It’s no secret that every single night in Music City we have an infinite amount of live music at our disposal. Tonight especially, there are several great shows on my radar so instead of just picking one to focus on, I’m going to bring you a quick rundown on all of them. It’s a Tuesday, so no excuses not to catch some great bands!
Coheed & Cambria w/ The Dear Hunter and Three @ Marathon Music Works
I’ll be the first to admit proggy rockers Coheed & Cambria were really starting to lose me over their past few releases (and questionable marketing and tourmate choices). Their new album The Afterman: Ascension, however, is not only a full return to form, but a band invigorated. Dare I say it’s the most thoroughly solid album the band has made since 2003’s In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 and sonically channels their debut The Second Stage Turbine Blade without losing even a bit of the epic accumulation of scope they’ve come to find over the past decade. They often tour larger venues these days, so tonight is a great chance to catch the band and their mind-blowing live show in a relatively small setting. Supported by The Dear Hunter (great pairing and a favorite of mine) and Three, this is my top pick for this evening!
Coheed & Cambria, The Dear Hunter, and Three perform tonight at Marathon Music Works. The show starts at 8PM (7PM doors) and tickets are still available here.
Every Time I Die w/ The Chariot, Letlive, and Kills & Thrills @ Exit In
If you’re more in the mood for a show where you can really throw down, the godfathers of modern metalcore, Every Time I Die, are making a stop at Exit/In tonight. With southern metal influences, mathy musical tendencies, and an intensely hardcore delivery, ETID have been one of the most consistently solid and, oddly, most crossover-appealing artists the genre has seen over the past decade. Their most recent album Ex Lives is their best received to date, and their live show is never anything short of face-melting visceral intensity. Supported by fellow hardcore champions The Chariot, Letlive, and Kills & Thrills, if you’re a heavy music fan, you won’t want to miss this one!
Every Time I Die, The Chariot, Letlive, and Kills & Thrills perform tonight at Exit/In. The show starts at 8PM (7PM doors) and tickets are still available here.
What Made Milwaukee Famous @ 12th & Porter
It’s been almost 5 years since we last got an album from Austin indie rockers What Made Milwaukee Famous. Finally gearing up for a new record in January and out on the road for the first time in 4 years, the band is truly back and better than ever (if their new single “Gone and Done” and their incredibly optimistic recent social media posts are any indication). WMMF craft really polished, off-kilter indie rock songs with a always fantastic instrumentation and distinctly poppy sensibilities. All signs point to the band becoming fairly active once more from here on out, but don’t forget they took an extended break last time between releases, so if you’re a fan you’d better catch them tonight to be safe!
What Made Milwaukee Famous perform tonight at 12th & Porter. The show starts at 9PM (8PM doors) and tickets are still available here.
Go Radio w/ States, Stages and Stereos, Details Details @ Rocketown
Florida band Go Radio have been carving a name for themselves over the past several years, ever since singer Jason Lancaster’s departure from pop punk group Mayday Parade. Decidedly more poppy and alternative than his previous project, Go Radio have shown a tremendous knack for writing lush, melodic rock songs. Their recently released record Close the Distance is their strongest to date, seamlessly blending a distinctly ’90s-influenced alt-rock sound with modern-rooted pop music. Supporting the show are Nashville’s indie pop darlings States (reason enough on their own to attend), Stages and Stereoes, and Details Details. Another fantastic show option, especially if you’re in the mood for more low-key.
Go Radio, States, Stages and Stereos, and Details Details perform tonight at Rocketown. The show starts as 6:30PM (6PM doors) and tickets are still available here.
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