Nashville Concert Calendar

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Jan
28
Wed
Jack White w/ Loretta Lynn and William Tyler @ Bridgestone Arena
Jan 28 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Jack White performs his first hometown show of 2015 at Bridgestone Arena.  Bring your ticket into Third Man Records at 623 7th Avenue South in Nashville to purchase the Lazaretto Ultra LP for the special price of only $10 and to receive 10% off the rest of your in-store purchase. Limit 3 Ultra LP’s per ticket holder. While supplies last. Certain exclusions apply. Offer ends 12/15/14.

Jan
29
Thu
Roger Waters Presents Ça Ira @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Jan 29 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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U.S. Premiere—Narrated Live by Roger Waters, and featuring the Nashville Symphony.

Rogers Waters, the creative force of Pink Floyd, presents Ça Ira, his classical opera set during the French Revolution. Ça Ira evokes the passion, faith and madness of a time that forever changed the world.  Featuring Waters’ spoken narration, this epic piece of music is scored for full orchestra, four solo voices, chorus and children’s chorus.

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Phosphorescent (solo show) with special guest Boom Forest & Lord Buffalo @ Exit/In
Jan 29 @ 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Lord Buffalo | 9:00 PM
Lord Buffalo is a mud-folk band from Austin, TX. They make music together under cover of darkness. Their songs are bricks with which to build a house slowly. They will not be rushed. They will not be quiet. They are the trees clapping, the rocks crying out, the whistle in your snore.

Lord Buffalo was formed in 2012 in Austin, TX after the demise of the rock institution the Hot Pentecostals. They are currently working on two new recording projects and chanting the unchantable chant somewhere south of you. more >>>

Boom Forest | 9:45 PM
Boom Forest is the spiritual wailings of John Paul Roney from the automated woods of tomorrow. more >>>
Phosphorescent | 10:30 PM
Matthew Houck likes to work. The Alabama native, now resident in Brooklyn has delivered five albums as Phosphorescent since his 2003 debut. Houck has a highly distinctive artistic voice and a refreshing, rolled-sleeves approach to his expression. 2007’s Pride – a delicate and haunting work of ragged country and bittersweet gospel – first caused ears to swivel in Phosphorescent’s direction. He followed it with To Willie, a tribute to Willie Nelson, then 2010’s Here’s To Taking It Easy, an enthusiastic plunge into country rock and Americana. Now, his sixth album Muchacho flashes yet another color in the subtly shifting Phosphorescent spectrum.

Muchacho reprises the understated melancholia and sensuous minimalism of Pride, while kicking up a little of Here’s To Taking It Easy’s dust, but it also strikes out into more adventurous waters via rhythm and electronic textures. It took shape partly as a result of events beyond Houck’s control. After spending the best part of 18 months touring his last record, Houck was, in his words “pretty fried.” He returned to the Brooklyn Navy Yard studio where he’d recorded his previous two albums, planning “on taking this whole thing down a few notches. I wanted to make music,” he explains, “but I was weary, so the spectre of putting anything out and getting back on the road was a bit of a block.” He bought a load of old analog gear and “just starting playing around with it, making these noises. They weren’t songs, they were just strange sound pieces. I’ve always had that element in my work, and one or two weird, ambient pieces seem to squeeze themselves onto every record, but suddenly I was doing a lot of those.”

The singer says, “This time, I was getting really excited about the experimental sounds I was making. I was thinking I might make an ambient record that had vocals, but no lyrics. I was actually considering releasing it under another name.” Exactly as 2012 turned, Houck’s life began to unravel. A domestic crisis meant he had to find another apartment/studio at short notice, in the dead of winter. His life was falling apart, but almost perversely, “songs just started happening, and there were five or six of them.” Houck admits he was “in the middle of a bit of a freak-out,” so in the small hours one Sunday, he booked a ticket to Mexico, on a plane that was leaving three hours later. “It sounds really cheesy, but I went down there with a guitar and got a little hut on the beach in Tulum, on the Yucatan Peninsula.” After a week there working to finish the songs that would become Muchacho, he went back to NYC, found a new place, fitted it out and began tracking the record in May 2012.

‘Muchacho’s Tune’ – with its opening braid of twanging guitars, piano and electric keys, its warm, rich reverb and poignant mariachi brass – is the song on which the album turns. This was the first song to come to him fully formed, and it establishes the album’s lyrical theme – “that the possibility of redemption through love and romance is not just hopeful, it’s also viable. It definitely exists. But what ends up happening is more redemption through some vague means that I don’t really understand.”
It’s indicative of Houck’s distinctive talent, dedication to his work and trust in his muse, then, that a temporary hurdle didn’t become a serious block. “I got clear of it by just getting to work on the recording,” he says, simply. Sleeves rolled. Resolve fixed. Muchacho delivered. more >>>

Jan
30
Fri
Roger Waters Presents Ça Ira @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Jan 30 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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U.S. Premiere—Narrated Live by Roger Waters, and featuring the Nashville Symphony.

Rogers Waters, the creative force of Pink Floyd, presents Ça Ira, his classical opera set during the French Revolution. Ça Ira evokes the passion, faith and madness of a time that forever changed the world.  Featuring Waters’ spoken narration, this epic piece of music is scored for full orchestra, four solo voices, chorus and children’s chorus.

Feb
6
Fri
Lightning 100 Presents Cold War Kids with Elliot Moss @ Marathon Music Works
Feb 6 @ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Cold War Kids

Cold War Kids

Los Angeles four-piece Cold War Kids elevate their passionate take on indie rock with their emotionally-raw fourth album Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.Formed in 2004, the band’s breakthrough debut Robbers & Cowards was released to considerable acclaim in 2006. The darker Loyalty To Loyalty followed two years later, and 2011’s Mine Is Yours introduced deeper anthemic qualities to the eclectic group’s catalog.

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, which features the rollicking, energetic single “Miracle Mile,” is Cold War Kids’ first release with former Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils guitarist Dann Gallucci, who also handled its production alongside Lars Stalfors.

“We were shaken up, ready to let certain songs go further than before by trying new styles and arrangements, while keeping others sparse and caring more about the finished product and less about how we got there,” explains frontman Nathan Willet about the ten-track album, which was recorded at the band’s private studio in San Pedro, CA.

