Nashville Concert Calendar

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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! 

Nashville Sunday Night Presents: Kaleo @ 3rd and Lindsley
May 24 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Firmly a phenomenon in their home country of Iceland, the four-piece band Kaleo is set to descend upon foreign shores in 2015, bringing their gorgeous blend of folk, blues, country, and rock to a wider mainstream audience in America. Their isolated heritage inspires a unique take on familiar sonic elements, resulting in diversity and freedom on each and every breathtaking track.

Best friends since attending elementary school in the small town of Mosfellsbaer outside of Reykjavik, bandleader JJ Juliusson, drummer David Antonsson Crivello, and bassist Danny Jones began playing together at the age of 17. Honing their skills, they played countless shows around the nation’s capital for a few years before adding guitarist Rubin Pollock to the mix in 2012. They named the band Kaleo, which means “the sound” in Hawaiian, and started their career in earnest with a handful of well-received shows at the 2012 Iceland Airwaves music festival.

They recorded their first pair of original songs in early 2013, the fiery “Rock N Roller” and laid-back, bluesy “Pour Sugar On Me,” which earned Kaleo some radio airplay and press in Iceland. Then, that spring, their cover of the traditional Icelandic ballad “Vor í vaglaskógi” during a live radio show was videotaped and posted to YouTube, where it quickly went viral. The band recorded a studio version of the song in June, which went straight to Number One in virtually every radio station in the country. “It’s a different kind of cover, more dramatic and the tempo is taken down,” says JJ. The buzz for Kaleo had begun.

The band signed to Iceland’s largest record label, Sena, in the fall of 2013 and recorded their full-length debut, Kaleo, in just six short weeks. Five singles would reach Number One and the album would go Gold, receiving high praise and sending the band to shows and festivals in Europe over the next year, including an appearance on the biggest stage in their home country, Culture Night, where they played to 100,000 people and reached 90 percent of Iceland’s population in broadcast. Then, in the spring of 2014, Kaleo recorded the lush, introspective song “All the Pretty Girls” and in one night their destiny to outgrow their small, island nation was cemented.

 

May
27
Wed
Lightning 100 Presents The Tallest Man On Earth with Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear @ 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.

Nashville Fringe Festival Presents The Dingus of Springus featuring Joshua and The Bandit (EP Release Party) with Jack Berry and Joel Levi @ Exit/In
May 27 @ 9:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Joel Levi

Joel Levi

Joel Levi is an energetic and engaging singer-songwriter from Anderson, IN. Joel’s music is a dense pitch of Rock, Folk, Indie and Americana sounds. Contrary to most solo performers, Levi primarily performs as frontman of his band, all the while maintaining the dynamic spectrum of his music, both sonically and emotionally. Levi recorded his first effort, The Little Places, by invitation at the studio of Grammy award-winning producer and songwriter Charlie Peacock. He is now recording his first full-length album, to be released in fall of 2012. He is also supporting his latest EP, Middle of Everywhere.
Joshua and the Bandits

Joshua and the Bandits

“I try to do things with my music that constantly push my boundaries and limitations. I always want to be growing. I try to aim for something in my music that gives it life beyond me…because i’m just the start. A song is written, then recorded, then the band add their touch…by the time it reaches the audience it’s taken on a life of its own. And to me, that’s when the magic happens.”Coming from a background of deep southern soul, jazz, and motown influences – it’s not surprising that Joshua has tried on many music styles in the past including a soul/sultry pop, indie/funk pop-rock, and even jazz and blues. A Dylan-influenced songwriting style with soulful roots running deep in this Nashville native’s voice, combine to form a Folk and Americana landscape as evidenced in his most recently recorded material.

Having had the pleasure of sharing the stage with the purple majestic, Prince, in LA, as well as receiving an Emmy Nomination in 2012, Joshua recently travelled cross-country to begin a documentary that follows his own life story of musical struggle and hardship. Aptly titled, “Home on the Road”, it poses the life pursuant question, “What does success mean to you?” to those along the way. Now, after a 7 year relationship with the city of Angels, Joshua once again calls Nashville home.

Working on a new series of songs, and finishing up “Home on the Road” are his primary focus in 2013. You will find him playing at many middle Tennessee festivals and local venues, as well as the occasional appearance in Los Angeles, or New York, where he continues to record.

Jack Berry and Loaded Loot

Jack Berry and Loaded Loot

From the gambling gray smoke and fiery sage of Reno, Nevada was born a demon-wrangling, snake-charmer and self-proclaimed finger-picking prophetic who loved rock’n’roll, whiskey and woman…”in that order,” he declares. With his debut at the forefront of 2013, Berry and band mates, Loaded Loot, have played sold out shows along the West coast from Sunset Blvd’s House of Blues Halloween Party to Tahoe’s Giant Secret Music Festival with the likes of Allen Stone. The high energy performances described as ‘wild bunch blues’ have kept Berry on the upstroke of the rock scene, with a “style and certain swagger that belongs to the new wave of blues rock musicians. He fits in well with the likes of The Black Keys and Jack White. Definitely keep an ear out for this man if this is a taste of things to come.”
Jack Berry exudes an Elvis-like swagger embodied by his hard-edged guitar and a crooning style steeped in old-timey goodness. Hailing from Reno, Nevada, Berry reverberates the grit of a smoke-filled dive bar and the classic American rock’n’roll sensation. His debut album Heathen Heart showcases Berry’s unorthodox style, described as south-pawed wild bunch blues. His live sound incorporates the soulfulness of church hymns with the passionate onslaught of a high energy booze-induced bar brawl.
Jun
2
Tue
The Music of Led Zeppelin with the Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Jun 2 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Bridging the gulf between rock ’n’ roll and classical music, the Nashville Symphony will blow you away with The Music of Led Zeppelin. Amplified by a full rock band, creator Brent Havens will guest-conduct the orchestra as they capture Led Zeppelin’s sheer blast and power, riff for riff, while churning out new musical colors. The two-plus-hour concert features 18 classic Zeppelin tunes, including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog,” “Immigrant Song” and more. The January 2014 show sold out instantly – get your tickets early before they sell out!

Jun
3
Wed
The Music of Led Zeppelin with the Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Jun 3 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Bridging the gulf between rock ’n’ roll and classical music, the Nashville Symphony will blow you away with The Music of Led Zeppelin. Amplified by a full rock band, creator Brent Havens will guest-conduct the orchestra as they capture Led Zeppelin’s sheer blast and power, riff for riff, while churning out new musical colors. The two-plus-hour concert features 18 classic Zeppelin tunes, including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog,” “Immigrant Song” and more. The January 2014 show sold out instantly – get your tickets early before they sell out!

Jun
5
Fri
Lightning 100 Presents Other Lives with Riothorse Royale @ 3rd and Lindsley
Jun 5 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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“In our heads we’re haphazardly trying to write classical music,” says Jesse Tabish, and if you listen with an intent ear to Other Lives’ lush, layered beatific musical creations, it’s hard not to imagine the singer-musical maestro crafting his next opus. “Every sound, every drum beat has to have some sort of purpose,” he adds. Thirteen years since they first began playing together in their native Oklahoma, Other Lives, which includes Josh Onstott and Jonathon Mooney, remain focused on the search for audible clarity: their next expression, their next melody, their next rhythm. Rituals, the band’s third and latest full-length album, is a pure encapsulation of the trio’s relentless drive for precision. “It’s more dimensional, it’s more 3-D, if you will,” Tabish explains. “We wanted a cleaner, brighter record with more movement and more color.” It’s also an extremely personal endeavor: having lived in the heart of the Dust Bowl for their entire lives, the trio of musicians ventured Westward in recent years, settling down in Portland, Oregon, to record their latest work. “There was a spirit of change,” Tabish offers. “We had done [2011’s second LP] Tamer Animals, which was very close to us and about our home. So the next record was about the spontaneity of travel and being isolated. For the first times in our lives we were moving off on our own away from our families and kind of coming into our own. I wanted the songs to reflect that new spirit.” To engage with Rituals is to barrel along a winding, hidden dirt path; peering into its bounty is to be swept away into the pines and deep, briny brush revealing a new, almost utopian existence. The classical strings of opener “Fair Weather” swells into the pitter-patter electro snippets of “Pattern,” Tabish’s reedy voice hovering ever so slightly above the mix. Ambient soundscapes (“New Fog”) buttress against prog-rock stomp (“2 Pyramids”) lending the album the experience of embarking on a choose-your-own-adventure novel. “There’s kind of a duality to this record,” Tabish says, referencing “Pattern” — “rhythmically kind of up-tempo, really fast-moving, marimbas, this new kind of new-wave orchestra sound” — in opposition to the closing title track, a slow-building, piano-and-strings-anchored ballad Tabish wrote in the finals weeks of recording. “This one was a real journey,” Tabish says of the eighteen months spent writing more than sixty songs for Rituals, a constant creative outlet for the relentless sonic architect amid a rigorous few years of touring their debut album. “It was a long time spent searching for a new identity,” the soft-spoken singer continues of the writing process, “still trying to retain the past of our musical palate but also really trying to stretch ourselves into a new type of music.” There’s no compromise when writing, Tabish says, and to hear him tell it one risks losing their self-worth if they relent on their artistic intent.

Jun
6
Sat
Lightning 100 Presents Milo Greene @ 3rd and Lindsley
Jun 6 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Last summer, after touring extensively and playing festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands in support of Milo Greene, the musicians came home and began writing new music. The band wrote separately, each constructing their own ideas, bringing in varied, individual influences, putting the pieces together as a collective. There was a unified focus on percussion and on creating more up-tempo tracks, specifically ones with rhythmic, dance-inducing grooves.

 

“The title speaks to the idea of the individual getting out more on this record, whether it’s playing or singing,” Robbie says. “It’s about how we trade and share that control.”

 

“Control is not specific to one thing,” Marlana adds. “To some, it’s about authority or domination. To others, it’s about having control over your own emotions. The title means something different to each of us.” Throughout the writing process Milo Greene collaborated with several mentors, including drummer Joey Waronker who has worked with Beck and Thom Yorke. Waronker played drums on several tracks on Control and helped guide the rhythms that thread through the songs. The band’s longtime live drummer Curtis Marrero also helped define the rhythmic sounds. The final album was recorded in the spring of 2014 with producer Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Foster The People, Ellie Goulding) at his home studio in Highland Park over the course of two months. “Jesse comes from a pop and hip-hop background so he was a good person to help play with what we wanted to do with this music,” Graham says. “He had a very calming, exploratory effect on us. He really helped balance the four of us and make this record flow.”

 

In the studio, the musicians wanted to ensure that each singer’s individual voice had its moment. Where the four voices had always combined on Milo Greene, Control reveals each musician alone and how they all come together as one. “On The Fence,” the album’s debut single, reflects this aesthetic as the singers play off each other over the soaring, propulsive indie pop melody. “White Lies” relies on a soulful groove, its surging chorus driven by the song’s percussive elements, while “Lie To Me” balances a thumping beat with a lush, orchestral melody. These songs represent a more recent facet of Milo Greene’s ongoing evolution: Control combines the haunting, cinematic expanse of their debut with new, energized elements, urging a more upbeat tone overall. Milo Greene has become something else entirely. “This feels like a new beginning in some ways,” Robbie says. “We learned so much on the first album – about how to tour, about songwriting, about being a band. Now we’ve had these experiences and everything feels like it’s aligning more completely. We’ve grown with our experiences. We’re at a place right now where it feels new and it’s exciting to see the next stage of Milo Greene.”

Jun
7
Sun
Nashville Sunday Night Presents: The Lonesome Trio featuring Ed Helms, Ian Riggs, and Jacob Tilove @ 3rd and Lindsley
Jun 7 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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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
HEARTLESS BASTARDS with Craig Finn @ Mercy Lounge
Jun 12 @ 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM

HEARTLESS BASTARDS with Craig Finn

Restless Ones Tour

Heartless Bastards

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Heartless Bastards have spent the past decade in motion, boldly pushing their unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll into new shapes over four acclaimed albums and nearly non-stop roadwork. Now, with RESTLESS ONES, the band sets out once again, blazing a path to a place of shifting moods, seasoned songcraft, and unbridled spontaneity. Heartless Bastards’ fifth studio recording and follow-up to 2012’s breakthrough ARROW, the album finds singer/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom exploring as-yet-unvisited avenues of sound and sensation, her bravery and ambition readily apparent in the emotional timbre and the sheer physicality of her songs. “Wind Up Bird” and “Into The Light” are straightforward yet stunningly sophisticated, shot through with layered guitars, atmospheric harmonies, hints of synth, and a powerhouse rhythm section adept at both subtle swing and heavy horsepower. Wennerstrom’s spellbinding vocals are of course front and center, her one-of-a-kind voice as primal, cathartic, and indefinable as ever.

Craig Finn

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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
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.

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See you at the shows!

Jun
18
Thu
Jon Bellion with Rhetorick @ Exit In
Jun 18 @ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM
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Jon Bellion

Jon Bellion is a 22-year-old singer, songwriter and producer from New York. After beginning his career as a songwriter, Bellion signed to Visionary Music Group, an independent label based out of New York, in August of 2012. Jon’s sound is an eclectic mix of pop, hip hop, rap and soul, citing musical influences like Andre 3000 and Kanye West.

Jon’s first mixtape “Translations Through Speakers,” was released in February 2013. The project, distributed independently through VMG, has reached over 20,000 downloads. The four singles off the project — “LIFE,” “Paper Planes,” “The Wonder Years,” and “Dead Man Walking” — have gained over 1.1 million plays via YouTube. One week before the release of his debut project, Jon hit #11 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart which tracks the fastest-accelerating artists across the internet most likely to become the next big sound.

