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Alamo Black, "Stormy Weather"

We've been listening to Alamo Black's second EP, "Stormy Weather" since we saw the band amongst the offerings tonight for Palaver Thursday at fooBar. Code for the musical undertakings of one man, Nathan Rorabaugh, Alamo Black has us really pleased with his mashup of big, gnashing Pavement-y guitars and bass and higher meanders into minor keys a la Led Zeppelin. Title track "Stormy Weather" is a bit more of the former, and sails along with all of the satisfaction of a pop-punk tune without the annoying side effects of angst or Vans sneakers. If you're as prone to intense, immediate musical infatuations as we are, this song should be enough to get you out to see Rorabagh and his band at 2511 Gallatin Pike tonight! -Terra James-Jura

 

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Adia Victoria Announces First US Tour

It took us a second to finally catch Adia Victoria live to form our own opinion to the name we had seen repeatedly on all matter of media. Did we maybe wish everyone was wrong just because we harbor a secret contrarian streak? Maybe, but don't tell us what you think we think. What happened at the Stone Fox earlier this fall was exactly what one would assume: she bowled us over with her live show. We were drawn in but held at arm's length with her breathy, measured drawl and tense energy as she let her songs unfold, as uncomfortable but completely natural as a muggy Tennessee afternoon. It was also the first time to hear her catalog aside from her debut single, "Stuck in the South." Now we're excited to hear that Ms. Victoria will taking her show on the road this January. There are two week's worth of dates booked for her tour, with more due to be announced. We can't wait to for the rest of the country to get this particular taste of Nashville. You can get your own lick at 3rd and Lindsley November 30th, where she performs with All Them Witches. -Terra James-Jura

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Honey Locust Release Live 7"

Honey Locust just put out a 7" live recording of their show at Exit/In back in August on Wild Kindness Records. This is a limited edition release of only 50 hand-lathed albums consisting of two new tracks, and come with a download for the rest of that evening's set. “God Bless the Blues” is Side A; its heavy with piano and pounds through a few tempo changes, and drives home the fact that we can always rely on Honey Locust for a good woe-is-me anthem. This would be a great purchase for vinyl aficionados, independent music supporters, or Honey Locust fans that need something to tide them over as the band holes up in the studio for the winter. –Terra James-Jura

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Show Alert: Stone Jack Jones at Exit/In 11.10

It seems that every time we revisit Stone Jack Jones our minds get bent a little more, and we like it. He released "Circumstance" late October as a prelude to his upcoming album. It is just as unsettling as what we've come to expect, but it's a little faster and harder, and there's a definite spaghetti Western tang to is this one that grabs our intrigue. Kurt Wagner of Lambchop makes an appearance on this track, as the creepy demon voice echoing the lyrics, we assume, unless Wagner sat in on banjo and the recording just happened to turn out that way, something that would not be completely out of the realm of possiblity for Jack Jones and his sage-burning ways. Stone Jack Jones has been on tour for the better part of October with O'Death, a genuis pairing that is stopping in Nashville this Monday night at Exit/In for anyone with $12 in their pocket. Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons round out the evening's bill.

As an aside, O'Death recently lost all of their gear to a theft in L.A. and has been scrambling to not only piece things together after a potentially career-ending blow, but are also soldiering on to complete the last dates of their tour. Read more about the situation and donate to their cause at their Gofundme page: http://www.gofundme.com/gk4wyc

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Paperhead to Release "Africa Avenue" 11.11

Paperhead just returned home after a two-week run around the Midwest and up to New York for CMJ, where they recieved some well-deserved attention (Noisey, in particular, called their music "straight-up, acid folk perfection.") The foursome is set to release their second album, "Africa Avenue" on November 11th via Chicago, IL label Trouble in Mind. It has the same feel of "Rubber Soul," not only in trippiness but also in that several songs feature just one interesting sonic addition, like the jazzy flute collaborating on track 6, "Nasty Girl"  or an only-slightly creepy chorus of children's voices on track 2, "Eye for Eye," or some very retro space effects on the first song, "Africa." It's a very polite, very British approach to psychedelia. Paperhead is part of the lineup for Fly Golden Eagle's album release show at Queen's Art Collective on November 14th; the show starts at 9 and cover is $10. -Terra James-Jura

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