Have you heard the news? Our live events production wing, No Country Presents, has taken up residence at Lower Broadway’s hippest new restaurant, lounge, retail, and event space, Acme Feed & Seed. A shining beacon of cool amidst a sea of tourist-geared honky tonks, Acme’s aim to bring something different to Music City’s historic epicenter, as well as to provide a platform for talented local and national acts who, otherwise, might never have the opportunity to play on Broadway, is perfectly in line with our site’s mission. Every Tuesday night, we’ll be curating a free showcase from 8 to 10 p.m., where we’ll feature some of our favorite emerging local acts. Last week, we kicked things off with Kansas Bible Company, and, tomorrow night, Aug. 5, we’re keeping the momentum going with an exciting performance from Nashville by way of LA soulful, retro rockers Diamond Carter. Keep reading to find out all about ’em, and cancel any other plans you might have Tuesday night, because you’re coming to hang with us. Got it?
Born out of Southern California’s recent retro rock revival scene, Nashville transplants Diamond Carter have spent the last few years making a name for themselves through their soulful, nuanced, and emotionally resident sound; all at once harboring an affinity for ’60s pop, while giving their style a contemporary rock and soul flair. The name stems from something of a concept, and is sometimes meant to reference just frontman Tyler Tuohy, and sometimes the whole band. The group’s first full-length, Pink Balloon, dropped in 2012, earning Diamond Carter critical praise, and their followup, which has yet to be titled, is set to arrive this fall. To fully realize the band’s sound, you must experience them in person, and there’s never been a better opportunity than at our free showcase tomorrow evening. But don’t take our word for it, just ask John Stamos (yes, that John Stamos); the Full House actor directed the music video below.
Diamond Carter will perform tomorrow night, Aug. 5, at Acme Feed & Seed. The show is 21+, music begins at 8 p.m., and, per usual, it’s totally FREE. Downtown PARKING can sometimes be an issue. However, if you’re willing to walk a few blocks, street parking is typically easy to find on the numbered avenues south of Broadway, or along Korean Veterans Blvd. Metered spaces are often free after 6 p.m.