Nashville Concert Calendar

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Apr
1
Wed
Jerry Seinfeld @ Andrew Johnson Theater
Apr 1 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

 

 

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Seinfeld will make a one-night-only stop at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m.

Lightning 100 Presents Sylvan Esso with Flock of Dimes @ Cannery Ballroom
Apr 1 @ 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM

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Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man. She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing on a shared bill in a small club somewhere. She asked him to scramble it, to render her work his way. He did the obligatory remix, but he sensed that there was something more important here than a one-time handoff: Of all the songs Sanborn had ever recast, this was the first time he felt he’d added to the raw material without subtracting from it, as though, across the unseen wires of online file exchange, he’d found his new collaborator without even looking.
Meath felt it, too. Schedules aligned. Moves were made. And as 2012 slipped into 2013, Sanborn and Meath reconvened in the unlikely artistic hub of Durham, N.C., a former manufacturing town with cheap rent and good food. Sylvan Esso became a band. A year later, their self-titled debut—a collection of vivid addictions concerning suffering and love, darkness and deliverance—arrives as a necessary pop balm, an album stuffed with songs that don’t suffer the longstanding complications of that term.

Apr
2
Thu
Charlie Mars with Chessboxer @ City Winery
Apr 2 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Charlie Mars has been a journeyman artist with all the ups and downs that entails, from major label releases and high profile gigs opening for the likes of REM, KT Tunstall, Citizen Cope, Steve Earle, among others, from uncertainty to redemption. The Mississippi-based troubadour builds upon the distinctive musical approach he’s known for, employing supple grooves and ambient Daniel Lanois-inspired production to enhance the elemental force of his classic songwriting influenced by the likes of Bob Marley, Bill Withers and Dire Straits.

Mars delves deep within to offer insight and a path to self awareness and ultimately transcendence via a gracefully beatific distillation of folk, rock, and smooth acoustic soul.

Similar: Drew Holcombe, Tony Lucca, The Dirty Guv’nahs

Mountain Goats with Ides of Gemini @ Mercy Lounge
Apr 2 @ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM

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The Mountain Goats

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In 2014, John Darnielle’s novel Wolf in White Van spent several weeks on the New YorkTimes Bestseller List and was nominated for the National Book Award. On April 7, 2015 Darnielle and his band the Mountain Goats return with Beat the Champ a collection of songs about professional wrestling.

“I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I’m grown,” Darnielle says of Beat the Champ’s 12 songs.
The Mountain Goats (John Darnielle, Peter Hughes, and Jon Wurster) have also announced their first round of shows in support of Beat the Champ.

Listen and share “The Legend of Chavo Guerrero” now. In addition, Joseph Fink of Welcome to Night Vale wrote a few words about the album, which you can read below.

Beat the Champ is available for pre-order now on CD, standard double-LP, and deluxe double-LP in the Merge store. The deluxe version will be pressed on limited-edition colored vinyl (gold and green) and include a bonus red vinyl 12-inch that features the non-album track “Blood Capsules” and a dub version of the same song on the B-side. Both the standard and deluxe LPs include a coupon for a full album download.

Joseph Fink on Beat the Champ:

I have been asked to write a bit about the upcoming album by the Mountain Goats called Beat the Champ. There is little I would love to do more.

Unfortunately I am a fiction writer, which is to say I am a liar. As a result, there are a number of lies below. Sorry about that. I’ve done my best to point out which parts are true.

Let’s start with this. The Mountain Goats are releasing a new album. The name of this album is Beat the Champ. It is, as any fan of the band will expect, a heartbreaking and heartreviving album about imperfect people described perfectly, with melodies that will stay with you for days.

There are also things about it that even longtime fans will not expect.

That’s all true.

The Mountain Goats, if you are not a longtime fan, is an itinerant, pseudomystical motorcycle cult that raises money through a regional chain of discount furniture outlets and the occasional musical release in order to fund their mysterious rituals and sacrifices enacted upon the highways and backroads of America.

That’s true as well.

The songs in Beat the Champ are about the simple and beautiful stories of professional wrestling as seen by fans who need something simple in their messy lives.

The songs are also about the complicated and beautiful lives of the people who work in professional wrestling, who do their best to entertain, to leave a mark, and, when all else fails, to survive.

It is an album about, as the chorus of one of its tracks puts it, “nameless bodies in unremembered rooms.” I think that the entire career of the Mountain Goats has been about giving names to nameless bodies, and remembering unremembered rooms. I can’t think of a more worthy cause.

The most famous wrestling match of all time was, of course, the Dunkirk Lion versus Hunk the Monk in their 1977 flaming cage match at Apocalypse Rumble: Pittsburgh. The match was to be held over an open spike pit and was to feature heavy mallets swinging wildly from wires. The match was so outrageously dangerous that both wrestlers refused to participate, and the resulting fan riot leveled the city, allowing for construction of the new Pittsburgh that stands today.

The least famous wrestling match of all time was between Shannon Kim and Maggie Lucero, in Maggie’s backyard in Moorpark, CA, their faces pushed into the wet grass, neither quite sure how wrestling worked, but both feeling the joy of seeing what bodies are capable of, neither able to do much but shove the other and slip on the damp ground, just a few minutes of half-hearted wrestling and then they biked down to the weed-filled canyon out behind their housing development and dared each other to climb to the top of a cinderblock retaining wall.

Beat the Champ is a gorgeous album that sees the Mountain Goats expand themselves musically, in startling and exciting ways. Here is a jazz chord progression over brushed cymbals. Here is a track that spirals out from verse and chorus into a slow, hazy piano solo. Here are pounding drums straight from a metal record. And here, as always, are songs like no one else can write them. Like no one else does write them.

Everything I’ve said so far is true. So is this:

When my father was dying, literally was on his deathbed, although we did not know it, he and I sang songs by the Mountain Goats together.

After finishing singing one of the songs, my father leaned his head back, looked over to a beam of sun coming in from a window with a gorgeous view of the Hollywood Hills that he could not see from his bed, and said: “What an optimistic man.” He died two days later.

Nameless bodies in unremembered rooms. What an optimistic man. What an album. What a goddamn album.

Ides of Gemini

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Apr
3
Fri
Friday Afternoon Live: Heathen Sons @ Soulshine Pizza
Apr 3 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Lightning 100 invites you to the weekend kickoff party at Soulshine Pizza. Join Wells Adams for Happy Hour from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for drink specials and some awesome ticket giveaways! Click here to see the artist of the week, Heathen Sons that will play a free set at Soulshine Pizza at 7:15pm!  Friday Afternoon Live is sponsored by Sugarlands Distillery Company and Abita Beers.

Humming House with River Whyless @ 3rd and Lindsley
Apr 3 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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The spotlight on Nashville, with its musical values and timeless traditions, is currently bright. And no band embodies what’s right about 21st century Nashville more completely than the quintet known as Humming House.

 

It’s the way they weave together threads of Music City’s folk, soul, and bluegrass legacies. It’s in the inspirational and revealing songwriting. It’s in their acoustic instrumentation, presenting mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar and bass in fresh roles. It’s in the pleasant tension between rousing energy and nuanced arrangements. And it’s in the voices, with two complimentary stylists up front and backed by the full band’s rapturous harmonies.

 

Revelries, due out March 24, 2014 on Nashville label Rock Ridge Music, is the third recording bearing the Humming House name, yet it’s something of a debut. Version one of the band came together in 2011 when songwriter Justin Wade Tam called on some friends from a local Celtic music jam to flesh out recordings of songs he’d written. The sessions, assisted by Tam’s star producer colleagues Mitch Dane and Vance Powell, mixed strains of bluegrass and Irish braided with vintage swing and open-throated early 60s hootenanny folk music. Humming House earned some quick attention for videos of its infectious songs “Cold Chicago” and “Gypsy Django.” They landed performance slots with tastemakers such as Lightning 100, Daytrotter and the Americana Music Association festival. They had chops, respect, and trajectory.

 

After that, two personnel additions galvanized the band. Leslie Rodriguez brought a lustrous female vocal to mesh with Tam’s hearty singing. And fiddler Bobby Chase brought classical training and down-home fire. That rounded out a band of highly skilled instrumentalists, including Josh Wolak on mandolin and Ben Jones on acoustic bass. Between the five of them, there’s scarcely a genre or period that somebody in the band hasn’t spent time learning or embracing, from Leslie’s early love of show tunes to Josh’s time playing bluegrass to Bobby’s occasional beat boxing. They’re the picture of East Nashville’s melting pot musical culture, and Revelries is the first album these musicians have written, arranged and recorded together.

 

Vocals are the emotional core and lure of Humming House. They are five voices deep, with a galvanizing male/female twin attack over the top. Tam and Rodriguez sing as soloists or a duet, depending on the song. Humming House works out careful hand-offs and big harmonies, including frequent passages that are just vocalizing, chanting beautiful music on top of their robust instrumental attack.

 

If the new Nashville means anything, it’s about musicianship and authenticity. Quite often that results in sounds that are fascinating and appealing to critics and fellow musicians. Occasionally, artistry emerges that’s both profound and widely appealing. And when it does, as with Humming House, it’s cause for revelry.

Apr
4
Sat
Edgehill Rocks @ Edgehill Village
Apr 4 @ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Edgehill Rocks is a one day outdoor music and food celebration located in historic Edgehill. The event is a benefit for the Organized Neighbors of Edgehill, a not-for-profit group working for over 45 years to assist the diverse people of the Edgehill Neighborhood.

The event will take place on Villa Place in the heart of Edgehill on Saturday April 4th from 10 am-6 pm.

ONE (Organized Neighbors of Edgehill) is an active neighborhood organization that combines the efforts of public housing residents, private housing residents, churches, schools, businesses, and other people interested in the community who share a common interest in the Edgehill Community.

Entertainment announced as it is confirmed

11:30 am Jordan Hull

12:30 pm Shannon Labrie

1:30 pm The Vanderbilt Melodores

2:15 pm JUHI

3:15 pm The Future

4:30 pm Los Colognes

Los Colognes

Los Colognes

The Future

The Future

Jordan Hull

Jordan Hull

Juhi

Juhi

Shannon Labrie

Shannon Labrie

Vanderbilt Melodores 2014 NBC The Sing Off Winners

Vanderbilt Melodores 2014 NBC The Sing Off Winners

 

For more information on ONE please visit www.edgehillcommunity.org

Delta Spirit with Avid Dancer @ Cannery Ballroom
Apr 4 @ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM
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The fourth album from San Diego-bred five- piece Delta Spirit, Into the Wide was born in a flood-ruined, cave-like, rat-colonized room in the band&rsq… more
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(Pop Rock)

Apr
5
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Alanna Royale with DeRobert & The Half-Truths @ 3rd and Lindsley
Apr 5 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

alannaroyaleAlanna Royale combines the best elements of rock, pop, funk and soul, all executed by their fearless leader and sensual vocalist, Alanna Quinn-Broadus, an unparalleled rhythm section – Jared Colby on guitar, Gabriel Golden on bass and Matt Snow on drums – and a tremendously talented two-piece horn section – Kirk Donovan on trumpet and Diego Vasquez on trombone.

Without a single recorded song, Alanna Royale was able to obtain an impressive fan base and a reputation solely because of their unforgettable live performances. In January of 2013, the band released its debut EP, Bless Her Heart, which led to sold-out shows across Nashville and prompted Mike Grimes, owner of the world famous Grimey’s to declare them, “the next big thing.

The band’s vivacious and soulful live shows have catapulted Alanna Royale onto the music scene. And now, thanks to their impressive fanbase and reputation, Alanna Royale’s, ACHILLES, is posed to skyrocket them to superstardom.

Recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, the album was engineered and produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff), and features a revolving door of local talent including members of Los Colognes, Fly Golden Eagle and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Alanna Royale shines bright by marrying smooth, retro roots with dirty Rock n’ Roll attitude. Since the release of Bless Her Heart, the band has shared the stage with some of Nashville’s finest, and made appearances at Bonaroo, Austin City Limits, East Nashville Underground and Music City Roots. They’ve been featured in Garden & Gun and Nashville Lifestyles and on NPR.

6 members, 5 beards, 2 horns, 1 lady. get into it.

Nashville Sunday Night is sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and Goose Island Beer.

 

Apr
6
Mon
Lightning 100 Welcomes Alt-J @ Grand Ole Opry House
Apr 6 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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alt-J (also known as ) is an English indie rock band formed in 2007 in LeedsEngland, by Gwil Sainsbury (guitar/bass), Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboards/vocals) and Thom Green (drums).

The band’s debut album An Awesome Wave was released in May 2012 in Europe[2] and September 2012 in the United States, and won the 2012 British Mercury Prize. Gwil Sainsbury amicably departed the band in early 2014. Their second album, This Is All Yours, was released on 22 September 2014 and went straight to UK number 1. As a replacement for Sainsbury, Cameron Knight will be a support member for alt-J’s live shows, playing guitar, bass and sampler.

Apr
7
Tue
​Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life tour @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr 7 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder has announced an extended run of dates for his SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE PERFORMANCE tour due to popular demand.

Rolling Stone declared that “the show is possibly 2014’s greatest testament to the limitless potential of American music itself,” while Billboard stated that “the music still resonates” and that Wonder provides an “electrifying concert… and had the audience roaring and standing on its feet.”

Throughout his career, the celebrated singer has amassed 49 Top 40 singles, 32 #1 singles and worldwide album sales of more than 100 million units. He has received 25 Grammy Awards, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe; is an inductee into the Rock and Roll, Songwriters’ and NAACP Halls of Fame; and is the youngest recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Stevie is a designated U.N. Messenger of Peace with special focus on persons with disabilities. He continues to be pivotal in U.S. and world events, demonstrating the activism that has made him such a vital voice for social progress and world harmony.

Lightning 100 Presents: THE BOXMASTERS FEATURING BILLY BOB THORNTON @ Franklin Theatre
Apr 7 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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Teddy Andreadis, J.D. Andrew, Brad Davis and Billy Bob “Bud” Thornton make up “The Boxmasters”; an American roots-rock band of seasoned musicians whose sound is rich in rhythm and story.

Formed in 2007, the band released the self-titled debut record “The Boxmasters” to critical acclaim. This two-CD set was comprised of original songs – including the Americana Radio hit “The Poor House” – and eclectic covers of tunes by The Beatles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mott The Hoople and Mel Tillis.

After touring the country in 2008, The Boxmasters released a Christmas album – “Christmas Cheer” – and by April of 2009 had released their third album – “Modbilly” (a term that they coined as their style of music which was influenced by 60’s British mod music and influences from Southern American music, both pop and country)– which was yet another double album that spun to the top of the Americana charts for two weeks. “Modbilly” later was ranked #14 on the 2009 Americana Music Association’s Top 100 Albums of The Year.

The Boxmasters are back with a new album – “Somewhere Down The Road” – slated for release in the Spring of 2015, along with an aggressive tour schedule that kicks off with a slew of LIVE performances from Texas to Tennessee and throughout the South.

Apr
9
Thu
Red Bull Sound Select St. Lucia, Electric Sons, and Kind @ Acme Feed and Seed
Apr 9 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Apr
11
Sat
Lightning 100 Presents The Apache Relay @ Exit/In
Apr 11 @ 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM
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Michael Ford Jr. was a music business major when he met The Apache Relay in a Belmont University dorm. They were already deep into “a very Americana, very rootsy” sound, and before long the band was backing up Ford around campus, and soon everywhere else. Ford Jr. dropped out of college, and the group, which at the time included Mike Harris (guitar, vocals), Brett Moore (keys, guitar, mandolin), Kellen Wenrich (fiddle, keys) gigged relentlessly behind their 2009 debut 1988 and 2011’s breakthrough American Nomad. Midway through their touring in support of American Nomad Ford, Jr’s brother joined the band rounding out the group’s line up and sound. While touring in support of the album The Apache Relay found themselves opening for Mumford & Sons and hitting such festivals as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, among others.

The writing sessions for their new album, The Apache Relay, were the first time the Nashville-based group stopped to catch their breath in years. Inspired by Shelby Lynne and Richard Swift, and working with producer Kevin Augunas at Fairfax Recordings, formerly known as the famous California studio Sound City, The Apache Relay shows a band eager to push past their boundaries, and commitment to always evolving their sound. more >>>

Apr
12
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Ben Miller Band @ 3rd and Lindsley
Apr 12 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

benmiller“I like the idea of saying something very complicated in a very simple way,” says Ben Miller, discussing the trio that bears his name. “That’s what we strive for musically, and what I strive for lyrically—to get directly to the point and save the flowery b.s. for the romantic poets. John Sargent, the painter, said ‘That which is not necessary is detrimental,’ and we try to live by that.”

Since its formation in 2004, the Ben Miller Band has staked out a singular niche that’s established the Joplin, Missouri threesome as both a potent creative force and a perennial fan favorite. Any Way, Shape or Form, the BMB’s New West debut release, showcases the seasoned threesome’s fierce creative spirit and infectious performing chemistry, as well as Miller’s melodically catchy, lyrically resonant songwriting.

On Any Way, Shape or Form, the Ben Miller Band channels a century’s worth of wide-ranging influences into 13 new songs that radiate with energy, smarts and soul. The result is music that’s wholly contemporary, while ringing with ages-old echoes of bluegrass, delta blues, Appalachian mountain music and more. A stew they lovingly call “ozark stomp.”

The Ben Miller Band’s homespun, self-reliant approach extends to the lo-tech, and largely self-built, instruments that the members play on stage and in the studio, e.g. singer-songwriter Miller’s thrift-shop guitars and banjos, bassist Scott Leeper’s one-string washtub bass – comprised of a weedeater string attached to a wooden pole – and Doug Dicharry’s varied arsenal: trombone, trumpet, mandolin, electric washboard and electric spoons.

The band’s use of offbeat instrumentation, however, shouldn’t be misunderstood as a gimmick. Instead, the three bandmates have mastered the technical challenges of their unconventional axes to produce a uniquely evocative ensemble sound that offers a compelling frame for Miller’s compositions.

“Our plan,” Leeper says, “is to just get out there and play for as many people as we can. That’s pretty much been our plan all along, and it’s worked for us so far.”

“The title Any Way, Shape or Form is sort of our way of saying that by any means necessary we will make the music that makes sense to us,” Miller explains. “That’s always been our attitude, and that’s how we’ve gotten to where we are and how we will get to where we are going.”

Nashville Sunday Night is sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and Goose Island Beer.

Apr
13
Mon
The Decemberists with Alvvays @ Ryman Auditorium
Apr 13 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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The Decemberists are an indie folk rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States, fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Colin Meloy. The other members of the band are Chris Funk (guitar, multi-instrumentalist), Jenny Conlee (Hammond organ, accordion, melodica, piano, keyboards, harmonica), Nate Query (bass guitar, string bass), and John Moen (drums, backing vocals, melodica, guitar).

The band’s debut EP, 5 Songs, was self-released in 2001. Their sixth full-length album, The King Is Dead, was released on 14 January 2011, by Capitol Records. It was the band’s third record with the label.

In addition to their lyrics, which often focus on historical incidents and/or folklore, The Decemberists are also well known for their eclectic live shows. Audience participation is often a part of each performance, typically during encores. The band stages whimsical reenactments of sea battles and other centuries-old events, typically of regional interest, or acts out songs with members of the crowd.

In 2011, the track “Down By the Water” from the album The King is Dead was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 54th Grammy Awards.

Apr
15
Wed
Primus & The Chocolate Factory with The Fungi Ensemble @ Ryman Auditorium
Apr 15 @ 7:00 PM – 11:45 PM

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“Tommy the Cat.” “John the Fisherman.” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver.” “My Name is Mud.” “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.” Yessiree, Primus is responsible for some of the most cutting edge and original rock music of the 1990’s. And now, the definitive Primus line-up – singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander – is back together and planning on getting the worldwide masses bobbing up and down in unison once more.
Although originally formed in 1984, it was not until shortly before the end of the decade that the aforementioned classic line-up was solidified. With most hard rock/heavy metal acts at the time either neatly falling into either “thrash” or “glam” categories, Primus joined a variety of underground bands that refused to be pigeonholed (and by the early ’90s, had fully infiltrated the mainstream) – merging metal, funk, alternative, punk, country, roots rock, and experimental music, along with Claypool’s penchant for witty and often humorous storytelling lyrics.
Building a large and loyal following first in and around San Francisco (before eventually, going global), Primus kicked things off with a string of releases that are now considered classic alt-rock titles – 1989’s ‘Suck on This,’ 1990’s ‘Frizzle Fry,’ 1991’s ‘Sailing the Seas of Cheese,’ 1993’s ‘Pork Soda,’ and 1995’s ‘Tales from the Punchbowl.’ Along the way, Primus toured with some of rock’s biggest names (Jane’s Addiction, Public Enemy, Rush, U2, etc.), headlined the third-ever Lollapalooza Festival, and issued a variety of crafty music videos, which stood out in sharp contrast to the ultra-seriousness of most other video clips at the time.
Alexander exited Primus in 1996, but returned in 2003, in time for an EP/DVD set, ‘Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People,’ and a sold out reunion tour, that lasted over the next few years, before the drummer departed once more. But as Claypool got to work on putting together a forthcoming book about the band’s history, Les began longing for the days of when Alexander’s unmistakable and powerful drumming provided the beat. A phone call was placed, a conversation ensued, and before you could say, “Here come the bastards,” the Claypool-LaLonde-Alexander line-up was back in business. Plans to tour the world over and offering up new music are already in place. Be forewarned…here they come!

Apr
16
Thu
Communion Nashville Presents: Hey Rosetta!, Kevin Garrett, Jeffrey James, and Soft White Sixties @ Mercy Lounge
Apr 16 @ 7:00 PM – 11:45 PM

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COMMUNION NASHVILLE APRIL CLUB NIGHT

featuring Hey Rosetta!, Kevin Garrett, Jeffery James, and Soft White Sixties

Hey Rosetta!

→ Official Website

Hey Rosetta!’s 2011 album, Seeds was nominated for a Juno and shortlisted for the Polaris prize. After three years of touring Seeds, the St. John’s locals met with producer Marcus Paquin to discuss what was to become of the band’s fourth LP, Second Sight. They eventually tracked in Montreal with a clutch of new songs written by frontman Tim Baker – some of them road tested in front of live audiences. But there was no over-arching theme. The time on the road touring Seeds was long – around the US five times, Australia twice, Europe four times, and the vast expansive Canadian highways which inspired some of the concepts on Seeds created a distance between the songwriter and what was to become Second Sight. Hey Rosetta! chose to sail into new waters, to experiment with fresh, contemporary sounds while remaining true to its musical heart. They spent a year in the studio off-and-on and the result is their most expansive work yet – Second Sight will be available in North America on October 21st, 2014

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Jeffrey James

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Jeffrey James sings a lot like he talks–a little bit lower and more robust than you’d expect.