Bellion’s second mixtape is set to be released in December of 2013. The first single off the project, “Ungrateful Eyes,” gained over 100,000 views in the first 24 hours of its release. “Ungrateful Eyes” was followed by “One More Time” and “New York Soul,” which have both been received very well in a short period of time. Focused on developing a movement through his music Jon has developed an incredibly unique lane untouched by anyone.

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Jun
20
Sat
Porchfest @ Westhaven
Jun 20 @ 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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The 4th Annual Westhaven Porchfest is scheduled for June 20, 2015.  This year’s event will include 26 porches throughout the community with over 100 musicians, representing a wide variety of musical genres.  Kicking off at 4:00 PM, musicians will perform on the front porches around the community, while the audience moves from place to place to take in all the music.  At 7:00 PM, the music moves to the big stage on the lake to wrap up the evening with Boy Named Banjo and  Tim Akers and The Smoking Section.  Food trucks will be on hand at both the Westhaven Residents’ Club and in the Town Center to provide refreshments.  In addition, all the restaurants in the Town Center will be serving up Porchfest specials!   Click here for the schedule!

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
Jammin’ on Cannery Island feat. Roots of a Rebellion, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Floralorix, Ras Adam & The Dubraelites, Jo’shua Odine and more! @ The High Watt
Jun 26 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Jammin’ on Cannery Island

feat. Roots of a Rebellion, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Floralorix, Ras Adam & The Dubraelites, Jo’shua Odine and more!

Roots of a Rebellion

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Roots of a Rebellion, commonly referred to as ROAR, hail from Nashville, TN and bolster heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. In between regular touring, ROAR has recently released their debut full length album “Heartifact” to a sold out crowd at The Basement in Nashville. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, moe, North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, NEEDTOBREATHE, and more, Roots of a Rebellion is happy to represent another side to Music City, USA.

The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy

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The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy has a wild array of musical backgrounds from Classical,R&B,Gospel,Heavy Metal to Hip-Hop. Omar(Lead Vocals/Bassie) & Donnon “One Drop”(Drummie) hold the riddim down that will take you to another zone of mental euphoria & a groove that you’ll fill deep in your soul. Lionel Joseph (Keyboardist/Vocals) & David “Dutch”(Lead/Rhythm Guitarist/Vocals) bring heavy DUB and smoothing melodies that that will leave you speechless. John-Michael”treefrog”(Saxaphone/Vocals) brings the sultry vibes that will blow your mind.

They have been a movement within the Reggae community at large from their style to there overall sound. Since there first show in 2008 they’ve open for a wide array of artist in the Reggae community from Collie Buddz,Glen Washington,Dubtonic Kru,Ugly Lions,Mike Pinto Band and the list goes on. They have been called one of the hardest working Reggae artists in the Mid-South because of there hard work and determination to bring a since of unity back to Reggae Music as a whole.

In 2011 they went from just another Reggae band to a “Force to be Reckoned With”, when they started to reach their music out to the masses with heavy amounts of networking and there unwillingness to stop growing in music,life and spirit. They believe the saying “hard work pays off”,because since the rise of the band in 2011 to 2012 there accolades have been just, with such opportunities of playing Brister Fest, Plant Based Food Festival,River Arts Fest, In A Hurry Blues Festival, Elvis Tribute To The King Festival,LUV MUD Fest,Springfield Hempfest.

Now as they gear up to release there EP (The Farmers Market) Holiday Season of 2012 which will lead up to there Full Length LP 1st Q of 2013 the CCDE has never been more motivated to reach the masses with their message of truth and rights/love throughout the nation.

Floralorix

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Floralorix is the beautiful daughter and sons of two Nashville reggae rock bands: Bassist Samantha Joelle and drummer Dan Twiford, the former rhythm section of The LTG, and Matt Daughtry, the voice and guitarist of Paradise Daze. The powerful trio formed when the fate of the universe set the timing to be just right. Their first musical meeting immediately turned to songwriting and creative melodic, dancing reggae music driven by the power of positive thought.

All three members of Floralorix come from different backgrounds and places, but are united by a love of music and a dream to bring people together through their music.

First meeting one another as co-bills at Nashville reggae shows and each having watered and nurtured the soil of the Nashville reggae community, the trio is set to grow tall and with mighty, broad roots, and pretty vocals. These are three people of earth.

Three familiar smiles, one brand new sound.

Ras Adam and The Dubraelites

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Uplifted by the hands of Jah, Higgaion, Selah; The Dubraelites emerge from the center of Nashganastan. With the power of Dut and the Righteousness of Jah Rastafari, the Dubraelites live in an anointed space and consciousness. Let the Bass Vibrate every Dubraelite to Zion.

Your ears will be opened when you reach Dubrael.

Jo’shua Odline

Jun
27
Sat
Brian Wilson & Rodriguez
Jun 27 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
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Blonde Redhead with Talk In Tongues @ Exit In
Jun 27 @ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM
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Blonde Redhead

BLONDE REDHEAD is excited to announce a new album set for 2014 release. Another sonic twist in their already adventurous canon…

Blonde Redhead has always been a band that innovates with each album. They challenge themselves with each recording situation, and the results have been stunning every time. Their music is always inspired by the same emotions, but their tastes and ways they choose to execute those emotions are constantly evolving. It was the early conversations about how to make this record that led the band to work with the up and coming Swedish duo Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid (Henrik von Sivers and Peder Mannerfelt) as producers on the record. Drew Brown (Radiohead, Beck) also came on board to record the tracks that would eventually be used in Stockholm.

This really marks the first time that the band has worked in such a collaborative manner with their producers. Kazu says “it was a real test – it shook everything up quite a bit”. In fact, they were very much working outside of their comfort level, forced to move into directions that were completely unexpected, with many different opinions in the mix, which led to many challenges along the way. With friction however – there is also great art. And that’s exactly what we have with Penny Sparkle. It’s a truly gorgeous album, one that the band is VERY happy with. Although it took over a year to get there, the completion of the record lifted a huge weight off the band’s shoulders.

The band initially spent 6 months upstate working on the songs for the album. Despite the beauty of their upstate surroundings, there was no escape. Simone said “I wasn’t crazy about being upstate because there is something really sad about it – just being up there, completely secluded – it’s really beautiful, but I had no escape – no friends, and nowhere else to go.” They couldn’t just take a break and go meet friends like they could at home in New York City, so they ended up feeling quite trapped and isolated.

When it came time to record, they decided to do a trial run with Henrik and Peder. Kazu headed to Sweden to work on one song, “Here Sometimes” – to see how it might go. It was a little awkward for her – working away from Amedeo and Simone with people she barely knew in the middle of the grey winter. She really loved being in Stockholm, but she felt very isolated and looked forward to working on the record again back in New York with the twins and getting their thoughts on the collaboration.

Kazu returned and the band spent time working with Drew Brown at The Magic Shop to record some basic tracks, and also to work on incorporating the electronic elements that Henrik and Peder had worked on. It was over Christmas and New Years, and was one of the coldest winters New York had seen. No one celebrated the holidays with their families – they just worked and worked – although at times felt like they weren’t accomplishing anything. When they had more tracks recorded, Kazu went back to Sweden again, as it was finally decided that the collaboration would work.

