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CANCELED: Free New Years Eve Show featuring Houndmouth & The Weeks!

December 1, 2013 0 comments


Finally! Chattanooga is the city where all our SouthEastern friends need to be this New Years Eve! Cancel any plans you’ve have and join us December 31st to ring in 2014 with a FREE concert featuring HOUNDMOUTH and THE WEEKS!

This is all taking place downtown at Chattanooga Whiskey’s first annual New Years Eve Barrel Drop, located at Center Park and the 700 block of Market Street. Admission is totally free to the 21+ public and includes an evening of live music, cash bars and heated tent areas. Local rockers Eight Knives and DJs Toneharm are also on the bill to kick-start the evening. For more details, go to Barrel Drop’s official website HERE.

If you are no stranger to The South Rail, then you are more than familiar with the 2 featured acts. If not, well get that way:

Houndmouth are wrapping up one hell of a year. On top of several national TV appearances including Conan, Letterman and CBS This Morning, the New Albany/Louisville 4-piece have recently toured with Alabama Shakes and just wrapped up their recent tour with several sold out shows including New York City and 2 back-to-back shows in Louisville, KY where they performed with My Morning Jacket’s Jim James!

The Weeks are closing 2013 on a high note as well with a year of non-stop touring supporting their new album ‘Dear Bo Jackson.’ The Mississippi boys (now via Nashville) also spent a couple mouths overseas touring the UK opening for Kings of Leon, and wrapped up their their year playing 2 back-to-back sold out shows in Nashville just last week.

See below for best of videos from both bands and see you December 31st!

The Weeks – House That We Grew Up In from Serpents & Snakes on Vimeo.

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Those Darlins: ‘Blur the Line’

October 2, 2013 0 comments

Yesterday marked the release date for our pals Those Darlins‘ new LP ‘Blur the Line,’ a record we have been eagerly awaiting for the past year… And a wait that was well worth it if we might add. This is the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Screws Get Loose,’ and the first record from the band NOT to feature founding member Kelley Anderson, who has been replaced by Atlanta’s Adrian Barrera of Barreracudas and Gentleman Jesse & His Men.

Regardless of band history, Those Darlins continue to top themselves with ‘Blur the Line,’ keeping themselves fresh while growing as artists, but at the same time giving a friendly nod to their previous 2 full-lengths, with sprinkles and dashes of the Darlins we have grown to love — Killer up-beat tracks such as ‘Optimist’ and ‘In the Wilderness,’ and equally killer tracks ‘Oh God’ and ‘Too Slow,’ that slows things down at those perfect moments.

Check out a few tracks and live takes from ‘Blur the Line’ below and pick up the new LP HERE… or in-person this Saturday! Those Darlins return to Chattanooga October 5th at JJ’s Bohemia! Tickets are $10 and are available HERE (or at the door night of the show)… See you there!:

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Nikki Lane: Last Minute Tuesday Show at JJ’s Bohemia!

February 19, 2013 0 comments

Nashville’s Nikki Lane is stopping by Chattanooga tonight (2/19) for a last minute show at JJ’s Bohemia! This will be our first time to hear new material from her upcoming Dan Auerbach produced LP, ‘Seein’ Double,’ that drops later on this year! She plays first, so come on out early! Show starts at 9pm!

And if you can stick around, catch yourself some Sam Doores & the Tumbleweeds who are about to launch a West Coast tour opening for Alabama Shakes next month in support of their latest album ‘Holy Cross Blues.’ A guaranteed great time for a Tuesday night! Come on out!.. But before you do, check out some key tracks from both below:

Here is an amateur video of Nikki w/ Dan Auerbach playing Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium last month:

And of course, here is a couple live Sam Doores & the Tumbleweeds tracks with Riley Downing. Both videos were shot by Joshua Shoemaker and premiered on American Songwriter last week:

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Sharkweek: EP Release Party w/ Faux Ferocious, Chrome Pony & More!

February 15, 2013 0 comments

Tonight (2/15) marks the big EP release party for Chattanooga’s SharkWeek at Sluggo’s North! For the cost of ONLY $7 gets you the new Sharkweek EP PLUS admission into the show, which includes the Nashville bands Faux Ferocious and Chrome Pony! Not only that, there will be collaborative with Mise En Scenesters Film Club, Collective Clothing and local artist Jack Kelly! And again, $7 for all that! If that’s not a deal for a great evening, we don’t know what is!

Check out some key Sharkweek tracks below including the new single ‘Detroit Jerry’ along with some killer stuff from Faux Ferocious & Chrome Pony! The evening can’t get here fast enough… Oh, and if you’re into the Facebook thing still, you can RSVP here… Show starts a 9pm, see you there!