When it comes right down to it, Jeffrey doesn’t sing and his band doesn’t play. Once he hits the first note, it’s easy to see that Jeffrey loves to perform. Powerful lead vocals come standard with a collection of kids who have rhythm in their hands and their feet. No really, they move on stage and it just feels right.

Whether it’s a simple ballad or a full out rock song, energy, excitement, and little bit of sweat can be expected from start to end. Oh, and in case you like eye candy, tailored jackets, trimmed beards, delicious curves, and sexy instruments cover all bases of desire.

In true Nashville fashion, Jeffrey is also a songwriter. A few folks refer to him as “the hook guy” because, well, he pumps out great melodies on command. His songs have been used by brands like H&M and Gibson Guitars, and featured on TV shows like ABC’s Nashville, CMT’s Party Down South, MTV’s Finding Carter, and more.

Bottom line, good voice + good music + good people = great show. Mic drop.

Soft White Sixties

→ Official Site

JJ Grey & Mofro @ Marathon Music Works
Apr 16 @ 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
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From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing like a blue-collar angel over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass- absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.
Onstage, Grey delivers his songs with compassion and a relentless honesty, but perhaps not until Ol’ Glory has a studio record captured the fierceness and intimacy that defines a Grey live performance. “I wanted that crucial lived-in feel,” Grey says of Ol’ Glory, and here he hits his mark. On the new album, Grey and the current Mofro lineup (Anthony Cole on drums; Andrew Trube on guitar; Anthony Farrell on organ; Todd Smallie on bass; Dennis Marion on trumpet; Jeff Dazey on saxophone) offer grace and groove in equal measure, with an easygoing quality to the production that makes those beautiful muscular drum-breaks sound as though the band has set up in your living room.
Despite a redoubtable stage presence, Grey does get performance anxiety— specifically, when he’s suspended 50 feet above the soil of his pecan grove, clearing moss from the upper trees.
“The tops of the trees are even worse,” he laughs, “say closer to 70, maybe even 80 feet. I’m not phobic about heights, but I don’t think anyone’s crazy about getting up in a bucket and swinging all around. I wanted to fertilize this year but didn’t get a chance. This February I will, about two tons—to feed the trees.”
When he isn’t touring with Mofro, Grey exerts his prodigious energies on the family land, a former chicken-farm that was run by his maternal grandmother and grandfather. The farm boasts a recording studio, a warehouse that doubles as Grey’s gym, an open-air barn, and of course those 50-odd pecan trees that occasionally require Grey to go airborne with his sprayer.
For devoted listeners, there is something fitting, even affirmative in Grey’s commitment to the land of his north Florida home.
The farms and eddying swamps of his youth are as much a part of Grey’s music as the Louisiana swamp-blues tradition, or the singer’s collection of old Stax records.
As a boy, Grey was drawn to country-rockers, including Jerry Reed, and to Otis Redding and the other luminaries of Memphis soul; Run-D.M.C., meanwhile, played on repeat in the parking lot of his high school (note the hip-hop inflections on “A Night to Remember”). Merging these traditions, and working with a blue-collar ethic that brooked no bullshit, Grey began touring as Mofro in the late ’90s, with backbeats that crossed Steve Cropper with George Clinton and a lyrical directness that made the group’s debut LP Blackwater (2001) a calling-card among roots-rock aficionados. Soon, the group was expanding its tours beyond America and the U.K., playing ever- larger clubs and eventually massive festivals, as Mofro’s fan base grew from a modest group of loyal initiates into something resembling a national coalition. Grey’s manager describes the musician as “a preacher who never found the church.” These concerts, perhaps, are the next best thing.
Grey takes no shortcuts on the homestead, and he certainly takes no shortcuts in his music. While he has a few near-perfect albums under his belt—Country Ghetto and Orange Blossoms are just masterpieces—on his new album, Ol’ Glory, he spent more time than ever working over the new material. A hip-shooting, off-the-cuff performer (often his first vocal takes end up pleasing him best), Grey was able to stretch his legs a bit while constructing the lyrics and vocal lines to Ol’ Glory.
“I would visit it much more often in my mind, visit it more often on the guitar in my house,” Grey says. “I like an album to have a balance, like a novel or like a film. A triumph, a dark brooding moment, or a moment of peace—that’s the only thing I consistently try to achieve with a record.”
Grey has been living this balance throughout his career, and Ol’ Glory is a beautifully paced little film. On “The Island,” Grey sounds like Coleridge on a happy day: “All beneath the canopy / of ageless oaks whose secrets keep / Forever in her beauty / This island is my home.” “A Night to Remember” finds the singer in first-rate swagger: “I flipped up my collar ah man / I went ahead and put on my best James Dean / and you’d a thought I was Clark Gable squinting through that smoke.” And “Turn Loose” has Grey in fast-rhyme mode in keeping with the song’s title: “You work a stride / curbside thumbing a ride / on Lane Avenue / While your kids be on their knees / praying Jesus please.” From the profane to the sacred, the sly to the sublime, Grey feels out his range as a songwriter with ever-greater assurance.
The mood and drive of Ol’ Glory are testament to this achievement. The album ranks with Grey and Mofro’s very best work; among other things, the secret spirituality of his music is perhaps more accessible here than ever before. On “Everything Is a Song,” he sings of “the joy with no opposite,” a sacred state that Grey describes to me:
“It can happen to anybody: you sit still and you feel things tingling around you, everything’s alive around you, and in that a smile comes on your face involuntarily, and in that I felt no opposite.
It has no part of the play of good and bad or of comedy or tragedy. I know it’s just a play on words but it feels like more than just being happy because you got what you wanted — this is a joy. A joy that doesn’t get involved one way or the next; it just is.”
Grey’s most treasured albums include Otis Redding’s In Person at the Whisky a Go Go and Jerry Reed’s greatest hits, and the singer once told me that he grew up “wanting to be Jerry Reed but with less of a country, more of a soul thing.” With Ol’ Glory, Grey does his idols proud. It’s a country record where the stories are all part of one great mystery; it’s a blues record with one foot in the church; it’s a Memphis soul record that takes place in the country.
In short, Ol’ Glory is that most singular thing, a record by JJ Grey—the north Florida sage and soul-bent swamp rocker.
On Tap Showcase Featuring Easy Roscoe, Liz Cooper ,Willie and the Giant @ Tin Roof Nashville
Apr 16 @ 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

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Lightning 100 wants to introduce you to some of our favorite artist in town at Lightning 100’s #OnTapShowcase! Join us at Tin Roof Nashville for a show featuring Easy Roscoe, Liz Cooper , & Willie and the Giant. On Tap is sponsored by American Born Moonshine and Fat Bottom Brewing. Doors open all day, show starts at 8pm! #AmericanBornMoonshine

Apr
17
Fri
Friday Afternoon Live: Elliot Root @ Soulshine Pizza
Apr 17 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Lightning 100 invites you to the weekend kickoff party at Soulshine Pizza. Join Wells Adams for Happy Hour from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for drink specials and some awesome ticket giveaways! Click here to see the artist of the week, Elliot Root that will play a free set at Soulshine Pizza at 7:15pm!  Friday Afternoon Live is sponsored by Sugarlands Distillery Company and Abita Beers.

Rites of Spring Music Festival @ Vanderbilt
Apr 17 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Young the Giant, Chance the Rapper, Portugal the Man, T-Pain, RAC, The Lone Bellow, Matoma, Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes and Louisa Wendorff.

Apr
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Sat
Rites of Spring Music Festival @ Vanderbilt
Apr 18 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Young the Giant, Chance the Rapper, Portugal the Man, T-Pain, RAC, The Lone Bellow, Matoma, Daniel Ellsworth and The Great Lakes and Louisa Wendorff.

Apr
19
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis @ 3rd and Lindsley
Apr 19 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

kittydaisylewisKitty, Daisy & Lewis return with their first new album in three years since their acclaimed Smoking In Heaven. On Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third, themes of fresh adulthood and lost loves run throughout. With the enlisted help of legendary Clash guitarist, Mick Jones, as producer, KD&L recorded The Third in their self-constructed, 16-track analogue studio in a derelict Indian restaurant in Camden Town. “With Mick on board, it was the first time we have worked with a producer,” says Lewis, “Just having someone else in the room meant we could start bouncing ideas off other people and that was great.”

London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Durham are talented songwriters and musicians, whose musical background is rooted in the tradition where songs are handed down and performed at family gatherings, playing any instrument they lay their hands on. From a young age Kitty, Daisy & Lewis have been inspiring audiences with their unique stage show and eclectic musical selections rooted in a history of story telling.

Nashville Sunday Night is sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and Goose Island Beer.

Apr
23
Thu
SLEATER-KINNEY & special guest THEESatisfaction @ Marathon Music Works
Apr 23 @ 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM
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“We sound possessed on these songs,” says guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein about Sleater-Kinney’s eighth studio album, No Cities To Love. “Willing it all—the entire weight of the band and what it means to us—back into existence.”

The new record is the first in 10 years from the acclaimed trio—Brownstein, vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss—who came crashing out of the ’90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar for punk’s political insight and emotional impact. Formed in Olympia, WA in 1994, Sleater-Kinney were hailed as “America’s best rock band” by Greil Marcus in Time Magazine, and put out seven searing albums in 10 years before going on indefinite hiatus in 2006.

But the new album isn’t about reminiscing, it’s about reinvention—the ignition of an unparalleled chemistry to create new sounds and tell new stories. “I always considered Corin and Carrie to be musical soulmates in the tradition of the greats,” says Weiss, whose drums fuel the fire of Tucker and Brownstein’s vocal and guitar interplay. “Something about taking a break brought them closer, desperate to reach together again for their true expression.” The result is a record that grapples with love, power and redemption without restraint. “The three of us want the same thing,” says Weiss. “We want the songs to be daunting.”

Produced by long-time Sleater-Kinney collaborator John Goodmanson, who helmed many of the band’s earlier albums including 1997 breakout set Dig Me Out, No Cities To Love is indeed formidable from the first beat. Lead track “Price Tag” is a pounding anthem about greed and the human cost of capitalism, establishing both the album’s melodic drive and its themes of power and powerlessness—giving voice, as Tucker says, to those who “struggle to be heard against the dominant culture or status quo.”

“Bury Our Friends” has Tucker and Brownstein joining vocal forces, locking arms to defeat a pressing fear of insignificance. It’s also emblematic of the band’s give and take, and commitment to working and reworking each song until it’s as strong as it can be. “‘Bury Our Friends’ was written in the 11th hour,” says Tucker. “Carrie had her great chime-y guitar riff, but we had gone around in circles with how to make that part into a cohesive song. I think Carrie finally cracked the chorus idea and yelled, ‘Sing with me!'” “A New Wave” similarly went through many iterations during the writing process, with five or six potential choruses, before crystallizing. It enters with an insistent guitar riff, and a battle between acceptance and defiance—”Every day I throw a little party,” howls Brownstein, “but a fit would be more fitting.”

The album’s meditative title track was inspired by the trend of atomic tourism and its function as a metaphor for someone enthralled and impressed by power. “That form of power, that presence, is not only destructive it’s also hollowed-out, past its prime,” says Brownstein. “The character in that song has made a ritual out of seeking structures and people in which to find strength, yet they keep coming up empty.”

Sleater-Kinney’s decade apart made room for family and other fruitful collaborations, as well as an understanding of what the band’s singular chemistry demands. “Creativity is about where you want your blood to flow, because in order to do something meaningful and powerful there has to be life inside of it,” says Brownstein. “Sleater-Kinney isn’t something you can do half-assed or half-heartedly. We have to really want it. This band requires a certain desperation, a direness. We have to be willing to push because the entity that is this band will push right back.”

