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Well, lovies, it’s been a few weeks, so let’s jump right back in… and it seems we kick it all off right where we left off.
Things begin right after Rayna slapped the tar out of Deacon when he told her he had cancer. Back in one another’s arms, she apologizes for the slap. Then she swears she’ll never let him go. Wow. Are they having a moment or writing a country song?
Back at Layla’s place, she finally wakes up without Creepy (AKA Jeff) at her house. Instead, he calls and says she has an interview with a blogger at Merchants. Merchants? Um… what? That is where us music journalists would go to rub elbows with mucky muck label and management people. And we sure as hell never interviewed artists in public. Well, never in a public place that wasn’t roped or VIP’d off.
The Triple Exes (still hate that band name) are piled onto their Prevost to tour with Rascal Flatulence and four hours into the trip, Avery is calling home to check in with his baby mama. But Juliette reassures him that the baby isn’t due for 3 weeks and he’ll be home in 3 days.
Back in her Sherpa gear, Scarlett is a bit quiet on the bus as they head to Chicago. (I’d consider that a blessing.) When Gunnar asks her what’s wrong, she points out that the last show she did in the Windy City, she ended up crying and screaming under a piano, well on her way to crazy town. Then the Triple Chex Mixes all snuggle in for a Twittter selfie.
Teddy meets up with some random guy who could give Creepy a run for his money. He explains to Creepy #2 his hooker under surveillance problem.
At the recording studio, Will has a great song on his hands thanks to the hot 'mo songwriter Kevin, who is accompanying him on guitar. Puke comes in and likes what he hears. As the three chat, Kevin puts a friendly hand on Will’s shoulder and Will tries to be sneaky and pulls away.
At the sobfest that is Rayna and Deacon, Rayna is pulling a Scarlett and rattling off every treatment option she can come up with and Deacon explains the transplant list is his last hope. When she says that they will wait together, he tells her point blank “I can’t do this with you by my side.” Wow. Your liver is bad, Deacon, but don’t go killing her heart. Anyway, he goes on to explain that he already put Rayna through hell and he isn’t going to do it again. When Rayna protests, he brings up how she made a lot of choices (marrying Teddy, not telling him about Maddie, engagement to Luke) without checking with him. So he is deciding to fight this cancer without her. Okay, I was listening closely and he said nothing about getting through it without me. I am going to assume that is an invite to dinner at his house.
At the recording studio, and fresh off her big GMA interview where she told the world about her psycho ex-husband, Sadie runs into someone equally as disgusting – Puke. They have an awkward little chat (ya know, because she’s all "Team Rayna") and even more awkwardly part ways.
Layla is late for her blogger interview and Creepy tears into her. When the blogger shows up, it’s obvious she probably had a fling with Creepy. Are there any more characters on this show I can dislike? If you were minutely intimate with Jeff, you get put in the gross pile.
As Will and that cutie songwriter Kevin are leaving the studio, Kev tells Will he doesn’t think they should work together any longer because Will is uncomfortable around him. Will cops an attitude and bails. So our homo remains a homophobe. As an honorary gay, Will, I must say you are about to get your ass put in the gross pile.
On the road with the Chex Mixes, Scar Scar gets flowers in her hotel room from Dr. Hottiepants and guess what? His name is Caleb. Anywho, Gunnar checks the Twitter feed and it seems someone has tweeted something rude about Scarlett’s going bonkers in Chicago a year ago. Welcome to Chi town, my sweet. So, instead of letting it go, she decides to start a twitter war with the rude ass twatter.
Back at Merchants, Layla gets her panties in a twist because she learns the blogger has a real past with Creepy and stomps out of there. I swear if she takes a bunch of pills and throws herself in a swimming pool again…
Rayna is still hanging out at Deacon’s house trying to prove she isn’t going anywhere and they get into a shouting match because Deacon is convinced he is going to die. “Nothing matters!” he screams. In response, Rayna asks “Nothing matters?!?!” and she proceeds to smash his guitar on the ground. Repeatedly. When did Rayna get so violent all of the sudden? Rayna finally asks him if he even believes in them anymore. He didn’t answer and she walks away, saying he broke her heart.
Creepy chases Layla out of the restaurant and confesses to Layla that blogger chick was nothing but a booty call and Layla asks him if that is what they have. He can’t commit to anything and Layla storms off.
In a not-so-remote area, Teddy meets with the hoochie mama in his car, telling her the FBI does indeed have her under surveillance because they are targeting prostitution rings. She asks him if he can protect her and he insists it’s out of his jurisdiction. But she turns the tables and explains that if she is arrested, she will tell them about him if it will get her out of trouble. Instead, they decide she could disappear for awhile, but she will need a couple hundred grand to do that. Teddy doesn’t have that kind of money and needs to get it before they arrest the hoochie.