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GET TO KNOW: Behold the Brave

January 31, 2013 0 comments

We finally had time to catch-up on all the records from last year (that were on our list) when putting together our top albums of 2012 this month. And we were floored once we got a hold of Behold the Brave‘s debut full-length “The Great American Challenge.”

Both the band and ourselves are from the great city of Chattanooga, so we’ve caught them live a fair share of times the past years, everytime, getting better and better at their craft. But with this new record that dropped in November, the boys definitely have taken it to the next level! Check out a couple key tracks from the LP below, as well as some pretty cool ‘making of’ videos of the band in Atlanta recording with producer Matt Goldman (Underoath, The Chariot, As Cities Burn).

Dig it? Well, catch Behold the Brave THIS FRIDAY (2/1) at JJ’s Bohemia. They’ll be headlining a local showcase featuring them and 3 other Chattanooga bands all for $5 — This happens at 9pm, right after the free early show at JJ’s Bohemia featuring Nashville’s Western Medication. For details on the early show click here — And of course, download The Great American Challenge” HERE!

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Western Medication: Free Early Show at JJ’s Bohemia

January 21, 2013 1 Comment

Chattanooga: The South Rail and Jeffery Drag Records presents a FREE EARLY SHOW at JJ’s Bohemia on Friday, February 1st featuring Western Medication and special guests Hermosa.

Nashville’s Western Medication (featuring members of Bad Cop and Useless Eaters) are about to kick off the new year with their debut 7-inch EP ‘The Painted World,’ dropping 1/29 via Jeffery Drag Records. The album features 4 in-your-face tracks including the EP’s first single ‘Big City,’ which is accompanied by a video that premiered on Stereogum last week.

Check out the video for ‘Big City,’ as well at the EP’s title-track below… and if you dig what-cha hear, pre-order your limited edition copy of ‘The Painted World’ HERE … or just come down next Friday and pick up a copy in person:

Hermosa is a band that is so new, not only have we never heard or seen them before, they don’t even have music to sample online… But featuring members of Cage the Elephant and Bad Cop, their set should not disappoint.

The free early show is 21+ and runs between 6:30-8pm — The show is also followed by a local showcase featuring 4 up-and-coming Chattanooga bands for only $5! The showcase show starts at 9pm, click here for details.

1. The Painted World
2. Big City
3. Problems In DC
4. 50 Ft. Dive

pressing info:
200 mixed marble
100 teal

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Fly Golden Eagle! This Wednesday at JJ’s Bohemia!

December 11, 2012 0 comments

Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle along with James Wallace and the Naked Light are rolling out on a mini Southern tour together, starting in Knoxville tonight and ending in Nashville on the 15th along with Natural Child and the live debut of new super-group Thunderbitch! See full tour listings below.

And if you’re in the Chattanooga area tomorrow night (12/12), swing over to JJ’s Bohemia and catch one hell of a show. Or if you’re like us, catch them tomorrow as a warm-up, then track yourself over to Nashville the 15th… Did you miss Fly Golden Eagle at Track 29 during our very first South Rail Presents? Not familiar with the bands? Well, get that way!

Stream FGE’s debut LP ‘Swagger’ below as well their video for ‘Devil’s Eye (Basilisk)’ and a free download of the single ‘Psyche’s Dagger.’ — James Wallace and the Naked Light are also from Nashville, their latest full-length, ‘More Strange News From Another Star,’ dropped earlier last year. Stream that sucker below as well and again, get ready a great show:

Dec. 11: Knoxville, TN : Preservation Pub (w/ James Wallace and the Naked Light)
Dec. 12: Chattanooga, TN : JJ’s Bohemia (w/ James Wallace and the Naked Light)
Dec. 13: Atlanta, GA : The Masquerade (w/ James Wallace and the Naked Light)
Dec. 14: Bowling Green, KY ; Tidballs (w/ James Wallace and the Naked Light)
Dec. 15: Nashville, TN : The Zombie Shop??? (w/ James Wallace and the Naked Light, Thunderbitch, Natural Child)

Download: Fly Golden Eagle ‘Psyche’s Dagger’

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GET TO KNOW: SharkWeek

November 29, 2012 0 comments

SharkWeek is one of the newer bands here in Chattanooga who’ve recently caught our attention. After finishing up a 7-song EP this fall, select tracks have slowly been leaking onto the internet. Just dig into the singles ‘Thief of the Night’ and ‘No 2’ below and you’ll definitely be in anticipation for more from this 3-piece… I know we are.

And a if you’re diggin’ what you hear, and are in the Chattanooga area this Saturday, come on down to Mainx24 and catch SharkWeek for FREE! They will be playing a free all-ages show December 1st at Clyde’s Auto Glass along with other #CHA locals Summer Dregs (Click HERE for details)… On top of that, later that night, they will be opening for up for The Dirty Guv’nahs at Track 29. Click HERE for tickets and follow SharkWeek here: FacebookTwitter