“The core of this record is our relationship to each other, to the music, and how all of us still felt strongly enough to about those to sweat it out in the basement and to try and reinvent our band,” adds Tucker. With No Cities To Love,” we went for the jugular.”

Apr
24
Fri
Friday Afternoon Live: The Aquaducks @ Soulshine Pizza
Apr 24 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Lightning 100 invites you to the weekend kickoff party at Soulshine Pizza. Join Wells Adams for Happy Hour from 5:00 – 7:00 pm for drink specials and some awesome ticket giveaways! Click here to see the artist of the week, The Aquaducks that will play a free set at Soulshine Pizza at 7:15pm!  Friday Afternoon Live is sponsored by Sugarlands Distillery Company and Abita Beers.

Ten Out of Tenn @ Ryman Auditorium
Apr 24 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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Before Nashville was the “it city.” Before there was a hit TV show on ABC. Before award-winning, elite ranking restaurants and boutique hot spots existed. And long before The Black Keys, Kings of Leon and even Meghan Trainor were calling Nashville home, there was already a movement brewing outside the walls of the country music scene. Their forward thinking may not have broken headlines, but this community of artists banded together and forever changed the game for emerging indie artists. Meet Ten Out of Tenn.

From the beginning, TOT tackled the seemingly impossible – 10 artists, all who have their own successful careers and fan bases, rallying together as they swap vocals and instruments during their shows for a unique twist on each other’s creative work. The result is magical.

Artists like Paper Route, Griffin House, Tyler James and Kate York were the first class in a new school of artistic progress signaling to the rest of the world that there is so much more to Tennessee than country crooners. Along the way band leaders Butterfly Boucher and K.S. Rhoads joined, as well as Erin McCarley, Madi Diaz, Matthew Perryman Jones, Andrew Belle, Andy Davis and so many others have packed their gear and tomfoolery onto a tour bus, taking it out all across the country.

Now, 10 years later, there is much to celebrate. With 27 artists, 7 tours, hundreds of shows, 6 compilation albums and over 500 TV/Film placements shared amongst the group, this journey of Ten Out Of Tenn has seen far more success than anyone could have ever predicted. In 2009, TOT released their award winning documentary, Any Day Now, which debuted during the Nashville Film Festival. Throughout the years, TOT artists have shared the stage with musicians such as Rihanna, Bon Iver, Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Ingrid Michaelson, REM and Sarah McLachlan, to name a few.

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Lightning 100’s Marathon Village Block Party Featuring: All Them Witches, The Black Cadillacs, Sol Cat, American Hotel, Smooth Hound Smith @ Marathon Village
Apr 25 @ 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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All Them Witches

All Them Witches

Unexplained phenomena of all kinds can be attributed to magic. Music is among those marvels. When a group of unrelated individuals of different backgrounds gets together and locks into a sonic unity, there must be some sort of mysticism at work. That’s the only way to properly explain it. The members of Nashville’s All Them Witches would agree too. That energy even courses through their moniker, which unsurprisingly comes from Roman Polanski’s 1968 masterpiece Rosemary’s Baby.
“The name can be interpreted in many different ways,” explains singer and bassist Michael Parks, Jr. “It could be a person’s view on what the forces of good and evil are or even how we interact with each other as human beings. There’s a little bit of witchcraft in everybody’s life. Just waking up is pretty magical—you’re alive another day. In terms of the music, we’re so loose, and that’s where the magic comes from. There’s no controlling factor. We do exactly what comes naturally. We go in a room without any idea about what will happen, get in the groove, and it works. That’s supernatural.”

All Them Witches began conjuring up music together in 2012. Foregoing theater school to focus on songwriting, Parks traded New Mexico for Nashville at 19-years-old. The Shreveport, Louisiana native met drummer Robby Staebler while the two shared a shift at a “corporate hippie store”. Robby showed Parks some music he and guitarist Ben McLeod had written, and it inspired the singer to jam—which he adds, “I usually never do. It made sense though”.
Adding Robby’s longtime friend Allan Van Cleave to the fold on Fender Rhodes, All Them Witches cut their debut Our Mother Electricity. Almost immediately after, they began working on its follow-up 2013’s Lightning At The Door. Recorded live in a matter of days with producer and engineer Andy Putnam, the boys tapped into a distinct energy, mustering bluesy soul, Southern swagger, and thunderous hard rock all at once.
“We tracked everything live in the same room,” says Parks. “We got a lot of bleed from the mics and the amps being together. Everything felt organic. You get us untainted on the record.”
The first single “When God Comes Back” swings from a Delta-dipped groove into a striking riff juxtaposed with Parks’ transfixing delivery. It’s as hypnotic as it is heavy.
“Sometimes, I get visions, for lack of a better word, that lead to songs,” the frontman admits. “I’ll be doing a mundane task at work, walking somewhere in the woods, or driving, and I’ll get these narrative flashes in my head. Personal experiences play into those narratives. This song is about our egos coming to break us down and destroy everything. We try to govern each other and turn the only landscape we have to live in into a parking lot. There’s no room for anybody. So, when God comes back, he’s going to be really mad.”
Elsewhere on the album, one story connects the expansive and entrancing “The Marriage of Coyote Woman” and “The Death of Coyote Woman”. The tracks twirl through rustic instrumentation and muscular distortion before building into a wild climax.
“It’s a two-part song that follows one character in my brain that has its own trials and tribulations to go through,” Parks goes on. “It also discusses how and where I grew up. It’s a hodgepodge, and the lyrics and music just came to me while I was driving.”
Given their powerful and potent psychedelic sound, All Them Witches has shared the stage with everybody from punk luminaries Broncho to the buzzing Windhand. They’ve also rocked at WRLT’s weekly live series “Nashville Sunset”, played the station’s Live On The Green and appeared at the Scion Rock Fest.
“We can take so many different paths,” he adds. “The music is ever-shifting. None of us grew up listening to the same music. In Louisiana, I heard a lot of ZZ Top and Blues band. Allan was raised on classical, almost exclusively. Robby and Ben listened to a ton of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. When we came together, it simply works.”
Ultimately, everything comes back to that certain magic for All Them Witches. “Not to sound too much like hippie, but I hope everybody can ride our vibe,” Parks leaves off. “We’re very simple people doing something we really love. We have such a short amount of time on this earth. Everybody should be doing what they love. If there’s a message here, it’s that.”

The Black Cadillacs

The Black Cadillacs

The Black Cadillacs are a 5-piece rock band from Tennessee with an original sound
that includes influences from 60‘s era rock and roll to more modern grunge and indie
rock. With a focus on high energy live shows and a near constant touring schedule, the
band is building a reputation as a road-hardened live act you don’t want to miss. “Their
live-set is where this well-orchestrated yet explosive blend comes to life.” says Red
Bull Sound Select of the band’s SXSW performance. “Amazing energy from beginning
to end”, adds Consequence of Sound.
First cousins, Will Horton and Matthew Hyrka, formed the band in Memphis with
childhood friend and bassist, Philip Anderson. When the trio moved to Knoxville for
college, they added guitarist, John Phillips and drummer, Adam Bonomo to the mix.
With more than 5 years of writing, recording, and performing together, the band has
carved out their place in the touring landscape. According to Jack Smith at No
Country for New Nashville, “At this point in their career, these Knoxvillians have really
nailed down how to put together a fantastic performance…”
The band spent much of 2014 on the road, including their first European tour, with
shows in France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands. Relix Magazine
named the band one of their “Summer Stars” after appearances at several major
festivals including Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest, SXSW, Wakarusa, Summerfest, and
Bunbury to name a few. “The band’s aggressive brand of indie-rock, which puts a lot
more emphasis on the second half of the term, has reeled in all types of live music
lovers. With their bluesy, often bombastic guitar riffs and a pulsing rhythm section that
perfectly complements Horton’s disarming vocals, it isn’t surprising that a slew of
festivals have sought to add their propulsive sound to the bill.”, says the magazine.
The Black Cadillacs bring their formidable on-stage energy to the studio and the result
is an enthusiastic, honest approach to modern rock music. With songs featured in
several major network TV shows like, ABC’s Nashville, CBS’ CSI, USA’s White
Collar and Unnecessary Roughness, as well as multiple feature films and
documentaries, the results speak for themselves.

The band has just finished their new self-titled, 5-song, EP that features their most
exciting material to date. Produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco), the EP exhibits a darker,
more mature sound, with the familiar strong rhythms, thoughtful lyrics and hard hitting
guitars that earned the band their following. Look for the Black Cadillacs’ new EP in
February and catch the band on the road in 2015 as they begin touring in January.
The Black Cadillacs are Will Horton (Vocals), Matthew Hyrka (Lead Guitar), John Phillips (Rhythm
Guitar), Philip Anderson (Bass), and Adam Bonomo (Drums).

Sol Cat

Sol Cat

There is no such thing as a landlocked island, except the one where Sol Cat seems to live. It’s like a place where the mind isn’t fully aware of its surroundings, and confusion welcomes the creativity it inspires. Sol Cat’s eponymous self-released debut album doesn’t necessarily transport you to South Florida from Nashville, TN, but that is an appropriate enough concept. If Music City defines firm lines between genres, Sol Cat’s album champions redistricting, creating challenging new sounds in this arena of the traditional.

Think of a midnight drive somewhere warm, certainly the top is down, and yes, a beauty is in the passenger seat. The six-piece band suggests you can take this foggy, dreamlike scenario with you wherever you go. However, Sol Cat finds its own contentment and happiness in the valleys of Middle TN, grateful for the opportunity to tap into the mystical and spiritual musical foundation on which the land is built. The Athens of the South has an appeal any artist can feel — an enticing, drawing temptation.

Before relocating, Sol Cat’s members spent their time across the country, Miami to Los Angeles, New York City to The Gulf of Mexico. Musical influences span just as wide, yet an eclectic and oceanic resonance remains prevalent in their sound. Smooth grooves along the lines of George McCrae mix with semi-psych synth layers, while the likes of The Talking Heads and Laid Back inspire bouncy bass and slick guitar riffs.

With such a range of cultural and artistic influence, the creative process is equally interesting. Vocalist and writer Brett Hammann steers the musical direction of the band while guitarist Johnny Fisher leads the group into new and uncharted territory. Drummer Ryan Usher provides the rhythmic backbone for bassist Aaron Martin, who also acts as Sol Cat’s Art Director. Lead guitarist Jaan Cohan brings catchy licks and skills to melt any face, leaving keyboardist and studio engineer Jeremy Clark to play intuitively as the music essentially produces itself.

The group is now prepared and eager for the road, with its groundwork set for the message to spread. The Sol Cat sound is not as unfamiliar as it is forgotten; and those feelings and emotions poured into music past are ready to gracefully wash over a new generation.