Sadie moseys into Luke’s recording session and likes what she sees and hears. Oh no, Nashville writers. These two cannot become an item. I really like Sadie and we all know Puke looks good on no one. Just ask the priest in The Exorcist. Anywho, Puke steps out of the session to chat with her about the song he is singing. It’s not working at all. So Sadie ends up doing it with him. The song, not the deed, you freaks. And the worst part of all? She makes him sound good. I didn’t know that was possible.
In her Chicago hotel room, the trolls on social media have brought Scarlett to tears and I am kind of kicking myself for not being on twitter to join in. I am so kidding. Kinda. But anyway Gunnar and Avery want to turn this into a songwriting moment. They give Scarlett her chance to put her real story of going cray cray into a song. So, it’s Chex Mix with nuts?
Rayna is a glutton for punishment and still hanging around with Deacon and they start to talk about Maddie and how he can’t tell her he is sick because it will break her heart. Well, hell Deacon, you just broke her mama’s heart, you met as well get a matching set.
Teddy tracks down Creepy at the gym and asks him for money to pay off the hooker. The gym? You just know Creepy is lunk. Anyway, Creepy tells him to take a hike, but not before Teddy tells him that the only person he cares for is himself. Umm… Ted man… that has been obvious since you first met Creepy.
Will can’t write a song on his own, so to deal with his writer’s block, he heads on over to see his old standby: his beard Layla, who explains to him that songwriting needs to come from real emotion and they both discover Will has never been in love before. Later, Will finds Kevin and apologizes. He tells Kevin that he might be able to understand what he is going through.
Juliette is getting tired of Avery’s constant calls to check in – this time it’s from the concert venue, but give him a break. Most women would kill for a guy that caring and concerned. Nearby Scarlett is… fretting? The vapid look on her face can mean lots of things. Gunnar tries to give her a pep talk, takes her hand and explains he is there for her.
Back at the Heartbreak Hotel (Deacon and Raynaville), Rayna is still trying to talk Deacon into letting her be a part of his life, saying she wants her daughters to see what true love looks like, even if it’s just for a short while. She also tells him there isn’t anything he can do to protect them from the pain of his illness. She wants him to embrace the joy of life and to “fight for us.” He shuts her up by kissing her. That’s not how I would have handled things, Deacon, but good show!
Creepy finishes the burn of gay church and heads back over to Layla’s place where he tries to illuminate her on how he isn’t good with relationships and intimacy. But he wants to try with Layla. GROSS. GROSS. GROSS!!!! After their boom-boom sesh, Layla realizes her relationship with Jeff is similar to the one she had with Will. In both instances, she was with a man she thought she could change. Realizing she can’t make Jeff love her, she declares their relationship a business one and gets out of bed.
I just did a standing slow clap for that girl. Our baby beard is growing up.
Ready to take Chicago by storm, Chex Mix takes the stage and Scarlett owns the joint by singing the song they wrote for her to TESTIFY! In the future, can we just have her sing all of her lines? She is so talented… just not with Mississippi accents. Afterwards, she tells Gunnar she couldn’t do it without him. Interrupting their conversation is a surprise visit from Dr. Hottiepants, leaving Gunnar sulking.
Now that Rayna and Deacon have had make up sex, they are all happy and going to face this challenge together and sparkles and rainbows and glitter.
Accepting an invitation from Puke to have coffee, Sadie listens to him whine about seeing Rayna after their breakup. They start to open up to one another and I can feel the vomit in the back of my throat. At the end of the night, Sadie walks back to her car in a parking garage and crazy ex-husband Pete is waiting for her.
With the city finance director in his office, Teddy decides he wants to set up a fund to do something about the old canning factory near the river. You see, it’s absolutely crawling with criminal activity and Teddy wants to expedite the fundraising, even if it means to break protocol. His financial dude isn’t down with that nonsense and hits the road.
Caleb (Dr. Hottiepants) tells Scarlett he showed up to see her, but he has no expectations. He got his own hotel room and everything. Gunnar is being a whiney bitch about Caleb’s visit and Avery tells him to act fast if he wants to rekindle his flame with the Sherpa girl. When Gunnar does finally get up the nerve to go to Scarlett’s hotel room to talk, she is already at Dr. Hottiepants’ hotel room door.
Creepy #2 shows back up and this time it’s in Teddy’s office and Teddy needs something done. He wants the finance director’s background thoroughly checked for any questionable closet skeletons. Teddy is his name and blackmail is his game, ya’ll.
Back in his hotel room, Avery calls Juliette and asks her to hold the phone close to her belly because he has a song to sing for their daughter. He plays a very sweet song called “This Is What I Need to Say.”
