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-- The 60's --
The 13th Floor Elevators
Janis Joplin
-- The 70's --
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Asleep at the Wheel
Willie Nelson
The Skunks
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Jerry Jeff Walker
-- The 80's --
The Dicks
Marcia Ball
The Butthole Surfers
Joe Ely
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nanci Griffith
-- The 90's --
Lucinda Williams
Arc Angels
Shawn Colvin
Alejandro Escovedo
Fastball
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Gourds
Robert Earl Keen
James McMurtry
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
-- The 00's --
Okkervil River
The American Analog Set
...Trail of Dead
Explosions in the Sky
Patty Griffin
Sara Hickman
I Love You But I've Chosen...
The Octopus Project
Okkervil River
Bruce Robison
Spoon
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...
   


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Meet Future Thieves

Today, I would like to introduce you to another up and coming Nashville act, Future Thieves. They  formed about a year ago when long time collaborators Elliot Collet (vocals and rhythm guitar) and Stan Nickell (lead guitar) teamed up with Nick Goss (bass), Austin McCool (lead guitar), and Gianni Gibson (drums).

You may have heard their song "Secret" on the radio recently. They were featured as Lightning 100's local artist of the week last month.

They are definitely a rock act with bluesy influences and a nice blend of indie and classic rock. Collett pens the lyrics and hails from the hills of Kentucky. Before forming the band, he studied audio engineering and ran live sound at shows. Nickell, also a native Kentuckian, has a strong blues background. He can not only play the hell out of a guitar, but he also loves fixing them and performing other technical modifications. McCool and Goss are longtime friends from Indiana and Gibson comes from a musical family in Los Angeles. They all joined forces in Nashville where they are living and making music together. Their first EP is tightly and masterfully engineered and comes from their own home studio.
 
The band writes and arranges the music together to share Collett's stories in a powerful way. There is a big sound, but you can still pick out great guitar melodies and tight vocal harmonies. 

Last Tuesday evening the guys played a rare, stripped-down acoustic set at Two Old Hippies as an unofficial kick-off to some East Coast tour dates. Stay tuned for an exciting Future Thieves announcement next month!​ -Jared Godar

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Fly Golden Eagle Release "Quartz Bijou"

Fly Golden Eagle released sophomore album "Quartz Bijou" today. It serves as a porthole to their broader, 26-track concept album "Quartz," a psychedelic opus inspired by "The Holy Mountain," a 1973 avant-garde film by Alejandro Jodorowsky that inspired frontman Ben Trimble to create an album that would accompany up to the storyline. "Quartz Bijou" is a condensed version of the concept that stands alone in its own right, an invitation to move in closer and get lost in Fly Golden Eagle's messy, visceral psych-rock microcosm. The quartet is on the road with J. Roddy Walston at the moment, culminating with two Nashville shows: a free screening of "The Holy Mountain" synched with "Quartz" at The Stone Fox on November 14th, and a show with Clear Plastic Masks, Paperhead, and Chrome Pony at Queen's Art Collective on November 15th. -Terra James-Jura

 

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Show Alert: Milk People EP Release at The End 10.18

It sounds as though lightning struck when Milk People first went into the studio to record "Steeples." They laid down the track shortly after their first practice together, with a clear understanding that they had hit upon a defining sound. This single, with blazing hot energy thanks to traded vocals and a fat opening riff worthy of a Tarantino flick, found its way to the public back in May. The band, which has since added three additional members to the founding duo of Garrett Barber and Emma Holden, now has EP "Invisible Ink" ready for release. Will it retain the same camp-to-rawk ratio as "Steeples?" Have they bottled (or, more appropriately, recorded) lightning? You'll just have to pick it up and listen. Luckily, Milk People are making it easy on you by offering a copy of "Invisible Ink" free with attendance to their release show this Saturday, October 18th at The End. Previous Artist of the the Month winners The Whippoorwills will be pitching in to make this one hell of a night, along with Down Boy and Secret Club. Go get milky with them. -Terra James-Jura

 

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Everyone Moves Away, "With the Night"

Everyone Moves Away floats to the top of the electro/synth/dream/post/pre-/present/-gaze miasma with this video for "With the Night." There's a pleasing unity to the song, even though it is conceptually at odds with itself. There's some R&B flavor in in the refrain, but the song is too avant garde to fall into that category. There's a dream-pop sensibility to the way the song unfolds, but builds up to a very taut intensity at the end to be either dreamy or poppy. Regardless of classification, group does an excellent job seizing upon an emotion and letting the music follow route. This track is off their EP "ii," which was released August 26th, which is available on iTunes and Spotify. -Terra James-Jura

http://www.everyonemovesaway.com/

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The Wooly Mamas Release Video "Suzanne"

You may remember The Wooly Mamas from their Artist of the Month win this spring, the trio that played six years as a cover band before deciding to focus on their originals. Or you may have caught one of their airtight shows around town (and think of how much even a year as a cover band could up a group's game.) This video for "Suzanne" was released last Tuesday. It's mostly footage from the recording studio, but the track is an outstanding example of all-American rock 'n' roll. Solid and driving, it's a plea from a bad man to a good woman delivered with a whiff of Ben Nichols on the raspy poignancy that vocalist Rick Patoray imparts on his lyrics (though here's hoping there's no similiarity in the size of their livers.) This song will be officially released as a single on October 21st, the first in a planned series while the band raises the funds for a physical release in 2015.  The Wooly Mama's next Nashville show will be at The Basement on October 18th. Keep up with the band as put out more tunes of this caliber HERE.

We don't know who Suzanne is, but goddamn, we hope she understands. -Terra James-Jura

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