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East Nashville Underground

It's Happening Tonight: East Nashville Underground

Our favorite weekend of the season is upon us! Starting tonight at 9 pm, East Nashville Underground's spring lineup hits the East Room for their last festival weekend in the two-story venue on Gallatin Road. Tonight starts strong with the Kicks and the Weeks headlining, and the weekend has no intention of slowing down, with Erin McCarley and Alyssa Bonagura headlining the Saturday day show and the Kingston Springs and Chancellor Warhol taking the big spots for the night show.

In the past, we've spared no expense fawning over the Corders and their independent festival that started in a basement, so there's no doubt that you're in for a wild ride this weekend. For the price of a wristband, you get two nights (and one day!) of rad music, free drinks, and a $1 candy buffet (where you'll find me, hi). If you haven't pre-ordered your day pass or wristband, be sure to show up early to get in, and we can't wait to see all of your sweaty, happy faces tonight at the East Room!

Let the games begin...

Friday NIGHT (May 10, doors at 9pm, to 3am) EVAN P. DONAHUE
THE KICKS (headliner)
THE WEEKS (headliner)

Saturday Bands + Brunch + Beer ("the day show") (May 11, 1pm to 8pm)
NATALIE PRASS (headliner)
ERIN MCCARLEY (headliner)


Saturday NIGHT (May 11, doors at 9pm, to 3am)
*repeat repeat

The Deli Nashville and Apple Road Present... Take Over the Press: Local Shows

Last night at our show featuring Milktooth, The Gills, and Vinyl Thief, Apple Road and The Deli Nashville teamed up to give you the chance to tell us your thoughts about the Nashville music scene and take over the blog for a day! With the ballots tallied, we give you... The Deli Nashville and Apple Road Present... Take Over the Press!

In our third category, we gave you the mic to hype your most-anticipated upcoming local show. East Nashville Underground seems to be on everyone's mind this week (can you blame them?), but there are some exciting shows coming up, and you guys told us what to keep an eye on:

Milktooth (next up: May 25th @ The Basement)
East Side Hootenanny (every Thursday in May @ East Park)
East Nashville Underground (May 10th & 11th @ the East Room)
The JAG (May 18th @ East Side Hootenanny)
Black Sea Royalty (tba)
The Saint Johns (June 1st @ the Basement)
The next Deli showcase (aw... thanks, guys!)
Johnny Velvet and the Scares (May 9th @ the End)
Dick Dale & *repeat repeat (April 30th @ Mercy Lounge)
Road To Bonnaroo stage (June 13-16 @ Bonnaroo)

Review: East Nashville Underground, Winter 2013

If you somehow missed all of the hype surrounding one of Nashville's biggest indie events, you may need to check your hearing and keep your ear a little closer to the ground so you aren't missing the coolest part about living your best life in Nashville, Tennessee. East Nashville Underground brought their A-game and a seemingly endless supply of free booze to The East Room on Friday and Saturday nights, selling out their weekend event for the first time in ENU history.

Though we could make it to only the Friday night show at the Underground (as we had a date with the mainstream over at The Ryman on Saturday night), East Nashville Underground's place in the Nashville indie community is undeniable. Highlighting independent bands just as heavily as the independent music community itself, Kristyn and Jared Corder have created an event that defines the romance of being involved in the local music scene in Music City. From new fans to OG Undergrounders to industry folk, it's safe to say that no venue in town housed as many sweaty hugs and eyeball kisses as The East Room did over the weekend.

On Friday, doors opened at 9 and the stage featured the likes of Cult Logic, Vinyl Thief, All Them Witches, Alanna Royale, Machines Are People Too, and Magnolia Sons. All of the bands were predictably stellar, and it was especially thrilling to finally catch Machines Are People Too live. Each set made trying to plan a bathroom break feel like the ultimate music fan's predicament, the easiest solution being just resolving to hold it and concentrating on dancing.

Though we all try our best to broaden the scope of this tight-knit music community that is on the precipice of incredible things at an amazing time, the Corders have created something that is simultaneously intimate and all-inclusive. From their understanding of how to run a solid music event as business owners to their clear love of music as fans themselves, the payoff is something we all benefit from with each passing season of East Nashville Underground. We attempted to live tweet the vibe from The East Room on Friday night, but it's difficult to capture that kind of energy in just 140 characters. But if you missed out on the chance to make it inside or didn't catch a hug from the guy who was giving them to, seriously, just everybody, mark your calendar; East Nashville Underground's doors will re-open on May 10th-11th, and we intend to see you there.

East Nashville Underground Announces Full Summer Lineup

East Nashville's quarterly underground music festival is getting bigger with each season and the summer lineup has been announced. Beginning August 17th and running through the weekend, East Nashville Underground will feature performances from 18 bands, including The Joy Of Painting, Chancellor Warhol, and Sam Lewis, as well as Oh No No's farewell show.

Wristbands are $12 per night or $20 for the weekend and cover your beer tab for the duration of your night/weekend. The festival was recently sponsored by Fat Bottom Brewing, which means you can consume a lot of good beer (and a lot of good music) on a PBR budget.

All other details about the event can be found here. RIP, Oh No No. --Brianne Turner


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