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We get started with Scarlett and Gunnar at a meeting as soon as they arrive in Dallas to tour with Autumn Chase. Scarlett is star struck by her, but it is also made clear that Autumn is a perfectionist and a hard ass about it. She’s fires and humiliates people who piss her off.
Now that she has the movie company suing her for walking out on the film commitment, Juliette wants to get back to performing. So, she visits her old father figure manager, Glenn. When she tries to plead her case, Glenn shuts her down and closes the door in her face. #TEAMGLENN
When Cash arrives to do some songwriting with Maddie, the little brat is miffed about Puke, Junior joining the Army. It seems he didn’t call and let her know he was taking the big step. Little bit of advice for you, Madds. You two broke up. He isn’t obligated to tell you squat. So, Cash wants to write about it, but Maddie wants to sing about it- to the world. Then, Cash mentions she snuck out and played cafes when she was Maddie’s age. As they plot Maddie’s late night escape, Daphne overhears.
Influenced by Vita’s troubled upbringing, Rayna now has foster kids as her new charity. And it’s just in time because she wants to go back out on the road for a 10-day tour and have Layla as her opening act. Apparently, it’s a great way to launch Victim Layla’s new victimy album. (But seriously, bravo to Nashville. Foster children are a cause that doesn’t get enough attention.)
Now that Will is back on Puke’s record label, he is having a hard time getting some label personnel on board. Some music industry people in fake Nashville hold the same opinion as many lawmakers in the real Tennessee General Assembly—they’re rancid bigots. But, not Puke and he wants Wilma to write with Kevin again to come up with new songs for Will’s next album.
So, the reason Scarlett and Gunnar got the opening slot for Autumn Chase’s tour is because the Nazi Autumn fired the last opener. Now, Scrawny and Gunn Gunn are walking on eggshells around her and have to kiss her ass.
After being shot down by Glenn, Juliette goes to the next place she thinks she can find sympathy—Avery’s place. He tells her that Glenn is a bit gun shy because she hurt him. Juliette doesn’t know to be a performer without Glenn because he’s been there since the start of her career. Then, Avery starts getting sappy and saying nice things about her and WE ALL SAW THIS COMING FROM A MILE AWAY!
When Will meets Kevin to write songs, it’s immediately awkward. Then, Kevin’s new boyfriend calls. Super awkward.
The little chat with Avery brings out demonic and demanding Juliette who is nearly back to her old self and ordering Emily around. Juliette, as usual, has some random, less-than-dazzling stunt she wants to pull to get someone’s attention or to piss someone off. It’s probably both. But, when Emily suggests she call her shrink, Juliette insists “We’re going to do this my way.” #THEBITCHISBACK
Speaking of bitches, at dinner before their show, Autumn is digging into Gunnar and Skinny’s relationship and its incredibly revealing and uncomfortable. This automatically makes Scarlett nervous for telling Autumn intimate details of their romantic relationship, namely about how they broke up. It’s not that exciting, Autumn. You’ll actually get more excitement sitting in on the Tennessee General Assembly passing yet another bigoted piece of legislation.
The last person we expect to see knocking on Puke’s door is Layla, but Victim shows up and starts pouring her heart out to him, tears in her eyes. She asks to be his tour opener and even brings up his knowing the real way Jeff died. PLEASE tell me she grew a spine and is going to blackmail him!
Avery conspires with Juliette to get Glenn over to the Grand Ole Opry where Juliette is doing a surprise performance. Then, as Glenn begins to leave once he realizes he is there to see Juliette, she begins to dedicate a song to the man she always thought of as her father. Of course, we know its Glenn. Of course, we know he will fall for it and they will all hug, make nice nice and he will go back to being her manager. Anywho, Avery stands next to Glenn with tears in his eyes (that man cries more than Layla) and then Glenn gets weepy. Over Juliette? I hope there are onions in his pockets. So, anyway, after the song, she goes blubbering to him backstage at the Opry (and as I predicted and every other person in the English speaking world predicted) he took her back as both a manager and friend. I’m not sure if the people that make Nashville have figured out that predictable storylines are boring, but I really hope they do that soon. The Juliette forgiveness tour is already a tired concept.
In Dallas to support Gunn Gunn and Sherpa Boo Boo, Bucky tells Rayna that Layla will be opening for the Puke tour and Rayna feels a bit sucker punched. But, no time to worry about Victim. Autumn calls Rayna on stage to perform with her. It’s obvious Rayna misses the stage even though she’s recently been getting attention as a savvy businesswoman for being the CEO of a record label.
Back home in Nashville, Daphne is shooting off her mouth and accidentally tattles on Maddie to Deacon. She tells him about Maddie sneaking out and performing at a bar, which appears to be one of the clubs in Printer’s Alley. Of course, Cash and Madds lie about Maddie’s age to get her in. One gentleman in particular has been crushing on Maddie since she arrived and they make moony faces at each other. During her performance, one of the guys in the crowd steps forward and reaches for her leg. Deacon arrives in time to see the leg incident and goes all crazy tits, forcing her off stage and outside of the bar.
Oh, but this party ain’t over, kittens. Cash follows Deacon out and they have a shouting match about Maddie, ending with Cash insulting Deacon and him threatening her to stay away from his daughter “or you will regret it.”
Still being nice Juliette, she takes a “thank you” six pack over to Avery. Ummm, Juliette, I’ve been watching four seasons of your baloney and paid for my own alcohol to deal. So, I expect a special delivery from your snotty self sooner than later. Anyway, Layla also stops by to see Avery, and nearly changes her mind when she sees Juliette at the door. But she goes in after Juliette has left and tells Avery the news of her being on Puke’s tour. Then, she asks him to go on the road with her and be her band leader.
After the Dallas performances, Autumn is telling everyone with a pulse about Gunnar and Scarlett’s breakup story. Scarlett has had enough, so she asks Autumn not to talk about the reason they split up because it took a while for them to become friends and bandmates again. Autumn pretends to be understanding, but she isn’t. So, let me guess. Autumn kicks them off her tour and then they tour with Rayna. I feel like I’ve mentioned predictable plotlines before… a lot of déjà vu going on.
Autumn takes her scheming even further and starts flirting with Gunnar, feeding his ego and invites him back to her room for a drink. And Gunnar is dumb enough to fall for it.
Back at the awkward meeting of Kevin and Wilma, Will tells him he thinks Kevin dating someone right after they broke up sucks. But he also admits that the reason the relationship ended was because Will didn’t know how to deal with anything like a gay relationship. He even says that his reaction to the homophobe at the bar was something he thought Kevin would do. “I care about you moving on because I loved you,” Will tells him. Then, hearts broke across the country when Kevin replied with “I loved you, too.”
If this series ends this season, it had BETTER end with a wedding for Kevin and Will!!
Things wrap up with Heidi, Riff’s wife, crying to Luke. Riff packed up a bag and left a few days ago and she doesn’t know where he is. And oh no, boys and girls! Their tour starts tomorrow!
The preview for next week’s show has Maddie running away. My guess is she ran to be a character on Empire or Game of Thrones.
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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.