The second NashLive! show of last week was a collaborative affair, curated alongside Nashville songsmith Jon Pattie as part of his monthly #PopRocks! showcase.See the Photos
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Last week was a two-show week for NashLive! at The Cobra Nashville — and it was time to bring some rock back to the stage.See the Photos
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.”
We’ll be back at The East Room on Thursday, November 11 with another fresh lineup of Nashville-based female pop artists Chloé Hogan, Alyssa Lazar, and Ali Henderson.
Chloé Hogan takes pieces of every artist she’s ever heard, to inspire her storytelling and songwriting. Her music includes an array of old Motown soul harmonies and live-sounding instrumentals. Though most of what Chloé writes seems to be accented by its bright and groovy nature, the lyrics and overall feeling behind the music are much more somber. The “timeless” conversation of love — and the more evident loss — is the focal point of each work. The incredible dichotomy of her uplifting grooves, partnered with her melancholy lyrical composition, is perhaps the most unique component of Chloé Hogan’s music.
Fueled by the sound and passion of classic rock and roll music, Alyssa Lazar brings a 1970’s nostalgia to today’s pop/rock music. Lazar grew up in Scranton, PA, constantly surrounded by music, and began singing at the age of three. Her transition from singer to musical artist began when she learned to play the piano at the age of eight. Following this, she began to write songs, compose, and accompany herself for shows and performances at every venue throughout her hometown weekly by the age of fifteen. After high school, Alyssa moved to Nashville, TN to continue pursuing her music career. Her love for piano mixed with her love for classic rock brought Alyssa’s music to a sound reminiscent of artists such as Elton John, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, and Queen. Lazar unapologetically brings out her fiery spirit and dauntless attitude within her theatrical, rock and roll inspired sound.
South Carolina native-turned-Nashville resident Ali Henderson was born to be something special. While southern culture is often synonymous with sweet tea, warm nights, and Country music, it’s always refreshing for an Alt-pop artist like Henderson to emerge from quaint towns like Gaffney, South Carolina. In 2015, Henderson earned a one-way ticket to Hollywood thanks to American Idol, impressing the likes of Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez. After the show she moved to Nashville, where she completed a degree in Songwriting. Gutsy lyrics, fresh yet familiar instrumentation, and killer vocals are Henderson’s M.O.
$10 at the door | 18+ to enter | Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test
Friday night’s Dark Masquerade was a night unlike any other we’ve had.See the Photos
The Dark Masquerade (presented by Housequake, with support from NashLive! and Underground Music Collective) is an inclusive, Halloween-themed celebration of art, music, and community. This first-of-its-kind event will feature the musical talents of LGBTQ+ dark pop artists. Attendees will enjoy a Halloween costume contest and giveaways hosted by popular Nashville-based drag performer, VAG.
GAYLE is a 17-year-old pop artist based in Nashville who began releasing music independently at age 15, and was recently signed to Atlantic Records. GAYLE is about to embark on a U.S. tour this fall on the momentum of of her latest single, “abcdefu,” which has surpassed 2.6 million Spotify streams to date.
Based in Nashville, TN, Notelle is an independent artist working as a featured vocalist and topliner since 2014. Collaborating with DJs and producers around the globe, she has accumulated over 31+ million streams, as both a writer and artist. Now, Notelle is exploring her solo artistry. She has spent the past two years developing her version of “dark industrial pop”. After being recognized by The Nashville Scene and Tuned Up Music as a “Nashville Artist To Watch”, called a “genuine, revelatory breath of fresh air” by No Country For New Nashville, selected as local radio stations’ 102.9 The Buzz and Lightning 100’s “Artist of the Week”, Notelle has quickly made a name for herself in the noisy, over-saturated, Nashville pop world.
Talia Stewart has made waves with her dark pop sound on Nashville’s alternative scene in recent years, and released an EP titled Murder, She Wrote earlier this year. The lead single, “This Killing Floor,” has garnered more than 20,000 Spotify streams to date. Talia’s recent success adds to her already impressive resume, which includes placements on CW television series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Flash, as well as viral success on TikTok for her single, “Look Ma No Hands.”
Austin Blue is a Nashville-based pop performer and visual artist. Austin’s vibrant sense of creativity shines through in everything he does. He’s also enjoyed quite a bit of streaming success — Austin’s single, “Painter,” has amassed more than 1.1 million Spotify streams to date, and his music maintains a strong following in the U.S. and across the globe.
No matter who you are – or who you decide to be this Halloween – all are welcome at The Dark Masquerade!
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Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.
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Our December calendar was looking a little bare, wasn’t it? Let’s fix that!
We’re excited to announce a new rock show at The Cobra Nashville on Friday, December 10. This time, we’ll welcome locals Sly Boy, The Sewing Club, and SHELBYY, who will be joined all the way from Cincinnati by internationally-known punks Tiger Sex, whom we had the pleasure of meeting right here in Nashville a couple years back.Learn more
On Wednesday night, it was time for the Americana genre to take a turn — with a showcase of artists from Nashville and beyond!Read more
It’s an Americana showcase in the heart of East Nashville on Wednesday, October 20, when Skylar Gregg, Charles Ellsworth, and The Daily Fare join us at The Cobra!
Skylar Gregg engages in a gripping cocktail of hard work, humor, and self discovery, expressing vivid lyrical imagery and raw grit that soaks into every note of her songwriting. The Nashville-based musician translates that into a mixed bag of retro southern music immersed in old soul, 60’s and 70’s country and blues.
Charles Ellsworth is an NYC transplant by way of the White Mountains of Arizona where he was raised on Mormon hymns and Top 40 country music. A storyteller by nature, Ellsworth’s lyrics and near-familiar melodies weave to tell stories of heartbreak and loneliness, while shining a light on the perseverance of the human spirit. A self-proclaimed “recovering toxic sadboy” — Ellsworth’s music has evolved with him. Through sobriety and self-exploration, Ellsworth has shifted from writing songs lamenting “the ones that got away,” to singing honest reflections about what caused them to leave and doing the work to be better.
Northern-born songwriters Alissa Abeler and Hannah Smith joined creative forces to form the duo now known as The Daily Fare. The pair grew up on opposite sides of the music world, with influences ranging from Judy Garland and Adele to Beethoven and Bach, with a healthy dose of Broadway, punk cabaret, and 80s ballads sprinkled in the mix.
Their shared affection for poignant and evocative narrative teamed with years of playing small intimate shows have transformed the once-placid duo’s sound into the story-weaving powerhouse they are today. With characteristically unique vocal harmonies and engaging instrumentation, The Daily Fare are carving out a niche for themselves within the Americana genre while their honest and occasionally eccentric approach to storytelling continues to engage new listeners on this creative journey. Their sound has been compared to First Aid Kit, The Milk Carton Kids, and The Civil Wars.
$10 at the door | 21+ to enter
Y’all… Saturday night was one of the best nights we’ve had since we took this NashLive! thing out on the town.Read more