NOTS & NOTS AGAIN

PHOTO BY: GEOFFREY SHREWSBURY

PHOTO BY: GEOFFREY SHREWSBURY

Memphis punks – NOTS - are hitting America’s highways this summer and their first stop is Nashville! The last time they graced us with their presence was in January of 2013 with Parquet Courts at The Owl Farm. They’re back tho and performing with Nashville’s own D. Watusi, Cy Barkley, and Western Medication at a brand new house space, Kno House. If you’re a facebooker we’ve linked you to the event page — just click the flyer + check out the rest of their tour dates here. This will be fun and totally worth your time, don’t miss it!

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THE RUNDOWN – 8.18.2014 – 8.24.2014

Rundown

We’ve got a BIG week of house shows coming up. Gashrat and Liar at Rat Snake Lodge tomorrow, Nots at Kno House on Wednesday, Born Wrong at Exponent Manor on Thursday, and Varmit, Process, and Haldol at Exponent Manor on Saturday. Of course Saturday is also NASHVILLE OUTLINES 2014 at the Stone Fox [aka the House of Tyler]. It’s sure to be one of the events of the year, so don’t sleep on it!

Monday, August 18

:: Wildcat! Wildcat!
:::: Marley Carroll
@ the High Watt
$10 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Easy Roscoe
:::: Kelly Hoppenjans
:::::: Dear Salem
:::::::: Rae
@ the East Room
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Sun Dried Vibes
:::: Rad Adam and the Dubraelite
:::::: Floralorix
@ the End
$7 – 18+ – 8PM

:: Ferrier and Friends
:::: Matthew Perryman Jones
@ the Basement
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

Tuesday, August 19

:: Gashrat
:::: Lair
:::::: Gnarwhal
:::::::: Harvest Team
@ the Rat Snake Lodge
$5 – All ages – 9:30PM

:: Bach Hotel
:::: The Daycations
:::::: People the Kangaroo
@ the End
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Juhi
:::: ITNL
:::::: Austin Jenckes
:::::::: Clear Plastic Masks
@ the Basement
$free – 21+ – 7PM

Wednesday, August 20

:: Nots
:::: D. Watusi
:::::: Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders
:::::::: Western Medication
@ Kno House
$5 – All ages – 9PM

:: Honor By August
:::: The Gallery
:::::: Mikey Wax
@ Exit/In
$10 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Justin Kaleb Driggers
@ the Stone Fox
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Noah Harris
@ the Stone Fox
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Parrick Kinsley
:::: Jacob Thomas Jr.
:::::: Zach Schmidt
@ the End
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Wild Party
@ the High Watt
$10 – 18+ – 9PM

Thursday, August 21

:: Born Wrong
:::: Vacant Future
:::::: Waxed
@ Exponent Manor
$5 – All ages – 8PM

:: Idle Bloom
:::: Other Colors
:::::: Wildfront
@ the Stone Fox
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Joshua Todd
:::: Moss Da Beast
:::::: Shamazz
:::::::: Lacey Mason
:::::::::: Boopah
:::::::::::: Ty Christian
@ the End
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Easy Roscoe
:::: Trigger Digit
:::::: The Daycations
:::::::: Ground Water Mafia
@ the East Room
$5 – 18+ – 8PM

:: May Hwen
:::: Kiernan McMullan
:::::: Andy Dozier
@ the Basement
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Natural Forces
:::: Kin Sullivan
:::::: Jared Evers
@ Foobar
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Flow Division
:::: CBDB
@ Exit/In
$10 – 18+ – 9PM

:: The Head and the Heart
:::: Wild Cub
:::::: Goodbye June
@ Public Square Park
$Free – All ages – 6PM

:: Avery Sunshine
:::: Mike Hicks
@ Mercy Lounge
$40 – 18+ – 8PM

Friday, August 22
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WALKER!

