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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’


Win Tickets to see Clear Plastic Masks & The Pollies this Thursday!

December 3, 2012 1 Comment

Clear Plastic Masks return to Chattanooga this Thursday, December 6th at The Honest Pint! And on-top of that, Muscle Shoals, AL’s The Pollies are making their Chattanooga debut. Plus add locals Eight Knives in the mix and you’ve got one heck of a can’t-miss show for a Thirsty Thursday evening… And one lucky reader will have a chance to score a pair of tickets for free!

Brooklyn’s Clear Plastic Masks have been living in Nashville the past month recording their new record at Bomb Shelter Studios (the same studio the new Alabama Shakes and Denney and the Jets material were recorded). The last time we had to chance to catch this 4-piece live was last July at Track 29 during our very first South Rail Presnets… And speaking of the A-Shakes, the Brooklyn boys have recently been working on new material with Alabama Shakes’ front-woman Brittany Howard along with Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle in the new super group Thunderbitch. Learn more about them HERE.

The Pollies are touring this Fall/Winer in support of their new LP ‘Where The Lies Begin.’ If you haven’t checked it out yet, do it now. Worth every second of your time (full album stream below). And like we said, this will be their Chattanooga debut! Looking forward to catching these guys live!

Now, how would you like to see this show for free? This is all you need to do:


Just send an email to thesouthrail (at) gmail (dot) com, with the subject “December 6th” and your full name in the message… and that’s it, you’re entered! That simple. See full rules below.

Now, if you not familiar with the bands, get that way! Stream samples of all bands below and see you at the show. Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm sharp. $5 at the door get you in, unless of course, you’re one of the lucky winners — Facebook RSVP HERE:

Contest Rules: Contest ends Thursday, 12/6/12 at 12:00pm. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email on Thursday afternoon (the day of the show). The winner’s name (+ guest) will be at the the door the night of the show. There are no actual tickets, just admission.


GET TO KNOW: Thunderbitch

October 29, 2012 4 Comments

What do you get when you combine the Brooklyn band Clear Plastic Masks with Brittney Howard of Alabama Shakes? One hell of a new band of course! We would like to introduce you to Thunderbitch via 2 killer tracks that have just surfaced.

Reportedly recorded in Nashville a couple weeks ago in a practice space when Alabama Shakes, Fly Golden Eagle and Clear Plastic Masks got together for a little session. No word on any other details or tracks to come from those sessions, but we’ll keep ya posted.

Follow Thunderbitch’s Facebook page HERE and keep an eye out, we’re sure this isn’t the last to surface from this new band or those sessions!. Enjoy:


Fly Golden Eagle: Devil’s Eye (Basilisk)

September 12, 2012 0 comments

Wow, do we love us some Fly Golden Eagle! The Nashville band has finally dropped their very first video, which is for the ‘Swagger’ track ‘Devil’s Eye (Basilisk).’ This comes out just days after returning from their tour opening with buddies Alabama Shakes.

But one thing this this video does well (other than showing people dancing) is documents this band’s #1 strength: A KILLER LIVE SHOW!.. Recorded in July at Nashville’s ZombieShop, check out the video below and if you haven’t already, download FGE’s debut full-length ‘Swagger’ HERE:



Clear Plastic Masks: ‘Pegasus In Glue’

September 10, 2012 0 comments

Back in July we had the honor to bring Brooklyn’s Clear Plastic Masks to their first Chattanooga gig, hosting them at our The South Rail Presents at Track 29 July 27th…Right after their Chattanooga set and tour with Nashville’s Fly Golden Eagle and Birmingham’s Banditos, while in the Southern town of B-ham, videographer Joshua Shoemaker (who had been filming all 3 bands during their whole tour) decided to have the band set-up after a local show in a random public parking lot in downtown Birmingham.

The result? A pure genius combination of rock n’ roll and cinematography! Enjoy the song ‘Pegasus In Glue’ recorded live in Birmingham below, a track that’s the b-side from the band’s brand new 7-inch ‘Working Girl.’

And if you missed Clear Plastic Masks in Chattanooga or anywhere else down South this Summer, don’t worry… The boys will be down camping out in Nashville the rest of the year, so expect some big things from this 4-piece before the year is out, especially if you’re in the area.

Pick-up/download ‘Working Girl’ and Clear Plastic Masks’ debut HERE:

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Thank You Chattanooga!

July 30, 2012 0 comments

We would like to thank Track 29, the amazing bands, Joshua Shoemaker, High Class Hillbilly and everyone who came out to our very first The South Rail Presents! The show was a great success and we can’t wait to do it all again!

Many people asked us about the music playing before and between the bands’ sets. Here is the full playlist from Friday night’s hand selected tunes. Hopefully you not only enjoyed amazing live music and scored some killer gear from Nikki Lane’s High Class Hillbilly, but discovered additional bands you will see and support in the future.

