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Video: The Weeks, "Brother In the Night"

photo by Joshua Wilkins

Have you ever wanted license to knock over convenience stores, play stickball in junkyards, and drink 40’s while riding in the back of an antique pickup truck? The permission for these activities and more will be granted to you, but only if you’re able to score some of that sweet, sweet Kings of Leon fundage. No fundage? OK, maybe you can just live vicariously through Mississippi ramblers The Weeks, who now call Nashville home. Have a look at their new video for “Brother In the Night,” and if you want to talk to them about some fundage in the form of 40’s or their new record, Dear Bo Jackson, visit them at Mercy Lounge on April 26th. –Jonathan Parrish

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Record Store Day 2013

Tomorrow is Record Store Day, marking the sixth anniversary of one of the biggest holidays in the world of independent music. Celebrating independently-owned record stores and LP culture throughout the country, the celebration begins in just a few short hours, and Saturday is packed with some pretty exciting events to fill your itinerary:

Third Man Records
Jack White is the 2013 ambassador for Record Store Day and an overall champion for the medium, so it's safe to assume that Third Man will be a hotbed of activity tomorrow. In addition to live performances, food, booze, and exclusive releases, White's record store will also host the Third Man Record Booth, the "only working vinyl record recording booth open to the public in the world."
For more information on what will be going down at Third Man, click here.

Grimey's/Grimey's Too
Grimey's has released their full list of activities for the day so we've lifted the rundown directly from them to post here:

10:00 - Store opens
11:00 - djb (DJ set)
11:30 - Poplar Grove Middle School Ensemble (performs selections from Beck's "Song Reader" album of sheet music)
12:00 - Daniel Bachman
12:30 - Pimpdaddysupreme (DJ set)
1:00 - Paramore
1:15 - MINDUB (DJ set)
1:45 - Alanna Royale
2:15 - The Record Wranglers
(DJ set)
2:45 - Josh Rouse
3:15 - DJ Hammelandeggs (DJ set)
3:45 - PUJOL
4:15 - Janet from Out The Other (DJ set)
4:45 - Hotpipes
5:15 - D-Funk (DJ set)
5:45 - The Features

Between and during sets, you can grab yourself some food, exclusive releases, and drop your name for the chance to win concert tickets and other sweet prizes.
Warning: Even if you're not pumped for the Paramore set, you definitely know someone who is, so be sure to show up early if you plan to even get inside the store tomorrow. It will be a madhouse.
Get the full Grimey's schedule here.

The Great Escape
The Great Escape will be opening two hours early tomorrow at 8 am, when they will kick off the celebration by offering 20% off all used music and music supplies, giving away free merchandise, and premiering exclusive Record Store Day releases from the likes of The White Stripes, The Black Keys, and more. 
Get all of the details for their event here.

The Groove
The Groove will open tomorrow at 10 am, also offering exclusive RSD releases, raffles for prizes, and hosting performances by DeRobert & the Half-Truths, Tristen, Forget Cassettes, Cooper, Penicillin Baby, Western Medication, and more. Sam Fogarino of Interpol and Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk) will be there for a meet-and-greet, and Fogarino will take up post behind the turntables in the afternoon. 
Check out what else The Groove has planned for you here.

Additionally, be sure to swing by Ernest Tubb Record Shops for performances by Leon Rhodes and Anita Stapleton (beginning at 3 pm) and hit up the east side for the grand opening of Fond Object, featuring performances from Cheap Time, Promised Land, JP5, JP Harris, and the Tough Choices.

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Peter Terry & the City Profits Premiere New Songs, Play Lightning 100's On Tap Series

Currently gearing up to spend some time in the studio, Peter Terry & the City Profits are offering new and old fans the chance to hear their new tunes before they're released to the masses. Describing the sound of the new material as "electric whiskey," (which is strangely accurate) the band is turning up the heat for their forthcoming release and inviting you to check out some of their new songs tomorrow night via Stageit. Of their new songs, Peter Terry says, "We're capitalizing on our blues sound but getting into more of an electronic and electric feel, veering away from folk rock. You can dance to this new stuff."

