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Tyler Boone supports new EP at The Basement on 06.05

Tyler Boone has had a busy year, between releasing an EP, lending his name to a brand of bourbon, and hosting the Charleston Songwriters Festival in his South Caroline hometown. But the Nashville-based musician will take off on a Boone's Bourbon-sponsored tour this June, performing all over the Southeast throughout the first part of the month. He'll return to Nashville on June 5th to play The Basement with Southern Gothic and Uncle Duane's Band on the bill. Boone's latest EP, Jealousy, came out this past January, and includes the bluesy title track which has racked up the listens on radio and Spotify. Take a listen to "Jealousy" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Video: Pop up-and-comer Brother Sundance releases new single "Monsters"

Though he joined the Nashville scene just a couple of years ago, 20-year-old Rylan Talerico a.k.a. Brother Sundance has made a splash in the city's and national pop scene. His 2018 EP Honey got him millions of streams on Apple Music and nationwide attention, and his first major-label debut, called I HURT YOU, I MADE THIS., will come out this fall. Talerico's first single from the album called "Monsters" -- on which he sings and plays all of the instruments -- showcases the dark anti-pop that sounds like it could have come from a studio filled with producers. But aside from contributing vocalist Ella Boh, Talerico's work as Brother Sundance remains a solo project which seeks to push limits. Check out the video for "Monsters" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Molly Parden performs at The Basement 05.20

Molly Parden shows up at the top of The Deli's Nashville charts quite a bit, so we thought we should share that she'll play at The Basement on May 20th. Parden has bounced around the Northeast and Midwest over the past month; her Spring tour around the States will take her to the Northwest and Southeast before she returns home to Nashville. At her Basement show, fellow artists and friends Madi Diaz and Zoe Sky Jordan will join Parden on the bill. Catch this show and you may also hear some new tracks. Take a listen to Parden's latest release, 2018's "Bolting Volts", below. - Will Sisskind

   

R&B artist dnny plays EXIT/IN on 05.24

Coming up in Nashville's R&B and hip-hop scenes is dnny, an athlete-turned-musician who has two singles shooting up the charts on Spotify. The latest track, a friend-zone inspired song called "way wrong", features Tampa-based hip-hop duo Xuitcasecity on lyrics and beats, showing how dnny has already started to make connections and waves in the national scene. dnny will take the stage to launch his brand at Exit/In on May 24th on a bill with other Nashville-based pop artists Kat Saul and Joe Daccache. Boston-based rapper Cam Meekins will perform as well. Take a listen to "way wrong" below. - Will Sisskind

   

John Shakespear releases LP "Spend Your Youth" on May 10th

Born in Boston but now based in Nashville, John Shakespear will release an album dedicated to his shared identities on May 10th called Spend Your Youth. The indie folk record covers John's coming-of-age story as the son of an Argentinian father and a Boston-born mother, a Catholic boy doubting his religion in Sunday school, and an aspiring artist in the buttoned-up Ivy League. Devon Dawson produced the album, and Greg Giorgio mixed; the latter has worked with notable artists like Kurt Vile, The National, and Sharon Van Etten. You can hear the latest single "Light On", a six-minute folk opus rife with strings and John's masterful guitar work and lyrics, below. - Will Sisskind