Finally, in February – the band realized that they in fact had accomplished quite a bit. Everyone – the band, Drew, Henrick and Peder met together in New York to finally all work in the same room – Sear Sound. This was just a few months before Walter Sear, the studio’s owner passed away. He helped them program the moog for the sessions. This is where the songs finally found their finished form. It took a long time, and it was very difficult, but the journey it took to create Penny Sparkle is well worth it.

The results of everyone’s very hard work are found in the 10 songs that comprise Penny Sparkle. It’s an emotional album full of discreet electronic flourishes, lush and sultry vocals and interesting sounds you have never heard on a Blonde Redhead record before. Sonically, the album sounds amazing on any stereo – which was also a goal of the bands. They really wanted it to sound perfect on any type of listening device.

It’s no wonder that the band has some tensions to release after recording a record like this. In their spare time, Kazu and Amedeo both turn to horse riding, and Simone escapes on his motorcycle. Speaking of spare time, it’s a wonder they have any at all. Between the year that it took to make Penny Sparkle, plus the soundtrack work that Simone and Amedeo have taken on, there really isn’t much time to spare at all.

Simone first got into motorcycles about 10 years ago. Since then, he has educated himself about their inner workings and can fix his own bikes – Moto Guzzi being the preferred brand.

Kazu spends time upstate, where she rides and takes care of horses, including her own. It’s also where she met the album’s namesake horse, “Penny Sparkle”. The stables that Kazu keeps her horse at are the same place that she had her riding accident at in 2002. It’s often surprising to some that she still rides after such a horrible accident, but it really brought her closer to her hobby and made her work even harder at it. Amedeo rides too, but he enjoys more of the training side of it.

Blonde Redhead have ended up with a thing of beauty in Penny Sparkle. Despite the rocky road they went down while making it, Kazu says “I know that we have never made a record this way and if I could go back in time, I would do it exactly the same way again.” And if the band is happy, then we should all be too.

Talk In Tongues

Talk In Tongues

Los Angeles foursome Talk In Tongues didn’t come out of nowhere, although it sounded that way when their debut single “Still Don’t Seem To Care” suddenly appeared online. And it felt that way for them at the beginning, too, when each member was a refugee from another band that just wasn’t working right. Back then, they were barely acquaintances—guitarist and singer McCoy Kirgo remembers seeing his future bandmates at shows in their other bands, and then at parties after the shows. And if you looked into the music they’d already made, it didn’t quite make sense for them to put a band together. (Future bassist Waylon Rector wrote constantly, but all his songs were laptop-made synth-pop.)

But they almost immediately found that they all shared limitless drive and direction and an unexpected common ground in several generations of psychedelic music, from the 60s Pink Floyd and 13th Floor Elevators through the unstoppable Creation Records roster in the 90s. Then things happened fast. By the end of their first practice together, they’d already discovered what they wanted to sound like. Says guitarist and singer Garrett Zeile: “I had songs I’d compiled over the last year, and they fit the direction we wanted—they were the building blocks. Then we all started contributing.”

They booked a show weeks after their first practice together in early 2014, mostly just to prove to the world that they really existed. (If you were there, you’re part of a very lucky and exclusive group!) The very next day, they went into their home studio and recorded their first single “Still Don’t Seem To Care,” a dreamy, ethereal neo-psychedelic song mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer (Arctic Monkeys, Interpol). It was just the kind of sound he’d been looking for, says Kirgo: “I wanted to play big music, like something you’d hear at a fest like Glastonbury. That’s what made me want to dive into psychedelic rock.”

And almost instantly, it lit up the Internet and led to an immediate signing with Fairfax Recordings, whose legendary in-house studio sealed the deal for Talk In Tongues: “It just so happened that the first label that hit us up was Fairfax, and it was exactly what we were looking for,” says Rector. “Every step of the way, there’s been a new opportunity, and we go for it. It’s all been very serendipitous.”

Slowly and a little bit unofficially, Fairfax Recording sessions that were supposed to just produce a B-side or two stretched into day after day of working on what would become their debut album. Everyone in Talk In Tongues writes and plays multiple instruments—they all play each other’s instruments, says Zeile—and everyone had a catalog of ideas they’d been saving. For the first time in his career, noticed drummer Bryan DeLeon, he was in a band where there was no such thing as writer’s block. And as the summer of 2014 ended, they decided they’d finished their full-length—two months after they’d walked in to record a single. (And the eventual B-side of that “Still Don’t Seem To Care” single? A remix by Scandinavian visionary Dungen, due out this November.)

With production from Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe), their debut album, out in early 2015, links modern-day psychedelia with the foundation of early 60’s experimentation—it’s melody and atmosphere and noise-as-beauty captured (barely) in songs that should be blasting out of the Coachella main stage somewhere around midnight. Says drummer DeLeon: “We’re excited this is 100% ours, and we put in the world—every part of this album is an expression of ourselves.”

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.
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Jul
2
Thu
Morrissey @ Grand Ole Opry House
Jul 2 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Jul
3
Fri
Independence Rocks @ Tin Roof Nashville
Jul 3 @ 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM

 

Safe the date for Lightning 100’s 25th birthday party!

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
Sloss Music and Arts Festival @ Birmingham, Alabama
Jul 18 all-day
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
Sloss Music and Arts Festival @ Birmingham, Alabama
Jul 19 all-day
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
27
Mon
James Bay @ Marathon Music Works
Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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An hour or so drive outside of London, at the point where the city’s vast swathes of suburbs become the green fields of the countryside, you’ll find Hitchin, home of the Rhythms of the Worlds Festival and hometown of 23-year-old singer-songwriter James Bay. It’s this kind of environment that has the habit of breeding the very best kind of British vocalist, singers and songwriters grounded by melodic truth and raw emotion. “I’m trying to make songs that make people feel something and, if I’m lucky, even move them,” he explains.

James Bay is a singular modern talent; an old head on young shoulders, a damn good guitar player and an even better songwriter. A true soul singer, chasing “that goose bumps moment” by channeling artists such as Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen and James Blake, his music is intensely personal. “I’m trying to keep things human and emotional,” he explains. “It’s hard to know what the balance is, but you know it when you hear it. It’s such a personal process that it’s hard to share stuff sometimes.” But share he does, casting a light onto his attempts to make sense of the world, and a young man’s discovery of love and loss.