Elliot Moss
Elliot Moss is a 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist songwriter, producer, and visual artist from New York. The third generation in a family of musicians and artists, Elliot released his debut album ‘Highspeeds’ – all played, recorded, and mixed himself with the exception of a few friends.
Umphrey’s McGee @ Ryman Auditorium
Feb 6 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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After 16 years of performing over 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels and attend to their lives as husbands and fathers. But you’d be wrong. With their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, and first for their own indie label, Nothing Too Fancy (N2F) Music (distributed by RED), the group – which formed on the Notre Dame campus outside of South Bend, Indiana in 1997 – has something to prove. And that’s not just to their ever-loyal fan base, but to those who have never heard a note, or worse – dismiss them as “too sophisticated, too complex” or think they know what Umphrey’s McGee is all about.

More than an “improg” group, as some have dubbed them, Umphrey’s McGee have devoted their craft to making their devoted followers feel as if they are part of something larger, through fan-curated sets, which include the “Stew Art Series”.   Named after the Jimmy Stewart Ballroom, where they first recorded some of their improvisations, they offer fans a chance to text them during an exclusive private performance with not only song selections, but spontaneous ideas of how to perform them. The band has also developed the immersive home audio offering, “Headphones & Snowcones,” where the pristine sound of the live soundboard mix is piped wirelessly through high-end personal monitor systems and headphones, leading the Chicago Tribute to note: “I heard rock ‘n’ roll’s future, and its name is ‘Headphones & Snowcones.’” Umphrey’s McGee also makes all their live shows from 2006 available via their live music portal UMLive.net. And, every spring since 2010, the band has performed a special UMBowl show, announced on the day of the Super Bowl, which this year will take place outside Chicago for the first time this May at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, in May. The idea is to divide the concert into four quarters, stringing together “All-Request,” “Stew Art,” “Choose Your Own Adventure” and “Raw Stewage” sets in rotating order each year. The UMBowl has a pilgrimage-worthy annual event for fans, and the press has taken notice. Wired said, “[UMBowl] gives Umphrey’s McGee a chance to show off its improvisatory skills…it brings the type of large-scale, smartphone powered interactive experience usually deployed in massive stadiums down to the club level.”

Feb
7
Sat
Trampled by Turtles @ Ryman Auditorium
Feb 7 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Trampled By Turtles formed in 2003 in Duluth, Minnesota. From their beginnings on the Midwestern festival circuit, they have reached new heights with each album.  The release of 2012’s Stars And Satellites saw the band play to more fans than ever, sell close to 100,000 albums, make their first national television appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, and have their first concert feature, Live at First Avenue, broadcast on Palladia. This year will see the band headline Red Rocks Ampitheatre for the first time and the kickoff of their own festival, Festival Palomino, which will take place September 20, 2014 outside Minneapolis.  

Lead songwriter Dave Simonett has been especially affected by change over the last few years.  He relocated from Duluth to the city of Minneapolis.  “When I lived in Duluth, I think I took connection with uncivilized nature for granted. There, I had to drive 20 minutes and I was in the middle of nowhere, and I did this almost daily,” says Simonett.  “This was a very important ritual for me. Solitary time in a nearly untouched landscape is my version of church, so I think there is a bit of loss of religion in a lot of my work these days. I’ve always been a little obsessed with our struggle to stay connected to our simple animal side, the part of our nature that lived off the earth, hunted live game, worshipped trees and mountains. I believe a lot of sadness is caused by feeling disconnected with the rest of nature.  A lot of what is instinctual for us is beaten down and frowned upon in modern society.  It has to be confusing for the subconscious.”

Feb
12
Thu
Communion Presents: Gil Landry, the Wans, Future Unlimited, Kristin Diable @ The High Watt
Feb 12 @ 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM

February Club Night

The Wans

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If you like hard hitting rock trios then you’ll love The Wans. With hints from the 60’s all the way to the 90’s they’ve formed their own sound. With Mark Petaccia’s thunderous drums, Noah Denney’s monsterous bass, and Simon Kerr’s droning guitars it makes up for quite a loud trio. The trio recently finished their record and are extremely excited to share it in the next few weeks.

The Wans picked up their name from Simon’s hometown in Ireland. Simon explains it as an “everyday slang term in Derry, Northern Ireland.” He goes on to say, “It pretty much means ‘The Ones’, but the way it’s spelled is the way it’s pronounced in an Irish accent. So everyone has to pronounce it that way. I find it funny listening to Americans speaking with Irish accent. I may be the only one who finds it funny, but what the hell! All that matters to us is that the songs are solid and the music is rocking.”

Gill Landry

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Future Unlimited

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Future Unlimited is an independent electronic band from Nashville, TN whose music is heavily influenced by the sounds of the 1980’s, including Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, The Church, Naked Eyes, Gary Numan & Tubeway Army and New Musik. The band takes its name from a song by the band Cut Copy, considered to be a major influence on the band. The group formed in 2010 when vocalist David Miller met his writing partner Samuel D’Amelio, a local electronic music DJ, as the result of a noise complaint. Realizing their mutual love of no-wave, punk and post-rock, the two began writing songs which would eventually culminate in creating the band’s signature sound.

Kristin Diable

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“There’s a young woman out of south Louisiana who has got some serious chops, a peroxide, leggy crooner with a soul like Lucinda Williams, the confidence of Grace Slick and the voice of a decades-ago Bonnie Raitt….. It was Kristin Diable. Devil in a white dress. Biggest thing out of Baton Rouge since rush hour.” – Chris Rose, Times Picayune

Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Ryman Auditorium
Feb 12 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Tedeschi Trucks Band is an 11-member collective that thrills audiences worldwide with its transcendent live performances and award-winning albums.Formed in 2010 by husband-and-wife Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, and featuring two harmony singers, a three-piece horn section, keyboards, bass and a pair of drummers, TTB disproves the adage “less is more” while building a devoted following of fans and critics alike.

Just three years in, Tedeschi Trucks Band has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe, and Japan, headlining the venerable Newport Jazz Festival, co-headlining tours with B.B. King and The Black Crowes, and playing to packed houses in the world’s most celebrated venues from Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Beacon Theatre to the Hollywood Bowl and Royal Albert Hall. TTB’s debut release Revelator, produced at the couple’s Swamp Raga home studio, earned both a Grammy and Blues Music Award while 2011’s dynamic live follow-up, Everybody’s Talkin’, delivered a double-disc classic reminiscent of legendary concert recordings like Mad Dogs and Englishmen and The Allman Brothers Band’s At Fillmore East. Currently the band is touring in support of its second studio effort, Made Up Mind, which  entered the Billboard 200 at #11 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “equal parts Stax and Muscle Shoals without dilution of either.”

