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Reggae rockers Roots of a Rebellion release new LP on 05.31

Local favorites Roots of a Rebellion will release their new record Shapes of a Soul on May 31st. The reggae-dub rockers haven't slowed down while recording their latest album; known for playing well over a hundred shows per year, the band has already toured around the country for months promoting their new songs, and they have performances booked well into the rest of May and June. They'll come home for a show at EXIT/IN on July 20th; until then, they'll head west to Monterrey to play the California Roots X festival with bands like Slightly Stoopid, Tash Sultana, and more. Take a listen to "One Thing", the first single from Shapes of a Soul, below. - Will Sisskind

   

Jen Starsinic plays The Cobra on 05.20 with touring artists

Local indie rock artist Jen Starsinic will perform at The Cobra on May 20th, as part of a bill with visiting artists. Starsinic has played around the city over the last few years, evolving her sound from a sparse indie folk to a more full-band oriented alternative rock. Catch her performing alongside Texas troubadour Hill Country Devil, Detroit-based roots rocker Libby DeCamp, and local butcher and musician The Singing Butcher. Starsinic will perform eletric arrangements of her tracks; take a listen to "It's A Foreign Thing", from her 2014 LP The Flood And The Fire, below. - Will Sisskind

   

Alt-rockers Sons Of Our Fathers play The Cobra 05.17 in tribute to Weezer

Alt-rock group Sons Of Our Fathers splashed into the Nashville scene last September with their single "Harness", and they've kept themselves busy around the city since. On May 17th at The Cobra, the band will lend their heavy sound to pay tribute to the music of Weezer; you'll have to attend to see how lead vocalist Rodney Noffsinger channels his inner Rivers Cuomo. The event, which marks the 25th anniversary of Weezer's Blue Album, also features local bands like Dad Hats, Pretty Ravens, and Ghost Town Remedy; call your friend Jonas, get out your Buddy Holly glasses, and wear your favorite sweater, and go see these bands at The Cobra on May 17th. Until then, take a listen to "Harness" below. - Will Sisskind

   

Bre Kennedy plays Musician's Corner 05.25; listen to new single "Strings Attached"

Songwriter Bre Kennedy plays the Musicians' Corner on May 25th to mark the release of her single "Strings Attached". "Strings Attached" has bits and pieces of dream pop, indie folk, and Americana driving it. Perhaps its closest major-label relative musically is Shania Twain's "You're Still The One", although the two songs are opposites when it comes to lyrics. On "Strings Attached", Kennedy sings of old pain from a relationship, reckoning with a hole in her heart, and learning to rise while she carries the load of lost love. Take a listen to the new single below, and catch her at the Musician's Corner on May 25th. - Will Sisskind

   

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