NashLive! Presents: Quinn O’Donnell, Tess, and Spirits Republic
Here’s something we already know about Thursday, November 18: it’s going to rock, and rock hard.
How do we know? Because that’s when we’ll be at The Cobra Nashville (2511 Gallatin Ave.) with a rock and roll lineup featuring Quinn O’Donnell, Vera Bloom, and Spirits Republic.
Quinn O’Donnell is known across Nashville for her raw and emotional performances. Her unique blend of alternative rock paired with atmospheric songwriting gives her a unique, yet timeless sound. Taking inspiration from artists like Death Cab For Cutie and Radiohead, O’Donnell takes root in the early 2000’s and late 90’s. Through her touring and local DIY shows, Quinn and her band full of friends have made their mark in venues across the Nashville area and beyond.
For alternative rock artist Tess, songs are born from moments — angry, filled with confusion, or laced with hope. The songwriter unveils those experiences with her piano centric style, fusing modern pop and classic rock. For many years Tess supported other acts on keys, BGVs, and as a music journalist. Now she allows her music to rise to the front, giving ear to her creativity inspired by powerful artists like Fiona Apple, Ben Folds and Elton John. In 2020 Tess released her debut single, “Good For Nobody,” introducing her sound and perspective as a songwriter. The indie pop anthem was followed by a closer lean into her rock influences with “Fade Away (To Gray),” featuring upbeat piano and sliding guitar. Working with producer Parke Cottrell of Colony House, the artist recorded her debut EP, set to release the forthcoming summer. The songwriter shares how she wrestles with anxiety, her inner-critic, and learns to find purpose in the middle of it all.
Groovy. Heavy. Psychedelic. These are three words that have been used time and time again to describe Nashville based alternative/experimental rock band, Spirits Republic. The band is known to deliver a fun, fresh slice of progressive alt-rock and has been cited as being, “dynamic,” “unapologetic,” and “like Led Zeppelin mixed with The Smashing Pumpkins, with a hint of early Red Hot Chili Peppers and Primus.”