Emerging as one of the most respected guitarists of his generation, Trucks led his own Derek Trucks Band for over 15 years prior to teaming with Tedeschi. Presently and for the past 13 years the Florida native also performs as a full member of The Allman Brothers Band and has toured with both Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana. Additionally as the youngest musician to make the list, the slide guitar wunderkind was voted #16 of the top 100 Guitarists of All Time (Rolling Stone – November 2011) by a panel of fellow musicians and industry experts.

No stranger to center stage herself, singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi started playing in bands in her hometown of Boston at age 13. Her knack for combining American roots music, particularly electric blues, Southern soul, and gospel, with passionate, awe-inspiring vocal prowess has resulted in a prolific solo career full of award-winning records, six Grammy nominations, and a devoted following. Blessed with a voice that ranges from powerful R&B belters to gentle ballads, Tedeschi is a talented guitarist as well, her style alternately recalling post-war electric blues and Hendrix-inspired rock.

Easily capable of shining as individuals, this ensemble of 11 is concerned more with the sound than the spotlight. Sharing a level of respect and camaraderie rarely found in rock and roll, Tedeschi Trucks Band has found a magical combination that delivers nightly an unforgettable, can’t-miss concert experience, one the Boston Herald says, “booms like a soul thunderclap.” For these musicians and their audiences, more is indeed more.

Feb
13
Fri
Adam Devine with special guest Adam Ray @ Marathon Music Works
Feb 13 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Adam Ray

FRI, FEBRUARY 13, 2015

DOORS: 8:00 PM / SHOW: 9:00 PM

MARATHON MUSIC WORKS

NASHVILLE, TN

Adam Devine

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Adam Devine is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Devine is best known as a co-creator, writer, and star of the hit Comedy Central show Workaholics. In addition, he can be seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, which recently wrapped its second season.
Devine recently wrapped production on Nancy Meyers’ The Intern opposite of Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro, where he plays the head of the interns in the Warner Bros’ comedy about a seventy-year-old widower (DeNiro) who enters an intern program. He also wrapped production on Sony’s Final Girls opposite of Nina Dobrev and Thomas Middleditch, as well as on Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2, where he will return as Bumper Allen, leader of the all-male campus singing champions.
Devine starred in the Universal comedy Pitch Perfect, which follows the competitive world of collegiate a cappella and also stars Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Rebel Wilson. He can also be seen in his scene-stealing reoccurring guest star role as a nanny in ABC’s Modern Family. He currently voices the character of Pizza Steve on Cartoon Network’s Uncle Grandpa, and Boone on Disney’s upcoming animated show Penn Zero.
His sketch-comedy group, Mail Order Comedy, has headlined sold-out comedy shows all over the nation. Devine acts, writes and produces all of Mail Order Comedy’s material, including Workaholics.
Devine also performed in the “New Faces” show at the Montreal Comedy Festival, shortly after which he was cast opposite Jon Heder and Diane Keaton in the Warner Bros’ movie Mamma’s Boy. He appeared on Comedy Centrals Live at Gotham and on TBS’ Frank TV and ABC’s Better Off Ted. Additionally, Devine was a recurring guest-star on ABC’s Samantha Who?
Adam Ray
Born and raised in the suburbs of Lake Forest Park, WA, Adam got into comedy at an early age, impersonating friends, teachers, and Ace Ventura.

In High School, Adam ran his high school’s morning television news program. When it began, it was your basic morning news program. Then Adam and a few friends took it over, and slowly turned it into a weekly sketch show that somehow included the news. Airing every Friday morning for 10 minutes, it was a hit amongst the entire school.

In 2001, Adam journeyed to Los Angeles, where he was accepted into the BFA acting conservatory at USC. His junior year he studied abroad in London at the British American Drama Academy.

Since 2007, Adam has spent time doing improv with the UCB theater in NYC and LA. Adam has also become a paid regular at the Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store, and Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, and spends time on the road opening for Bobby Lee and Harland Williams. Adam’s online following has taken off, with the popularity of his web videos that are frequently featured on Funnyordie.com and Youtube. His “Kermit the Frog reaction video to 2 girls 1 cup,” is at 5 million views and counting on Youtube, and all of Adam’s videos can be found on his homesite, www.adamraytv.com. His TV credits include TWO BROKE GIRLS, ABC’s “According to Jim,” MTV’s “Human Giant,” and MTV’S PUNK’D.

The Black Cadillacs with Sol Cat @ 3rd and Lindsley
Feb 13 @ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Feb
15
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Turbo Fruits @ 3rd and Lindsley
Feb 15 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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“Dave, tell ‘em about your wrestling record.”

“Three wins, sixteen defeats. Beat the same kid twice. Lost to the state champion in six seconds.”

Clearly, the Turbo Fruits are not athletes. They are, however, a rock n roll band and one that could likely take your state rock & roll champion to the mat in less time than it takes to cue up a record. What the Nashville, Tennessee quartet lack in physical adeptness they make up for in wild abandon and unfettered debauchery; in buzzsaw guitars and pummeling, primal rhythms. And they STILL look good in a unitard and head gear. Okay, that might not be true – we haven’t tested that theory yet, there wasn’t quite enough beer, there may never be enough beer – but they are definitely one of the most visceral rock groups in America, as is evidenced on their new album Butter. Recorded in eight days in Austin, Texas with Spoon’s Jim Eno at his Public Hi-Fi studio, Butter is the follow up to their 2009 Fat Possum album Echo Kid and the 2007 Ecstatic Peace debut. It’s a spastic, slab of fun-filled fury, a double-live-gonzo Athena busting out of The Flaming Groovies’ Teenage Head, thrashing its way through punk, surf, and power-pop and leaving a wake of blown minds and melted faces. Y’know, like a rock record is supposed to do.

Butter is the product of 200 days a year in the van, sleeping on floors, accumulating the kind of stories you would never, ever tell your grandkids. Butter is the product of two years spent cranking out singles for their own Turbo Time Records, the product of organizing their annual ocean-bound rock & roll party The Bruise Cruise. Butter is the product of busting their asses the way most bands pull bong rips. Butter is a wild, raw record for the kind of folks that aren’t ashamed to get loose, get sweaty and get down.

Now let’s see if the state wrestling champion can beat that.

Feb
17
Tue
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers – A Very Special Mardi Gras Show @ War Memorial Auditorium
Feb 17 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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The legendary Dr. John is a six-time GRAMMY®Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art& Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford.

Dr. John headed west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St. During that time he launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John the Night Tripper. A legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-Gris, which introduced to the world his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots. Several of his many career highlights include the masterful album Sun, Moon and Herbs in 1971 which included cameos from Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger and 1973’s In the Right Place, which contained the chart hits “Right Place Wrong Time” and “Such A Night.”

