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Congratulations to Kansas Bible Company for being the third and final band to win The Road to Bonnaroo series at The Mercy Lounge.  While the 11-member strong marching-cum-rock band may have had the numbers in their favor, their utter attack on the last slot of the night, complete with choreography and drummers planted in the audience, gained them the winning vote. Guthrie Brown and the Family Tree came out as fan favorite of the night, but, like the rest of the contenders, will have to shelf their 'Roo aspirations of smelling 10,000 dreadlocks roasting in the sun for another year.  Check out the classic video for "How to Build a Planet" for a reminder of the rambunctious physicality that makes KBC so freakin' fun to watch.  The band's next Nashville show will be Arpil 19th at Mercy Lounge. -Terra James-Jura

April 08, 2014

From the top of her bio, Kelly Ruth instructs: “Follow your bliss, and I’ll do the same.” Her bliss has lead her to steadily craft a collection of folk songs with a 1960’s pop mentality, as demonstrated by “Blue-Eyed Lover” below. Her bliss has also inspired her to collaborate with visual artist Sadie Monroe to create “SHIFT: a Sensory Movement.” With the objective of “awakening in-taker’s senses to alternative existence,” this will be a multi-media event that will occupy The East Room for the next three Mondays in April (4/14, 4/21, 4/28) involving photography, art instillations and musical acts invited by Ruth, including Jordan Hull, Elise Davis, Honey Locust, Phantom Farmer, Charlie Whitten and Julianna.

The first night of the residency will be April 14th, at the East Room (promised to be ‘transformed’ by Monroe.) The event starts at 7pm, and the cover is $5. –Terra James-Jura

April 08, 2014

*repeat repeat’s debut album, “Bad Latitude” was officially released on March 11th, but it took a minute for the band to get in the position to ring it in proper. With an aptly named spring tour behind and Bonnaroo looming on the horizon, the band is dedicating April 12th as their hometown album release show. Keeping with the Manchester theme, fellow Music City offerings to the ‘Roo altar ELEL and Blank Range join the lineup (as well as Churchyard), and the opportunity to win two weekend passes to Bonnaroo is available to those that order presale tickets (available here.)

As for the record, let the thrashy pop-cocktail of “Chemical Reaction” do the talking. –Terra James-Jura

April 07, 2014

While the Deli doesn't like to confuse our readers with too many good live music options almost as much as it doesn't like confusing its cats with a laser pointer, it is a neccessary and fortunate evil. Be forwarned: the breadth and scope of events for next weekend is roughly doubled (also, if the cats are reading, get ready for some Garage Camping!)


Tom Pappas Collection Single Release Show at The High Watt, 9:30pm, 

Year of October, Hot Mess Loves You, and  No Fun Intended open for Black Market Research at the Mercy Lounge, 8:30pm, $7

Earl Burrows with Devil May Care and Dean Jackson (members of Deer Tick and Turbo Fruits) at The Basement, 9pm, $5

The Goddamn Gallows Live Cd Recording Party at Exit/In with JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers, Phil Hummer and the White Falcons, and the Whiskey Hill Swillers, 8pm, $12

Black Cat Sylvester, Fistikuffs and  Al-D at The End, 9pm, $5

Arkansas Elvis at Springwater Supper Club with Eyes Like 20 and Nobody's Leaving, 9pm, $5

#RAPCLUB presents Big Lo with kidDEAD, Mountainwalker, The Trinity Schill Kill, and Chris tha Skytrotter at the East Room, 10pm, $5


The Grayces at The East Room with Hot Mess Loves You, Blue Matches, The Simpletons, 9pm, $5

Rock out and raise money for a good cause with Kink Ador, Hollywood Kills and The Opposed at 12th and Porter, 9pm, $10  

The Daily Howl join The Wooly Mamas and The Greg Bachman Band at Springwater Supper Club, 9:30pm, $5

Future Unlimited with Forget Cassettes, Friendship Commander and Patrick Baker at Mercy Lounge, 8pm, $10

Tipper Whore with Birdcloud and Penicillin Baby at The Stone Fox, 9pm, $5


Dan Rossen (of Grizzly Bear) and William Tyler at Mercy Lounge, 8pm, $15 advance, $20 DOS

Adia Victoria, Elise Davis, Idle Bloom, and SC pop band The Explorer’s Club at The Basement, 8pm, no cover

April 04, 2014

The Grayces may have dropped off the radar for a minute, but not without just cause: they were working on their second full-length album, "Westing." While the release date is set for June, The Deli got lucky and was granted and advanced copy. Click HERE to read a full review of it. The Grayces are playing a set chock-full of new material at The East Room this Saturday with Hot Mess Loves You, Blue Matches and The Simpletons.  

Need to hear "Westing" immediately?  Well, son, the band is keeping a tight grip on the online presence of the new stuff, but our friends at The Written Record were kind enough to let us include this video of The Grayces performing a few tracks off  the album at Electric Kite Studio.  Enjoy! -Terra

April 04, 2014

 Future Unlimited have proven themselves to be vital architects of Nashville's electronic scene, drawing a great deal of attention last year when Shia Lebeouf seized the chance to direct the music video for their single "Haunted Love." The resulting piece of film was disturbing enough to garner its own attention, but turned on hundreds of viewers to the group's spooky, dreamy vibe.  The band has found a recent kinship with Nashville notables Forget Cassettes, joining them, along with Friendship Commanders and Patrick Baker, to give you the opportunity to lose yourself in a couple of intense, synth-saturated hours at the High Watt this Saturday, April 5th.  The show kicks off at 9pm, and costs $10. -Terra James-Jura  


April 04, 2014

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