Tomorrow's Stageit show begins at 8 pm and can be viewed here, from the comfort of your couch. Or if you prefer an in-person live music experience, you can catch Peter Terry & the City Profits Thursday night at the Tin Roof for the Lightning 100 On Tap Series. (Recommendation: Ask them to play "Hard Rain." That song is such a jam and will hit you right in the chest.) –Brianne Turner


Tonight: Catch Anderson East's Live Show Online

photo by Fairlight

Following last year's release of Flowers Of the Broken Hearted, "Say Anything" is the newest offering from singer/storyteller Anderson East. Simultaneously soft and powerful, the song features the fantastically talented Jill Andrews matching East's soulful timbre as they both pour their hearts out and sing their pleas to a lover to just say whatever it is they're thinking.

"Say Anything" has already found one home in the most recent episode of ABC's Suburgatory and is currently available for free or donation over on Bandcamp.

In light of yesterday's tragic events in Boston, Anderson East postponed last night's scheduled live online show until tonight to give everyone a chance to spend a little more time with their families. If you'd like to stream tonight's free show, you can visit East's official website at 8 pm.

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Catch Lightning 100's The615 and Road To Bonnaroo Tonight!

Welcome to Monday, Nashville! Though there's not much a place can do to make the first day of the week feel less awful, Music City does its best to try. If you haven't caught Lightning 100's The615 in its new time slot, you can tune in this (and every!) Monday evening at 6:15 to hear Wells Adams and Justin Hammel spend an hour giving away prizes while highlighting local music.

Shortly after The615 wraps up on your radio, 8 Off 8th will host the third and final installment of Road To Bonnaroo. Alanna Royale and Ranch Ghost won rounds one and two, respectively, and tonight's winner will be the last to be added to the lineup that will represent the Nashville indie music scene onstage at Bonnaroo 2013. Tonight's competitors are:

Billy Swayze
Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders
Jacob Jones
Meth Dad
Ponychase
RI¢HIE
Tipper Whore
The Wans

Music kicks off at 9, and the venue will fill up fast, so get to the Mercy Lounge early and grab a ballot to submit your vote!


Fireworks Over London Hit Their Stride

Memphis-originated rock band Fireworks Over London debuted a collection of new songs and a new line-up at the Rutledge on April 7.

Since relocating to Nashville in 2009, Fireworks Over London has continued to evolve, and as someone who has been aware of this band since their days in Memphis, I can say that this most recent presentation is the most solid yet.

Sounding focused and mature, the band played a set consisting of all debuts. Singer Daniel Kenney opened their set by informing the crowd that this was the group’s first time to publicly perform any of these songs, and humorously added, “This is only a test.”

Newly-added auxiliary player Kyle Kelly added depth to the performance with background vocals, guitar accents, and floor-tom booming. An injection of tasteful technology in the way of an iPad acting as another auxiliary player without distracting from (or doing the job of) the live musicians. Most notably, the songs, as a collection, were the best I’ve heard from the band. Complementing their signature jangly guitar riffs and powerful drums and bass, I noticed a more focused song structure giving the tunes a feeling that these guys have hit their stride.

You can keep up with Fireworks Over London at their newly renovated website, fireworksoverlondon.com. –Jonathan Parrish

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The Deli Nashville and Apple Road Present... Milktooth, The Gills, and Vinyl Thief

We're excited to announce that, on April 26th, we will be bringing our latest party to the Stone Fox in west Nashville! Partnering with Apple Road (the media family behind our beloved East Nashville Underground), we are bringing to the stage Milktooth, The Gills, and Vinyl Thief!

Over the course of the next two weeks, we'll help you to become acquainted with the bands who will be ruling the stage throughout the night. First up, we have Vinyl Thief, the electro-rock four-piece who are recently home from a successful run at SXSW. Though the band has been around for a few years, they have been making a lot of noise over the past few months, from their fantastic set at East Nashville Underground, to their performance at Road To Bonnaroo, to their stop at OurVinyl, where they performed the three songs from their Rebel Hill EP, including "Faces," which you can watch below.

Details about the show are available here, and we can't wait to see you!

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Night Beds Cover Robyn for AV Club

A.V. Club's "A.V. Undercover" series invites bands to choose a song from a list of hits and obscurities of A.V.'s choosing and dares the band to do their best while recording the results. Nashville's own Night Beds recently took the challenge, opting to cover Robyn's "Dancing On My Own." Stripping the song of its Swedish dance-pop elements, Night Beds slow things down a bit, making the sadness of the song's lyrics sound just a little more heart-wrenching.


Night Beds cover Robyn

Night Beds' Country Sleep is available now via Dead Oceans, and you can see the band play Nashville again at the Mercy Lounge on May 24th.

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