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GET TO KNOW: Cicada Rhythm

February 16, 2016 0 comments

_cicada_rhythm_1170x780Athens, Georgia’s Cicada Rhythm is one of our latest discoveries who have been in high rotation in our headphones… And once digging up some info on the band to write this very article, we were pleasantly suprised to see the band will be playing a Chattanooga gig this Friday, February 19th at The Camp House, opening for HoneyHoney!

Cicada Rhythm are currently touring in-support of their debut self-tilted LP that dropped in October by Athen’s Normaltown Records – See full dates HERE

The record is a smooth and comforting collection of songs from beginning to end with a similar spirit to Deer Tick’s War Elephant. Stream the full LP below in addition to videos of a few keys tracks. Tickets and details for Friday’s show are available HERE!

Pick-up your copy of the new LP at the show or HERE:

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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2011’s ‘Screws Get Loose,’ and the first record from the band NOT to feature founding member Kelley Anderson, who has been replaced by Atlanta’s Adrian Barrera of Barreracudas and Gentleman Jesse & His Men.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!


Clear Plastic Masks: ‘So Real’

February 12, 2013 0 comments

Photo by Emily B Hall

Clear Plastic Masks are one of our favorite live acts out there right now. Not only that, they’re some of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. We say all this with excitement as the band debuted the first single, ‘So Real,’ from their debut self-titled full-length record on SPIN.com last week! The track is one of many that were recorded at Bomb Shelter Studios in Nashville since they’ve moved there from Brooklyn last fall.

The boys will be traveling though the states the next couple months with some limited-edition copies of that LP, which are ONLY AVAILABLE via the hand-full of dates below. One date particular is here in Chattanooga at Rhythm & Brews with Banditos (Birmingham, AL) and Chattanooga’s own Eight Knives (get your tickets HERE) … Is it us or with a SPIN debut and a limited edition tour only LP, does someone smell a record deal?

Stream the studio track of ‘So Real’ HERE and catch a killer live version of the single shot by Joshua Shoemaker below… Also keep an ear out for some studio material from the Brittany Howard side project Thunderbitch, which we’re pretty sure should be seeing the light-of-day around the time this new LP drops later in Spring. We’ll keep you posted:

Clear Plastic Masks Limited LP Tour Dates:
February 15 – Miami, FL @ Armory Studios
February 16 – Tallahassee, FL @ Retro Fit Records
February 17 – Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
February 18 – Charleston, SC @ The Sparrow
February 20 – Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
February 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
February 26 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
February 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Goodbye Blue Monday
March 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
March 4 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
March 6 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm and Brews
March 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Café
March 8 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
March 9 – New Orleans, LA @ All Ways Lounge
March 12 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Music Festival

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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’