5 Concerts to Attend this Week

1. The Black Keys at Bridgestone

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Tuesday, October 1, 7 p
Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville

The duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, better known as The Black Keys, went from producing and performing their own original music in a basement to becoming one of the most prominent and revered garage rock bands of this current generation.

They have won a total of five Grammys for singles like “Tighten Up” and “Lonely Boy” as well as albums, Brothers (2010) and El Camino (2011).  Now, they are coming to Bridgestone Arena for the Let’s Rock Tour with the alternative rock band, Modest Mouse.

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2. GRiZ at War Memorial Auditorium


Thursday, October 3, 8 p
War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Avenue North, Nashville

GRiZ – Ride Waves Tour: Season Two will be at War Memorial Auditorium – October 3, 2019 at 8:00 p. Just two months after the release of Ride Waves, his most creative and collaborative studio album to date, GRiZ returns with three new tracks today via his Bangers[1].Zip EP – “Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE)”, “No Bad Trips”, and “Ice Cream”, all reminiscent of his heady bass sound with shades of reggae and dubstep.

For those who missed him on Season One of his Ride Waves tour, he also revealed a Season Two run across 18 cities in the US this fall. GRiZ’s musical history has seen him take a sonic journey through future-funk, glitch-hop, dubstep, soul and beyond, with this next batch of releases staying true to his eclectic style. The lead track “Voodoo (feat. SUPERLOVE)” is a feel-good reggae jam, sliced up by heavy dubstep drops and lyrical references to black magic and shamans. “No Bad Trips” follows in the same vein, with the prevalence of a signature funky horn section and cuts of head-banging sub-bass frequencies. Fans may recognize “Ice Cream”, a track he’s been previewing across Season One of his tour. At Detroit’s Movement, GRiZ waded through a massive crowd in Hart Plaza with a mobile ice cream cart, passing out treats to fans as the track looped over the speakers.

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3. Jordan Minton at Listening Room

Jordan Minton

Friday, October 4, 8:30 p
Listening Room, 618 4th Avenue South, Nashville

The Listening Room began in Franklin but has since moved to Nashville . It’s a venue which was started by a songwriter to have a space for other singer/songwriters to perform with an incredible acoustic sound. This week, Jordan Minton will be performing. Minton moved to Nashville 6 years ago. He signed to BOOM Music in December of 2015, their first writer as a publishing company. BOOM is owed by Keith Urban, Ross Copperman, and Joe Fisher. His cuts include “Same Heart” and “Steal My Thunder” from Keith Urban’s Graffiti U record, “What Keeps You Up At Night” on Dan and Shay’s latest album, Trent Harmon’s last single “You Got Em All,” Mitchell Tenpenny’s album title track “Telling All My Secrets,” and Abby Anderson’s current single “Good Lord.”

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4. Acoustic Country Jam at Hop Springs

Thursday, October 3, 7 p
6790 John Bragg Highway, Murfreesboro

Grab a beer, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join Nashville artist Ben Owens on the patio on Thursday nights (7-10) to sing the best country songs ever written. Free to all ages and dogs welcome.

5. Resurrection: A Journey Tribute Band at 3rd & Lindsley

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Resurrection: A Journey Tribute at Carnton Plantation


Saturday, October 5, 8 p
3rd & Lindsley, 818 3rd Avenue South, Nashville

Resurrection – A Journey Tribute is recognized by fans in the USA and around the globe as the gold standard by which all Journey tributes are measured, faithfully resurrecting the Steve Perry era of the band’s history. Each of its performances in 2017 will be a tip of the hat to Journey’s April induction, creating a party-like atmosphere for long-time fans to bask in the memories this timeless music rekindles while sparking new memories for the youngest fans. Make note that “Resurrection” is a tribute band and not the real Journey, though your eyes and ears may fool you. Journey is performing a select number of dates throughout 2017, and you are encouraged to support their live shows, as well.

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