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Do some stretches, because Nashville-based Overwatcher are bringing the melodic hardcore madness, and some soft moshing is imminent.

Although a relatively new band, the guys have come out swinging with red-blooded live shows and a victory in our Band of the Month competition. The release of their debut EP "Metaphysics" will undoubtedly add fuel to their face-melting fire.
 
With the ample sound you'd expect from a six-piece, the guys are bringing a new vitality to the melocore scene. "Metaphysics" features the melodic exploration and merciless pulse of predecessors like Touche Amore, mewithoutyou and Defeater, with the brutal lyrical honesty and self-awareness of post-grad punk kids.
 
Overwatcher has created an engaging and discerning debut EP that is just as dynamic (if not more so) live. During their most recent performance at The East Room, lead vocalist Alex MacWilliam, performing through a head-wound he earned early in the set, filled up every ounce of space he could get his hands on. Often on tables and chairs, level with the crowd, even lying down, MacWilliam lead his crew through an intense, energetic set. Whether the audience is of five or 5,000, the performance remains wholehearted, and there is definitely something to be said for that.
 
Overwatcher is putting a refreshing spin on melodic hardcore, and "Metaphysics" is a testament to their musical prowess and clear passion for the genre. And, I can only assume this is just the beginning.  -Caroline Bowman

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If you've been searching for a summer '15 soundtrack, look no further. Nashville-based alt-garage rockers Bully have turned their raw rock 'n' roll angst into a debut album that will punch you right through the speakers then let you cry on its flannel-clad shoulder.

Front-woman Alicia Bognanno sings her guts out to lyrics like "Invisible handcuffs locked on me/ Been praying for my period all week" that give razor-sharp insight into the struggles of a soft-grunge twenty-something.The tracks range from upbeat and optimistic to grungy and thrashing to heavy and cerebrating, fleshing out the album with honesty and resolve.
 
Check out the full debut album "Feels Like" below, and catch Bully at The Stone Fox this Friday. -Caroline Bowman
 
 

July 20, 2015
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Since moving to Nashville and releasing an EP more than five years ago, Heather Bond has been immersing herself in the music scene. Although she was quickly coined a piano-pop starlet, Bond's latest release is a testament to her musical maturation, realignment towards lyricism and personal growth.
Bond is blossoming in Music City, and "So Long" is proof.
 
Dripping with sincerity and heartache, the tune crosses genre lines to create a soft, warm sound with the mass appeal of pop music, strong, soul-baring lyrics of folk and country and underlying twang of modern Nashville.

Watch the video for her upcoming album's title track "So Long" below. - Caroline Bowman
 
 

 

July 20, 2015
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Two Boots Pizza is throwing the fourth grade class party of your dreams, but with booze!

 
This Friday at the Basement East, local bands The Gills, Tetherball., Moseley, Earl Burrows and fauna halø will be sharing the stage with Mondo the Magnificent in front of a crowd full of pizza-stuffed faces.

The party starts at 9:00pm. 21+
Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 day of show.
July 15, 2015
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It's common knowledge that to really make it as a songwriter in Nashville, you have to write at least one good song about a train. Alex Vucelich is more than satisfying that prerequisite with his lastest single, "Johnson City."

Although a bit softer and more refined than his previous releases, and certainly his live show, the song carries the signature cadence and magnetism Vucelich has become known for. Lines like "Cause it's gettin' hard for a man to stand with all these years of debt on his back./ So to hell with you, and to hell with regret and to hell with The Cumberland Gap" are intimate and hard-hitting. Pair charismatic lyricism with low boiled musicianship and one heck of a harmonica solo, and you've got yourself a smart blend of classic Americana that's a little rough around the edges, in a great way.
 
Give "Johnson City" a listen and catch Alex Vucelich & The Sweet Medicine Band at one of their upcoming shows. -Caroline Bowman
 
 

July 14, 2015
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B a r l e a u x emerged onto the scene last year with her debut LP Hillary Barleaux. A natural vagabond and adventurer, B a r l e a u x releases “Fire,” a track with a steady build and a sweeping arrangement. “'Fire' is about leaning into that dark side when explaining to someone that you have problems with commitment.” 

"Fire" is a smokey, trumpet-led tune, with dream pop undertones and coy vocals. The track is a transition between B a r l e a u x's folk roots and her affinity for electronic sounds, showcased in her upcoming EP to be released on A f t e r n o o n s m o d e l i n g this fall.

July 14, 2015
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Joining the likes of other white-hot emerging Nashville bands, COIN is capitalizing on their 90s childhoods (and obvious love of synth,) and stepping out onto the national stage with plenty of grassroots-feuled momentum. 

The 4-piece crew released their debut self-titled album last month and have already climbed to #5 on our "Popular Locals" list. Their dynamic combination of pop and electrorock is infectious, with ridiculously catchy hooks and danceable tempos. 

Fresh off a stint with Betty Who, the boys are hopping on tour with new wave chart-toppers Neon Trees, then indie dance rockers Walk the Moon. 

COIN and Neon Trees, along with new romantic revivalists ,Fictionist, will be stopping by Cannery Ballroom on Tuesday, 7.14. Grab your tickets here before they're gone!
Until then, watch COIN's (rather dangerous) video for their single "Run." -Caroline Bowman
 
 

July 12, 2015
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