In addition to his six GRAMMY® wins (1989, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2013), he has received six other GRAMMY® nominations over the years. In 2006, he was nominated for Sippiana Hericane, his Hurricane Katrina benefit disc. After Hurricane Katrina, Dr. John immediately stepped up to the plate with generous relief fund-raising concerts and recordings. In 2007, he was also inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame. In 2008, he released City That Care Forgot, winning a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Blues Album. His 2012 release Locked Down, with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys also won a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

In 2013, Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

On August 19, 2014, Dr. John released Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit Of Satch on Concord Records, an album in tribute to another larger-than-life New Orleans legend: Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. He honors Armstrong’s musical genius as well as his effervescent personality with 13 classic numbers drawn from various phases of the seminal trumpeter and vocalist’s five-decade career, with Dr. John joined by a stellar supporting cast, including Bonnie Raitt, Ledisi, the McCrary Sisters, Anthony Hamilton, Shemekia Copeland, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and trumpeters Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, Arturo Sandoval, Wendell Brunious and James Andrews.

After a half century of creating music for others and himself, Dr. John continues to write, arrange, produce and interpret with a passion that has yet to wane.


Dr. John & The Nite Trippers will perform a very special Mardi Gras show on Fat Tuesday.

Feb
21
Sat
Lightning 100 Presents Bad Suns w/Coasts & Maudlin Strangers @ Exit/In
Feb 21 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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Maudlin Strangers | 9:00 PM
“Constructed like a perfect musical parfait, “Stay Young” is everything you could possibly look for in an indie rock track. Maybe it’s just me, but I get some serious Black Keys vibes in the first 20 seconds of pressing play. This track walked right out of a badass James Bond movie, dripping in seductive vocals that only Hays could pull off. “Stay Young” is filled with soul and funk, layered with irresistible breaks and sprinkled with some immaculate production work.”
-Indie Shuffle

“If you’re looking for electro-pop that is darker than most but still sparkles enough to be worthy of a pool party soundtrack, then Maudlin Strangers songs like “Overdose” and “Penny” might just do the trick. Although also produced entirely in his Agoura Hills bedroom, Hays and his songs can join the world of electro-pop artists who quickly go from mixtape CDs to sold-out rooms. Most pop songs these days just need some swagger alongside the hooks, and Hays’ songs has that and more. (Don’t underestimate the power of unique bridges, kids.)”
-BuzzbandsLA

”Overdose” has the foundations of a radio-hit with its catchy hooks, expansive production, and anthemic vocal delivery, and out of all the songs from Maudlin Strangers that has been released so far, this is easily the most impressive. A&R’s, take note.
– Hilly Dilly

“‘Overdose’ immediately impresses with it’s tight production, dreamy flow of lyrics and sounds that mix in all the right places. It’s a catchy, dark-riddled indie-electro track, with lyrics that make you feel as if no one else is listening, and the author is speaking directly to you… A song like ‘Overdose’ leaves you wanting more, and I’m hoping we don’t have to wait all that long, as music is an impatient beast, and something quality should not be forgotten into the streams and downloads of yesterday.”
– When The Gramophone Rings

“Maudlin Strangers (government name Jake Hays) makes some eclectic dark indie rock will have your ears salivating if ears could salivate. Starting off with a hushed wave of blurred electronics, “Overdose” quickly relinquishes it’s shadowy power into a curl of sublime synths and visceral vocals that washes over you with a clandestine power of its chorus that will pull you into it’s undertow aka this song is fated to get stuck in your head.”
– Mostly Junk Food

Twitter: @MaudlinStranger
Instagram: @maudlinstrangers
Soundcloud: /MaudlinStrangers
Youtube: /MaudlinStrangers more >>>

Coasts | 10:00 PM
Conceived in 2011 in the crypt of a church, the Bristol-born 5 piece have resolutely resisted the overtures of the major record companies and embarked on a unique and independent path. Non stop touring has built a quickly growing group of fans across the country with Heaven in London already booked for their next London show in November – before they have received any mainstream media support. Citing Foals and Arctic Monkeys as their current favourite bands, COASTS’ anthem Oceans has now had over 3 million+ plays on Soundcloud and their next step is world domination – their way! Catch them at a small venue while you still can… more >>>
Bad Suns | 11:00 PM
Southern California rock band Bad Suns formed in 2012 and in the short time since

inception, have managed to be musically beyond their years. Made up of Christo

Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby

(guitar) the four piece ranges from ages 19-22 yet has a sound reminiscent of rock

stalwarts from generations past. “I grew up with a lot of world music playing in

the house. When I was 10, I started getting heavily interested in the guitar, and my

dad began introducing me to his records from the 70’s and the 80’s. Initially Elvis

Costello, then to The Clash, The Cure, and so on,” notes Christo. “All of these artists

and bands had a big impact on me, at a young age, as far as song composition goes. “

The band’s debut EP (January 2014) Transpose was recorded in the studio with

producer Eric Palmquist (The Mars Volta, Wavves, Trash Talk) and served as a

prelude to the band’s debut full-length (also produced by Palmquist) which hit

streets on June 24, 2014. “The writing and recording process is always exciting,

because it’s constantly changing and unique to each song. Inspiration comes and

goes as it pleases, so a night when a song gets written is a very good night,” says

Christo. Comprised of eleven tracks, Language & Perspective flows effortlessly from

start to finish showcasing the band’s stadium ready anthems and undeniably catchy

hooks. “Music has the ability to evoke certain feelings in people, a way that not

much else can. The pairing of words and sounds can be an extremely powerful tool,

when done right. I think the ultimate goal for this band is to make music that causes

people to really feel something.”

2014 proved to be quite busy for Bad Suns, who in a very short time have performed

the first single, ‘Cardiac Arrest,’ on Conan and the track hit #13 on Alt Radio

Charts, and #11 on AAA charts. They’ve toured with likes of The 1975, Fitz and the

Tantrums, Vaccines and Geographer to name a few. “It’s pretty incredible what

you can accomplish with time, work, and patience. Playing our songs to receptive

audiences, across the country, has been surreal for us; it’s what we’ve always

dreamed of. We’re excited for people to hear the album that we’ve made, and then

come experience it in a live setting,” says Bowman. “One day I just decided to be a

musician, and I never strayed away from that goal. Being in a band is the only thing I could do.” more >>>

Feb
22
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: John and Jacob @ 3rd and Lindsley
Feb 22 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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John & Jacob, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama found their roots in the sounds of back-porch pickers and harmonies of gospel singers.

