Posts tagged nashville
Helado Negro Performs to an Intimate Audience at the Exit/In Nashville

Roberto Carlos Lange, better known for his stage moniker “Helado Negro” is an American multi-instrumentalist born to Ecuadorian immigrants. Lange’s sound is a melting pot of different textures and genres that are sometimes hard to describe due to its ever-changing nature. Lange first came to the scene when he released his debut album, “Awe Owe” in 2009 through Asthmatic Kitty. Since then, Lange has released six albums and several EPs.

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Jungle Brings Down the House in Nashville

Jungle is a London band which created their own unique sound by combining elements of funk, soul, and tropical rhythms. The band was formed by childhood friends Josh Lloyd-Watson also known as J and Tom McFarland otherwise known as T. The band became an internet sensation in 2013 when they released the music video for their song “Platoon.”

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An Evening With Rainbow Kitten Surprise

Touring in promotion of their latest album, “How to: Friend, Love, Freefall,” released back in 2018, Rainbow Kitten Surprise – also known as “RKS” – brought their invigorating live set to Houston, Texas. Joining them was opener Mt. Joy, riding the success of a trickle of singles dating back to 2016 and culminating in a self-titled debut album, “Mt. Joy.” Though both groups provided a taste of indie-folk-inspired-rock, each provided its own unique display of influences and performance style.

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Metric and Zoe Co-Headline U.S. tour with supporting act July Talk

Metric and Zoé have been doing a co-headline tour since the beginning of this year with July Talk as their supporting act. Though the tour seems like a social experiment as both bands have a very different fan base, they do share some similarities and by exposing themselves to different audiences it is a great way to test their music and see how others react to it. Talking about some of the similarities between Metric and Zoé, their careers spans two decades and they both released a new album last year.  

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Interpol Turns On The Bright Lights In Nashville

Interpol emerged in the late 1990s in New York City and are one of the main contributors to the post-punk revival along with other bands such as The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, and The Libertines. The band founded by Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler, Sam Fogarino, and Carlos Dengler took over the scene in 2002 when they released their full-length debut, Turn On The Bright Lights. The album was well received all over the world and instantly became an indie classic. Interpol managed to differentiate themselves from their contemporaries thanks to its bass-driven hooks, Kessler’s guitar riffs and Banks’ gloomy lyrics and somewhat monotonous yet powerful melodies that only he can pull off.

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Nashville’s Rayland Baxter Returns Home To Play At Marathon Music Works

Rayland Baxter is one of the most notable artists in Nashville’s rising scene of indie music. Baxter ‘s music has strains of Americana and folk rock mixed with catchy hooks. His music stands out by its laidback vibe and simple yet appealing storytelling. He debuted his career as a songwriter with his album Feathers & Fishhooks in 2012 and has released two albums since then.

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Tell All Your Friends Okey Dokey Is Back

Okey Dokey is becoming one of Nashville’s favorite contemporary bands. With genre-bending songs featuring Motown, R&B, and psychedelia. The charismatic band consists of frontman Aaron Martin and guitarist Johny Fisher. The band’s formation is part of the aftermath of the breakup of Sol Cat, a band in which Fisher was part of. Searching to create something different, him and Martin decided to join forces and start a new project. The two of them went to Fisher’s cabin to write songs for several days and when they came back, they had written the whole album and proceeded to recruit members from local bands like The Weeks, Rayland Baxter, and Sol Cat for the recording process. The collaborative approach they had with their first album Love You, Mean It gave the record a unique sound.

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Mac Demarco Croons his fans at Intimate Solo Show

Mac Demarco is a man who needs no introduction by now, he is unarguably one of the most charismatic artists in the scene and has earned the title as the “Prince of Indie”. Demarco made his big debut with Rock and Roll Nightclub in 2012 but many have been following him way before that with his project, Makeout Videotape. During a short span of 5 years, Demarco has released five albums in which he progressively manages to captivate his audience even further.

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Leon Bridges serenades the crowd at the Ascend Amphitheatre

Leon Bridges is a Fort Worth native who rose to fame in 2014 with his debut album, Coming Home. The songs from that album are soulful and nostalgic with a notable influence from soul legend Sam Cooke present. The album became number 6 on Billboard’s top 200 chart and also got him a Grammy nomination for best R&B album of the year.

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Deep Dreams with Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues the band is currently making their way up the US and Canada with their Album, “Deep Dream”. Hailing from Nashville, this trio’s unique flavor of grunge couples unapologetic lyrics with punk-grunge-pop sounds landed them with a deal from Infinity Cat Recordings.

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Sensational Performances by Acid Dad, Daddy Issues, and Diarrhea Planet at Brooklyn Bowl

Enticed New Yorkers moshed, crowd surfed, and cheered during sensational performances by Brooklyn's  Acid Dad and Nashville's Daddy Issues and Diarrhea Planet. 

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Sea Creature Encounters and the Spiritual Realms of Denver's Psych-Tropic Group, OrKa Odyssey

Denver's Psychedelic Synth-Pop group is influenced by cetaceans, nostalgic childhood memories, spirituality, and 80's films. Their tropical songs depict otherworldly experiences and recount stories with mystical wildlife they have encountered on trips. OrKa Odyssey released their latest album, "The Legend of the Golden Dolphin," on July 1st. 

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