Bay’s obsession with guitars began around the age of 11, when he asked to take a look at the tatty old axe that that his dad bought from his uncle and had been gathering dust in a cupboard for 15 years. “I’d seen it two or three times in my life and I decided I wanted to get it out. I opened the cupboard and it had five rusty strings on it but I sat down with it and the sensation of holding it was the best thing in the world,” explains Bay. “It just felt really fucking cool.” The idea of creating and listening to music tapped into a whole new level of emotion being felt by the pre-teen Bay. He marched his father off to a local guitar shop to spruce up the instrument. “We didn’t know what we were asking for – we just said make it work better than it does!” Attempts to learn how to play with an instructional CD were quickly spurned in favor of learning how to play by ear, with Bay putting on Van Morrisson and Derek and the Dominos’ ‘Layla’ and strumming along. “I was just putting on things that sounded cool,” says Bay, who plundered his parents’ record collection for Greenwich Village folk and Motown to learn along to. The hobby swiftly turned into an obsession, with the neighbors constantly asking him to turn down his amp. “I was cranking it up!” he remembers. “I was trying to make the windows shake!”

Starting bands with his brothers and friends when he hit his teens, Bay was never the front man, but he knew it wouldn’t always be that way. “I always had it in my mind that I’d do something where I was at the front one day,” he says. Then, when he was 16, he decided to branch out alone, with the idea of playing his songs “to some drunk guys in a pub to see if I could get them to shut up.” His first solo gig saw him opening up for his and his brother’s own band. “I shut up a few drunks and some of them kept talking, but I enjoyed it enough to be desperate to do it again”.

At the age of 18, James Bay moved out of Hitchin to study guitar in the seaside city of Brighton. It was here his solo venture really kicked off. A talented and accomplished painter and drawer, he’d long planned to study fine art, but made a last minute decision to study music instead. “I couldn’t put down the guitar and say it was just a hobby, I couldn’t justify it,” he recalls. Almost as soon as he moved to Brighton he was busking and playing open mic evenings five nights a week in the town’s many small music venues. “If it was bad there was always the opportunity to walk down the street to the next place,” he says. Bay managed to secure himself a residency and though he didn’t make it to the end of his three-year long course, it was at the college’s showcase night that he was spotted by his management company, who’d scouted him online the previous evening. They initially reached out to the college to ask when he was playing next and after being informed it was the next night, they drove down immediately from London to catch Bay’s one song set in a show of 25 performers.

From Brighton, the next step was a move to London. “London was always in the back of my mind. In America, they talk about LA, they talk about New York, but here they talk about London.” Building up a solid live reputation in the capital, prestigious support slots started flooding in, including a life changing opening set for none other than The Rolling Stones at their gigantic Hyde Park show in the summer of 2013. “I almost fell off my stool when I was told,” says Bay, who was on his first trip to Los Angeles when he heard the news. He’s also toured with the likes of ZZ Ward, Kodaline, Tom Odell, John Newman and Beth Orton, playing some of the most prestigious venues in the world in the process, including Los Angeles’ Troubadour and San Francisco’s Fillmore.

One evening would prove particularly life-changing. While performing a solo show in a Kentish Town pub a patron was so impressed by Bay’s set that he took a video and uploaded it to YouTube where a couple of weeks later it caught the attention of a Republic Records A&R executive, who was blown away by what he saw. “That kicked everything off,” he exclaims. “The label flew me over to New York a week later, and I met everybody and ended up signing with them on the spot. It was like they were in that tiny club with me even though they were thousands of miles away.”

Almost one year after Bay began work on his debut album, the final product is on the cusp of release. Recorded in Nashville’s prestigious Blackbird Studios with Kings of Leon’s long term collaborator and Tom Waits engineer Jacquire King, whom Bay found after flipping over a Kings of Leon CD and finding his name, “He was at the top of the list,” says Bay. That same live video of Bay performing in the Kentish Town pub was emailed to the producer, who immediately responded and said he’d love to work on the record. “It knocked my head off,” says Bay. “Suddenly I’m Skyping with Jacquire King from my little flat.” Bay visited Blackbird on and off, in-between tour dates in both the UK and US. “It was ridiculous,” says Bay of the high spec studio, which is often cited as one of the best in the world.. “It still hasn’t quite sunk in. Willie Nelson would be pulling up in the drive!” It was here that he also recorded his upcoming ‘Let It Go’ EP, a stunning collection of five impassioned folk-rooted songs that includes the compelling ‘If You Ever Want To Be In Love’, a song that flits from gospel to drive-time rock, a modern soul-drenched stunner.

This year James Bay will be hitting a run of UK festivals, including his Glastonbury Festival debut, as well as slots at Scotland’s “T in the Park,” a show opening up for Stevie Wonder at London’s Clapham Common, as well as opening for Hozier on tour in the U.S. this fall. He hasn’t ditched his love of art either, and still sketches and draws when on the road. “Music came along and then we fell in love, but art was way before that,” he states. Bay recently bought his first canvas in years and is currently painting his favorite author, James Baldwin. “He’s one of the coolest looking guys,” he says of the ‘Notes of Native Son’ writer. James Bay admits that he doesn’t bother with landscapes and still life, preferring to draw people and faces. His art, like his music, is all about that very human connection.

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.
Chicago with Earth, Wind and Fire @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 1 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

 

201625aGeneral Public Onsale starts on Friday, May 01, 2015 at 10:00 AM CDT

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
4
Tue
Phish @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 4 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Get tickets on May 01 at 12:00 PM CDT

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.

Counting Crows with Citizen Cope & Hollis Brown @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 7 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Aug
8
Sat
Ink n Iron Festival @ Nashville, TN
Aug 8 all-day

INI-TN-1200x1200V2

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.

Steely Dan with Elvis Costello @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 8 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Get tickets on May 02 at 10:00 AM CDT.

 

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
14
Fri
NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Drew Holcomb and Colony House @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 14 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Aug
16
Sun
Gipsy Kings featuring Nicholas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo @ Nashville Symphony
Aug 16 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Gipsy Kings

featuring Nicholas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo

Sunday, August 16, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER

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PERFORMERS
Gipsy Kings
Nicholas Reyes
Tonino Baliardo

Presented without orchestra

Be here for this exclusive Nashville engagement when the GRAMMY®-winning hit-makers behind the global smashes “Bomboléo” and “Volare” raise the roof with their red-hot mix of flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop. You’ve seen them on Dancing with the Stars and you’ve heard them in The Big Lebowski — now experience these powerhouse performers in a rare live appearance at the Schermerhorn. They’ll perform songs from their first new release in six years, Savor Flamenco, and revisit the breakout debut album that catapulted them to worldwide stardom.

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)

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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.

Sublime with Rome, Rebelution, Pepper & Mickey Avalon @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 18 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Aug
20
Thu
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Aug 20 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Aug
22
Sat
Australian Pink Floyd with Led Zeppelin 2 @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 22 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Get tickets on May 08 at 10:00 AM CDT.

 

Aug
23
Sun
John Hiatt and the Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio @ Ryman Auditorium
Aug 23 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio

 Sunday, August 23, 2015

7:30 PM
$59.50, $45.50 & $35.50
On Sale Monday, April 27 at 10 AM
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John Hiatt, who the Los Angeles Times calls “…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” release his latest album “Terms of My Surrender” last summer. The album is rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt’s soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics. His songs have been recorded by artists such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Emmylou Harris, Iggy Pop, Rosanne Cash (#1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”) and the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”).