After ten years of playing together, a stripped-down style emerged, leading the boys back to the basics with feel good melodies and lyrics. They started making trips to Nashville where they soon landed a publishing deal with Major Bob Music. Within two years, they wrote their first Billboard #1 song, were nominated for an MTV O-Music Award, tapped for Red Bull’s Sound Select and chosen by CMT Edge as their first unsigned “Listen Up” artist.

Splitting time between writing and touring, the boys are currently in the studio with their band cutting a record, while their song “Be My Girl” gains popularity on Nashville’s AAA station Lightning 100 and Birmingham Mountain Radio in their hometown.

Feb
27
Fri
Kongos w/ Young Rising Sons @ Marathon Music Works
Feb 27 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

KONGOS is a rock band of four brothers – Johnny, Jesse, Dylan and Danny Kongos. Sons of British singer-songwriter John Kongos, they grew up in London and South Africa, and are now based in Phoenix, AZ.49-atmd

Lightning 100 Presents Punch Brothers @ Ryman Auditorium
Feb 27 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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On Sale Friday, November 21 at 10 AM

 

Punch Brothers is a band consisting of Chris Thile (mandolin), Gabe Witcher (fiddle/violin), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Paul Kowert (bass). Their style has been described as “bluegrass instrumentation and spontaneity in the structures of modern classical”[1] as well as “American country-classical chamber music.”[2]

Feb
28
Sat
Lightning 100 Presents Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors @ Ryman Auditorium
Feb 28 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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On Sale Friday, October 17 at 11 AM

 

Mar
1
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Sturgill Simpson – SOLD OUT @ 3rd and Lindsley
Mar 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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This show sold out in no time! You can still hear the show, FREE at Lightning 100, 100.1fm or stream the live show at lightning100.com.

Sturgill Simpson isn’t one to rest on his laurels, which is why, less than a year after the release of his critically acclaimed debut, High Top Mountain, the singer-songwriter is coming out with his captivating and wholly unique sophomore album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, on May 13, 2014, through his own label, High Top Mountain Records.

The album title – an allusion to Ray Charles’ groundbreaking 1962 record, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music — hints at the psychedelic sounds found within, a departure from Simpson’s first album, which drew comparisons to the music of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. “I think that there is a lot of room in country music for progression and sonic oscillation, which is what I wanted to explore.”

Where some artists find inspiration from other music, Simpson found his in books, devouring religious texts both ancient and modern, recent studies about discoveries in quantum physics and string theory, and publications by Carl Sagan and Terence McKenna. He also drew upon French filmmaker Gaspar Noe’s experimental drama Enter the Void as he created murky, multi-textured soundscapes that incorporate elements of classic country, bluegrass, rock, and even a bit of electronica, a genre that Simpson admits he has a “slight fetish” for.

Simpson reunited with High Top Mountain producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Lindi Ortega, Jamey Johnson) for Metamodern Sounds in Country Music; the pair has formed a strong friendship in addition to a solid in-studio partnership built on complete trust and the willingness to engage in creative musical experimentation. Working with a budget of only $4,000, Simpson and his road band – bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Laur Joamets, and drummer Miles Miller — cut the entire record live to tape in four rare consecutive days off in the middle of a relentless tour schedule; nearly all of the songs were completed in two takes or fewer during these spur of the moment sessions. The result is an album that crackles with the raw energy of a concert.

Even with its numerous musical and literary influences, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music is, in its soul, a love record. As Simpson states, “Myriad worldly offerings – religion, drugs, and more — all claim to be the omnipotent universal truth, but in my experience, love is the only certainty. That’s what this record is about.” With a new album and a child on the way, the 35-year old singer-songwriter, who describes himself as anxious to embrace change, is about to experience a lot of it. Critics may have dubbed Sturgill Simpson the savior of traditional country music, but that’s not a title he’s willing to embrace. Shrugging, he says, “I’m just trying to save myself.”

Mar
6
Fri
Lightning 100 Presents The Lone Bellow with Odessa @ Exit/In
Mar 6 @ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM
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Odessa Rose was born and raised by the ocean, in Santa Rosa California.
She takes you with her inside her song, into a world all her own, and paints a picture you have never seen before. These days she lives in the city of Los Angeles. more >>>
The Lone Bellow | 10:00 PM
Then Came the Morning, the second album by the Southern-born, Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio the Lone Bellow, opens with a crest of churchly piano, a patter of drums, and a fanfare of voices harmonizing like a sunrise. It’s a powerful introduction, enormous and overwhelming, as Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, and Kanene Pipkin testify mightily to life’s great struggles and joys, heralding the morning that dispels the dark night: “Then came the morning! It was bright, like the light that you kept from your smile!” Working with producer Aaron Dessner of the National, the Lone Bellow has created a sound that mixes folk sincerity, gospel fervor, even heavy metal thunder, but the heart of the band is harmony: three voices united in a lone bellow.”The feeling I get singing with Zach and Brian is completely natural and wholly electrifying,” says Kanene. “Our voices feel like they were made to sing together.”

Long before they combined their voices, the three members of the Lone Bellow were singing on their own. Brian had been writing and recording as a solo artist for more than a decade, with three albums under his own name. Kanene and her husband Jason were living in Beijing, China, hosting open mic nights, playing at local clubs and teaching music lessons. Zach began writing songs in the wake of a family tragedy: After his wife was thrown from a horse, he spent days in the hospital at her bedside, bracing for the worst news. The journal he kept during this period would eventually become his first batch of songs as a solo artist. Happily, his wife made a full recovery.

When Kanene’s brother asked her and Zach to sing “O Happy Day” together at his wedding, they discovered their voices fit together beautifully, but starting a band together seemed impossible when they lived on opposite sides of the world. Brian soon relocated to New York and Kanene moved there to attend culinary school a couple years later. The three got together in their new hometown to work on a few songs of Zach’s, he’d been chipping away at the scene as a solo artist for awhile by then. After hitting those first harmonies did they decide to abandon all other pursuits. Soon the trio was playing all over the city, although they considered Rockwood Music Hall on the Lower East Side to be their home. They opened for the Civil Wars, Dwight Yokam, Brandi Carlile and the Avett Brothers, and their self-titled debut, produced by Nashville’s Charlie Peacock (the Civil Wars, Holly Williams) and released in January 2013, established them as one of the boldest new acts in the Americana movement.

After two hard years of constant touring, the band was exhausted but excited. By 2014, they had written nearly 40 songs on the road and were eager to get them down on tape. After putting together a list of dream producers, they reached out to their first choice, the National guitarist Aaron Dessner, who has helmed albums by the L.A. indie-rock group Local Natives and New York singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten.

