|It’s difficult to believe, but we’re kicking off the fourth quarter, and it brings with it another mix of music choices to the midstate.
To not waste time, let’s dig in to some of the top shows around the area in the coming months.
One of the coolest cover bands in Murfreesboro, Japanese Cowboys, is set to play Friday, Oct. 26, at Nobody’s Bar and Grill. If you’re a fan of good covers with a tasteful touch and costume contests with a cash prize, then definitely check out Jonathon Gower and company.
You can’t get through October without mentioning the party that Skrillex and Pretty Lights are throwing on the weekend of Friday, Oct 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, on the Lawn at Riverfront in Nashville.
With Your Friends will feature sets from both artists along with Nas, Santigold, 12th Planet, Dillon Francis, Michael Menert and Tokimonsta.
This brings us to Halloween night and two solid picks that won’t let you down in The Features and Unknown Hinson.
Without mention, The Features are by far one of the most talented bands to spring up from this area, and after a performance at New Orleans’ Voodoo Fest a few days earlier, their show at Cannery will be greeted with a warm reception by fans.
For those who missed Unknown Hinson’s Murfreesboro appearance this summer, you’re in luck as the man who looks like “Dracula’s little brother” will be in Nashville at Exit/In on All Hallow’s Eve.
3rd and Lindsley has a great month of talent booked for November that includes Anderson East, By Lightning and the return of The Mavericks while Marathon Music Works will hold shows from Dr. Dog, Cotton Jones and Big Gigantic.
December proves to be the month of the Drive-By Truckers’ with Patterson Hood booking a two-night stand Dec. 13 and 14 at the High Watt in support of his latest album, “Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance,” and Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit will play a week later on Friday, Dec. 21, at Mercy Lounge.
Another top choice will be the Wanda Jackson show Friday, Dec. 7, at 3rd and Lindsley. Jackson brings with her decades of experience as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. On this night, Courtney Jaye will accompany her on the bill with Jonny Fritz.
If you don’t know Fritz, then you should. He has brought the world stellar cuts from his latest album.
For New Year’s Eve, take note because options are abound across every genre.
First off, there is going to be a ’70s flashback with Space Capone and some smooth soul from The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker at Exit/In.
On the opposite side, fans of bluegrass are sure to enjoy Del McCoury Band at Marathon Music Works and Old Crow Medicine Show at Ryman Auditorium.
Also playing on this night will be Nashville’s very own Moon Taxi at 3rd and Lindsley.
Those are just a few to name, but there are plenty of more options and more will pop up around the corner.