[TICKET GIVEAWAY] PUP w/ Illuminati Hotties & Potty Mouth | Sept. 23 @ Cannery Ballroom

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Long one of our favorite bands in the indie punk scene, Canada’s PUP, who’ve become critical darlings and scene staples in recent years, are set to return to Nashville on Sept. 23 in support of their excellent new album Morbid Stuff, headlining Cannery Ballroom for their largest Music City outing to date! Joining the group are LA indie pop project Illuminati Hotties and indie pop punks Potty Mouth, making for a stellar bill from top to bottom, one fans of quality, earnest punk will want to make a priority! Tickets are available here while they last, but we’re excited to announce that we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Read on for more about the show, and enter for a chance to win below.

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Watch Gardening, Not Architecture Team Up with Boom Forest for Remix of “Absence of Me”

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If you’ve been following the site (or the local indie scene) for awhile, you’ll likely remember Gardening, Not Architecture, the long-running musical alias of multi-faceted artist Sarah Saturday. With roots tracing back over a decade, G,NA initially began as a series of demos, then, later, a live solo act, before expanding a few years ago to become a full live band and immersive, dynamic concert experience, showcasing Saturday’s layered, lush, and cinematic indie pop and flair for expanding her art across various mediums.

Gardening, Not Architecture’s last album, Fossils, dropped back in 2015, accompanied by an immersive trio of shorts from local filmmakers and several stunning and dynamic live performances. And though Sarah has kept the project active in more recent years since, occasionally performing and providing updates while working on new material, it wasn’t until a few months ago that G,NA officially returned with the first brand new song since 2015, a single called “Absence of Me,” produced by Foreign Fields’ Eric Hillman.

Arriving with an accompanying video, “Absence of Me” is ethereal, symphonic, and synth-soaked, a dynamic and beautiful tune that sounds like the score from a film not yet made. And today, we’re thrilled to bring you an exclusive premiere of the music video for a brand new remix, for which G,NA enlisted the help of formerly Nashville (and now LA) based artist Boom Forest, the musical alias of Saturday’s brother John Paul Roney. Watch the spot, filmed by Danielle Shields and edited by Dycee Wildman, right now below!

In conjunction with new music, Gardening, Not Architecture is also debuting a brand new live show, which gets back to her roots as a solo performer, eschewing the full band format of a few years ago in favor of something more deconstructed. “I’m excited to get back to my roots with these new singles,” Saturday tells us, “I think the G,NA live show was always meant to be a weird little performance art piece rather than a rock band or a singer-songwriter thing.”

In celebration of the release of “Absence of Me” and its remix (both are now streaming, and will be available as a limited cassette single both online and at shows), G,NA is set to bring her new live show to The East Room tonight, Sept. 13, as part of a showcase that puts a unique spin on Nashville’s “in the round” format, dubbed “Outsiders in the Round” and described as a curated, collaborative event showcasing the wide spectrum of “off-Broadway” creators in Music City, from music to film, spoken word to performance art. Meant to become a quarterly  affair, tonight’s event will also feature VeinMelter, Nashville Story Garden, and Daisy Dukes Films, and will G,NA both perform and premiere her new video.

You can find out more about Outsiders in the Round here, stay updated on all things Gardening, Not Architecture here, and watch our exclusive premiere of brand new music video “Absence of Me” (Boom Forest Remix) below!

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Tickets for You and Your Crew to see Foo Fighters, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jenny Lewis, & More | Sunday, Sept. 22 @ Pilgrimage Festival

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Though Franklin’s promising, on the rise Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival entered its fourth year in 2018 on a high, boasting headliners Jack White, Chris Stapleton, and Lionel Richie (following a record year with partner and co-producer Justin Timberlake in the time slot), and looking like it had crossed the hurdle of perseverance for a relatively new, boutique musical event, unprecedented rain and thunderstorms, which forced the fest to cancel halfway through its first day, served as a stark reminder that even the most organized, well-run events can’t control nature.

An unfortunate turn, to be sure, though definitely the right call to make (we were on the grounds, and can attest that the second day would’ve be a logistical nightmare and a severe blow to the park that plays host), so, when Pilgrimage announced last year their intention to regroup, improve the site, and commit to a 2019 return, we were beyond thrilled to see one of our favorite regional events perservere. Scheduled next week for its typical timeframe of Sept. 21 & 22, once again at The Park at Harlinsdale, Pilgrimage unveiled its exciting 2019 lineup earlier this year, and in its fifth year, it’s clear that the fest intends to bounce back strong and stick around for many years to come.

Perhaps the flashiest headliners since year one, Foo FightersThe Killers, and Keith Urban top the bill, with performers like Leon BridgesNathaniel Rateliff & The Night SweatsThe Head & the Heart, +LIVE+Jenny LewisPhosphorescentBetter Than EzraRayland BaxterJustin Townes EarleAdia VictoriaCaroline RoseThe Watson Twins, and more rounding out the lineup. Notably, the festival is really looking past last year and starting fresh, with only a couple would-be 2018 performers returning, and less repeat acts from the first three years than normal as well. With big names, a mix of local and national talent, and artists proven to draw large crowds, year five is smartly curated and should be another great year, helping Pilgrimage continue to assert itself as the area’s essential late summer event.

With daily lineups announced, tickets are available in a wider variety of options than ever, with both single-day tickets and weekend passes available in general admission, VIP, and the ultra-deluxe Grand Champion levels, all right here!

Both days are looking sweet this year, and we encourage you to snag tickets while you can. But if Sunday’s more your scene, you’re in luck! We’re excited to announce that we’re giving away Sunday single-day tickets to one lucky winner and five friends (6 tickets total), so you can roll with your crew to see Foo Fighters, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, +LIVE+, Jenny Lewis, Wynonna and The Big Noise, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Better Than Ezra, Rayland Baxter, Justin Townes Earle, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Adia Victoria, Molly Tuttle, Caroline Rose, Devon Gilfillian, and many more! Scope the full lineup and enter below, and head here for everything you need to know about this year’s Pilgrimage Festival.

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[REMINDER] Catch Local Natives w/ The Gloomies | Saturday, Sept. 14 @ Marathon Music Works

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While a regular fixture in Nashville over the years, playing everywhere from The Basement to The Muse in their earliest days, before swiftly upgrading to spaces like Cannery Ballroom, The Ryman, and even Live on the Green, LA indie rock outfit Local Natives are set to make their return to Music City after a three year absence, out in support of new fourth album Violet Street, this Saturday, Sept. 14 at Marathon Music Works with buzzy San Diego surfpunk group The Gloomies. A definite must-see for any fan of cool, complex, and earnest indie rock, tickets are available right here while they last, and you can read on for more about the show!

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