Thursday, August 27, 2015

Margo & the Pricetags

by Ryan Anderes

We've taken the summer off from hosting concerts, but that doesn't mean we have not been busy. The remodel is about halfway through, and by October 24th we should be pretty well finished... or very, very close.

So, as the end to our remodel (and summer) nears, we want to announce that tickets are now on sale:
Margo and the Pricetags
Saturday, October 24th at 7:30 pm  |  $20.00
Since You Put Me Down

Join us as we kick off a new season for the Uptown Playlist Theater. Not only will this be our first show in our new and improved venue, it will be a new act, a new room... even a new "concert friendly" restroom, as one patron recently exclaimed upon their first encounter with the remodeled facilities!

Margo Price and her band the Pricetags are one of the up-and-coming acts within the talented and competitive Nashville twang-country music scene. Last year, they were highlighted by Rolling Stone Country as one of the Top 10 artists that you need to know. I will let the experts from Rolling Stone Country explain why:
A vintage-adorned mainstay of the East Nashville scene, Margo Price had been trucking along as the frontwoman of local rock outfit Buffalo Clover until things got stale. So she reconnected with her latent country roots — her great-uncle was a songwriter for the likes of Conway Twitty — picked up the acoustic guitar and dove into deeply personal and painstakingly crafted tunes, evoking the weeping willow vibe of Hank Sr. but pairing it with the realities of modern life. "I killed the angel on the shoulder with a handle of tequila," she sings in "Since You Put Me Down," her voice hitting haunting high notes with weariness and reverence.
Margo adds:
"It can be easy to tread around in the same crowd and play the same bills," says Price, who is working on her debut LP with the Price Tags. "While it's good to be very connected, it's also good to not be out constantly. There's only so far you can go with networking in East Nashville, and being out all the time can kind of take away from the mystery of who you are."

When you meet someone for the first time, they either seem familiar or alien to you. When you hear a song for the first time, it's a similar experience. The kind of songs that Margo Price sings are both. Familiar and alien. Sure it's country, but it also has shades of all her many other influences. Her sound is as much Karen Dalton as it is Loretta Lynn, as much Neil Young as Waylon Jennings.  She has been dubbed the lovechild of Tammy Wynette and Elliott Smith.

For more about Margo, visit her website or check out this article.
Be sure to click on her video above for a sampling of her music!

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