-Pedro Sanchez III

American Hotel

American Hotel

American Hotel is a new collaborative project featuring Jesse Hall, Jeremy Lister, Adam Binder, Anthony Fiacco, and Vince Gard. The band showcases 3 lead singers (Hall, Lister, Loucks) and is currently recording their debut album, eyeing a mid-year release.
Smooth Hound Smith

Smooth Hound Smith

Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin’ American roots duo comprised of “One-Man-Band” Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012, and currently based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.
The duo has traveled over 70,000 road miles, playing over 500 shows in over 30 states in the last two years. They’ve shared the stage with artists such as Robert Earl Keen, The David Mayfield Parade, Matthew Perryman Jones, Charlie Parr, Possessed By Paul James, Shawn Mullins, and more. Their self-titled debut album received “top adds” on Americana Radio in early 2014, as well as garnered attention from media outlets such as Nashville’s independent radio, WRLT Lightning 100, and publications like American Songwriter and RELIX Magazine. Their music has also recently been featured on MTV’s The Real World. They are set to record their second full-length record in early 2015 at Welcome To 1979 Studios with producer Chris Mara at the helm (Jason Isbell, North Mississippi Allstars, Keane), and will be touring heavily throughout 2015.
Apr
26
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Ray Wylie Hubbard @ 3rd and Lindsley
Apr 26 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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When it comes to down ’n’ dirty roots ’n’ roll, nobody in the wide world of Americana music today does it better than Ray Wylie Hubbard. Except, it seems, for Hubbard himself. After riding a decade-long career resurgence into the national spotlight with 2012’s acclaimed The Grifter’s Hymnal and his first ever appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman (“I didn’t want to peak too soon,” quips Hubbard, 68), the iconoclastic Texas songwriter is back to continue his hot streak with The Ruffian’s Misfortune — his 16th album (and third on his own Bordello Records, via Thirty Tigers) — due out April 7, 2015.

Nashville Sunday Night is sponsored by New Amsterdam Vodka and Goose Island Beer.

Apr
27
Mon
Bob Dylan and His Band @ Andrew Jackson Hall
Apr 27 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Bob Dylan & His Band will be at Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN – April 27, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

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Lightning 100 Presents Ryan Adams @ Ryman Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
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A limited number of 2-night ticket packages are available here.


Hailed upon its release as arguably Ryan’s finest work to date by Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Esquire, USA Today, Stereogum and dozens more, Ryan Adams (Pax-Am/Blue Note) recently racked up three GRAMMY nominations: Best Rock Album, plus Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for album opener and lead single “Gimme Something Good.”

Fans can catch a preview of things to come in the form of Ryan’s performance on Austin City Limits, airing January 24 as part of ACL’s landmark 40th season.

Ryan’s band on these dates is, as it was on his enthusiastically received 2014 trek: Freddie Bokkenheuser (drums), Daniel Clarke (keys), Charlie Stavish (bass) and Mike Viola (guitar).

Apr
28
Tue
Lightning 100 Presents Ryan Adams @ Ryman Auditorium
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
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If purchasing tickets in person at the Ryman Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet, your spot in line will be determined by a lottery. For details, click here

A limited number of 2-night ticket packages are available here.


Hailed upon its release as arguably Ryan’s finest work to date by Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Esquire, USA Today, Stereogum and dozens more, Ryan Adams (Pax-Am/Blue Note) recently racked up three GRAMMY nominations: Best Rock Album, plus Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance for album opener and lead single “Gimme Something Good.”

Fans can catch a preview of things to come in the form of Ryan’s performance on Austin City Limits, airing January 24 as part of ACL’s landmark 40th season.

Ryan’s band on these dates is, as it was on his enthusiastically received 2014 trek: Freddie Bokkenheuser (drums), Daniel Clarke (keys), Charlie Stavish (bass) and Mike Viola (guitar).

Apr
29
Wed
Lightning 100 Presents Death Cab For Cutie @ Ryman Auditorium
Apr 29 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Death Cab for Cutie

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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Natalie Prass @ The High Watt
Apr 29 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Natalie Prass

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Natalie Prass is the kind of artist Spacebomb was created for–a songwriter’s songwriter and performer’s performer blessed with a golden voice and universal appeal–a singer who understands the vision and brings an undeniable talent to the process. She’s a joy for any listener to discover–a lover and a fighter and old-soul trader in genuine energy, aiming straight for the heart. Prass turns a sly eye to the pageantry of emotion, the drama of love and the mysteries of everyday life with a disarming mixture of sincerity and cosmic insolence, unapologetically romantic, spinning golden threads of lyric and melody, each inflection and melisma planned and considered, each word tailored for meaning and effect–the pop gesture as artform. She delivers it all with carefree charm and nearly divine intuition. Her voice, at times so ethereal, is shot through by strength and sinew and just a hint of transient grit. The feeling is soft, but it cuts so deep, leaving any listener with a trace of a soul, thunderstruck and enchanted.

Born in Cleveland, in the heart of the 1980s, Prass entered the teenage slipstream back on the east coast, past the haunted houses, surf shops, and burger joints of Virginia Beach, a mid-tier, rough-around-the-edges resort town. There is an inevitability to every biography, a myriad of strange narrative palm lines that twist and intersect, and she followed hers bravely to a seam of alternative beach culture, living close to the Atlantic Ocean but studying a less bronzed way of life. With her pet bird on her shoulder, she took intensive music and visual art courses all through high school. Going to a good music school was the next logical step, but after a year in cold, snowy Boston, Prass dropped out of Berklee and returned to the beach. She spent a spell working and playing shows in boardwalk clubs before moving out to Nashville where she has spent close to the last decade developing her craft, collaborating with some of the better characters on the edges of Music City culture, building a reputation with her radiant voice, unique performances, and for being a bit of an iconoclast. Prass has carefully avoided the glossy singer-songwriter scene, reaching for something more interesting, more exciting.For her debut performance at Nashville’s storied Ryman Auditorium, she surprised fans by pulling off a guileless reggae set in front of an Isaac Hayes poster she had displayed behind her band.

When the time came to record a full length, Prass returned to Virginia to work with Spacebomb Records, a label able to realize big visions and lush productions within the rustic charm of its attic studio. The match made sense musically and her ties to Matthew E. White go back to playing in rock bands in their high school days. The two worked together, selecting nine tracks to run through Spacebomb’s creative machine. With hard work and the alchemy of circumstance, they crafted an unassuming masterpiece–a real stunner that sounds both thoroughly out-of-time and impossibly fresh.

Prass is a powerful, beguiling performer and cunning pop composer–one for the moment and one for the ages.

May
1
Fri
Zac Brown Band @ Bridgestone Arena
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM

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Zac Brown Band’s forthcoming album ‘JEKYLL + HYDE’ will be out April 28, 2015, on Southern Ground/John Varvatos Records/Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records. The band will premiere new music from the album this weekend during their first performance on Saturday Night Live.

 

Describing the album’s direction, Zac told Rolling Stone earlier this year that it will have “things that people will expect and things that they won’t.” Digital pre-orders will include immediate downloads of “Homegrown”, “Dress Blues” and “Heavy Is the Head (feat. Chris Cornell)” at select partners. “Homegrown” — the band’s highest chart debut, which is bulleted at #10 on country radio this week — has earned massive fan support and early praise for its “rock feel” (Country Weekly) and “intricately arranged vocal harmonies” (Billboard); “Dress Blues”, written by Jason Isbell, is a somber and stirring tribute to members of the military who have been killed in service; and “Heavy Is the Head”, which features Chris Cornell, the multi GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter and legendary frontman for pioneering rock bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, makes its world premiere this Friday, March 6th, on iHeartRadio’s Mainstream and Active Rock station. The album also features a collaboration with Sara Bareilles.

 

‘JEKYLL + HYDE’ physical copies are available for pre-order now at: www.ZacBrownBand.com

 

‘JEKYLL + HYDE’ follows Zac Brown Band’s three platinum-selling albums, ‘Uncaged’, ‘You Get What You Give’, and ‘The Foundation’, and their 2013 project ‘The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1′, which have together sold over seven million copies, produced a historic series of eleven #1 hit singles and earned three GRAMMYs.

 

During release week, the band kicks off their North American stadium tour in Nashville, and throughout the summer returns for headlining shows at Fenway Park, Wrigley Field and Citi Field, in addition to several new baseball stadiums, and festivals including Hangout Music Festival and Summerfest.

 

Ticket pre-sale for Zac Brown Band fan-club members is available for select dates starting March 10th; for all fan club information visit www.ZacBrownBand.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting March 14th at 10 a.m. CT; for ticket information visit www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Zac Brown Band is: singer/guitarist Zac Brown, violinist/singer Jimmy De Martini, multi-instrumentalist/singer John Driskell Hopkins, guitarist/organist Coy Bowles, multi-instrumentalist/singer Clay Cook, drummer Chris Fryar, percussionist Daniel de los Reyes and bassist Matt Mangano.

 

Zac Brown Band is represented by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based talent and brand management company. The band is also represented by CAA, public relations firm Shore Fire Media and strategic digital marketing agency Girlilla Marketing.

 

‘JEKYLL + HYDE’ TRACKLIST:

 

1. Beautiful Drug

2. Loving You Easy

3. Remedy

4. Homegrown

5. Mango Tree (feat. Sara Bareilles)

6. Heavy Is the Head (feat. Chris Cornell)

7. Bittersweet

8. Castaway

9. Tomorrow Never Comes

10. One Day

11. Dress Blues

12. Young and Wild

13. Junkyard

14. I’ll Be Your Man (Song for a Daughter)

15. Wildfire

16. Tomorrow Never Comes (Acoustic Version)

 

http://www.zacbrownband.com/

http://shorefire.com/clients/zacbrownband/

May
3
Sun
John Fogerty @ Carl Black Chevy Amphitheatre at Fontanel
May 3 @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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Time: 7:30 PM

Doors: 6:00 PM

Cost: $40.00 & up

(On Sale Friday at 10:00am)

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May
5
Tue
The Kooks @ Exit/In
May 5 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Public ticket sales begin Jan 16, 2015 10:00 AM. If you have a promotion code or password, enter it to unlock additional ticket options.

May
6
Wed
Lightning 100 Presents: Lord Huron with Leon Bridges @ Ryman Auditorium
May 6 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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On Sale Friday, February 13 at 10 AM

 

May
7
Thu
Lightning 100’s 25th Birthday Celebration with Leon Bridges @ 3rd and Lindsley
May 7 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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May
9
Sat
Lightning 100 Presents Matt and Kim @ Marathon Music Works
May 9 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Brooklyn indie dance duo Matt and Kim release New Glow, the band’s latest full length on April 07th, 2015.Matt and Kim, aka Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums), get things rolling in their exuberant style with a performance lyric video for the song “Get It”: Three minutes and seven seconds of heaven for anyone who has, or hasn’t yet, seen Matt and Kim’s legendary live shows.With New Glow, the duo who love hip-hop and pop have made an album of undeniably catchy beat-driven anthems with hooks that just don’t stop and just won’t leave your head. “The best era of music is right now and I believe we’re doing our best work yet.” says Matt.

“Anyone who has seen one of our shows knows we love any style of music you can have fun and get wild to. I’m not sure we were able to put that diversity on any of our albums the way we did on New Glow. While there are definitely songs that will feel familiar to people who know our stuff, there are also songs like “Get It” which have always been part of who we are but went unrecorded to this point. We helped edit a lyric video for “Get It”, using live footage from a handful of festivals and shows we played in the last couple years. Going through that footage really made it hard to believe how lucky we are to have the best f**king job in the world.”

The two met while attending Pratt Institute and quickly became known for their thunder-punching, melodic mix of indie and dance music. Right off, Spin said “there truly is no sound these two won’t use to support their almost religious commitment to spreading huge grins,” while Pitchfork described their quality as “melody so happily jerky and rhythms so dangerously spastic that you can practically hear paroxysmal crowds pogo-ing madly…Johnson sings, and thousands of other kids in his zip code (and others like it around the country) feel like he’s describing their Saturday nights.”

Previously, Matt and Kim’s video for “Lessons Learned,” in which they strip naked in Times Square on a very cold February day, won an MTV Music Award for “Breakthrough Video.” 2012’s Lightning (FADER) featured the Alternative radio hit “Let’s Go” and single “Daylight” was certified Gold.