“It occurred to me that it would be fun to get together and make music with them,” says Aaron. “My main interest in producing records is community and friendship more than making money. I already do a lot of traveling and working with the National, so when I have to time to work with other artists, it should be fun and meaningful.”

“Aaron is just so kind,” Zach says. “And he has surrounded himself with all these incredibly talented people, like Jonathan Low, the engineer. His brother Bryce [Dessner, also a guitarist for the National] wrote these amazing brass and string arrangements, and he got some of his friends to play with us.”

Dessner and the Lone Bellow spent two weeks recording at Dreamland in upstate New York, a nineteenth-century church that had been converted into a homey studio. The singers found the space to inspire the emotional gravity necessary for the material and the acoustics they were looking for. (For Kanene, Dreamland had one other bonus: “I’m a big Muppets fan, and it looks exactly like the church where Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem lived.”)

Aaron set them up in a circle in what had once been the sanctuary, with microphones hanging in the rafters to capture the sound of their voices bleeding together. Most of the vocals were recorded in single takes, a tactic that adds urgency to songs like “Heaven Don’t Call Me Home” and “If You Don’t Love Me.” “There were a couple of times when somebody sang the wrong word or hit a bad note, and we just had to keep going,” says Zach, who says that recording “Marietta” in particular was daunting—especially the moment near the end when he hits an anguished high note, bends it even higher, and holds it for an impossibly long time. It’s a startling display of vocal range, but it’s also almost unbearably raw in its emotional honesty.

“‘Marietta’ is probably the darkest song on the whole record,” Zach explains, “and it’s based on something that happened between my wife and me. The band was getting ready to record that song when all of a sudden my wife showed up with our youngest baby. It was a great surprise, a beautiful moment. So I was able to go out and sing that song, knowing she was there to help me carry the moment.”

“These are true stories,” says Brian. “These aren’t things we made up. We tried to write some songs that had nothing to do with our personal stories, but we just didn’t respond to them. But we’re best buds, so we know each others’ personal stuff and trust each other to figure out what needs to be said and how to say it.” Case in point: Brian wrote “Call to War” about his own struggles during his twenties, but gave the song to Kanene to sing. “The content is painful and brutal,” she says, “but the imagery, the vocals, they build something delicate and ethereal. That kind of contrast illuminates the true beauty and power of a song.”

Says Brian, “We do this one thing together, and we carry each other. Hopefully that makes the listener want to be a part of it. It becomes a communal thing, which means that there’s never a sad song to sing. It’s more a celebration of the light and the dark.” more >>>

Mar
8
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Houndmouth @ 3rd and Lindsley
Mar 8 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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That first November 2011 night, when it all fell together at the Green House, was nothing more complicated than four friends playing music, armed with something to drink and a curiosity about what might happen. They were the generation who has come of age in the new economy, already adept at shuffling jobs and get-bys, firmly acclimated to the diminished expectations that come with growing up somewhere the rest of the world assumes is nowhere. Which, in this case, is New Albany, Indiana.

Houndmouth, then, knew each other from…around. Matt Myers and Zak Appleby had played in cover bands together for years, schooled in blues and classic rock and Motown, toughened by indifferent audiences and the clatter of empty bottles. Matt and Katie Toupin had worked as an acoustic duo for three years, when she wasn’t on the road tending to a straight job. Katie and Shane Cody had gone to high school together, before Shane disappeared off to Chicago and New York to study audio engineering. In the beginning it was Shane and Matt who’d started knocking around at first, just drums and guitar, once Shane got home and free of a brief bluegrass flirtation.

The rest happened in a tumble, Zak and Katie switching from guitars to bass and keyboards, respectively. Four months later, their homemade EP in hand, Houndmouth made the pilgrimage to South By Southwest. Their booking agent convinced Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis to come have a listen. Of such things are dreams made. Months of conversation and a proper studio later, their debut album, From the Hills Below the City, will be released by Rough Trade.

“We lucked out,” Matt says. “We knew we were making good music. We knew we had something. But we didn’t know it would escalate so quickly. Always the element of luck.”

Before and after that bit of luck, Houndmouth have been on the road, building their audience. Working. Opening for the Drive-By Truckers, the Lumineers, the Alabama Shakes, Lucero, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Headlining on their own. Turning heads.

“You know good art when you see it,” says Newport Folk Festival booker Jay Sweet, an early adopter, “and you know good food when you taste it. Well, you also know good music when you hear it, and when I first heard Houndmouth it was like freshest tasting art I had heard in many moons. A true musical omnivore’s delight.”

“I’m going down where nobody knows me,” they sing during the jaunty chorus of “On the Road.” The opening track to From the Hills Below the City, which is more or less the relationship New Albany has to Louisville, across the river: “I had a job had to leave behind me…I had to move to another city.” A two and a half minute slightly bent pop confection, conscious of all kinds of music which went before. Self-conscious about nothing, not even the neo-rap cutting contest that snaps across one break. A blues for now, then.

Mar
14
Sat
Lightning 100 Welcomes Hozier @ Ryman Auditorium
Mar 14 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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It’s been a whirlwind year for the soulful Hozier since posting his heartrending video for “Take Me To Church” on YouTube, which has amassed over ten million views. The rousing song is among the most reactive at Top 40 radio and Adult Top 40 radio, rocketing to #1 at the Triple A radio format, and currently approaching Top 5 at Alternative Radio. Early (and continued) support for the single was garnered across multiple SIRIUSXM channels. “Take Me To Church” has scored a combined total of more than 500,000 tracks sold – all before the self-titled album’s official release on October 7th. Hozier recently nailed a string of electrifying performances on The Late Show With David Letterman and The Ellen DeGeneres Show – and being awarded a coveted performance slot as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on October 11th. Hozier is the first debut artist of 2014 to be booked on the show’s new season.
“Take Me To Church” has also become one of the most incredible Spotify success stories since the streaming service began six years ago. “The most viral artists Spotify has ever seen,” raved the Spotify News, with the song surpassing 20 million streams and Hozier landing six songs in the US Spotify Viral 50.
Calling his upcoming album a “mixed bag,” Hozier acknowledges influences of blues, folk, and soul – shredding this all-encompassing blend into a deftly woven signature sound that can be heard on his first two EPs, Take Me To Church and From Eden. Hozier co- produced the new album with Rob Kirwan (PJ Harvey and Depeche Mode), and fans who pre-order the self-titled debut receive a sizeable preview with five instant grat downloads made available: “Take Me To Church,” “From Eden,” “Work Song,” Cherry Wine” and “Jackie and Wilson.”

