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New Found Glory Host BreakFEST For Second Year In A Row

We were able to cover BreakFEST for the second year in a row on Sunday June 2nd at The Factory at Franklin in Tennessee. This aptly named breakfast themed music festival is put on by New Found Glory, and after the success of the inaugural year, we were looking forward to what round two 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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Beartooth Bring The Disease Tour To Cannery Ballroom

I recently had the pleasure of covering Beartooth’s The Disease Tour Part II at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN. Bringing along Dead American, Hands Like Houses, and Of Mice & Men, we knew Beartooth were ready to cause a ruckus at the large yet intimate venue.

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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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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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Set It Off's Midnight World Tour at The Abbey

Florida natives Set It Off are currently on their Midnight World Tour, with the first leg being North America. They made a stop in Orlando, Florida on March 15 for a sold out show at The Abbey. The venue, while being on the smaller side, was packed with fans as soon as doors opened. Set It Off’s, Maxx Danziger, is originally from Orlando, making this show a very special one for him. Vocalist Cody Carson mentioned how the Orlando date of the tour meant a lot to him as well - many of his family members attended the show! It was no secret that Set It Off had high expectations for Orlando, and they were not disappointed. 

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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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"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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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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When Broken Is Easily Fixed: 15th Anniversary Tour

Silverstein are back at it with the second leg of their “When Broken is Easily Fixed” 15th anniversary tour. The band hit the road with Capstan, As Cities Burn, and Hawthorne Heights to cross the country hitting all of the markets that they skipped the first time around.

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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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Trivium | Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN

Trivium recently brought their The Sin And The Sentence World Tour to the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville and we were fortunate enough to check out the show. Trivium have been on the road for what seems like forever in support of their last album, The Sin And The Sentence, and brought Avatar and Light The Torch along on this run.

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Mae | The High Watt | Nashville, TN

It’s not often that you come across a two band bill that also features an established band making their triumphant return to the stage as an active artist — we’re living the dream! We recently had the opportunity to go check out Mae at The High Watt in Nashville, TN and had a blast not only reliving the mid 2000’s but also hearing new Mae in 2018.

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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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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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