All the while they toured the globe, becoming the go-to band for raw exuberance, bombastic beats, sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems on larger and larger scales. They’ve performed at many, many major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Firefly, Summerfest, Big Day Out, Fuji, V, Pukkelpop and Ultra.

May
10
Sun
Lightning 100 Presents Toro Y Moi with Vinyl Williams @ Exit/In
May 10 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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The product of a move from South Carolina to Berkeley, CA and the subsequent extended separation from loved ones, Toro Y Moi’s third full-length, Anything in Return, puts Chaz Bundick right in the middle of the producer/songwriter dichotomy that his first two albums established. There’s a pervasive sense of peace with his tendency to dabble in both sides of the modern music-making spectrum, and he sounds comfortable engaging in intuitive pop production and putting forth the impression of unmediated id. The producer’s hand is prominent—not least in the sampled “yeah”s and “uh”s that give the album a hip-hop-indebted confidence—and many of the songs feature the 4/4 beats and deftly employed effects usually associated with house music. Tracks like “High Living” and “Day One” show a considerably Californian influence, their languid funk redolent of a West Coast temperament, and elsewhere—not least on lead single, “So Many Details”—the record plays with darker atmospheres than we’re used to hearing from Toro Y Moi. Sounding quite assured in what some may call this songwriter’s return to producerhood, Anything in Return is Bundick uninhibited by issues of genre, an album that feels like the artist’s essence.

Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Chaz Bundick has been toying with various musical projects since early adolescence. Having spent his formative years playing in punk and indie rock acts, his protean Toro Y Moi project has been his vessel for further musical exploration since 2001. During his time spent studying graphic design at the University of South Carolina, Chaz became increasingly focused on his solo work, incorporating electronics and allowing a wider range of influences—French house, Brian Wilson’s pop, 80s R&B, and Stones Throw hip hop—to show up in his music. By the time he graduated in spring 2009, Chaz had refined his sound to something all his own, and music journals across the board touted his hazy recordings as the sound of the summer, and he released his debut album, Causers of This in early 2010.

Since then, Bundick has proven himself to be not just a prolific musician, but a diverse one as well, letting each successive release broaden the scope of the Toro Y Moi oeuvre. The funky psych-pop of 2011’s Underneath the Pine evinced an artist who could create similar atmospheres even without the aid of source material and drum machines. His Freaking Out EP, a handful of singles and remixes, and a retrospective box-set plot points all along the producer/songwriter spectrum in which he’s worked since his debut, and Anything In Return is another exciting offering that shows he’s still not ready to settle into any one genre.

VINYL WILLIAMS

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I’d like to think I’m from space — not just outer space. I’m from Los Angeles, actually, a place with no space. I feel like I’m merely dangling in the fantasy of divine things, magic things.This may be the essence of what some people call surreal.

I create surreal art — collages and ambient rock music — that incorporates religious imagery, mystical sensationalism, sacred locations and some psychedelic concepts. I could describe it as sacred- magic-mystical-psychedelic-religious-collage art. I’m influenced by the Middle East, specifically Egypt, Israel and Turkey, and I attempt to fuse the archaic forms of art and music indigenous to those places, while simultaneously achieving a modern aesthetic. I’m also influenced by the psychedelic concepts of great thinkers and philosophers like Alan Watts, Plato and Paul Laffoley. Imperfections inspire me, as do tangibles of the intangible, visual identity of the unidentifiable, poetic process (the opposite of mechanical process), phenomena of the mind, phenomena in general, supernatural experience and communal hippie clichés.

In terms of process, I like observing nature and forming a full concept for a collage before I even start designing, and then I record the scattered ideas on tape. Finally, I re-organize the concept weeks later. I also like making images look far worse and damaged than in their most natural digital state. The process of damage is more revealing to me than starting with a Polaroid or film slide. I tend to manipulate one very specific visual element (like lighting) as realistically as possible, while at the same time manipulating other elements (like perspective) as surrealistically as possible. Therefore, there’s always conflict, and color is the communion.

I have a musical family. My great grandfather was Johnny Williams, who was an American jazz drummer and percussionist from the early 1930s to the late 1950s. My grandfather is John Williams, who has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, including the Star Wars saga, Jaws, Superman, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Home Alone and the first three Harry Potter films. I grew up influenced by his brilliant portrayal of theme in music and the transforming of a human essence, or even a situation’s essence, into musical format. He creates a theoretical meeting ground between the cosmos and the human sound spectrum!

My father is Mark Towner Williams. He was the drummer for Crosby, Stills and Nash, Tina Turner and Air Supply. He played a lot of 80s music when I was a kid, and a few times I was able to perform with Air Supply, the ultimate 80s romantic love smash ballad band. I played keys in Vegas a few times with them when I was 8 and 9. Those count as my first live experiences. I did indeed quit piano at age 10 to play drums, and my talent was subsequently lost … but its role as a gateway to all other instruments is quite astounding to me.

I’ve been trying very hard to completely develop a musical phenomenon that I call “sonic matrices.” These are, in short, specific combinations of frequencies that positively affect the body and can elevate or fluctuate brain waves, blood pressure and other factors. I try to attain this while avoiding making monotonous meditation music.

I want my artwork to serve many purposes. But the main purpose is undeniably to inspire viewers and listeners to form their own versions of everything, not to mindlessly connect the dots they’ve been given since birth. I want people to feel driven to add their own colors to their lives, to make something new out of their ideas. My collages are pieces of real life, all swirled together into a cultural portal, and I hope they will motivate other individuals to feel more connected to what is really on this Earth. Though my works may have no linear or preplanned agenda, by intuitive leaps and linkages between my figurative expressions of mysticism, people may be led to new personal insights and meanings. I find this miraculous, as it shows the non-sensory-ness of thoughts, or the stream of consciousness. I’m inviting fascination by providing a platter of esoteric attractions.

It is the compulsion of the supernatural.

May
11
Mon
Lightning 100 Presents Tame Impala with Mini Mansions @ Ryman Auditorium
May 11 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Tame Impala, hailing from Perth, Australia, first toured the U.S. in 2010, playing small clubs for crowds of 200. A handful of trips to the U.S. later and thanks to the ravenous demand of fans for the band’s transcendent live performance, Tame Impala have gone on to headline festivals and theaters around the world. Tame Impala have released a self-titeld EP and two full length albums-Innerspeaker and LonerismLonerism features the hits ‘Elephant’ and ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.’ The album reached the #1 spot on the CMJ chart and received wide commercial alternative airplay as well.  In addition to his work in Tame Impala, lead-singer Kevin Parker was also featured prominently on Mark Ronson’s latest album, Uptown Special.

The Who @ Bridgestone Arena
May 11 @ 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

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THE WHO, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their “THE WHO HITS 50!” tour to North America in 2015.

Set lists on these shows will take  their audience on an “Amazing Journey” through THE WHO’s entire career, from the band’s early days to classic albums including WHO’S NEXT, TOMMY, QUADROPHENIA, MY GENERATION and LIVE AT LEEDS, through the present day.

THE WHO have sold over 100 million records since forming in 1964; they brought together four different personalities and in effect produced a musical hurricane.  Each of them was a pioneer. Wildman drummer Keith Moon beat his kit with a chaotic elegance; stoic bassist John Entwistle held down the center with the melodic virtuosity of a solo guitarist; raging intellectual Pete Townshend punctuated the epic universality of his songs with the windmill slamming of his fingers across his guitar strings; and Roger Daltrey roared above it all with an impossibly virile macho swagger. They exploded conventional rhythm and blues structures, challenged pop music conventions, and redefined what was possible on stage, in the recording studio, and on vinyl. As they enter their 50th year, the band is still going strong, winning rave reviews for their performances of QUADROPHENIA in 2013.

May
15
Fri
The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival @ The Hangout
May 15 all-day

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The Hangout Festival is the first and only music festival of it’s kind in North America. Located directly on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. The festival treats guests to a unique festival experience and consistently features a diverse selection of top touring artists.

May
16
Sat
The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival @ The Hangout
May 16 all-day

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The Hangout Festival is the first and only music festival of it’s kind in North America. Located directly on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. The festival treats guests to a unique festival experience and consistently features a diverse selection of top touring artists.

May
17
Sun
The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival @ The Hangout
May 17 all-day

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The Hangout Festival is the first and only music festival of it’s kind in North America. Located directly on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. The festival treats guests to a unique festival experience and consistently features a diverse selection of top touring artists.

Butch Walker with Jonathan Tyler @ War Memorial Auditorium
May 17 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Butch Walker with Jonathan Tyler will be at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, TN – May 17, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Butch Walker’s latest album, Afraid of Ghosts, debuted at #1 on the Top New Artists chart when it was released last month on Dangerbird Records. Butch is a prolific recording artist & producer who has worked with the likes of everyone from Taylor Swift to Weezer to Katy Perry. For Afraid of Ghosts, Butch teamed up with fellow GRAMMY nominee Ryan Adams at Adams’ PAX AM Studios in LA along with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. He will head out on a headlining tour this spring following a successful run with Adams last fall.

May
21
Thu
J. Roddy Walston & the Business @ Marathon Music Works
May 21 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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J. Roddy Walston and The Business is a Baltimore, Md.-based rock band playing melodic, often upbeat and catchy songs influenced by the Southern rock tradition and featuring accomplished lyrics and musicianship. Their songs are often piano-driven and also feature strong guitar solos. The band moved to Baltimore from Tennessee.
May
22
Fri
CounterPoint Music Fest @ Kingston Springs, GA
May 22 – May 23 all-day

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CounterPoint is the cure for the common festival. Located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, this 3-Day event is brought to you by the producers of Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Camp Bisco, Lights All Night, BUKU Music + Art Project and more! CounterPoint is known hosting an assortment the hottest names in music on multiple stages throughout a magical plot of land which has held the Atlanta Steeplechase for the last 20 years. Attendees will enjoy camping on beautiful rolling hills surrounded by the Etowah River, along with world-class music, an arts village, local brews and food, our Midway, and an even better party! 

May
23
Sat
CounterPoint Music Fest @ Kingston Springs, GA
May 23 – May 24 all-day

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CounterPoint is the cure for the common festival. Located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, this 3-Day event is brought to you by the producers of Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Camp Bisco, Lights All Night, BUKU Music + Art Project and more! CounterPoint is known hosting an assortment the hottest names in music on multiple stages throughout a magical plot of land which has held the Atlanta Steeplechase for the last 20 years. Attendees will enjoy camping on beautiful rolling hills surrounded by the Etowah River, along with world-class music, an arts village, local brews and food, our Midway, and an even better party! 

May
24
Sun
CounterPoint Music Fest @ Kingston Springs, GA
May 24 – May 25 all-day

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CounterPoint is the cure for the common festival. Located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, this 3-Day event is brought to you by the producers of Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Camp Bisco, Lights All Night, BUKU Music + Art Project and more! CounterPoint is known hosting an assortment the hottest names in music on multiple stages throughout a magical plot of land which has held the Atlanta Steeplechase for the last 20 years. Attendees will enjoy camping on beautiful rolling hills surrounded by the Etowah River, along with world-class music, an arts village, local brews and food, our Midway, and an even better party! 

May
27
Wed
Lightning 100 Presents The Tallest Man On Earth @ Ryman Auditorium
May 27 @ 7:00 PM

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Dark Bird Is Home, the fourth album from The Tallest Man On Earth, doesn’t feel like it came from one time, one place, or one tape machine. The songs and sounds were captured in various countries, studios, and barns, and they carry a weather-worn quality, some dirt and some grit.