At Rayna’s house, Deacon and Rayna let Maddie and Daphne know they are back together. They also tell them about his cancer, which they obviously don’t take very well.
As Sadie fishes for the gun in her purse in the parking garage, Pete continues to creep towards her until she pulls the weapon. They struggle and she shoots him. That is when Luke pulls up on the scene… and… well, the end. At least for this episode.
And hopefully for Pete.
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For those with a thirst to celebrate, Red Bull Unlocked is the key. In city after city, the most exciting bars, clubs, mixologists, performing artists, and more take over a local landmark building to showcase their signature ambiance while also collaborating for a must-see mashup. And now it's Music City’s turn to seize the spotlight, as the event brings 10 bars together in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood.
Fueled by the best of Nashville’s thriving music scene, Red Bull Unlocked has curated an eclectic night of show-stopping entertainment performances including a pop-up Whiskey Jam show, DJ sets, musicians, and more. The full lineup is here:
- Whiskey Jam (feat. Dozzi, Willie Shaw, and Johnny Hayes)
- A.B. Eastwood
- Daisha / Rap Girl
- Boom Bap (DJ Collective feat. DJ-Rate, Case Bloom)
- Whiskey Disco (DJ Collective feat. Coach, Jim O'Shea)
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s Jerry Pentercost (DJ Set)
- DJ Stretch
- DJ Griffin Green
- The Play Mates (Drag Show feat. Sasha, Vanity, Deception, Aura Mayari, Corlis Todd, and Carmin Triple C)
Counting down to the epic celebration, Daisha shares, “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to perform in so many of Nashville’s top spots all in the same night. Fans can expect a lot of bops and high energy. I want people to dance and have a good time.”
Ward Guenther, Whiskey Jam Founder, adds, “Red Bull has been enjoyed at Whiskey Jam since the very first night, so it's only fitting Whiskey Jam is enjoyed at Nashville's first Red Bull Unlocked. Looking forward to this!”
Red Bull Unlocked Istanbul
Photo courtesy of Red Bull
Local favorites including Pearl Diver, Tin Roof, Lipstick Lounge, White Limozeen, and more will join forces for one epic night. Full list of bars and partners below:
- The Dive Motel
- Lipstick Lounge
- Pearl Diver
- Play Dance Bar
- Rosemary & Beauty Queen
- The Stage
- Tin Roof
- Whiskey Jam
- White Limozeen
- Woolworth Theatre – Opening Fall 2022!
- Eleven Eleven - Opening 2023!
Date: August 21, 2022
Time: 6 PM – 11PM CT
Location: 1102 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Entrance: Ticked event
Rumble Boxing, the boxing-inspired group fitness studio, opened its doors for the first time in Nashville on June 20 at 609 Overton St, Nashville, TN. The hottest workout on the block is hosting its official grand opening from August 4th-7th with daily classes, membership specials, and prizes from local vendors. The new Rumble Boxing studio is currently offering a buy one class, get one free promotion for the Nashville community.
Rumble Boxing delivers 45-minute, 10-round, strength and conditioning group workouts, crafted around teardrop-style aqua boxing bags and high-intensity strength training circuits. This brings all fitness levels together to experience what Rumble is known for: combining the sweet science of boxing with high energy and positive vibes.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
This boutique fitness brand offers serious benefits like increased stamina and strength, with cardio that’s actually fun. The seasoned trainers at the new studio are thrilled to serve their local community while offering this fun, new modern approach to boxing and welcome members of all fitness levels to the Rumble family.
The new Rumble Boxing studio is owned and operated by Blake Baskin and Antonio Compton. With their background in the fitness industry, this dynamic duo is excited to bring their passion for boxing and group fitness to Nashville. As business and life partners, Blake and Antonio aim to create a strong community within their new Rumble Boxing studio and share their message of non-apologetic inclusivity.
Black and Gay-Owned Business
Rumble Boxing Store with Dolly Parton Mural
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“We own who we are, and this brand aligns with that perfectly,” said Antonio. “This is what we want to create and bring to this community: a fitness class that is designed for anyone and a place for people to be who they are. As a Black and gay-owned business, we want to help lower the division we see in the world right now. Our goal is to bring people together through Rumble, set everything aside, and have fun.”
To echo their message of acceptance and inclusion, Blake and Antonio commissioned a local Nashville artist to paint an 11 X 6-ft. mural of Nashville icon and philanthropist, Dolly Parton. The massive portrait features the country star in Rumble Boxing gear in the lobby of the studio.
