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Megan McCormick to perform on CBS Early Show, 9/4/10

Nashville singer/songwriter, Megan McCormick, will be making her national television debut this Saturday on CBS’s Early Show on the Second Cup Café Segment, where she will be playing live on the Plaza, featuring songs from her recent album, “Honest Words.” (Check your local listings to find out when you can watch her, although if you’re in Nashville, it will air at 8:00am (central time) on WTVF). Who cares if it’s early! Wake up!

The performance is one of many in a recent wave of opportunities and praise from the press for her release of, “Honest Words,” including reviews in USA Today, O, and Marie Claire. She recently taped a session for NPR’s Mountain Stage, and will be performing September 20 on the nationally syndicated Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.

Catch her this Sunday, Sept. 5th playing live at 3rd & Lindsley with Kingston Springs for Nashville Sunday Night, presented by Lightning 100.

Doors at 6, Show at 8, Tix are $8. See you there!—Erin Manning

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Kyle Andrews EP Release Party @ Mercy Lounge, 9/3/10

Go check out Nashville's synth-pop kingpin, Kyle Andrews, at Mercy Lounge tomorrow night for his EP release party. "KANGAROO," which was released August 31st, has already received a recent abundance of interest, due to the opening track, "You Always Make Me Smile." Show openers will be Heypenny, Gold Motel, and Mother/Father. Talk about a good time! 

The show is FREE, 21+, Doors @ 9, Go here for additional information.--Deli Editor

Check out the music video for "You Always Make Me Smile," which supposedly sought to set the Guiness world-record for largest water balloon fight!

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Max and The Wild Things Album Review

Max and the Wild Things self-titled album is indescribable. The full-length 12-track album offers solid rhythms, catchy guitar riffs, an array of different sounds, and a variety of genres from track to track. Songs like “You Got Your” and “In Tune” present a cleaner guitar sound with standing-bass riffs, while the lyrics reflect their Southern roots, offering listeners more of a folk feel. The band markets themselves as New Wave, Americana and Post Punk, although it is difficult to make any sort of genre classification with this band. (The label of post-punk may be used to denote the brass used in some of the songs, which offers a unique twist to a familiar sound). The band sounds more like a mix of rockabilly with a dab of sound from songs by artists from the 60s, like “Goin’ Down the Road,” by Woody Guthrie. The track “Enough” sounds like a countrified Bob Dylan without the harmonica, as the vocalist sings about having a pack of cigarettes and a lot of sin.

Bringing back the rockabilly sound is a courageous endeavor for Max and the Wild Things. It’s questionable whether the album provides a new sound for eager ears to listen to, because there is a lot of infusing going on throughout each song, which can sometimes detract from originality. In the band’s defense, they admirably try to offer something old and something new. Though the sound of the album as a whole is almost overly retro, and the tracks are reminiscent of a lot of “older- style” music, the talent is indisputable. Download the entire album at their bandcamp page.—EJ Hirsch

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Girl In A Coma @ The End, 9/4/10

Here's a Labor Day Weekend treat for ya...San Antonio rock trio, Girl In A Coma, who has toured extensively with Tegan & Sara aaannnddd Morrisey, will be stopping in Nashville on their tour to promote their upcoming album release.

Before they lay the smackdown, there will be sets by Sacramento-based band Agent Ribbons, whose sound has been described as "garage-rock-meets-three-penny-opera." Local acts will be The Billy Goats, and Erin Manning. Dooooon't miss it!--Deli Staff

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Brandon Jazz & His Armed Forces "Radical Luv" Release, 8/31/10

Come to the 7" release of "Radical Luv," the new EP by Brandon Jazz & His Armed Forces. It takes place next Tuesday, August 31st, at Mercy Lounge. You can go here for more info! Dig it!--Deli Editor

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