In September 2014, Taj Mahal hightailed it to Nashville to receive an honor he called “one of the most powerful and wonderful things that could ever happen in my life.” The two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist was feted with the Lifetime Achievement for Performance Award at the 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards.

Mahal’s career has been full of and defined by colorful twists and turns, unexpected whimsical ventures and a commitment to a muse that has long preferred freewheeling innovation to conformity.  “What inspires me most about my career is that I’ve been able to make a living playing the music that I always loved and wanted to play since the early 50s,” Mahal says. “And the fact that I still am involved in enjoying an exciting career at this point in time is truly priceless.”

Aug
27
Thu
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Aug 27 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Aug
28
Fri
Keb ‘Mo @ Ryman Auditorium
Aug 28 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Keb’ Mo’

Friday, August 28, 2015, 8:00 p.m.

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PERFORMER
Keb’ Mo’
Presented without orchestra

Three-time GRAMMY®-winning contemporary bluesman Keb’ Mo’ makes his very first appearance at the Schermerhorn. Over the past two decades, Keb has emerged as a visionary interpreter of American roots music, with unforgettable original tunes like “Am I Wrong,” “Every Morning” and “Life Is Beautiful,” along with new classics on his latest Billboard chart-topping album, BLUESAmericana. This master musician will light up the room with his joyful presence and poignant, down-to-earth songs.

Old Crow Medicine Show @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 28 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Get tickets on May 09 at 10:00 AM CDT.

Aug
29
Sat
Social Distortion with Nikki Lane @ Ryman Auditorium
Aug 29 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Social Distortion

with Nikki Lane and Drag the River
Saturday, August 29, 2015
8:00 PM
$37.50 & $32.50
On sale Friday, April 24 at Noon
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Under the Sun Tour: Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker, Better Than Ezra, Eve 6 @ Ascend Amphitheater
Aug 29 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Get tickets on May 08 at 10:00 AM CDT.

Sep
1
Tue
ZZ Top with Blackberry Smoke @ Ascend Amphiteahter
Sep 1 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Get tickets on May 08 at 10:00 AM CDT.

Sep
3
Thu
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Sep 3 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Dwight Yoakam @ Ryman Auditorium
Sep 3 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Dwight Yoakam

Thursday, September 3, 2015
7:30 PM
$62.25, $52.25 & $42.25
On Sale Saturday, April 25 at 10 AM
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Tickets for this show will be available ONLINE ONLY.

Each ticket order also includes a physical CD of Dwight’s latest album Second Hand Heart out on April 14th.


Few entertainers have attained the iconic status of Dwight Yoakam.  Perhaps that is because so few have consistently and repeatedly met the high standard of excellence delivered by the Kentucky native no matter what his endeavor. His name immediately conjures up compelling, provocative images: A pale cowboy hat with the brim pulled low; poured-on blue jeans; intricate, catchy melodies paired with poignant, brilliant lyrics that mesmerize with their indelible imprint.  Then there’s Yoakam the actor, who seemingly melts into his roles, impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians: Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, Nicholas Cage. Add to that Yoakam the entrepreneur and you have a singular talent without peer.

Much has been made that the Kentucky-born, Ohio-raised Yoakam was too country for Nashville when he first sought out his musical fortune in the mid-80s, but the truth is his music has always been too unique, too ruggedly individualistic to fit neatly into any one box. Like the icons he so admires –Elvis, Merle, Buck– Yoakam is one of a kind. He has taken his influences and filtered them into his own potent blend of country and rock that honors his musical predecessors and yet creates something beautifully new. As Vanity Fair declared, “Yoakam strides the divide between rock’s lust and country’s lament.”

He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, including the triple-platinum “This Time”.  Five of those albums have topped Billboard’s Country Albums chart with another 14 landing in the Top 10.  More than 30 singles have charted, with 22 going Top 20, including the incomparable hits “Honky Tonk Man,”  “Please Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” “Fast as You” and “Thousand Miles from Nowhere.” He’s won two Grammys and earned a staggering 21 nominations.

Sep
4
Fri
Dwight Yoakam @ Ryman Auditorium
Sep 4 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Dwight Yoakam

Thursday, September 3, 2015
7:30 PM
$62.25, $52.25 & $42.25
On Sale Saturday, April 25 at 10 AM
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Tickets for this show will be available ONLINE ONLY.

Each ticket order also includes a physical CD of Dwight’s latest album Second Hand Heart out on April 14th.


Few entertainers have attained the iconic status of Dwight Yoakam.  Perhaps that is because so few have consistently and repeatedly met the high standard of excellence delivered by the Kentucky native no matter what his endeavor. His name immediately conjures up compelling, provocative images: A pale cowboy hat with the brim pulled low; poured-on blue jeans; intricate, catchy melodies paired with poignant, brilliant lyrics that mesmerize with their indelible imprint.  Then there’s Yoakam the actor, who seemingly melts into his roles, impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians: Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, Nicholas Cage. Add to that Yoakam the entrepreneur and you have a singular talent without peer.

Much has been made that the Kentucky-born, Ohio-raised Yoakam was too country for Nashville when he first sought out his musical fortune in the mid-80s, but the truth is his music has always been too unique, too ruggedly individualistic to fit neatly into any one box. Like the icons he so admires –Elvis, Merle, Buck– Yoakam is one of a kind. He has taken his influences and filtered them into his own potent blend of country and rock that honors his musical predecessors and yet creates something beautifully new. As Vanity Fair declared, “Yoakam strides the divide between rock’s lust and country’s lament.”

He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, including the triple-platinum “This Time”.  Five of those albums have topped Billboard’s Country Albums chart with another 14 landing in the Top 10.  More than 30 singles have charted, with 22 going Top 20, including the incomparable hits “Honky Tonk Man,”  “Please Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” “Fast as You” and “Thousand Miles from Nowhere.” He’s won two Grammys and earned a staggering 21 nominations.

Jonny Lang @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Sep 4 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Phenomenal blues-rock guitarist Jonny Lang returns to perform scorching tunes from hit albums like Lie to Me, Wander This World and Long Time Coming, along with his powerful new release, Fight for My Soul. This amazing musician and charismatic presence has shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Sting, Buddy Guy and more. Hear him as he rocks the Schermerhorn for one night only.

Lightning 100 Presents ZZ Ward LOVE & WAR TOUR @ Marathon Music Works
Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM

ZZ Ward LOVE & WAR TOUR

FRI, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM

MARATHON MUSIC WORKS

NASHVILLE, TN

$22.00 – $27.00

ON SALE FRI 5/29 10:00 AM CDT

THIS EVENT IS 18 AND OVER

ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS – NO EXCEPTIONS. LINEUPS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
GOV’T ISSUED ID REQUIRED. NO RE-ENTRY.