Early in Dark Bird, toward the end of the opening track, we hear other voices and sounds backing Kristian Matsson’s own. One of them, later credited in the liner notes with Angel Vocals, shows up several times throughout the record, adding new color to the familiar palette. And so the story grows and expands. That first song has horns and a piano, keyboards, synthesizers, and other modern noisemakers . . . and by track two you’ve got The Tallest Man on Earth as full-throttle rock and roll.

While Dark Bird is The Tallest Man at his most personal and direct, deeper and darker than ever at times, it’s also an album with strokes of whimsy and the scent of new beginnings — which feels fresh for The Tallest Man on Earth, and well timed. Reliably, the melodies and arrangements are sturdy and classic, like old cars and tightly wound clocks. The lyrics and their delivery are both comforting and alarming, like tall trees and wide hills.

The other musicians and layers on this recording put a wide lens on familiar themes. Fear and darkness, sleep or lack of it, dreams in the dark and in the light. Moving, leaving, going. Distance and short stops, long straight lines, temporal places. More hopefully, a grateful nod to a traveling partner, a healing mind. Maybe a little forgiveness needed. Definitely some things to forget.

Jun
11
Thu
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival @ Manchester, TN
Jun 11 all-day
Jun
12
Fri
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival @ Manchester, TN
Jun 12 all-day
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13
Sat
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival @ Manchester, TN
Jun 13 all-day
Jun
14
Sun
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival @ Manchester, TN
Jun 14 all-day
Jun
17
Wed
Rolling Stones @ LP Field
Jun 17 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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The Rolling Stones ZIP CODE tour will take the band to 15 stadiums in 15 cities in North America!

General on sale for all shows in the USA starts at 10am Local, Monday April 13.
Wristbands for Le Festival D’Été de Québec, Canada, go on sale at 12pm Local, Saturday April 11.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for US dates before the general public, beginning Wednesday, April 8.

Check back for more updates on pre-sales and packages.

See you at the shows!

Jun
26
Fri
Lightning 100 Presents: Amos Lee & David Gray @ Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater (formerly Fontanel)
Jun 26 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Jun
29
Mon
Buddy Guy @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Jun 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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A pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to such legendary artists as Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy remains an electrifying performer. This member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has influenced everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, and Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 25 of its 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Don’t miss his first-ever headlining appearance at the Schermerhorn.


On sale to subscribers and $500+ donors Tuesday, December 2, at 10 am.
You must first log in to take advantage of your presale benefit.
Groups of 12+ may also take advantage of this presale. Call 615.687.6422.
On sale to the public Friday, December 5, at 10 am.

Jul
3
Fri
Independence Rocks @ Tin Roof Nashville
Jul 3 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Jul
8
Wed
Imagine Dragons @ Bridgestone Arena
Jul 8 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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General Public Onsale starts on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM CS

Jul
10
Fri
Train – Picasso At the Wheel Tour 2015 @ Bridgestone Arena
Jul 10 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Train has successfully traveled the nearly-unnavigable path of a contemporary, hit-making rock band while keeping their heads. The climb to the top began in San Francisco in 1994. The original 5-member band tenaciously built a loyal following, leading up to their own self-titled debut album, released by Columbia in 1998.  The tumbling wordplay of “Meet Virginia” gave them their first unlikely radio hit, with 2001’s Drops Of Jupiter garnering multi-platinum status thanks to the double-Grammy winning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40.  In their typical ‘you-gotta’-nail-it-down-motherfucker’ style, the quixotic song snared the Best Rock Song trophy by beating out Coldplay and two U2 songs.

The group won another Grammy in 2011 for their global hit “Hey Soul Sister,” the #1 best-selling smash and most downloaded single of 2010, from their multi-platinum album Save Me, San Francisco.  Their most recent album, 2012’s California 37 launched the hit “Drive By,” which reached the Top 10 in 13 countries.  They’ve sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, with multiple platinum/gold citations, including 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors. Additionally, Train’s award-winning Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. has recently released their 6th varietal, ‘Bulletproof Picasso’ sauvignon blanc. Proceeds from the wine support Family House, a San Francisco charity that supports families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Jul
13
Mon
BARENAKED LADIES WITH VIOLENT FEMMES AND COLIN HAY @ The Woods Amphitheater at Fonteanel
Jul 13 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Date: July 13, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm

Doors: 5:30 pm

Cost: $39.50 & up

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Jul
17
Fri
The Forecastle Festival @ Louisville, KY
Jul 17 all-day

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A port-of-call where the world gathers to experience the best in Music, Art, Activism®. The 2015 festival will be 7/17-19 on the Louisville Waterfront!  A Forecastle is a superstructure at the bow of a ship where the crew is housed. Hard at work in the unruly sea, it’s a place workers gather after a long day to unwind. A place where the people come together, for one whale of a good time.

Jul
18
Sat
The Forecastle Festival @ Louisville, KY
Jul 18 all-day

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A port-of-call where the world gathers to experience the best in Music, Art, Activism®. The 2015 festival will be 7/17-19 on the Louisville Waterfront!  A Forecastle is a superstructure at the bow of a ship where the crew is housed. Hard at work in the unruly sea, it’s a place workers gather after a long day to unwind. A place where the people come together, for one whale of a good time.

Jul
19
Sun
The Forecastle Festival @ Louisville, KY
Jul 19 all-day

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A port-of-call where the world gathers to experience the best in Music, Art, Activism®. The 2015 festival will be 7/17-19 on the Louisville Waterfront!  A Forecastle is a superstructure at the bow of a ship where the crew is housed. Hard at work in the unruly sea, it’s a place workers gather after a long day to unwind. A place where the people come together, for one whale of a good time.

Jul
31
Fri
Lollapalooza Festival @ Chicago, Illinois
Jul 31 – Aug 1 all-day
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Lollapalooza will happen once again in historic Grant Park, Chicago, IL on July 31 – August 2, 2015. Visit www.lollapalooza.com for Tickets, Lineup & More! What started as a touring music festival in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza has become a definitively unique music experience. Today, Lollapalooza takes place every summer in historic Grant Park, Chicago, between the iconic Chicago skyline and the shores of Lake Michigan.
Aug
1
Sat
Lollapalooza Festival @ Chicago, Illinois
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
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Lollapalooza will happen once again in historic Grant Park, Chicago, IL on July 31 – August 2, 2015. Visit www.lollapalooza.com for Tickets, Lineup & More! What started as a touring music festival in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza has become a definitively unique music experience. Today, Lollapalooza takes place every summer in historic Grant Park, Chicago, between the iconic Chicago skyline and the shores of Lake Michigan.
Aug
2
Sun
Lollapalooza Festival @ Chicago, Illinois
Aug 2 – Aug 3 all-day
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Lollapalooza will happen once again in historic Grant Park, Chicago, IL on July 31 – August 2, 2015. Visit www.lollapalooza.com for Tickets, Lineup & More! What started as a touring music festival in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Lollapalooza has become a definitively unique music experience. Today, Lollapalooza takes place every summer in historic Grant Park, Chicago, between the iconic Chicago skyline and the shores of Lake Michigan.
Aug
6
Thu
Ink n Iron Festival @ Nashville, TN
Aug 6 all-day

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This festival will be both a Living Art Gallery and Community Festival.

 

People are here for the love of Hot Rods-Kustom Cars, Live Music, Burlesque, Art Show, 20’s-50’s Fashion, and of course the World Renowned Tattoo Convention; taking place on the floor of the Municipal Auditorium. 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world will be on hand from 30 States and 25 Countries representing all the tattoo styles; where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Pinups clad in corsets, Classic Cats with Pompadours, Mohawks, fashion Mullets with full sleeves and back pieces. Not only is the breathtaking view of the Capitol building; built in 1859, a majestic sight sitting atop the hill, mixed among the amazing Nashville skyline, its quite a task to take in all at once.

 

Besides taking advantage of the festival to get a tattoo from a great artist, the organizers are very attentive to the entertainment of all those who chose to spend three days in the tattoo scenario – 5 stages will showcase the weekends bands, cabaret shows, tattoo contest, and pin-up pageant while the Bicentennial Mall will be decorated with America’s finest Iron dressed in period perfect style. Tattoos will stand out not only on skin but also on canvases, paper and photos, through an exhibition able to give an enhanced artistic value to the exhibition.

 

We hope you have a wonderful experience at this year’s 1st annual Ink-N-Iron Festival-Nashville.

 

OUR HISTORY

With the success of the 2003 Long Beach Tattoo Convention – the second to be held aboard the Queen Mary – it propelled Long Beach to a central position in the tattoo world. The throngs of visitors that have come aboard the Queen Mary since then, sends a very clear message on the extent of the event which will be even better and more enthralling this year. It couldn’t be otherwise, considering that Long Beach was the tattoo cultural engine of the West Coast, the center around which technique and trends evolved. Long Beach was the home of Bert Grimm’s World Famous Tattoo, the longest operating tattoo shop in America 1927-2003. From this tiny shop on the Nu Pike in Long Beach Bert Grimm fostered a culture that influenced today’s godfathers of the American Tattoo industry; names like Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Lyle Tuttle, Col. Todd, Bob Shaw, and Phil Simms to name a few. Bert Grimm’s was a place where, if you knew the right guy you could obtain the most sacred of tools; the tattoo machine, these pieces of equipment were not available to just anyone. In marrying the city’s tattoo history with a 1930’s luxury ship the Queen Mary, with her WWII service history, there couldn’t be a more perfect setting to perform this sacred art form. The idea of organizing a tattoo convention in Long Beach stems from the desire to pay a tribute to the great tattoo art tradition. This tradition contributed to spread this art all over the world, pulling it out of the Middle Ages. We feature 280 artists from many different States and Countries representing all the tattoo styles pricking away with their machines in an exciting atmosphere, where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Tattoos can be a passion and an art form, for most people a very popular fashion trend, which exploded a few years ago thanks to advertisements, fashion and music bands which use tattoo icons for messages that underline the freedom of choice of each individual. This festival is an event that draws lots of different visitors, something very few events can boast. Many love tattoos and travel around the world to take part in tattoo conventions, because it is a time in which this art is experienced on one’s own skin and, it is difficult not to be affected by the unique atmosphere that makes tattoos a very familiar and easy form of art.

Aug
7
Fri
Ink n Iron Festival @ Nashville, TN
Aug 7 all-day

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This festival will be both a Living Art Gallery and Community Festival.

 

People are here for the love of Hot Rods-Kustom Cars, Live Music, Burlesque, Art Show, 20’s-50’s Fashion, and of course the World Renowned Tattoo Convention; taking place on the floor of the Municipal Auditorium. 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world will be on hand from 30 States and 25 Countries representing all the tattoo styles; where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Pinups clad in corsets, Classic Cats with Pompadours, Mohawks, fashion Mullets with full sleeves and back pieces. Not only is the breathtaking view of the Capitol building; built in 1859, a majestic sight sitting atop the hill, mixed among the amazing Nashville skyline, its quite a task to take in all at once.

 

Besides taking advantage of the festival to get a tattoo from a great artist, the organizers are very attentive to the entertainment of all those who chose to spend three days in the tattoo scenario – 5 stages will showcase the weekends bands, cabaret shows, tattoo contest, and pin-up pageant while the Bicentennial Mall will be decorated with America’s finest Iron dressed in period perfect style. Tattoos will stand out not only on skin but also on canvases, paper and photos, through an exhibition able to give an enhanced artistic value to the exhibition.

