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As Nashville digs out from Snowpocalypse '16 (with temperatures expected to rise to above 50 degrees today), it seems a good time to remind you that tonight is the FINAL NIGHT of the Darrin Bradbury Residency at The Basement East. Roads should be much improved by the time tonight rolls around. If you have made it out to the one or more of the first three weeks, I do not need to tell you.... if you haven't, this is the last chance to experience the magic! Guests tonight are Erin Rae, Rorey Carroll, and Steve Poltz! Doors at 6:00p.m. Music starts at 6:30p.m. Go to the Pub if you need Grub before or after. Do it!
On to the morning shuffle:
"Frozen Out" by The Deadline Shakes
Appropriate song for a icy morning commute. Another awesome track from the album Zealots by this catchy, cool band from Glascow (not Kentucky).
"Trap Door" by Seprona
Seprona are an indie pop/rock band from Liverpool. They have a new album called, Trap Door due out on February 26, 2016. This is the title track and my first listen, and I like what I hear so far.
"The Woman Who Got Old" by The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club
This Chicago band have announced their latest album, Don't Buy This Record. The band will be giving away the album one song at a time through the end of 2016 when they will release the CD. This is the first track which was released back in December. They just released the second track today. Head over to their bandcamp page to get in on this.
"Mister Dragonfly" by Ben Lowry
Ben Lowry is the lead singer of the Nashville-based band Bang OK Bang which I have featured a few times on E2TG. Ben just released new album called Somnium on January 18th, and he had a release show on the 21st at The East Room which I totally spaced on. Mister Dragonfly is our first listen, and it is quite different from what I have heard of Bang OK Bang, and it is also quite good. Check it out!
"Sad Clown" by Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies
Keeping it local... Brian Wright has been missed in East Nashville as he winters in Mexico with The Cordovas. Los Angeles - do not miss them on February 9. Nashville - mark your March calendar to make sure every Thursday is free (The Family Wash!) This is a track from the album Dog Ears. Brian is simply put one of the best songwriters I know.
"This is What the Fuck Robster Craws Are" by Iced Ink
Iced Ink are part of the Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen family. They released their latest album Willie Nelson Prince last month. You can also get a sticker book, and who doesn't love a sticker book. Get it for $6.66 at the band's bandcamp page. The band is a three-piece instrumental rock band. This track is a face-melting, mind-blowing six minute jam. Did I mention that it is instrumental - so all of the profanity is contained in the title and whatever words escape your mouth while you listen.
"Silence" by Bang Ok Bang
I mentioned Bang Ok Bang before, so it is only coincidentally fitting that we have an other track from their Live at East Nashville Underground album.
"As I Make My Way" by Tymon Dogg
Another track and a life lesson from Made of Light the latest album from Tymon Dogg.
"More of a Man" by Brandy Zdan
Another track from Canadian born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Brandy Zdan from the sampler put out on Noisetrade last month. The full self-titled album is available in the usual places. Highly recommended. This song was featured on the MTV series, Awkward.