ZZ Ward

ZZ Ward

I was born in Pennsylvania and raised in Oregon, in a small town called Roseburg. I grew up listening to my Dad write and sing the blues and started performing with him in his blues bands when I was a kid. I fell in love with the sincerity of Etta, the soul of Muddy and the power of Big Mama. When I got older I started writing hooks for and performing with local rappers from Eugene. I fell in love with hip-hop, with it’s authenticity. Now I’m married to em both. DIRTY SHINE!
Sep
5
Sat
Widespread Panic @ Ascend Amphitheater
Sep 5 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Get tickets on June 05 at 10:00 AM CDT.

Sep
6
Sun
Widespread Panic @ Ascend Amphitheater
Sep 6 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Get tickets on June 05 at 10:00 AM CDT.

Sep
10
Thu
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Sep 10 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sep
11
Fri
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Sep 11 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sep
12
Sat
Lightning 100’s Live On The Green Music Festival @ Public Square Park
Sep 12 @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sep
15
Tue
Lightning 100 Presents: Best Coast @ Exit/In
Sep 15 @ 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Best Coast

Best Coast

Best Coast – singer/songwriter/guitarist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno – will release their third full-length album, entitled California Nights, out now on Harvest Records.

California Nights is a brighter, more sparkly, more sophisticated, more psychedelic Best Coast album across the board, embodying the rich lightness and stinging darkness of a California state of mind. The love stories Bethany spins on California Nights all detail the highs and the lows of relationships, similar to the juxtaposition of a the band’s native Los Angeles – a place tinted by candy-colored palm trees and pale blue skies while existing within the loneliness and desperation of waterless place. More than that, there is a literal meaning to the record’s title – Cosentino is a well-documented insomniac whose creativity spirals out in the early hours of the morning, allowing her to write, undisturbed, the finest album Best Coast has made to date.

Says Bethany about California Nights:

“If you have ever lived in California, you know what nighttime here feels like. You know what the sky looks like when those epic sunsets begin, and you understand that feeling and the way things change when the sun finally sets. In LA, or maybe just personally to me, when the sun sets – I feel like there is a large sense of calmness in the air, and I feel like everything that happened to me prior in the day, whether crappy experiences or good ones, at night, it all goes away and I sink deep into this different kind of ‘world.’

It also ties in with the idea that, in LA, there’s a real darkness that you don’t see unless you know where to look. That’s a theme we very consciously decided to explore and play with when making this record. We related to the idea that things may LOOK or SOUND fun and upbeat, but they may not actually always BE that way – much like our songs. A lot of the writing for this record consisted of me getting to know myself again and remembering where Bethany ended and Best Coast began. I took a much needed step back and I was able to breathe deep for a moment and really focus on what I was doing. The end result of all of that, is California Nights. It’s about a journey, accepting the things you have no control over; it’s about dealing with life like an adult, and at the end of the day, reminding yourself that there really is no reason to be sad, and you have every right to feel okay.”

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

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals with Lake Street Drive @ Ascend Amphitheater
Oct 10 @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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Get tickets on May 08 at 12:00 PM CDT.

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

Oct
23
Fri
Lightning 100 Presents Jason Isbell with special guest Amanda Shires @ Ryman Auditorium
Oct 23 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Jason Isbell

with special guest Amanda Shires
Friday, October 23, 2015
8:00 PM
$35
On sale Friday, April 24 at 10 AM
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Tickets will be available online ONLY.


Acclaimed, award-winning artist Jason Isbell will release Something More Than Free, his highly anticipated fifth album, on July 17 via Southeastern Records. Something More Than Free features Isbell’s Southern-inspired vignettes of working class men, women and traditions that permeate these 11 new songs. The pure honesty and authenticity of Isbell’s poetic lyrics and soulful vocals have connected deeply with so many, and they shine as brightly as ever on Something More Than Free.

Something More Than Free is Isbell’s most sonically diverse album to date. The opening track, “If It Takes A Lifetime” exudes a classic country tone, while “24 Frames” flows effortlessly with its easy, Laurel Canyon vibe. The wistful folk balladry of “Flagship”, along with the bluesy Southern rock timbre of “Palmetto Rose” and epic “Children Of Children” prove that Jason Isbell is an artist whose creative pinnacle has yet to be within sight.

Something More Than Free is the follow up to Isbell’s 2013 celebrated breakthrough album Southeastern, which received overwhelming support from the press and went on to sell over 150,000 copies. Isbell was subject of stories in outlets ranging from The New York Times Magazine and Wall Street Journal to NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit made multiple television appearances, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Austin City Limits. Isbell won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Cover Me Up”) and Album of the Year at the 2014 Americana Music Awards. Catch Jason and his wife Amanda Shires during a very special performance on The Late Show with David Letterman on April 24.

Along with the media support, the success of Southeastern was the product of good old-fashioned hard work. Much like the working class subjects in his songs, Isbell grinded it out with his band The 400 Unit on the road. They toured extensively, made real connections with his audience, poured his heart out each night and stayed true to his convictions. Audiences grew as venue sizes expanded with sold out shows throughout the U.S. and Europe, including New York’s Beacon Theatre and three sold out nights at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, where an unprecedented four-night stand has been announced for October 23-26.

Oct
24
Sat
Lightning 100 Presents Jason Isbell with special guest Parker Millsap @ Ryman Auditorium
Oct 24 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Jason Isbell

with special guest Amanda Shires
Friday, October 23, 2015
8:00 PM
$35
On sale Friday, April 24 at 10 AM
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Click here to enter to win a limited edition Hatch Show Print.

Tickets will be available online ONLY.


Acclaimed, award-winning artist Jason Isbell will release Something More Than Free, his highly anticipated fifth album, on July 17 via Southeastern Records. Something More Than Free features Isbell’s Southern-inspired vignettes of working class men, women and traditions that permeate these 11 new songs. The pure honesty and authenticity of Isbell’s poetic lyrics and soulful vocals have connected deeply with so many, and they shine as brightly as ever on Something More Than Free.

Something More Than Free is Isbell’s most sonically diverse album to date. The opening track, “If It Takes A Lifetime” exudes a classic country tone, while “24 Frames” flows effortlessly with its easy, Laurel Canyon vibe. The wistful folk balladry of “Flagship”, along with the bluesy Southern rock timbre of “Palmetto Rose” and epic “Children Of Children” prove that Jason Isbell is an artist whose creative pinnacle has yet to be within sight.

Something More Than Free is the follow up to Isbell’s 2013 celebrated breakthrough album Southeastern, which received overwhelming support from the press and went on to sell over 150,000 copies. Isbell was subject of stories in outlets ranging from The New York Times Magazine and Wall Street Journal to NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit made multiple television appearances, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Austin City Limits. Isbell won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Cover Me Up”) and Album of the Year at the 2014 Americana Music Awards. Catch Jason and his wife Amanda Shires during a very special performance on The Late Show with David Letterman on April 24.

Along with the media support, the success of Southeastern was the product of good old-fashioned hard work. Much like the working class subjects in his songs, Isbell grinded it out with his band The 400 Unit on the road. They toured extensively, made real connections with his audience, poured his heart out each night and stayed true to his convictions. Audiences grew as venue sizes expanded with sold out shows throughout the U.S. and Europe, including New York’s Beacon Theatre and three sold out nights at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, where an unprecedented four-night stand has been announced for October 23-26.

