Saturday, July 10th, 2021
Five for Fifteen

Parker Gispert + Country Westerns + Gentleman Jesse + Kings of the F-King Sea + Rayon City

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM 21+ Years
Parker Gispert + Country Westerns + Gentleman Jesse + Kings of the F-King Sea + Rayon City

Event Info

Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
925 3rd Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Valid photo ID required at door for entry
This event is general admission standing room only.

Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 7:00 PM

Evolving health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19 may cause changes to the venue's capacity, admission prerequisites and other health and safety protocols. Brooklyn Bowl reserves the right to cancel your ticket and provide a full refund if our venue capacity is reduced.

Artist Info

Parker Gispert

Parker Gispert formed The Whigs in 2002 along with Julian Dorio, and Hank Sullivant in Athens, Georgia. The band toured the world consistently from 2005-2015 as headliners and as openers for the likes of Kings of Leon, Black Keys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Jason Isbell. The band also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman four times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno twice, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! twice. They have released five studio albums, one live album, and are signed to Dave Matthews label ATO Records and New West Records.

“Sunlight Tonight", Parker's first album as a solo artist was released in November 2018 by the New West Records subsidiary Normaltown Records. Produced, Mixed, and Engineered by Grammy Award winner Emery Dobyns (Antony and The Johnsons, Patti Smith), the album includes contributions from Patrick Carney (Black Keys), Sol Seppy (Sparklehorse), Samuel Dixon (Adele), and Faye Webster among others.  Parker supported the album with a headlining club tour and support tours for Valerie June, SUSTO, RNDM, and Futurebirds. Parker co-wrote "Private Public Breakdown" w/ Alice Cooper and producer Bob Ezrin which appears on the Alice Cooper album “Paranormal."

Parker is currently recording a new solo album for New West / Normaltown and will be performing live with a new full band lineup set to debut at Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl venue (July 10th) and Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival (October 22).  

Country Westerns

“This world-weary garage-rock trio’s music is tailor-made for a pre-pandemic era of basement shows....Their debut feels ragged in all the right places” - Pitchfork

“I’m Not Ready,” the fourth track from the band’s new self-titled Fat Possum debut, has all signature assets of Country Westerns’ Hüsker Dü-by-way-of-Lucero model: a taught melody grounded by a pulsing rhythm section, throat-shredding lead vocals and sporadic bursts from Plunkett’s guitar.” - Magnet Magazine

"With confident production, tight songwriting and hooky lyrical turns, Country Westerns is a striking addition to 2020’s rock landscape. The record is an apt soundtrack to nowhere during a time marked by creeping anxiety, societal fraying, and no real answers." - No Depression album review

"Country Westerns have given us one hell of a debut, bringing to mind the glory days of bar band alt-country while still sounding bitingly fresh and lyrically relevant to ultimately result in an early contender for album of the year." - Glide

"This is raw, honest Americana featuring a punky edge that connects due to the power and passion it’s played with and inspired by." - American Songwriter album review

“With Plunkett’s howling snarl and ripping 12-string at the front, the track is a ripper of the classic kind." - Consequence of Sound

“The song is the band’s not-so-subtle entrance to the Nashville Rock scene. Described as Nashville-born Replacements or a harder-rocking Drive-By Truckers” - American Songwriter

"slice of raspy heartland rock (with a dash of REM)" - Brooklyn Vegan

Gentleman Jesse

Jesse Smith leads a double life -- when he isn't playing bass with Atlanta's fast, loud, and frantic punk band the Carbonas, he's the leader of Gentleman Jesse & His Men, a combo that revels in the bright, energetic power pop sounds of the early new wave era. Smith first made his name on the Atlanta music scene as a member of the indie rock bands Paper Lions and Some Soviet Station, citing bands like the Birthday Party and Drive Like Jehu as early inspirations, but he became dissatisfied with their creative direction, and as he told journalist Chad Radford, "I remember in '98 I thought I should check out MC5. I like rock music and didn't want to play beat-your-chest emo just to get laid, like a lot of people did." Smith's enthusiasm for direct, emotionally honest rock led him to accept an invitation to join the Carbonas in 2004 after the final breakup of Paper Lions, and he settled in just in time for the recording of their Frothing at the Mouth 7". Later the same year, Carbonas' drummer, Dave Rahn, expressed interest in forming a side project with Smith, and in 2005 the first edition of Gentleman Jesse & His Men came together, with Smith on vocals and guitar, Rahn on drums, Craig Johnson on guitar, and Dustan Nigro on bass. In 2006, the band released its first 7", Don't Wanna Know (Where You Been Tonight) on the local Douchemaster label, which received rave reviews and quickly sold out its initial pressing; it was followed by a pair of split singles for Rob's House Records (one with Joseph Plunket, the other recorded live at a house party and including tracks from the Black Lips, the Carbonas, and Predator) and a Christmas single on Die Slaughterhaus with Fever B. After earning a loyal following in Atlanta, Gentleman Jesse began taking his act on the road, touring with the Black Lips and new wave pop heroes the Paul Collins Beat, and in the fall of 2008, Douchemaster released Introducing Gentleman Jesse & His Men, their first full-length album. Shortly after the release of the album, Nigro amicably left the band. After a short break the band returned in 2010 with a couple of singles ("You've Got the Wrong Man" for Hozac, "She's a Trap" for Douchemaster). After a rough time that included Smith landing in bed for a month after a savage beating, the band returned with their second album, Leaving Atlanta, in early 2012. Since then he has opened two restaurants in the Atlanta area resulting in a dormant period. He has just finished recording a new full length thus ending the silence.

Kings of the F-King Sea

Kings of the Fucking Sea are Sara Nelson, Poni Silver, and Chet Weise, formerly of Little Killers, The Ettes, and Immortal Lee County Killers, respectively. Plenirockium describes the power trio as "Sabbathian movements and 'Search and Destroy' aggression extended to Hendrix Virtuosity." KOTFS recorded the debut full length In Concert in their hometown of Nashville, TN. Agitated Records released the live album October 2020.

Rayon City

Rayon City is Jemina Pearl (Be Your Own Pet), Will Mann (Ornament), Luke Schneider (Margo Price, Orville Peck), Jessica Lee Wilkes, Sam Hoffman, and Ben Swank (Soledad Brothers). They are a budget rock jam band making basement moves. 

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