Posts tagged acoustic
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties At The Basement East

Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties performed at The Basement East with support from Pronoun and Diva Sweetly earlier this month. Previously, Aaron West has played at The End, which is a smaller venue here in Nashville. Although he performed on a larger stage this time around, Aaron West easily commanded the crowd’s attention as the show turned into one big sing along session.

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Palaye Royale Play To A Sold Out Crowd in Orlando

The Abbey in Downtown Orlando, Florida is a well-known venue with the locals and music enthusiasts alike. The small building gets frequented by bands fairly often but generally hosts small crowds. This was definitely not the case on May 22nd when Palaye Roayle played to a sold-out venue. The trio, consisting of Remington Leith (vocals), Sebastian Danzig (guitar), and Emerson Barrett (drums), have always drawn a dedicated fan base to each show whether they’re support for a headlining act, playing a side stage at warped tour, or in this case, at The Abbey.

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Lucero Perform Unplugged At Acme

Acme Feed & Seed is a popular spot in Nashville for tourists & locals to party while downtown. Having served as a storefront starting in the late 1800’s, Acme is now well known as a multilevel venue with multiple bars and event spaces. As we’d never been to a show there before, I wasn’t sure what to expect! Once we got there, I realized just how intimate of a show this would be. A modest stage faced rows and rows of packed seating, with audience members actively waiting for the show to start. Lucero performed as part of an unplugged series on April 29th, with direct support from East Tennessee native Joey Kneiser.

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Forever Came Calling Take It Acoustic At The End

Forever Came Calling brought their acoustic tour to The End in Nashville, TN earlier this month on April 6th. For their show in Music City, a small crowd turned out to support the show. It’s always refreshing to hear stripped down versions of otherwise highly energetic songs, so this stacked lineup provided a night of laid back entertainment.

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Living Proof Tour hits the House Of Blues

Selling out shows is no easy feat. Selling out the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida? It’s only possible if you have the right amount of loyal and intense fans plus an amazing lineup. This combination is how State Champs achieved a sold out show on March 14 during the Living Proof Tour at the iconic venue located in Disney Springs. Fans waited in line for hours before doors opened, which is something that the band is quite familiar with. 

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Myylo Makes Cyborg Debut In Music City

Pop artist Myylo recently performed at The High Watt in Nashville with support from Mokita and Ni/Co on February 15th. Each artist brought something special to the stage and proved, once again, that Music City has more to offer than just country music. Myylo’s been gaining momentum in the local LGBTQIA+ community for some time, and released a new single just that morning which added to the anticipation for him to take the stage.

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Luke Schwartz and Friends: A Night Of Story Telling And Live Music

We recently had the chance to experience punk rock’s own variety show hosted by Luke Schwartz (Tigers Jaw, Make Do and Mend) while in Portland, Oregon. The surprisingly early event had doors at 4 and was an evening filled with music, stories, and plenty of laughter.

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Emery | Exit/In | Nashville, TN

Emery’s tour with He Is Legend, The Bad Christian Podcast, and Vocal Few stopped in Nashville for a night of high energy and fun at Exit/In.

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The Get Up Kids | Mercy Lounge | Nashville, TN

The Get Up Kids wound down their recent tour with a stop in Nashville, TN. With support from Ageist and Racquet Club, The Get Up Kids drew a large crowd which was impressive because Smashing Pumpkins were performing in Nashville on the same night. Mercy Lounge is certainly a small venue for an established band to play, making the show an intimate experience for everyone there as it was an up close and personal performance.

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Warped Tour | The Fairgrounds | Nashville, TN

With this being the very last full cross country Vans Warped Tour, it was bittersweet to see it off as it holds a special place in all of our angsty teenage hearts. Check out photos + a show recap featuring The Used, Mayday Parade, Knocked Loose, and more!

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Breakfest | Liberty Hall | Franklin, TN

You asked, and the music gods have answered. A ten band bill that ends before 10 PM? Yes, please! How is this possible, you ask? It's simple -- the show starts bright and early at 9 AM! This aptly named breakfast themed festival brought the Nashville and Franklin community together with support from local vendors and more or less local musicians. 

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BLED FEST | Hartland Performing Arts Center | Howell, MI

BLED FEST has occurred annually in Michigan for the past 14 years, with the past 11 years taking place at the Hartland Performing Arts Center. This high school turned community center serves as the home for this day long festival that this year hosted a total of five stages spread throughout classrooms, a cafeteria, and even the buildings main lobby. Hello, rock and roll high school!

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Vance Joy | Ascend Amphitheater | Nashville, TN

Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville's go-to spring and summer concert spot, is perfect for a relaxing night of fresh air, live music, and a beautiful view. Behind the stage, you can catch a glimpse of Nashville's modest skyline. In the opposite direction, you have the glowing lights of the Pedestrian Bridge, a place where many gather to watch concerts from afar for free. Vance Joy performed at Ascend on May 10 with direct support from the up and coming group Lovelytheband while on his Nation of Two World Tour. 

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The Wonder Years | Mercy Lounge | Nashville, TN

The Wonder Years brought their current tour to Mercy Lounge on September 28. This compact venue, nestled in the outskirts of downtown Nashville, was the perfect location for this low key, intimate performance.

With support from Jetty Bones, The Obsessives, and Laura Stevenson, this inclusive tour package was certainly impressive. 

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Free Throw | Record Release Show

Although Nashville is known for its country music, Nashville is also home to artists of various genres, including alternative emo band, Free Throw. Free Throw ended their most recent tour with a hometown record release show on July 1, 2017 and we were there to experience it. 

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