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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
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
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...

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Lulu Mae Album Release Show at Exit/In 5.16

 "Mean River" is the title of Lulu Mae's newest album, which dropped just this past Tuesday. They are celebrating its release into the wild with a show at Exit/In with friends ELEL and The Oak Creek Band.  The album is a slight departure from Lulu Mae's previous releases; they've shed some of their wholesome, gee-golly-family-band persona for some meaner licks and harder rocking (keep an eye on the Deli Nashville for a full review.) Check out the official video for title track "Mean River" to get a little taste of the new edge to their rambunctious folk-rock. This show also comes with sad news for fans: lead vocalist and backbone Joel Finley is departing Nashville for medical school, which may make this the last Lulu Mae show for a very, very long time.  His gain is certainly our loss, and all the more reason to be present this Friday night. -Terra James-Jura  


The Suez Release Self-Titled Debut EP

After listening to a just a few seconds of The Suez' first song “Johnny Get Angry” off of their self- titled debut album released this May, I am in love. The Suez are a band out of Murfreesboro with a pretty cute back story. The four grew up together, grew apart, and reunited for a local fish fry. The band is a blend of older doo wop tunes and rock, pop, and punk. That mix is bound to be killer, and the outcome is pretty rad. I can’t pick out a favorite song; I try, and realize that they are all my favorites. The Suez are awesome, they are catchy, and I can see their charisma shining through in all of their kick ass songs. Their next show is at The Boro on May 30th, as part of Tennessee Scum's record release party.  -Amanda Aydelott


Thom Donovan Album Release Show The Basement 6.11

June 17th is the release date for pop experimentalist Thom Donovan.  Titled "Canon," it will be his third album in his efforts as a solo artist.  He has spent years as a studio and touring musician before forming his own band, Lapush, and subsequently splitting off again in pursuit of bending pop music to his classically-trained sensibilities.  Such endeavors result in high-brow  concepts such as tracks inspired by poems from 1562 ("The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet," Arthur Brooke) with unusual instrumentation and a mind towards ear-catching repetition, like his first single, "Shipwreck." The video is an absolute feast for the sense, featuring accomplished vocalist Ruby Amanfu.  The album release party  for "Canon" is scheduled for June 11th at The Basement. -Terra James-Jura 


Weekend Roundup

There are tons of shows going on this weekend; here's our picks for the best representation of Nashville talent that's unrelated to the Steeplechase and also most likely places to pick up a bearded hipster.  


Hurts to Laugh celebrates their video premier at fooBar with Megajoos and Manana Panics, 9pm, $7

The Deli has already recommended getting weird with Roman Polanski's Baby, River City Tanlines and Thelma and the Sleaze at The Stone Fox, 9pm, $5.  


Kansas Bible Company play with Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers at The Stone Fox, 9pm,$7

Penicillin Baby celebrate the release of their first 7" at The Basement with Moseley, Faux Ferocious and Quichenight, 9pm, $5

Conestyle with The Xists and Jawws play The End, 8pm, $5


Jake Orvis and the Broken Band play with Call Me Bronco and Washintonian James Hunicutt at The End, 9pm, $8

The Basement's Sunday Post features Hugh Mitchell, Jordan DePaul, Casey and the Train, Modern Medicine and Gina Venier, 8pm, no cover

If you find yourself downtown near Puckett's around 7pm, poke your head in and catch their Sunday Spotlight Artist, Neo Tundra Cowboy.  




Show Alert: Roman Polanski's Baby at The Stone Fox 5.9

Upholding Nashville's proud tradition of great bands with quesitonable names, Roman Polanski's Baby is a bonafide riot grrrl steamroller.  The trio combines fat guitar distorion with an unapologetic attitude that sets a benchmark for what should be coming out of Music City garages.  "Shakin' All Over" posesses a depth beyond the initial punk fizz: that first riff cracks like a whip in the opening of the song, and the satisfaction never diminishes each time the band returns to it between their steady surf creep.  Things are sure to get messy, sweaty, and definitely weird this Friday night, when RPB joins Deli faves Thelma and the Sleaze and River City Tanlines at The Stone Fox.  If ever there was a proper place and time to raise some hell after a crappy week, it would be 9pm May 9th at 712 51st Ave. N. -Terra James-Jura


Creature Comfort Releases Video for "All My Friends"

Indie rock outfit Creature Comfort just premiered this epic video for "All My Friends" yesterday. Warning: the raging ''Game of Thrones" styling and firelit nudity may distract from what a solid jam it is.  It keeps the pace at a laid-back amble until the chorus, when Jessey Clark's vocals take on an aggressive yet doleful tone.  The Deli Nashville recommends watching the video, and then replaying it minimized to fully absorb the vibe of the track, because hearing the guitar hit its high notes near the end definitely releases some dopamine.  Combine that with a few flashes of boobs, Creature Comfort will have you feeling good all day. The band's next show in Nashville is on June 2nd at fooBar, and June 5th at the 5-Spot. -Terra James-Jura


Grass Root Kids to Record First Full-Length Album

As a follow-up to their debut EP "Loose Change," Grass Root Kids are preparing to record their first full-length album. Preparation translates into some hardcore hustling in their fundraising department, including a pre-order drive that has 6 days left before it closes.  The band made an impression with their spirited and razor-sharp set during the final round of 8 off 8th in March, and the way their exuberant meshing of folk and punk rock has matured since 2012 is all but begging for its own platform.  Check out their website for more infomation, and listen to "Boxes" if you need a little convincing in parting ways with that $5. -Terra James-Jura


Sound Cards at Dino's 5.19

On May 19th, Sound Cards will be playing a show at Dino’s in East Nashville. This three piece band from Franklin, TN is a little pop/rock, and a lot of energy. They have lyrics of love and life, and the song “Get Me High” may do just that. It is fun, electric, and downright catchy. Their entire album "Keep the Filter Off" is available for free download here. They will also be playing at 12th and Porter on May the 30th, if case you can’t catch the one on the 19th. Or go to both, we won’t judge. –Amanda Aydelott



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