Emily Nenni, Tommy Alexander

Sun Dec 19 2021

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement

1604 Eighth Ave South Nashville, TN 37203

$10 adv // $12 day of show

Ages 21+

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By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have been fully vaccinated (14 days past final vaccination dose), OR will have received a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or antigen) within 48 hours prior to the event. Children under 12 years of age or fans not vaccinated will be required to present a COVID-19 test result in accordance with these guidelines. Security will check vax cards / test result documentation prior to entry into the venue. Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged. 

 

Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice,  all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours.  We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed. More info: https://www.thebasementnashville.com/covid-policy/

Emily Nenni, Tommy Alexander

  • Emily Nenni

    Emily Nenni

    Honky Tonk

    Nashville-based singer-songwriter Emily Nenni sang her first songs on stage at legendary Robert’s Western World by bribing the band and doorman with cookies. She has since honed in her Honky-Tonk skills in double-wide trailers on Sunday nights, clubs across the south, and playing for ranchers and wranglers in Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado.

  • Tommy Alexander

    Tommy Alexander

    Americana

    After self-releasing alt-Country LP Waves in 2020, Alexander found his record on numerous end of the year lists, including nods from KEXP and Magnet Magazine. By this point it is clear that Alexander has established himself as a facet of the indie music world from his impressive and burgeoning booking agency, Pilot Light Booking, to his own musical outpouring, Alexander pens timeless songs with a powerful and dynamic voice and an evolved grasp on dense and concise lyrical design.

    WAVES opens on the line “I been sittin’ alone with a troubled mind, thinkin’ bout better times / I’m pretty sure it’s too late to start this over…” loping along on backfire snare and an amplified acoustic riff, bemoaning stagnation. In early December 2019 Tommy traveled to Enterprise, Oregon with various other Portland luminaries (TK & The Holy Know Nothings, to be exact) to record at OK Theater with Bart Budwig. He couldn’t have possibly known when he cut this, or the jam “End Of The World” that it, or something close to it — was right around the bend. That particular country-folk song is a presentiment to several points of view for what to do when…well, what seems like the end of the world nears.

    But back to the mind: What if the refuse of failed relationships, decaying social contracts, and our own, crumbling, corporeal, carapaces are the compost fuel for the continuum –or betterment–of human life? What if lashing waves of guilt, anxiety, and depression are normal human experiences like happiness, togetherness, and success? What if we mistakenly imposed a value on success? What if failure holds the same secrets, and the same weight? What if you could offload it, organize it, source it, exchange it, craft it –all of it– into meaningful works of art? What the value of lived experience was the fact that it came and went in waves at all?

    It seems like Tommy’s own hard working nature, musical contributions, and constant crafting have done just that. “Stone Fox” and “Whatever You Say” “WAVES” sit right in the middle of his album like the thesis statement I’ve been trying to write about his work. A brawler, a bawler, and a ballad about different levels of relationships — admiration and rock’n’roll, lived-in love and country-folk, and the title track: a woozy folk ballad for the worn. Where most artists catch a snag on trying to achieve a sound, Tommy lets the sound represent the song. Helped along here by Taylor Kingman (backup vocals, guitar), Adam Witowski (guitar, piano), Mike Coykendall (synth, bass, drums) Ian Wade (bass), Buddy Weeks (drums), Bart Budwig (trumpet, engineering), and Jon Neufeld (mastering), the album shapes up as the work of other talented, if unheralded, utility players from the Northwest.

    So much of WAVES will continue to accompany you after just one listen. “Tears” plays like a jukebox jingle, ready to spring on you when –inevitably– things get worse, and you find new ways to cry. “I Blame Myself” will be there when you lie down, and when you wake, encouraging you to take responsibility for what comes with the new day. As Tommy Alexander ends WAVES, it’s mystifying how he could’ve presaged the current collective mood with the short “Doing Things Together”, singing “Doing things together sure beats doing things away from you, yes it’s true I’m missin you tonight…”

    I’m not much for prophecy, but my mind surely wants to categorize this as an album to help us through hard times. Lately it seems everyone is experiencing loneliness, and despair, but they’re also finding ways to create opportunities for their community. Tommy Alexander’s WAVES comes from the few important things we’re left with when illusions crumble: a chance at self reflection, the opportunity to be of service to others, and lived experiences that make good art.

    Tommy & co. have been fortunate to share the stage with inspiring artists like; Michael McDonald, Big Thief, Chaka Khan, Mac Demarco, Adrianne Lenker, People Under The Stairs, & more.

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have been fully vaccinated (14 days past final vaccination dose), OR will have received a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or antigen) within 48 hours prior to the event. AT HOME TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! Children under 12 years of age or fans not vaccinated will be required to present a COVID-19 test result in accordance with these guidelines. Security will check vax cards / test result documentation prior to entry into the venue. Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged.

Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice, all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours. We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed. For more info visit https://www.thebasementnashville.com/covid-policy/

ALL PATRONS MUST BRING A VALID FORM OF IDENTIFICATION
WE ONLY ACCEPT TICKETWEB TICKETS
BACKPACKS are not allowed inside the venue
Most shows are standing room only
Handicap accommodations can be arranged
ALL ALL AGES and 18+ SHOWS ARE NO RE-ENTRY

Emily Nenni, Tommy Alexander

Sun Dec 19 2021 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

The Basement Nashville TN
Emily Nenni, Tommy Alexander

$10 adv // $12 day of show Ages 21+

By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have been fully vaccinated (14 days past final vaccination dose), OR will have received a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or antigen) within 48 hours prior to the event. Children under 12 years of age or fans not vaccinated will be required to present a COVID-19 test result in accordance with these guidelines. Security will check vax cards / test result documentation prior to entry into the venue. Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged. 

 

Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice,  all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours.  We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed. More info: https://www.thebasementnashville.com/covid-policy/

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Ages 21+
limit 8 per person
G.A.
$10.00

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. By purchasing tickets for this event, I confirm that at the time of the event I will have been fully vaccinated (14 days past final vaccination dose), OR will have received a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or antigen) within 48 hours prior to the event. AT HOME TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! Children under 12 years of age or fans not vaccinated will be required to present a COVID-19 test result in accordance with these guidelines. Security will check vax cards / test result documentation prior to entry into the venue. Mask wearing will be strongly encouraged.

Effective August 15, 2021 until future notice, all patrons, artists and staff entering both venues are required to present either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the show or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 48 hours. We will continually assess the information and recommendations provided by the CDC and update our policy as needed. For more info visit https://www.thebasementnashville.com/covid-policy/

ALL PATRONS MUST BRING A VALID FORM OF IDENTIFICATION
WE ONLY ACCEPT TICKETWEB TICKETS
BACKPACKS are not allowed inside the venue
Most shows are standing room only
Handicap accommodations can be arranged
ALL ALL AGES and 18+ SHOWS ARE NO RE-ENTRY