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The Paranormals Album release show at The High Watt 7.5

 Few bands put a Southern spin on classic rock as The Paranormals. The East Nashvillians have a 90's-minded approach to clean and tight songwriting, attacked with enough raw energy as a pack of dirty punk rockers.  The band is about to release the follow-up to their 2012 debut "American Spirit" with "Tomahawk" on July 5th.  The release show will be at The High Watt, with friends The Cunning and Commitment Bells joining the lineup, but opportunities to pick up an advanced copy and see the band get sweaty and gross before that abound: they're playing fooBar on June 12th, and The 5 Spot June 18th. The fresh, urgent clarity and poignant lyrics of single "Carolina" are just a teaser of the overwhelming depth of their new material.  Listen, enjoy, and attend; you got three chances.  -Terra James-Jura



Stone Jack Jones "Jackson"

 You know those dreams that don't neccessarily qualify as nightmares, but are still unsettling and cast the rest of your day in a weird light? Well, Stone Jack Jones certainly does. And after watching his latest video for "Jackson," I'm quite convinced that the Lambchop veteran sits in on the dreams of the greater Tennessee area. I'm also in awe with how completely the quicksand of his delirious folk music is rendered in 4 penny-colored minutes. He's due to play The East Room on June 25th, but you can probably see him the next time you fall asleep.   -Terra James-Jura


New Astrochimps Release: "Rooftops/Telephone Girl"

The Astrochimps have recently released 2 new songs, downloadable on NoiseTrade. The band is described as ‘energetic music for the soul’ and it really is. Their song ‘Rooftop Temptations’ is upbeat and catchy,with echoes of Vampire Weekend and The Walkmen. The band has been doing tons of things recently besides with the release of the two new songs, like putting out a music video for their  "I’ll Tell You Tomorrow" in February. Their new songs are good for the body and soul, so go check them out. -Amanda Ayedelott


Weekend Roundup

 Here are some events going on away from that thing downtown...


The By Gods celebrate the release of their new record at the High Watt with Twin Bed and Naveah opening.  8pm, free.

Perfect Pussy, Waxed, and Chainshot at The Stone Fox, 9pm,$8

Valerie and David Mayfield at The Basement, 7pm, $5


Space Machine, Heavy Sole, Frances and the Foundation, The Lower Caves are the lineup for the East Side Hootenanny in East Park. 4pm, free.  

Penicillin Baby, Forlorn Strangers, Wooly Mamas, and Kevin Johnson play fooBar, 8pm,$5

The Deli has already recommended catching Split Wigs, Roadclock, Of Archers, Couched, The Royal Family at The End, 8pm, $5


Former Deli Artist of the Month Guthrie Brown opens for L.P. at 3rd and Lindsley, 8pm, $10

Ravenhill, Kennedy Noell, Radar Vs. Wolf, Saturday Night Special, and Death and Taxes play Rocketown, 9pm, $8.

The Basement's Sunday Post features a record release set from Matt Butcher and the Schoolyard Band, along with performances by Josh Scutella, Burning Daylight, The Violet Hours, and Gale.  8pm, free.


Split Wigs EP Release Show at The End 6.07

 Split Wigs is an unholy mashup of member from Dogtooth, Dirty  Dreams and Prince Coyote and the Dog Men.  Since they are in the throes of their infant stage, there's not to much to know about them aside from their capability of slinging some fierce noise.  Their debut EP, "Reservior Park" draws influence from across the punk spectrum, hitting shades of The Cramps, Wire, GBH and Titus Andronicus in a 5-song span. Opening track "Body Double, Blood Trouble" should get you good and surly this Wednesday afternoon.   They've most recently rocked Boro Fondo in April, and a cassette release show is booked for June 7th at The End with Road Block, Of Archers and Couched.  -Terra James-Jura


The Grayces Release Official Video for "Drop in a Bucket"

 Leave it to The Grayces to soothe that little heartbreak that comes with the first of every month.  Sunday was the strategic release date of their video for "Drop in a Bucket," proving that a rock and roll kick to the head will always be an excellent distraction from the chronic financial loss of living in your hovel.  With the video comes the announcement of their Nashville pre-release show at The Basement on June 28th.  This will be your opportunity to get your mitts on their album "Westing" before its release in October.  Take our word for it, you want your mitts on The Grayces. -Terra James-Jura


Congratulations to Creature Comfort, Our New Artist of the Month!

 Congratulations to Creature Comfort for winning our Artist of the Month poll.  The quartet put out their album "Fox Tales" last spring, and followed up with a masterful video for earworm "All My Friends," (you may remember us writing about it last month.) Their ambient take on indie rock riffs a little on early Modest Mouse ramblings, resulting in a distinct and entirely addictive sound strong enouth to carry them to victory in our latest poll (guidance from drummer Taylor Cole, who's other project Chalaxy won our poll earlier this year, likely didn't hurt either!) "Karma's Gonna Get You" is should get you pumped for Creature Comfort's show at fooBar tonight at 8pm.  Go down and check them out, then be sure to buy them a beer. -Terra James-Jura  


Weekend Roundup

Sure, maybe The Kills are in playing, but wouldn't the weekend be better spent supporting local by crawling around with Nashville's best and dirtiest punk rockers and glitterati? 


Tipper Whore's album release party with Ben Spinks Supermelt and Roman Polanski's Baby at The Stone Fox, 9pm, $10 cover  (which also buys you a cd or vinyl edition "Just the Tip.")

Radar Vs. Wolf with Ravenhill and Dohse at The East Room, 9pm, $5

Judson McKinney at Atomic Sweater Records, 9pm, $7

Tennessee Scum Double Release Show with The Suez, Ebony Eyes and Thunder Brother at The Boro, 9pm, free


Caitlin Rose, The Haunted Windchimes and Paul Lindburg at The 5 Spot, 9pm, $5

bree, Kim Logan, Lauren Farrah and Them Vibes play this week's East Side Hootenany at East Park.  Things kick off at 4pm, and its free!

Turbo Fruits, Tesla Rossa, Leopold and his Fiction and Commitment Bells play The High Watt starting at 9pm.  Cover is $10 in advance and $12 the day of show. 

Moon Age EP Release show with Farewell Flight, Warren Pash and Jordan Jones at The Basement, 9pm, $5


No. 308 is holding F*ck Your Block Party! with Tesla Rossa, Sexx, Slick, Banditos, and JP Harris. 4pm, free

The Basement's Sunday Post includes *repeat, repeat, Mystery Twins, INTL, Beech Benders and Buffalo Rodeo, 8pm, free







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