:: Webb Wilder
@ the Basement
$10 – 21+ – 7PM

:: Patrick Sweany
:::: Jim Skinner
:::::: Slick
@ the 5 Spot
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Stevie Benge and the Fork Hunts
:::: Tipper Whore
:::::: Roman Polanski’s Baby
:::::::: Sherbert
@ the East Room
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: My So-Called Band
@ Mercy Lounge
$20 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Nothing More
:::: Sleepwave
:::::: Voodoo Prophet
@ the End
$10 – 18+ – 7PM

:: Sundy Best
:::: Aubrie Sellers
@ Exit/In
$12 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Sadler Vaden
:::: Andrew Leahy and the Homestead
:::::: Steve Eberle
@ the Basement
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Still Lives
:::: Year of October
:::::: Greg Owens
:::::::: Whiskey Weather
@ Springwater
$5 – 18+ – 10PM

:: DEL MAR
:::: David Borne
:::::: Wes Harllee
@ Foobar
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Navaeh
:::: Arkansas Elvis
:::::: The By Gods
@ the High Watt
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

Saturday, August 23

OUTLINES 2014
:: [secret guest]
:::: William Tyler Band
:::::: The Paperhead
:::::::: Music Band
:::::::::: Blank Range
:::::::::::: GOJJ BOYS vs. Brothers of Wax [DJ showdown]
:::::::::::::: more
@ the Stone Fox
$Free – All ages – 1PM

:: Varmin
:::: Process
:::::: Haldol
:::::::: Vacant Future
:::::::::: Chainshot
@ Exponent Manor
$5 – All ages – 10:30PM

:: Meth Dad
:::: Dogtooth
:::::: Churchyard
@ Exit/In
$10 – 18+ – 9PM

:: The Handsome Family
:::: Richard Buckner
@ the Basement
$10 – 21+ – 7PM

:: The Independents
:::: The Creeping Cruds
:::::: The Simpletons
@ the End
$8 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Govt’ Cheese
:::: Kevin Gordon
@ Mercy Lounge
$20 – 18+ – 8PM

:: Hurts to Laugh
:::: Mad Anthony
@ Springwater
$5 – 21+ – 10PM

:: The Black Whiney Cats
:::: Killing Grace
:::::: Noisecult
:::::::: The Daycations
@ Foobar
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Cory Branan
@ the High Watt
$10 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Dugas
:::: Firekid
:::::: Matthew Fowler
@ the Basement
$7 – 21+ – 9PM

Sunday, August 24

:: Chris Scruggs
@ the Stone Fox
$Free – 18+ – 9PM

:: Cage
:::: Sadistik
:::::: Maulskull
:::::::: KidDead
:::::::::: Sofa Brown
:::::::::::: Undiscover
@ the End
$10 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Jordan DePaul
:::: Feedback Revival
:::::: Ferris and the Wheels
:::::::: Leah Blevins
@ the Basement
$Free – 21+ – 8PM

:: Deerpeople
@ Springwater
$5 – 21+ – 10PM

:: Eric Roberson
@ Mercy Lounge
$25 – 18+ – 9PM

 

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THAT GIRL IS POISON

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IVY

Attention dawgs and dawgettes, there’s a band rolling though town this Friday we forgot to mention in the Rundown but is ~essential~ to your spiritual development. Ivy is one of the younger groups associated with New York’s recent punk rock renaissance (Hank Wood, Crazy Spirit, etc), peddling a kind of schizophrenic rock and roll combined with a bludgeoning pogo beat you can’t help but nod your entire body to. They’re playing this Friday at the Exponent Manor in the Nations with local (post)punk pinups Jawws and Western Medication, lovingly gracing our city with a show as a part of an east cost tour in support of their brand new self-titled 12″ debut. Scoop it here

Show info and the rest of the tour below:

8/15 Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor w/ Jawws, Western Medication, Jungle Fever
8/16 New Orleans, LA @ abandoned building (generator show) w/ Mystic Inane, TV-MA, Bukkake Moms
8/17 Gainesville, FL @ A SPACE w/ Rauh, Soda
8/18 Atlanta, GA @ Sampson St Lofts w/ TBA
8/19 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone w/ Meat Group, Yarbs
8/20 Raleigh, NC @ Nice Price w/ Bandages, Gay Kiss
8/21 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Quitter, Christi, Animal Planet
8/22 Baltimore, MD @ Lucky Day w/ Sick Thoughts, Dream Boyz
8/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Skull Fest river day show w/ TBA

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Ashin Out the Details

William Tyler

William Tyler

Every once in a while when we’re hangin out at the house, we’ll scroll through and Google our favorite bands, friends, family, (and sometimes ourselves), and most the time it comes back with a new tour or photo, but nothing really surprises too much. But then, there’s a week like this which proved to be a rare exception. William Tyler somehow snuck under our noses in the past few weeks and has new recordings up for our listening pleasure. “Blue Ash Montgomery” brings 3 new studio tracks, including a re-working of an old Paper Hats song, and a live recording at the Downtown Presbyterian Church with another former Silver Jew, Tim Barnes, back from winter 2012. Looks to be released digitally (and hopefully physically somehow?) through Lightning Recordings in Joshua Tree. Thanks to the Bean King and to Google for coming across this one. ENJOI