 

We hope you have a wonderful experience at this year’s 1st annual Ink-N-Iron Festival-Nashville.

 

OUR HISTORY

With the success of the 2003 Long Beach Tattoo Convention – the second to be held aboard the Queen Mary – it propelled Long Beach to a central position in the tattoo world. The throngs of visitors that have come aboard the Queen Mary since then, sends a very clear message on the extent of the event which will be even better and more enthralling this year. It couldn’t be otherwise, considering that Long Beach was the tattoo cultural engine of the West Coast, the center around which technique and trends evolved. Long Beach was the home of Bert Grimm’s World Famous Tattoo, the longest operating tattoo shop in America 1927-2003. From this tiny shop on the Nu Pike in Long Beach Bert Grimm fostered a culture that influenced today’s godfathers of the American Tattoo industry; names like Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Lyle Tuttle, Col. Todd, Bob Shaw, and Phil Simms to name a few. Bert Grimm’s was a place where, if you knew the right guy you could obtain the most sacred of tools; the tattoo machine, these pieces of equipment were not available to just anyone. In marrying the city’s tattoo history with a 1930’s luxury ship the Queen Mary, with her WWII service history, there couldn’t be a more perfect setting to perform this sacred art form. The idea of organizing a tattoo convention in Long Beach stems from the desire to pay a tribute to the great tattoo art tradition. This tradition contributed to spread this art all over the world, pulling it out of the Middle Ages. We feature 280 artists from many different States and Countries representing all the tattoo styles pricking away with their machines in an exciting atmosphere, where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Tattoos can be a passion and an art form, for most people a very popular fashion trend, which exploded a few years ago thanks to advertisements, fashion and music bands which use tattoo icons for messages that underline the freedom of choice of each individual. This festival is an event that draws lots of different visitors, something very few events can boast. Many love tattoos and travel around the world to take part in tattoo conventions, because it is a time in which this art is experienced on one’s own skin and, it is difficult not to be affected by the unique atmosphere that makes tattoos a very familiar and easy form of art.

Aug
8
Sat
Ink n Iron Festival @ Nashville, TN
Aug 8 all-day

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This festival will be both a Living Art Gallery and Community Festival.

 

People are here for the love of Hot Rods-Kustom Cars, Live Music, Burlesque, Art Show, 20’s-50’s Fashion, and of course the World Renowned Tattoo Convention; taking place on the floor of the Municipal Auditorium. 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world will be on hand from 30 States and 25 Countries representing all the tattoo styles; where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Pinups clad in corsets, Classic Cats with Pompadours, Mohawks, fashion Mullets with full sleeves and back pieces. Not only is the breathtaking view of the Capitol building; built in 1859, a majestic sight sitting atop the hill, mixed among the amazing Nashville skyline, its quite a task to take in all at once.

 

Besides taking advantage of the festival to get a tattoo from a great artist, the organizers are very attentive to the entertainment of all those who chose to spend three days in the tattoo scenario – 5 stages will showcase the weekends bands, cabaret shows, tattoo contest, and pin-up pageant while the Bicentennial Mall will be decorated with America’s finest Iron dressed in period perfect style. Tattoos will stand out not only on skin but also on canvases, paper and photos, through an exhibition able to give an enhanced artistic value to the exhibition.

 

We hope you have a wonderful experience at this year’s 1st annual Ink-N-Iron Festival-Nashville.

 

OUR HISTORY

With the success of the 2003 Long Beach Tattoo Convention – the second to be held aboard the Queen Mary – it propelled Long Beach to a central position in the tattoo world. The throngs of visitors that have come aboard the Queen Mary since then, sends a very clear message on the extent of the event which will be even better and more enthralling this year. It couldn’t be otherwise, considering that Long Beach was the tattoo cultural engine of the West Coast, the center around which technique and trends evolved. Long Beach was the home of Bert Grimm’s World Famous Tattoo, the longest operating tattoo shop in America 1927-2003. From this tiny shop on the Nu Pike in Long Beach Bert Grimm fostered a culture that influenced today’s godfathers of the American Tattoo industry; names like Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Lyle Tuttle, Col. Todd, Bob Shaw, and Phil Simms to name a few. Bert Grimm’s was a place where, if you knew the right guy you could obtain the most sacred of tools; the tattoo machine, these pieces of equipment were not available to just anyone. In marrying the city’s tattoo history with a 1930’s luxury ship the Queen Mary, with her WWII service history, there couldn’t be a more perfect setting to perform this sacred art form. The idea of organizing a tattoo convention in Long Beach stems from the desire to pay a tribute to the great tattoo art tradition. This tradition contributed to spread this art all over the world, pulling it out of the Middle Ages. We feature 280 artists from many different States and Countries representing all the tattoo styles pricking away with their machines in an exciting atmosphere, where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Tattoos can be a passion and an art form, for most people a very popular fashion trend, which exploded a few years ago thanks to advertisements, fashion and music bands which use tattoo icons for messages that underline the freedom of choice of each individual. This festival is an event that draws lots of different visitors, something very few events can boast. Many love tattoos and travel around the world to take part in tattoo conventions, because it is a time in which this art is experienced on one’s own skin and, it is difficult not to be affected by the unique atmosphere that makes tattoos a very familiar and easy form of art.

Aug
9
Sun
Ink n Iron Festival @ Nashville, TN
Aug 9 all-day

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This festival will be both a Living Art Gallery and Community Festival.

 

People are here for the love of Hot Rods-Kustom Cars, Live Music, Burlesque, Art Show, 20’s-50’s Fashion, and of course the World Renowned Tattoo Convention; taking place on the floor of the Municipal Auditorium. 280 of the best tattoo artists in the world will be on hand from 30 States and 25 Countries representing all the tattoo styles; where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Pinups clad in corsets, Classic Cats with Pompadours, Mohawks, fashion Mullets with full sleeves and back pieces. Not only is the breathtaking view of the Capitol building; built in 1859, a majestic sight sitting atop the hill, mixed among the amazing Nashville skyline, its quite a task to take in all at once.

 

Besides taking advantage of the festival to get a tattoo from a great artist, the organizers are very attentive to the entertainment of all those who chose to spend three days in the tattoo scenario – 5 stages will showcase the weekends bands, cabaret shows, tattoo contest, and pin-up pageant while the Bicentennial Mall will be decorated with America’s finest Iron dressed in period perfect style. Tattoos will stand out not only on skin but also on canvases, paper and photos, through an exhibition able to give an enhanced artistic value to the exhibition.

 

We hope you have a wonderful experience at this year’s 1st annual Ink-N-Iron Festival-Nashville.

 

OUR HISTORY

With the success of the 2003 Long Beach Tattoo Convention – the second to be held aboard the Queen Mary – it propelled Long Beach to a central position in the tattoo world. The throngs of visitors that have come aboard the Queen Mary since then, sends a very clear message on the extent of the event which will be even better and more enthralling this year. It couldn’t be otherwise, considering that Long Beach was the tattoo cultural engine of the West Coast, the center around which technique and trends evolved. Long Beach was the home of Bert Grimm’s World Famous Tattoo, the longest operating tattoo shop in America 1927-2003. From this tiny shop on the Nu Pike in Long Beach Bert Grimm fostered a culture that influenced today’s godfathers of the American Tattoo industry; names like Ed Hardy, Bob Roberts, Lyle Tuttle, Col. Todd, Bob Shaw, and Phil Simms to name a few. Bert Grimm’s was a place where, if you knew the right guy you could obtain the most sacred of tools; the tattoo machine, these pieces of equipment were not available to just anyone. In marrying the city’s tattoo history with a 1930’s luxury ship the Queen Mary, with her WWII service history, there couldn’t be a more perfect setting to perform this sacred art form. The idea of organizing a tattoo convention in Long Beach stems from the desire to pay a tribute to the great tattoo art tradition. This tradition contributed to spread this art all over the world, pulling it out of the Middle Ages. We feature 280 artists from many different States and Countries representing all the tattoo styles pricking away with their machines in an exciting atmosphere, where a car show and music become an integral part of the event, mingling with the artistic expressions of the artists at work. Tattoos can be a passion and an art form, for most people a very popular fashion trend, which exploded a few years ago thanks to advertisements, fashion and music bands which use tattoo icons for messages that underline the freedom of choice of each individual. This festival is an event that draws lots of different visitors, something very few events can boast. Many love tattoos and travel around the world to take part in tattoo conventions, because it is a time in which this art is experienced on one’s own skin and, it is difficult not to be affected by the unique atmosphere that makes tattoos a very familiar and easy form of art.

Aug
16
Sun
Lightning 100 Presents Damien Rice @ Carl Black Chevy Amphitheatre at Fontanel
Aug 16 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Date: August 16, 2015

Time: 8:00 PM

Doors: 6:30 PM

Cost: $35.00 & up

(On Sale Friday at 10:00am)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE SHOW TICKETS

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE VIP BOX SEATS

Artist Website

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Aug
18
Tue
DEF LEPPARD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS STYX AND TESLA @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug 18 @ 7:00 PM

Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and ground-breaking multi-platinum albums—including two of the best-selling albums of all time, Pyromania and Hysteria, capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages,” Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The upcoming tour follows on the heels of the band’s massive 2014 co-headlining tour with KISS, last summer.

Oct
2
Fri
Austin City Limits
Oct 2 all-day

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Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, TX, ACL Festival has grown to 2 weekends, 8 stages and over 130 bands. Lineup, Tickets + more: www.aclfestival.com

Oct
3
Sat
Austin City Limits
Oct 3 all-day

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Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, TX, ACL Festival has grown to 2 weekends, 8 stages and over 130 bands. Lineup, Tickets + more: www.aclfestival.com

Oct
4
Sun
Austin City Limits
Oct 4 all-day

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Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, TX, ACL Festival has grown to 2 weekends, 8 stages and over 130 bands. Lineup, Tickets + more: www.aclfestival.com

Oct
5
Mon
Foo Fighters with Gary Clark Jr. @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct 5 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

 

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DATE

Oct 5 , 2015

TICKET PRICES

$75.00, $55.00, $35.00

AVAILABILITY

On Sale 12.05.14 10:00 am

 

In the wake of Sonic Highways’ climb into the top 3 of charts worldwide and the announcement of the band’s first ever U.S. stadium dates, Foo Fighters have now unveiled a full North American stadium/arena/amphitheater assault for summer/fall 2015. This most massive North American on the road undertaking in FF history will see Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear headline multiple historic U.S. venues for the first time.

Beat the Bots: Box Office Only Presale this Saturday, November 22nd at 10am.

Tickets for the Foo Fighters will first go on sale via the BEAT THE BOTS: BOX OFFICE ONLY PRE-SALE beginning this Saturday, November 22nd at 10am at the Bridgestone Arena box office and will end at 3pm (while supplies last).  Line up begins at 9am that morning on the Bridgestone Arena plaza at the corner of 5th Ave and Broadway.  Ticket limit for this presale: (2) Floor Tickets or (4) Seated Tickets per person.

Oct
9
Fri
Austin City Limits
Oct 9 all-day

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Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, TX, ACL Festival has grown to 2 weekends, 8 stages and over 130 bands. Lineup, Tickets + more: www.aclfestival.com

Oct
10
Sat
Austin City Limits
Oct 10 all-day

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Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, TX, ACL Festival has grown to 2 weekends, 8 stages and over 130 bands. Lineup, Tickets + more: www.aclfestival.com

Oct
11
Sun
Austin City Limits
Oct 11 all-day

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Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, TX, ACL Festival has grown to 2 weekends, 8 stages and over 130 bands. Lineup, Tickets + more: www.aclfestival.com

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