Mar
16
Mon
Lightning 100 Welcomes Hozier @ Ryman Auditorium
Mar 16 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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It’s been a whirlwind year for the soulful Hozier since posting his heartrending video for “Take Me To Church” on YouTube, which has amassed over ten million views. The rousing song is among the most reactive at Top 40 radio and Adult Top 40 radio, rocketing to #1 at the Triple A radio format, and currently approaching Top 5 at Alternative Radio. Early (and continued) support for the single was garnered across multiple SIRIUSXM channels. “Take Me To Church” has scored a combined total of more than 500,000 tracks sold – all before the self-titled album’s official release on October 7th. Hozier recently nailed a string of electrifying performances on The Late Show With David Letterman and The Ellen DeGeneres Show – and being awarded a coveted performance slot as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on October 11th. Hozier is the first debut artist of 2014 to be booked on the show’s new season.
“Take Me To Church” has also become one of the most incredible Spotify success stories since the streaming service began six years ago. “The most viral artists Spotify has ever seen,” raved the Spotify News, with the song surpassing 20 million streams and Hozier landing six songs in the US Spotify Viral 50.
Calling his upcoming album a “mixed bag,” Hozier acknowledges influences of blues, folk, and soul – shredding this all-encompassing blend into a deftly woven signature sound that can be heard on his first two EPs, Take Me To Church and From Eden. Hozier co- produced the new album with Rob Kirwan (PJ Harvey and Depeche Mode), and fans who pre-order the self-titled debut receive a sizeable preview with five instant grat downloads made available: “Take Me To Church,” “From Eden,” “Work Song,” Cherry Wine” and “Jackie and Wilson.”

Mar
17
Tue
Lightning 100 Welcomes Hozier @ Ryman Auditorium
Mar 17 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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It’s been a whirlwind year for the soulful Hozier since posting his heartrending video for “Take Me To Church” on YouTube, which has amassed over ten million views. The rousing song is among the most reactive at Top 40 radio and Adult Top 40 radio, rocketing to #1 at the Triple A radio format, and currently approaching Top 5 at Alternative Radio. Early (and continued) support for the single was garnered across multiple SIRIUSXM channels. “Take Me To Church” has scored a combined total of more than 500,000 tracks sold – all before the self-titled album’s official release on October 7th. Hozier recently nailed a string of electrifying performances on The Late Show With David Letterman and The Ellen DeGeneres Show – and being awarded a coveted performance slot as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on October 11th. Hozier is the first debut artist of 2014 to be booked on the show’s new season.
“Take Me To Church” has also become one of the most incredible Spotify success stories since the streaming service began six years ago. “The most viral artists Spotify has ever seen,” raved the Spotify News, with the song surpassing 20 million streams and Hozier landing six songs in the US Spotify Viral 50.
Calling his upcoming album a “mixed bag,” Hozier acknowledges influences of blues, folk, and soul – shredding this all-encompassing blend into a deftly woven signature sound that can be heard on his first two EPs, Take Me To Church and From Eden. Hozier co- produced the new album with Rob Kirwan (PJ Harvey and Depeche Mode), and fans who pre-order the self-titled debut receive a sizeable preview with five instant grat downloads made available: “Take Me To Church,” “From Eden,” “Work Song,” Cherry Wine” and “Jackie and Wilson.”

An Evening with Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield @ James K. Polk Theater
Mar 17 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Both Avett and Mayfield are ardent fans of Elliott Smith and his music, and with Mayfield in the opening slot of previous Avett Brothers concert dates, the two have performed Smith songs live together before.  For this upcoming tour, the duo will be joined by bassist Paul Defiglia (The Avett Brothers).  In addition to performing Smith songs from their album, Avett and Mayfield will likely sprinkle some solo selections into the set.

 

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith was produced by Seth Avett and recorded over the past thee years at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC as well as at Avett’s and Mayfield’s homes.

Mar
18
Wed
Fleetwood Mac: On With the Show @ Bridgestone Arena
Mar 18 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in 1967 in London. Due to numerous line-up changes, the only original member present in the band is its namesake, drummer Mick Fleetwood. Although band founder Peter Green named the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates (Fleetwood, McVie) from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, bassist John McVie played neither on their first single nor at their first concerts, as he initially decided to stay with Mayall. The keyboardist, Christine McVie, who joined the band in 1970 while married to John McVie, appeared on all but the debut album, either as a member or as a session musician. She also supplied the artwork for the album Kiln House.

The two most successful periods for the band were during the late 1960s British blues boom, when they were led by guitarist Peter Green and achieved a UK number one with “Albatross”; and from 1975 to 1987, as a more pop-oriented act, featuring Christine McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood Mac’s second album after the incorporation of Buckingham and Nicks, 1977’s Rumours, produced four U.S. Top 10 singles (including Nicks’ song “Dreams”), and remained at No.1 on the American albums chart for 31 weeks, as well as reaching the top spot in various countries around the world. To date the album has sold over 45 million copies worldwide, making it the sixth-highest-selling album of all time.

The band achieved more modest success in the intervening period between 1971 and 1974, when the line-up included Bob Welch, during the 1990s in between the departure and return of Nicks and Buckingham, and during the 2000s in between the departure and return of Christine McVie. In 1998, selected members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. The band has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.[1] In 2014, Christine McVie rejoined the band.[2]

Mar
27
Fri
Lightning 100 Presents Dr. Dog @ Ryman Auditorium
Mar 27 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Dr. Dog is a rock band from West Grove, Pennsylvania.[1] Its lineup consists of Toby Leaman (bass guitar), Scott McMicken (lead guitar), Frank McElroy (rhythm guitar), Zach Miller (keyboard), Eric Slick (drums), and Dimitri Manos [Multi-instrument]. Lead vocal duties are shared between Leaman and McMicken, with all members contributing harmonies. In addition, each band member has a nickname beginning with the letter T, and they have explained that friends of the band also receive nicknames, which are drawn from aspects of their lives and personalities (Former member Andrew “Trial” Jones, for example, is a licensed attorney).[2]

The band’s unique version of indie rock is strongly influenced by bands of the 1960s, such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys, but they have also touched upon more unrelated genres since their inception. Their earlier recordings show influence of the lo-fi sound and pop sensibilities of indie rock bands of the 1990s, such as Guided by Voices and Pavement,[3] although recent albums have featured more polished production.