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Dripping With Looks

Game Theory

Game Theory

Drumrooooooll please. From the same team that brought you the Big Star “Third” album set and the first proper Townes Van Zandt reissues (both more than worth your hard-earned money) comes a full catalog reissue of 80s LA DIY poppers Game Theory. Although sadly restrained to regional popularity, Game Theory managed to nail the sweet spot between new wave and powerpop, with a strong penchant for tape splicing and field recording noises especially later in their catalog. Like many of their contemporaries in LA’s Paisley Underground, they were informed just as much by Alex Chilton as Gene Clark, and were very influential in building a parallel cross-oceanic incestuous pop scene mirroring the Dunedin Sound in New Zealand. V in.

Their first LP, Blaze of Glory, is scheduled for release on September 2 with our buddies at Omnivore Recordings with lots of b-sides and demos for you to dive rite into, plus an insert booklet with rare photos and writing from their tour manager. Lots of these songs are still tough to find on ye olde Internet, so get u sum.

 

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THE RUNDOWN – 8.11.2014 – 8.17.2014

Rundown

He comes a great week of shows. Flesh Lights are at Fond Object tonight, JP5 rise again on Wednesday, BullyTurf War, and Los Huevos are at the Basement on Thursday, R. Stevie Moore plays at the High Watt on Friday, Saturday finds good shows at the BasementExit/In, and Mercy Lounge, and on Sunday you’ll have to choose between Those Darlins and T-Paine. Decisions, decisions…

Monday, August 11

:: Flesh Lights
:::: Western Medication
@ Fond Object
$5 – All ages – 7PM

:: Williams & Co.
:::: Science!
:::::: Tennessee Warblers
@ the End
$5 – 18+ – 8PM

:: Dustin Sellers
:::: Ondezvous
:::::: Angie Fenton
@ the Basement
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Urizen
:::: Professor Shyguy
@ the High Watt
$7 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Junktrain
:::: Applegate Nance
@ Springwater
$5 – 21+ – 10PM

Tuesday, August 12

:: No Lands
:::: Body of Light
:::::: Aaron Roche
@ the Stone Fox
$7 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Filter
:::: Helmet
:::::: Local H
:::::::: Stars in Stereo
@ Exit/In
$25 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Foxing
:::: Hotelier
:::::: Little Big League
:::::::: Courtesy Drop
@ the End
$12 – 18+ – 7PM

Wednesday, August 13

:: Spider Bags
:::: JP5
:::::: Bill Matheny
@ the Stone Fox
$8 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Black Irish Texas
@ Fond Object
$Free – All ages – 6:30PM

:: Mando Saenz
:::: Colin Bonnie Graham Band
:::::: Brian Wright
@ the High Watt
$7 – 18+ – 8PM

Thursday, August 14

:: Bully
:::: Turf War
:::::: Los Huevos
@ the Basement

:: Honey Locust
:::: Wild Front
:::::: Mom and Dad
@ Exit/In
$7 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Plains
:::: Twigs
@ the Stone Fox
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: City and Colour
:::: The Weeks
:::::: Spanish Gold
@ Public Square Park
$Free – All ages – 6PM

:: The Casket Girls
:::: Dreamend
@ the End
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Mikela Davis
@ the High Watt
$10 – 18+ – 8PM

:: Japanese Game Show
:::: Richard Koozie
@ Springwater
$5 – 21+ – 10PM

:: Amanda Shires
:::: Andrew Combs
@ Mercy Lounge
$20 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Boys on the Radio
:::: Yumi and the System
:::::: James and the Wild Spirit
:::::::: The Highland Reunion
@ Foobar Too
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

Friday, August 15

:: Linear Downfall
:::: R. Stevie Moore
:::::: Roman Polanski’s Baby
@ the High Watt
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Wandering Eye
:::: A Good-Flying Sherb
:::::: The Cherry Bombs
@ the Stone Fox
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Organic Android
:::: Good FM
:::::: The Modern Royals
:::::::: Starshot Black
@ the End
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Nashville Pussy
:::: Fifth on the Floor
@ Exit/In
$15 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Junior Citizen
:::: Son of John
:::::: Lower Caves
@ Springwater
$5 – 21+ – 10PM

