Local psych rockers Lasso Spells have released their much anticipated debut record, Stuck In A Shape, which dropped today via Cold Fantasy Records, and they are celebrating with their second curated “High Noon” event tonight at Mercy Lounge. Like minded brethren Fly Golden Eagle will be filling the headlining spot, with blues rockers Blackfoot Gypsies, psychedelic post punks Western Medication, and upstart garage rock project Machete all lending their talents to the defacto release party. Just like the first installment of High Noon, Silver Cord Cinema will project an Analogue light show during each band’s performance to help everyone catch some psychedelic vibes.
You get all this amazing local music for just $5, so, if your wallets are thin after X-mas shopping, this is the only show for you. Doors at Mercy Lounge will open at 7:30 pm, and the tunes for this 18+ show will kick off at 9 pm. Get more info on the bands after the jump, and be sure to come out tonight to help support Music City’s growing indie rock scene.
FLY GOLDEN EAGLE
If you’re not yet hip to local psych/rock/soul outfit Fly Golden Eagle, you must not be paying attention. For the past several years, this band of transplants have been cranking out some of the best tunes of the “new Nashville” rock scene, and have collaborated with the likes of Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more. Their debut album, Swagger, was an unbelievably strong introduction, but it was last year’s Quartz Bijou (and its even more ambitious, 26-song extended counterpart, Quartz) that really showed off the band’s full, eclectic range and nostalgic meets modern sensibilities. If you’ve somehow slept on Fly Golden Eagle (or if you already know the great show you’re in for), don’t miss this chance to catch them live and headlining a massive bill!
Always ones to turn the party out, friends of the blog, and party rock honky tonk/blues performers Blackfoot Gypsies will blow minds of the uninitiated. We’ve been fans for awhile now, and we love their live show so much we have asked them to play our Acme showcase several times to date. Dig in, and be ready to dance to their throwback southern rock n’ roll, and know they’re great guys to share some beers & conversation with as well. Their latest record, Handle It, was released by local indie label Plowboy Records, and it is one of our favorites of the last several years, so give it some extra attention if you haven’t already. Also be sure to enjoy their music video below, and stay long enough to see what wild tricks BFG will be hiding up their sleeves.
The brainchild of former Ranch Ghost member Brett Dudash, Lasso Spells boast an impressive groove-laden, psychedelic, western-tinged, moody, and vibey retro rock sound, expanded to include a full band lineup last year, including Danielle Shoda as a second lead vocalist. We’ve crossed paths with Brett on many occasions, including a few weeks before his first ever High Noon event over the summer, so we know that not only is his music quality, his character is too. The best news of all is the wait for the band’s debut album, Stuck in a Shape, is over, because it drops today! We got an early listen several months ago, and we assure you it is definitely worth heavy rotation in your various playlist. Show up to Mercy on time, and make sure you see first hand what we’ve been fussing over.
Psychedelic post-punksters Western Medication have been playing around town for some time now and have been on our radar for just as long. Heavy on the reverb, their sound has a retro vibe, but manages somehow to sound completely current. This especially rings true on their latest release, The Entertainers’ Secret. You can sample it below, but you’ll have to see them live to truly understand how they’ve developed such a large and loyal falling in Music City.
A new garage rock band on the scene that is definitely worthy of note, Machete are currently working on releasing their first recordings, but based on the rough demos we’ve heard they are one band to keep an eye on in 2017. Formed from members of Clear Plastic Masks (Matt Menold), The Ettes & JP5 (Jem Cohen), Secret Club (Nate Moran), and talented songwriter (and contributing photographer to this site) Mick Leonardi, Machete appear to be the latest band to rise in the Nashville garage rock scene. You can get an idea of what they are about from the live video of “Ready Or Not” shot during a recent backyard show at Fond Object, and then get there on time to see what it is all about in person.
Fly Golden Eagle, Blackfoot Gypsies, Lasso Spells, Western Medication, & Machete will perform tonight, Dec. 9 at Mercy Lounge. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), and tickets are available for just $5.