The excitement and buzz around Rumble allowed Blake and Antonio to recruit top-tier trainers to head up the new studio, including Head Trainer Oronde Jones, a well-known celebrity trainer in the Nashville market.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“Compared to other fitness classes, Rumble is a class you can truly get lost in for 45 minutes. With the dark room, you don’t have to worry if anyone is paying attention to you. The music is awesome and inspiring, and the beat drops right when you need it the most. Also, with boxing being a sport you can never truly master, you’re always improving and crafting your skill. On the floor, you’re consistently doing something new, which prevents you from ever hitting a plateau.” Said Oronde Jones about his favorite part of Rumble.
Rumble has massive brand loyalty and widespread appeal, partly thanks to attracting top names like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Jason Derulo, David Beckham, and Kevin Hart to its studios.
About Rumble Boxing
Founded in New York City in 2017, Rumble is a group fitness concept delivering a mix (or combination) of boxing-inspired circuits and the transformative power of resistance training. Pro and amateur fighters glove up together, no matter their fitness level or skill, to reveal their inner fighter. The experience is a 45-minute, 10-round, full-body cardio and strength workout crafted around specially designed water-filled, teardrop-style boxing bags. Rumble was founded by Noah Neiman (former Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, and cast member of Bravo’s Work Out New York), Eugene Remm (Co-Founder of Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, CATCH STEAK, Lexington Brass), Andy Stenzler (Co-Founder Cosí, Kidville), and Anthony DiMarco (13-time IRONMAN, former Managing Director, Google).
Who would have thought that we would have to get through a pandemic in order to appreciate the small things we have, such as the ability to simply pack our bags and hit the road?
For two years, there’s been nothing left for us travel junkies to do but sit at home and try to find new destinations that we will conquer once we defeat what appears to be the biggest villain of the 21st century. But once that happens, hold your bags tight because we will be up for some of the most interesting travel experiences. Take a look at some ideas for your post-COVID traveling plans:
A Gay Cruise
One of the best options to have in mind when all of this passes is a good, nice and long (pun intended) gay cruise. Or cruise in general, for that matter. Bear in mind, social distancing will still be a thing in the post-COVID world. But COVID-19 likely doesn’t mean that cruises will cease to exist. On the contrary, though cruise ships will probably keep the number of passengers smaller than before, it is believed that they will become an even bigger hit in the following period, especially because they are all going to go a lot more environmentally-friendly. On the bright side, is there any better way of celebrating the end of the pandemic than by cruising around some magnificent seas, stopping by at great cities and having romantic dinner nights at nice restaurants?
A getaway in nature
On the other hand, there is always the option of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, and spending some time in a place that’s not only healthy, but also beautiful. Some of the destinations that plenty of people will look for are the ones that can cater for both peace of mind and amazing things to see or do. One such destination is New Zealand, one of the greenest countries on Earth right now. Not only will you be visiting the magnificent country that gave us the beautiful Shire from Lord of the Rings; this is also a destination that’s excellent for everyone who prefers relaxing to partying. If you’re up for some partying, you will be able to hit Auckland, while if you’re for something calmer, there’s plenty of amazing places that you can see and visit.
Dancing Around at Pride
Pride parades are also events that you want to have in mind for the post-COVID world. Such events have always been quite important, but it seems that they are now more important than ever. The virus has canceled more than 75 Pride parades all around the world, which is one of the reasons why we must support the ones that will see the light of day once the pandemic stops. Truth be told, the upcoming Prides will perhaps be the best Prides ever organized. Give the gays a couple of weeks of quarantine, then let them outside and see what kind of party they are able to throw!
A road trip
If you’re, as well, waiting for the day to wake up and say “long gone are the days when we were not allowed to go wherever we wanted?”, and if staying at one place gave you a lot to think about, then your first post-COVID travel experience should definitely be a nice road trip. You can practically choose which country you want to tour, and you can either take your own car (you have probably missed it so much), or rent one at your destination. Australia is an amazing country for this, though, as it offers the possibility of seeing the Great Ocean Road, which is an amazing thing to see and experience. On the other hand, if you do not want or cannot leave your country, you can also choose to go on a domestic road trip – there are amazing things to see in your vicinity as well.
Holiday for a single guy
If you’re single, or you’re traveling someplace with another single friend, then you should definitely organize a nice vacation for yourself or for you and your single friend, and hit one of the best European cities. Europe has been greatly affected by the virus, which means that now it’s time to pay it back and get it back on its feet by traveling there and seeing all the amazing things it offers. Any city you choose in Europe – you will not make a mistake. Apart from being able to see great landmarks, you will also have the chance to have a drink at great gay clubs and pubs, and join unforgettable gay parties. And if the gay scenery is not your forte, worry not, as Europe indeed has to offer so many different and magnificent things.