:: Trey Healy
:::: Shawn Mayer
@ Mercy Lounge
$25 – 18+ – 7:30PM

:: Blue Coupe
@ the Basement
$12 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Symphony Crack Orchestra
:::: Gold Wine
:::::: The Magic of Science
@ Foobar Too
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

Saturday, August 16

:: Johnny Fritz
:::: Roger Alan Wade
:::::: Birdcloud
@ Exit/In
$12 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Cheetah Chrome
:::: The Dead Deads
:::::: Kings of the Fucking Sea
:::::::: Sexx
@ the Basement
$7 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Futurebirds
:::: Richie
@ Mercy Lounge
$15 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Francie Moon and the Great Outdoors
@ Fond Object
$Free – All ages – 7PM

:: SPACE IS THE PLACE
@ the Stone Fox
$Free – 18+ – 10PM

:: Slaves
:::: Myka
:::::: Relocate
:::::::: Alive Like Me
:::::::::: Nightmates
:::::::::::: Youth in Revolt
@ the End
$12 – 18+ – 6PM

:: Lost Generation
:::: Vampire Bleach Bomb
:::::: Dark Hound
:::::::: Penni and the Blue Jays
@ the High Watt
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Droneroom
:::: Courtney
:::::: Canvas ov Clouds
:::::::: The Lord Thy God
@ Springwater
$5 – 21+ – 10PM

Sunday, August 17

:: Those Darlins
:::: Adia Victoria
:::::: Tristen
@ 3rd and Lindsley
$10 – 18+ – 7PM

:: T-Pain
:::: Snootie Wild
:::::: Bando Jones
@ Cannery Ballroom
$35 – 18+ – 10PM

:: Cale Tyson
:::: W.B. Givins
@ the Stone Fox
$Free – 18+ – 9PM

:: Heath Haynes
@ the 5 Spot
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Beth James and the Rumor
:::: Royal Hoax
:::::: Fisticuffs
:::::::: Mac Leaphart
:::::::::: My Ragged Company
:::::::::::: Oil Bloom
@ the Basement
$Free – 21+ – 8PM

:: City Under Siege
:::: Breckenwood
@ Springwater
$5 – 21+ – 10PM

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THE RUNDOWN – 8.4.2014 – 8.10.2014

Rundown

Good week ahead of us! Miami Doritos and more at Betty’s on Wednesday, Natural Child on Thursday, good shows at the East Room, the Stone Fox, and Phat Biteson Friday, and some more good ones at Fond Object and the Stone Fox on Saturday! DOO IT DOO IT DOO IT

Monday, August 4

:: Simon Joyner
:::: Courtney Tidwell
:::::: Whisperer
@ the Gardens of Sweetblood Sound
$10 – All ages – 7PM

:: A Boy Named Banjo
:::: Golden Sounds
:::::: Josh Noren
@ the Basement
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Junktrain
:::: Beau Burnette
@ Springwater
$5 – 21+ – 10PM

Tuesday, August 5

:: Cory Bishop
:::: Jessica Mack
@ the Stone Fox
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Kristen Brassel
:::: Ryan Kenny
:::::: Leah Blevins
:::::::: Brittany Kennell
@ the End
$5 – 18+ – 8PM

:: Will Hastings
:::: Mary Katherine Murphy
:::::: Taylor Faith
:::::::: more
@ the Basement
$Free – 21+ – 8PM

Wednesday, August 6

:: Miami Doritos
:::: The Suez
:::::: No Good
:::::::: Young Wolves
@ Betty’s
$5 – 21+ – 8PM

:: Ceschi
:::: Chalaxy
:::::: KidDead
:::::::: Spoken Nerd
@ the Stone Fox
$7 – 18+ – 9PM

:: The Tip
:::: Blackfoot Gypsies
@ the End
5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Feed Me
:::: Treasure Fingers
@ Cannery Ballroom
$15 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Annie Bosko
:::: Colin Elmore
:::::: California Country Club
@ the Basement
$5 – 21+ – 8PM

:: Ben Nichols
:::: Adam Faucett
@ Mercy Lounge
$15 – 18+ – 8:30

:: Sync This
:::: Baby Bee
:::::: Colony House
:::::::: Coin
@ the High Watt
$Free – 18+ – 9PM

Thursday, August 7

:: Natural Child
:::: Faux Ferocious
@ Mercy Lounge
$10 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Hurts to Laugh
:::: Chrome Pony
:::::: Left and Right
@ Foobar.too
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Beef Oven
:::: Octajohn
:::::: Alvin Love III
:::::::: Vonegarden
@ the Basement
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Toney Stash
:::: Jackboot
:::::: The Buscemies
:::::::: The Tom Young Band
@ the End
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Still Sighties
:::: Holy Gallows
:::::: Mountains Like Wax
:::::::: Massive Cavern
@ the East Room
$5 – 18+ – 10PM