Thank you Chattanooga! – The South Rail

Deer Tick: ‘The Bump’

JEFF the Brotherhood: ‘Six Pack’

Turbo Fruits: ‘Sweet Thang’

These United States: ‘Honor Amongst Thieves’

Quiet Life: ‘Jim’s Wedding Band’

Houndmouth: ‘Penitentiary’

Natural Child: ‘That’s How I Got to Memphis’

Burnt Ones: ‘Gonna Listen To T.Rex (All Night Long)’

Ranch Ghost: ‘The Water’

PUJOL: ‘Mission From God’

King Tuff: ‘Anthem’

Gentleman Jesse: ‘Eat Me Alive’

Hunx and His Punx: ‘The Curse Of Being Young’

Hacienda: ‘Prisoner’

Colossal Gospel: ‘Leaving’

Gold Leaves: ‘The Ornament’

Nikki Lane: ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’

Tristen: ‘Baby Drugs’

Lemont: ‘Summer Salt’

Majestico: ‘Cool-Bodied Mood’

Naked Gods: ‘Teenage Colony’

Middle Brother: ‘Middle Brother’

Summer Twins: ‘I Don’t Care’

Alabama Shakes: ‘Hang Loose’

The Black Belles: ‘The Wrong Door’

Black Lips: ‘Family Tree’

Bass Drum of Death: ‘Velvet Itch’

Heavy Cream: ’79’

Hell Beach: ‘Killer’

Nobunny: ‘Blow Dumb’

Birdcloud: ‘I Do What I Want Dammit’

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The South Rail presents: High Class Hillbilly

July 10, 2012 1 Comment

We are pleased to announce that on July 27th Nikki Lane‘s High Class Hillbilly mobile boutique will be stopping by our first The South Rail presents event at Track 29!

This is your chance to score amazing vintage gear handpicked by Nikki and her team without the drive to Nashville!… PLUS you get to see 4 amazing bands all for only $5! How cool is that?

Click HERE for full details of the bands and check out some of HCH’s gear below… oh, and of course, (if you haven’t already) get your tickets for HERE:



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The South Rail Presents: Live at Track 29

June 25, 2012 4 Comments

UPDATE (7/10/2012) – Nikki Lane’s High Class Hillbilly joins for the evening. See bottom of article for details.
We are very pleased to announce our very first music showcase which will be held at Track 29! The South Rail proudly presents: Fly Golden Eagle (Nashville, TN), Banditos (Birmingham, AL), Clear Plastic Masks (Brooklyn, NY), and Eight Knives (Chattanooga, TN) on Friday, July 27th!

Tickets are only 5 bucks and will be available at Track 29’s box office and website this Friday, June 29th at noon…  So buy your tickets early, not only to help support us by hopefully making this a reoccurring music series at Track 29, but coming out to hear and support outstanding music from great up-and-coming artists!


Not familiar? Well, get that way. See below for samples from all the bands and check back to this page for any further updates. See you July 27th!


Fly   Golden   Eagle

‘Psyche’s Dagger’ is one of our favorite singles to were birthed in 2011. Just seconds into the 2nd track of Fly Golden Eagle’s debut LP ‘Swagger’ and you’ll understand where we’re coming from. A priceless album that the band respectively gives away as a free digital download. Stream the full album below, download ‘Swagger’ HERE and pick up a physical copy from the band in-person:

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Download: Fly Golden Eagle ‘Psyche’s Dagger’



Clear Plastic Masks

In the past few months, this Brooklyn 4-piece have won our hearts as one of our favorite discoveries of 2012. We have never had the opportunity to see them in-person and are excited to bring these guys back down South for their Chattanooga debut. The boys have an EP and 7-inch available now with more in the works. Check’em out below:




Banditos are no strangers to Chattanooga… Our last encounter with this Birmingham, Alabama crew was earlier this year at JJ’s Bohemia, where they shared the stage with locals Strung Like a Horse. And ever since, we’ve been thirsty for more! Check out a killer live take and stream their latest full-length ‘The Filthy Sessions’ below:



Eight   Knives

Local band Eight Knives are definitely the newest of the 4 acts, but will fit in just nicely, kicking things off at 8pm. By the time July 27th rolls around, this will only be the band’s 5th show. So far 8K has opened up for national acts Terry Malts, Ultras S/C and most recently, Those Darlins and Houndmouth.

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High  Class  Hillbilly

UPDATE (7/10/2012) – Nikki Lane‘s High Class Hillbilly mobile boutique will be joining us Track 29! She will be setting up shop inside giving you a chance to score amazing vintage gear handpicked by Nikki and her team without the drive to Nashville! Click HERE for details and check out her traveling HCH horse trailer below: