Posts tagged indie
Alissa Moreno, Julie Haven, & Sinead Burgess Take On Nashville's True Music Room

The Cambria Hotel, located in downtown Nashville, is home to the True Music Room. The True Music Room hosts multiple free artist showcases monthly, and we stopped by for a recent performance by Alissa Moreno, Julie Haven, and Sinead Burgess. Music City certainly lives up to its name with countless concerts and shows taking place daily, and the True Music Room is a wonderful addition to our already brightly colored musical landscape. This is the perfect place for guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy some live music!

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Pedro The Lion Performs at The Basement East

Pedro The Lion and mewithoutYou brought their co-headlining tour to Music City on August 23. While the show had originally been scheduled at Cannery Ballroom, it was moved to The Basement East a few weeks beforehand. With a more intimate venue, the crowd got nice and cozy for a night of nostalgia.

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Summer Cannibals Make Music City Debut At The Basement

We headed out to The Basement (not to be confused with The Basement East) on August 22nd to check out Summer Cannibals and Sad Baxter. This two band bill pulled a cozy crowd and served as Summer Cannibals’ debut show in Music City!

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Elisabeth Beckwitt Celebrates EP Release At The Back Corner

Indigo, the debut EP from Elisabeth Beckwitt, was released on Friday, July 26th. Elisabeth’s EP release party took place the night before at The Back Corner, a cozy venue located in downtown Nashville.

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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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American Football Take On Philly At Union Transfer

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to experience and photograph American Football at Union Transfer on Tuesday, May 21st with supporting band Pure Bathing Culture. Union Transfer provides quite a unique experience, making it feel intimate and warm – the perfect combination for what the night would bring.

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Superorganism bring the party to Port City Music Hall

Superorganism brought the party to Port City Music Hall as their “World Wide Trip Cont…” tour neared its end. Starting at Coachella and ending in Boston, the group had been on the road for the better part of a month. With support from Simpson, both artists owned the stage and captivated the crowd.

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Listener & Birds In Row Take Over The End

When Birds in Row and Listener announced that they would be touring together, I immediately knew it would be a night that could not be missed. Bringing along Quentin Sauvé as the opening act, the tour recently came through Nashville and I was able to check it out at the one of the smaller venues in town.

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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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Mat Kerkes Takes The Stage At Historic Bottom Of The Hill

Mat Kerekes brought his headlining tour through San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill on March 22nd with Jacob Sigman and Jetty Bones. We were lucky to be in town to check it out. It was great to see a show at a venue with such a rich history, as Bottom Of The Hill Bottom Of The Hill, as well as SFO’s 924 Gilman Street, serve as a West Coast version of NYC’s CBGB. Bottom Of The Hill has seen the early stages of majorly successful artists including Blink 182, The Flaming Lips, The White Stripes, and Beastie Boys, just to name a new.

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Calpurnia's Sold Out Show at Cannery Ballroom

Calpurnia performed to a sold out crowd at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN earlier this month on March 2nd. While the band had originally been scheduled to play in Nashville on January 8th, the show had to be postponed due to vocalist / guitarist Finn Wolfhard becoming ill.

With that being said, the crowd was eager to see the show and there was a long line of fans outside the venue braving the cold in order to get a prime spot in this GA venue.

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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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"This Must Be The Place": A Valentines Spectacular // Exit/In

Exit/In hosted a mixed band bill earlier this month in support of The Smith Family Adoption. This benefit show helped raise money for a local family to achieve their goal of adoption from China, and brought the community together for a night of music, memory making, and move bustin’.

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Joyce Manor // The Basement East

The last night of Joyce Manor’s headlining tour with Remember Sports and Jeff Rosenstock hit the Basement East in Nashville, TN and was one of the tours we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time.

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Gracie & The Valley | The Basement | Nashville, TN

On November 16th, we found ourselves back at The Basement for Gracie & They Valley’s album release show. Their new album, Chrysanthemum, is fueled by indie pop with emotion-driven lyrics and vulnerability.

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Cloudmouth + Basic Printer | The Basement | Nashville, TN

The Basement is, quite literally, a basement. Not to be confused with it’s relative, The Basement East, The Basement boasts a mere 100-ish capacity, and a close quarters feel.

Kicking off their set with a poll to figure out if the crowd thought that acoustic guitars or synthesizers were better, Cloudmouth’s vocalist / guitarist Kyle Numann had the audience laughing with jovial stage banter between band mates. This two band bill mixed genres from distant eras, yet common ground could be found in the sheer experimentalism present with each artist.

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Live On The Green | Nashville, TN

Every year, Nashville based radio station Lightning 100 puts on Live On The Green, a free outdoor concert series that brings in some of the nation’s biggest acts. This year happened to be the 10th anniversary of the event and we were able to check out the final night of festivities. 

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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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Jimmy Eat World | The Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN

If you know anything about the city of Nashville, you’re well aware that The Ryman Auditorium has been the home of more high profile country artists than you can count dating back to the '60's. When Jimmy Eat World were announced to be playing at The Ryman, it was a no brainer that we needed to be there to cover it. It was a wonderful added bonus that Microwave and The Hotelier were brought along to share the night.

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