:: Kiernan McMullan
:::: Betsey Long
:::::: The Cunning
@ Exit/In
$5 – 18+ – 7PM

:: The Cordovas
:::: Daphne Willis
@ the 5 Spot
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Jay Brannan
:::: Poly
@ the High Watt
$14 – 18+ – 9PM

Friday, August 8

:: Shy Guy
:::: Wildfront
:::::: T. Rust
:::::::: Rales
@ the East Room
$10 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Floating Action
:::: Cotton Jones
:::::: James Wallace and the Naked Light
@ the Stone Fox
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Megajoos
:::: Future Daze
:::::: Mouth Reader
:::::::: Ben Spinks Supermelt
@ Phat Bites
$Free – 18+ – 9PM

:: Killer Moon
:::: Beech Benders
:::::: Ted Tyro
@ Springwater
$5 – 21+ – 10PM

:: Roots of a Rebellion
:::: Charlie Whitten
:::::: Case Arnold
@ the Basement
$10 – 21+ – 9PM

:: JVLN
:::: Sound and Shape
:::::: Jen Hodges
:::::::: Spurge
@ Foobar.too
$5 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Isaac Sharp
:::: Danger Scene
:::::: Austin Yarbrough
:::::::: Ko-Op Boyz
:::::::::: more
@ the End
$13 – 18+ – 6PM

:: Little Daylight
:::: Rising Young Sons
@ Mercy Lounge
$10 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Hank 3
@ Exit/In
$25 – 18+ – 9PM

Saturday, August 9

:: The Alarms
:::: Jordan Hull
:::::: No Regrets Coyote
:::::::: Juliana Daily
@ the Stone Fox
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Beth Cameron
:::: Lizzie Wright
:::::: Ariel Bui
@ Fond Object
$10 – All ages – 8PM

:: Petty
:::: Sofa Brown
:::::: Alkebulan
:::::::: Casino Greene
@ Exit/In
$20 – 18+ – 9PM

:: The Long Players [Beggars Banquet]
@ Mercy Lounge
$20 – 18+ – 8:30PM

:: The Deslondes
:::: Kelsey Waldon
:::::: Luke Bell
@ the Basement
$8 – 21+ – 9PM

:: Hide Your Mamas
:::: Dilly Power
:::::: The Quiet Entertainer Orchestra
@ the End
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: Mountainwalker
:::: The Secret B-Sides
:::::: Indie Chris
:::::::: Xavier Quinn
@ Foobar.too
$5 – 18+ – 9PM

:: DeRobert and the Half-Truths
:::: A.J. and the Jiggawatts
@ the 5 Spot
$5 – 21+ – 8PM

:: U.S. Royalty
:::: Golden Youth
:::::: Favorite Sons
@ the High Watt
$12 – 18+ – 9PM

Sunday, August 10

:: Chris Scruggs
@ the Stone Fox
$Free – 18+ – 9PM

:: Preston Leatherman
:::: Liz Cooper
:::::: Max and the Wild Things
:::::::: Casey Wasner
:::::::::: DNA
@ the Basement
$Free – 21+ – 9PM

:: Jolie Holland
:::: Magic Mouth
@ the High Watt
$15 – 18+ – 8PM

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THIS WORLD IS BEAT

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After a crippling debut and more break-ups than we could keep up with, it seems that Hank Wood and the Hammerheads are officially back with their second full-length, and we could not be happier. The record’s called Stay Home, and it’s amazing. It’s not often in this day and age that you can find a band who are original enough to create a sound much their own and also bold enough to build upon that sound rather than sticking to the template, but that’s exactly what the Hammerheads have done. First impression has us feeling this one is a little less abrasive, a little less brutal. The weirdness is still there though, the songs are quality, and the band truly functions as a BAND. From vocals to cowbell and guitar to organ, no component is any more or less important than the others.

So far copies of the record appear to have only been sold on the band’s recent West Coast tour and at Dripper World in Brooklyn, but you can go ahead any download it here (don’t feel guilty, the label posted that link). For real though, this shit sounds like hardcore Gun Club or something, and you NEED to hear it. Keep your eyes on Katorga Works for physical copies.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads – “In Bookings”

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