Kopecky Family Band

Show Alert: Kopecky Family Band at Mercy Lounge 12.13

It's been more than a hot minute since Kopecky Family Band has played a local show. They might have touched base with Nashville all of two times this year. However, we entertain the vision of the crew touring hard across the country and having Wes Anderson-esque misadventures along the way, and, well, we can't hold anything against them. We just miss 'em is all. Which is why were excite that KFB is playing their last show of the year back in their hood, and debuting some new material off their upcoming 2015 release. There are also some solid guests joining the night: co-parent of Diarrhea Planet Evan P. Donahue will be opening up the show with his chamber-pop psychedelic mash, as well as Austin Manuel's high lonesome folk. Considering that we're still finding little gems off 2013's "Kids Raising Kids," we're hoping to be overwhelmed at least a few times on Saturday night.  Stay tuned next week for a live review!  -Terra James-Jura

   

The Deli Nashville's Weekend Itinerary

If you're all dressed up with no place to go this weekend, we've got some suggestions for you...

Friday...

Tonight, the Exit/In is hosting a sweaty roots rock show, highlighting two local acts and one out-of-towner. The Blackfoot Gypsies kick things off with a solid dose of rock swagger and are followed up by fellow Nashvillian, Joshua Black Wilkins and his gritty brand of whiskey folk. Headliner American Aquarium is set to take the stage around 11 pm. You can find the details for this one here.

If you'd like your Friday night activities to be a little more laid-back and bank account-friendly, the free show at the Basement is your jam. Further exemplifying that Nashville is a goldmine of musical talent, TORRES will be hosting her record release show. Sharing the stage with her is the erotically-named, immensely-talented BF/GF Sex and former Floridian, surf rock band Catfish. Get all the info on this show over this way.

Saturday...

Keeping the album release theme going, Sol Cat are heading to the Stone Fox to unveil their self-titled debut. After what felt like an eternity of teases and video premieres, the band are finally unveiling their LP. Joining them for the event are The Weeks and Junior Astronomers. Getcher tickets here.

If you plan to head to the Mercy Lounge on Saturday night, act fast. The venue is sure to fill up with Kopecky Family Band, RayLand Baxter, and indie rock Texans, The Eastern Sea, taking the stage together. All three acts spent 2012 catching a decent amount of heat and hype, so get your tickets early and expect an explosive and fun show.

Sunday...

Typically a quiet day for venues, Butterfly Boucher keeps the party going for one more night over at 3rd & Lindsley. Joe Pug joins her on the bill and, according to the Facebook event, the show will air live on Lightning 100.

   

Kopecky Family Band Debut New Track, "Heartbeat"

Though accompanied by only a one-sentence writeup, hometown locals Kopecky Family Band have found a home for the premiere of their new song, "Heartbeat," over on the Rolling Stone website. The track will be featured on the band's forthcoming debut album, Kids Raising Kids, but you can keep the song on repeat by downloading it for free over at Rolling Stone.

Kids Raising Kids will be released October 23rd.

   

Soundland Announces 2012 Lineup

It seems as if "short but sweet" is Next Big Nashville's state of mind these days. Last year, the event's name was shortened to simply "Soundland," and this year the Nashville festival has been condensed to just one day of music. A self-described "one-day outdoor extravaganza," Soundland has a new home on the Riverfront Park lawn (which is such an ace venue in October, good choice) and the 2012 lineup features some local acts as well as some My Morning Jackets and some Young the Giants.

Local favorites such as Jonny Corndawg, Kopecky Family Band, and PUJOL are just a few of the supporting acts on the event's roster, but if the highlights aren't enticing enough, we have the full initial lineup here, too:

 

My Morning Jacket 
Young the Giant 
Divine Fits 
JD McPherson 
Jonny Corndawg 
Kopecky Family Band 
The Weeks 
Night Beds 
Wild Cub 
Kansas Bible Company 
Mystery Twins 
Nikki Lane 
PUJOL

 

Soundland takes place on October 6th. Tickets are on sale now.