– New Jersey punk-intellectuals Titus Andronicus had one of my favorite records of 2010 with their thrashing, Bruce-Springsteen-plays-No-Age LP The Monitor, and after several lineup changes have finally announced that they’ll be releasing their third album, Local Business, on 10.23 via XL. And, they’ll be hitting Nashville on 11.1 at the High Watt – their live shows are insanely alive and energetic, so get tickets now. Watch the lyric video for their single, “In a Big City,” after the jump.
– Mary Chapin Carpenter was inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
– Keane is playing the Ryman 1.23.2013. Tickets on sale Friday, Oct. 12 at 10:00 a.m.
– Moon Taxi is NPR’s World Cafe Next Artist on the Rise.
– Big Machine records has big muscle behind the new show Nashville.
– #weird: Country duo Kingston covers Ke$ha.
– Celebrate Christmas with Sufjan Stevens in Chattanooga.