 

Apr
1
Wed
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
3
Fri
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
6
Mon
Lightning 100 Welcomes Alt-J @ Grand Ole Opry House
Apr 6 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Tickets on Sales November 21 at 10(CST)

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.

Apr
11
Sat
Lightning 100 Presents The Apache Relay @ Exit/In
Apr 11 @ 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Apache Relay | 10:00 PM
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
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
24
Fri
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.

Apr
27
Mon
Lightning 100 Presents Ryan Adams @ Ryman Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
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On Sale Friday, January 23 at 10 AM
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
28
Tue
Lightning 100 Presents Ryan Adams @ Ryman Auditorium
Apr 28 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
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On Sale Friday, January 23 at 10 AM
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).

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
10
Sun
Lightning 100 Presents Father John Misty with Jessica Pratt @ Marathon Music Works
May 10 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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When discussing ‘Father John Misty’, Tillman paraphrases Philip Roth: ‘It’s all of me and none of me, if you can’t see that, you won’t get it’. What I call it is totally arbitrary, but I like the name. You’ve got to have a name. I never got to choose mine.”He goes on, “‘People who make records are afforded this assumption by the culture that their music is coming from an exclusively personal place, but more often than not what you hear are actually the affectations of an ‘alter-ego’ or a cartoon of an emotionally heightened persona,” says Josh Tillman, who has been recording/releasing solo albums since 2003 and who recently left Seattle’s Fleet Foxes after playing drums from 2008-2011. “That kind of emotional quotient isn’t sustainable if your concern is portraying a human-being made up of more than just chest-beating pathos. I see a lot of rampant, sexless, male-fantasy everywhere in the music around me. I didn’t want any alter-egos, any vagaries, fantasy, escapism, any over-wrought sentimentality. I like humor and sex and mischief. So when you think about it, it’s kind of mischievous to write about yourself in a plain-spoken, kind of explicitly obvious way and call it something like ‘Misty’. I mean, I may as well have called it ‘Steve'”.Musically, Fear Fun consists of such disparate elements as Waylon Jennings, Harry Nilsson, Arthur Russell, “All Things Must Pass,” and “Physical Graffiti,” often within the same song. Tillman’s voice has never been better and often sounds like Roy Orbison, “The Caruso of Rock”, at his most joyous, while the music maintains a dark, mysterious and yet conversely playful, almost Dionysian quality. Lyrically, his absurdist fever dreams of pain and pleasure elicit, in equal measures, the blunt descriptive power of Bukowski or Brautigan, the hedonist-philosophy of Oscar Wilde and the dried-out wit of Loudon Wainwright III.

The album began gestating during what Tillman describes as an “immobilizing period of depression”, in his former Seattle home. “Songwriting for me had always only been interesting and necessary because I saw it as this vehicle for truth, but I had this realization that all I had really done with it was lick my wounds for years and years, and become more and more isolated from people and experiences. I don’t even like wound-licking music, I want to listen to someone rip their arm off and beat themselves with it. I don’t believe that until now I’ve ever put anything at risk in my music. I was hell-bent on putting my preciousness at stake in order to find something worth singing about.”

He continues, “I lost all interest in writing music, or identifying as a ‘songwriter’. I got into my van with enough mushrooms to choke a horse and started driving down the coast with nowhere to go. After a few weeks, I was writing a novel, which is where I finally found my narrative voice. The voice that is actually useful.

“It was a while before that voice started manifesting in a musical way, but once I settled in the Laurel Canyon spider-shack where I’m living now, I spent months demoing all these weird-ass songs about weird-ass experiences almost in real-time, and kind of had this musical ‘Oh-there-I-am’ moment, identical to how I felt when I was writing the book. It was unbelievably liberating. I knew there was never any going back to the place I was writing from before, which was a huge relief. The monkey got banished off my back.”

Tillman brought the demos to LA producer/songwriter/pal Jonathan Wilson, and in February 2011 began recording at his home-studio in Echo Park. “Initially, the idea was to just kind of recreate the demos with me playing everything, since they were pretty fleshed out and sounded cool, but a place like LA affords you a different wealth of talent, potential, etc than just about anywhere else. I realized what was possible between Jonathan’s abilities, and the caliber of musicians that are just hanging around LA, pretty quickly. People were coming in and out of the studio all day sometimes, and other days, it would just be Jonathan and I holed up, getting stoned, and doing everything.

“I was honest with myself about what music actually excites my joy-glands when I was considering the arrangements and instrumentation,” says Tillman. “As opposed to what’s been enjoyable to me in the past – namely, alienating people or making choices based on what I think people won’t like or understand. Pretty narcissistic stuff.”

When asked about Laurel Canyon, where he eventually ended up living in the aforementioned tree-house with a family of spiders, Tillman says, “My attitude about it all is pretty explicit in the record. Given my fairly adversarial personal attitude about the music and aesthetic that comes from that place, it’s kind of a huge joke that I live in a former hippie-fantasy land. I have a really morbid sense of humor.”

Phil Ek (who everyone knows has worked with Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes) heard the rough versions of the album in May 2011 and offered his services to mix. “Phil and I have known each other for a while by virtue of Fleet Foxes, so he was familiar with my music, but we had never discussed working together. I think he immediately recognized the shift in my writing and singing from a producer and friend’s standpoint. His excitement is really evident in mixes, I think.”

Fear Fun is available May 1, 2012 from Sub Pop and Bella Union, in the US and UK/EU respectively.

Interviews by Richard Metzger and Casey Wescott
Written by Paula Zabrey, Jan. 2012

Jessica Pratt
“To say that Jessica Pratt is an old soul would be a vast understatement,” says Jenn Pelly of Pitchfork. “The young San Francisco singer/songwriter’s deeply intimate folk sounds so sincerely cast in from the 1960s that it’s hard to believe she didn’t release a proper LP during that period of time.” Pratt’s spooky and seductive self-titled debut is the inaugural release on Tim (White Fence) Presley’s new imprint, Birth Records. “I never wanted to start a label,” Presley says, “but there issomething about her voice I couldn’t let go of.”Pratt’s debut release includes recordings from over the last five years, and steady advances in sophistication of recording and melody are evident throughout. To the artist, the record is a time-lapse document of discovery, both musical and personal. But in strangers’ hands, Pratt’s debut is another kind of discovery altogether. A fully-formed emerald artifact dug up cobwebby and cold but no less green for its time spent buried. Sun-bleached and sounding a thousand years old, Pratt’s debut is arrestingly brand dazzling new, and watch how the lights in your living room go soft and yellow when you put it on.”
May
11
Mon
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.

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! 

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
Jun
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
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
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
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.
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.

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