Live On The Green @ Nashville Public Square Park in Nashville, TN
Review & Photography by: Kailey Sullivan
As a follow up to week 1, week 2 of Live On The Green did not disappoint. In case you missed my coverage from last week, LOTG is unlike other festivals in that, other than being a free concert, consists of weekly lineups occurring on Thursdays for the month of August and ending with a 3-day full packed labor day weekend concerts. Through the years, LOTG (Live on the Green) has seen big name artist like Portugal, The Man, Young The Giant, Dawes, Andra Day, Local Natives and many others and also featured up and coming duos like Roscoe and Etta who debuted the festival last Thursday night.
*repeat repeat started the night off with an energy and vibe only this duo has. Having been a band for a few years, they said that playing the LOTG stage was a dream come true. This edgy, pop/rock band was the perfect beginning for the night to follow. You may know of them by their song, “Girlfriend” and can see them on tour currently around the southeast.
Second to the stage was Colony House. Which, I have to say, are a personal favorite of mine and I was particularly excited to see. I have seen them in concert a multitude of times and love them more each time. This upbeat guitar rock group are Nashville natives and definitely have a large fan-base in the city. The 4-part band has great chemistry on stage- between the lead singer and drummer (who are brothers) and the other members alike. Their energy is unique and always a good day when Colony House plays.
Car Seat Headrest came to the stage next. They are a particularly unique set of musicians. Varying across genres, but mostly falling under the indie label, Car Seat Headrest began from lead man Will Toledo’s solo project. Expanding to the 4-piece band, they have become known for songs like, “Drunk Drivers/ Killer Whales” and “Fill in the Blank”. They began their set with ethereal sounds and layers, eventually building to their indie rock sound engaging the crowd and I know, gaining some new fans.
Headlining the night was Cold War Kids. After much anticipation, they took the stage starting with their song “Love Is Mystical”. Beginning their music career in 2005, Cold War Kids are no amateurs to the music scene. They have developed a following of over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and their 2014 release of “First” reaching over 104 million streams. All to say, the crowd was ready and hyped when they finally graced the stage. They played a 90-minute set that at least a couple hundred people sang along with, despite the wrenching Nashville humidity. I would say they were the best so far to bless the LOTG stage.
Next week will be the last Thursday only concerts for this Live On The Green season. Thursday, August 30th kicks off a 3-day concert bonanza that I wish you all could be in attendance for.
*repeat repeat- https://www.repeatrepeatmusic.com/
Colony House- http://www.colonyhousemusic.com/
Car Seat Headrest- https://carseatheadrest.com/
Cold War Kids- http://www.coldwarkids.com/
Live On The Green: https://www.liveonthegreen.com/
Next week’s lineup:
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Trampled by Turtles