music coverage, releases, announcements, and more. While we dive head first into another busy week, take a look at everything we covered last week on the site:

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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Ty Segall w/ Wand & Circle K | 9.8.14 @ Mercy Lounge

Ty Segall. Photo by Michael Brooks.

Ty Segall
w/ Wand, Circle K

Mercy Lounge; Nashville, TN
September 8, 2014

Review by Jacob Ryan (GonzoWithGusto). Photos by Michael Brook.

Psychedelic, garage punk-rock guru Ty Segall and his band pretty much crushed their SOLD OUT Mercy Lounge performance this week, so we’ll apologize in advance if you missed the growing indie legend in his element. Why are we sorry? Because you failed to attend one of the best shows we’ve seen all year, and we’re about to gush all about it.

We warned you it might sell out, and told you all about his new double LP, Manipulator, in this post, but, if you just can’t get enough from Mr. Segall, read on for a full review, along with photos from contributing photographer Michael Brooks. Heavy metal tinged garage rockers Wand, and equally heavy alt-rock three-piece Circle K, filled out a great bill of ear bleedingly awesome tunage! Just remember, the next time we tell you a show will probably sell out, trust we know what we’re talking about, and don’t miss out.

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[ALBUM REVIEW + PREVIEW] Buy Ty Segall’s Magical New Double LP ‘Manipulator’ | See Him Live TWICE Today

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By now, ya’ll know that last month was absolutly crazy in Music City, (we even dedicated this entire post to getting everyone caught up), but don’t look for things to slow down anytime soon, as we blast full-steam ahead into September. Psychedelic, garage rocker Ty Segall dropped his latest LP Manipulator last month, and it just might be one of the best albums we’ve heard all year, even if Spin thinks it belongs in a different decade. You can judge for yourself TODAY, when he’ll make two appreances in Nashville. The first gig is a FREE in-store performance at Grimeys at 4:30 pm, and then the second is tonight at Mercy Lounge with Canadian progressive popsters Wand, and alternative rockers Circle K filling in the opening spots.

The show starts at 9 pm (doors at 8) and tickets are only $15 here or the same price at the door. We have a very strong suspicion this show will sell out, or come pretty damn close, even on a Monday night. We encourage you to read on after the jump to find out more about Ty’s amazing new record and to BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW, before it’s too late!

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Remains of August | Here’s Everything We Missed


While we still technically have three more weeks of summer, and it sure still feels like it outside, Labor Day and the start of September have us thinking fall. And, while the fall already promises to be jam-packed with incredible shows, releases, festivals, and more, we’re still enjoying the remains of what has been a pretty fantastic summer season for music. While we try to keep you up to date on every single happening every single day, this site remains something we do in our spare time, and August proved to be especially hectic. Rather than just cut loose all of the news, releases, and announcements we missed, we decided to round them all up for you in one convenient place. So, if your summer has been as busy as ours, you might want to take a look at the remains of August before you dive into September…

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