Oct
25
Sun
Lightning 100 Presents Jason Isbell with special guest Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Ryman Auditorium
Oct 25 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Jason Isbell

with special guest Amanda Shires
Friday, October 23, 2015
8:00 PM
$35
On sale Friday, April 24 at 10 AM
Share page with AddThis
Click here to enter to win a limited edition Hatch Show Print.

Tickets will be available online ONLY.


Acclaimed, award-winning artist Jason Isbell will release Something More Than Free, his highly anticipated fifth album, on July 17 via Southeastern Records. Something More Than Free features Isbell’s Southern-inspired vignettes of working class men, women and traditions that permeate these 11 new songs. The pure honesty and authenticity of Isbell’s poetic lyrics and soulful vocals have connected deeply with so many, and they shine as brightly as ever on Something More Than Free.

Something More Than Free is Isbell’s most sonically diverse album to date. The opening track, “If It Takes A Lifetime” exudes a classic country tone, while “24 Frames” flows effortlessly with its easy, Laurel Canyon vibe. The wistful folk balladry of “Flagship”, along with the bluesy Southern rock timbre of “Palmetto Rose” and epic “Children Of Children” prove that Jason Isbell is an artist whose creative pinnacle has yet to be within sight.

Something More Than Free is the follow up to Isbell’s 2013 celebrated breakthrough album Southeastern, which received overwhelming support from the press and went on to sell over 150,000 copies. Isbell was subject of stories in outlets ranging from The New York Times Magazine and Wall Street Journal to NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit made multiple television appearances, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Austin City Limits. Isbell won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Cover Me Up”) and Album of the Year at the 2014 Americana Music Awards. Catch Jason and his wife Amanda Shires during a very special performance on The Late Show with David Letterman on April 24.

Along with the media support, the success of Southeastern was the product of good old-fashioned hard work. Much like the working class subjects in his songs, Isbell grinded it out with his band The 400 Unit on the road. They toured extensively, made real connections with his audience, poured his heart out each night and stayed true to his convictions. Audiences grew as venue sizes expanded with sold out shows throughout the U.S. and Europe, including New York’s Beacon Theatre and three sold out nights at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, where an unprecedented four-night stand has been announced for October 23-26.

Oct
26
Mon
Lightning 100 Presents Jason Isbell with special guest Chris Stapleton @ Ryman Auditorium
Oct 26 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Jason Isbell

with special guest Amanda Shires
Friday, October 23, 2015
8:00 PM
$35
On sale Friday, April 24 at 10 AM
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Acclaimed, award-winning artist Jason Isbell will release Something More Than Free, his highly anticipated fifth album, on July 17 via Southeastern Records. Something More Than Free features Isbell’s Southern-inspired vignettes of working class men, women and traditions that permeate these 11 new songs. The pure honesty and authenticity of Isbell’s poetic lyrics and soulful vocals have connected deeply with so many, and they shine as brightly as ever on Something More Than Free.

Something More Than Free is Isbell’s most sonically diverse album to date. The opening track, “If It Takes A Lifetime” exudes a classic country tone, while “24 Frames” flows effortlessly with its easy, Laurel Canyon vibe. The wistful folk balladry of “Flagship”, along with the bluesy Southern rock timbre of “Palmetto Rose” and epic “Children Of Children” prove that Jason Isbell is an artist whose creative pinnacle has yet to be within sight.

Something More Than Free is the follow up to Isbell’s 2013 celebrated breakthrough album Southeastern, which received overwhelming support from the press and went on to sell over 150,000 copies. Isbell was subject of stories in outlets ranging from The New York Times Magazine and Wall Street Journal to NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit made multiple television appearances, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Austin City Limits. Isbell won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Cover Me Up”) and Album of the Year at the 2014 Americana Music Awards. Catch Jason and his wife Amanda Shires during a very special performance on The Late Show with David Letterman on April 24.

Along with the media support, the success of Southeastern was the product of good old-fashioned hard work. Much like the working class subjects in his songs, Isbell grinded it out with his band The 400 Unit on the road. They toured extensively, made real connections with his audience, poured his heart out each night and stayed true to his convictions. Audiences grew as venue sizes expanded with sold out shows throughout the U.S. and Europe, including New York’s Beacon Theatre and three sold out nights at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, where an unprecedented four-night stand has been announced for October 23-26.

Oct
31
Sat
Lightning 100’s Paranormal Rocktivity w/ Here Come the Mummies @ Marathon Music Works
Oct 31 @ 7:00 PM – 11:45 PM

Lightning 100’s Paranormal Rocktivity w/ Here Come the Mummies

SAT, OCTOBER 31, 2015

DOORS: 8:00 PM / SHOW: 9:00 PM

MARATHON MUSIC WORKS

NASHVILLE, TN

$30.00 – $35.00

THIS EVENT IS 18 AND OVER

ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS – NO EXCEPTIONS. LINEUPS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
GOV’T ISSUED ID REQUIRED. NO RE-ENTRY.

Here Come The Mummies

Here Come The Mummies

It’s been a long and dusty road since 1922 when, at a dig in the desert south of Tunis, Professor
Nigel Quentin Fontanelle Dumblucke IV (1895-) unearthed the ruins of an ancient discotheque
to find a dozen undead Egyptian mummies inexplicably throwing down what he dubbed,
“Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave.”
From these hovering souls, who called themselves Here Come The Mummies, Professor
Dumblucke learned of the powerful curse that doomed them to wander the earth, seeking the
ultimate riff, the one that may allow their spirits to rest after eons of, as they put it, “banging out
solid fly grooves, y’all.” But their story was murky at best…
What is clear is that these saucy specters resurfaced around the turn of the Millennium. Without
so much as a hot bath, HCTM would open for P-Funk and Al Green, rock Super Bowl Village
2012, become regulars on The Bob and Tom Show and at massive festivals like Summerfest
and Musikfest, and make themselves the darlings of sell-out crowds over wide swaths of North
America. Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds over
these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.
2013 saw HCTM pool what remained of their dusty hearts, addled brains, and withered
appendages to make Cryptic, their acclaimed sixth studio album.
2014 has been HCTM’s most prolific year to date! Three of five scheduled 5-song EPs have
been released so far: A La Mode, Pull it Off, and Shocker. An adapted version of
Rejuvannihilation, a new full-length concert film, is airing across the US on Public Television’s
Front and Center.
Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are
reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas,
cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. Get
ready, Here Come The Mummies.
“Here Come The Mummies are one bad-ass band, a hybrid of Idris Muhammad, George
Clinton, Ohio Players, and Earth, Wind & Fire.” -Blurt Magazine
“A band unlike any other.” -examiner.com
“That’s the most fun I’ve had in 20 years.” -Bob Kevoian, The Bob & Tom Show
“Cock wobbling brilliant.” -Joe Elliott of Def Leppard

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