The New Year

The entire music industry is currently treading untested waters, but it is arguably more keenly felt by small, independent bands and musicians who perform because writing and performing is a catharsis, a spiritual experience and connection with fans. The question right now is this: how do we continue to feed this passion? We make no profit on Monday Night Social, we write and sing because it is something we have to do – a fire that burns deep within our soul and consumes our thoughts. We sing because we breathe. The uncertainty around booking shows and whether or not the venue will even be open on the day of a show makes planning any events and performances a game of chance. We are facing this new year with the promise of new songs, new perspectives, new vision – but we are also navigating how to share these with you in this new reality. We ask that you please be patient as we figure this out. We cannot wait to share our plans for a new album, new music, and new shows with you. We promise, there is more Monday Night Social on the horizon.

 

Upcoming Shows

April 22 – Big River (Trio Show)
Downtown Chattanooga, TN
6:30 – 9:30

April 23 – Big River (Trio Show)
Hamilton Place – Chattanooga, TN
6:30 – 9:30

May 7 – Private Party

May 13 – Private Show (Wedding)

May 28 – Beer Festival
Chattanooga, TN
2:00 – 3:00

June 10 – Finally Friday
Downtown Cleveland, TN
7:00 – 9:00

July 9 – Las Margaritas
25th St, Cleveland, TN
8:00 – 12:00

September 24 – Main Street Block Party
Elizabethton, TN
Time TBA

Bandwidth Performance

We had the opportunity to perform on the Bandwidth Stage through the Soundcorps organization in Chattanooga back in March. It was great to shake off the rust and play live even if it was for a virtual audience. It was here we introduced the newest member of the band, drummer Gabriel Mann. For those of you keeping score at home, yes that is the same last name as Christian Mann! Gabe is Christian’s oldest son and has several years of percussion experience marching and competing with Chattanooga Independent Drum Corps and Music City Drum and Bugle Corps (MCDC) through DCI. At the end of 2020, for personal reasons, JG had to end his time as our drummer and ride off into the sunset. We are forever grateful to JG for his time and friendship over the last three years as we created music together and wish him the best moving forward. Below is the first live performance with Gabe taking his turn as our drummer.

We so look forward to seeing your beautiful faces soon as we move on from virtual performances to LIVE and IN PERSON venues!

PODCASTING

Our First Podcast Interview!

 

On November 9, we were fortunate enough to be invited on Roswell’s “Ride the Vibe” music podcast with Michael Litten, known as “the Last D.J.” in honor of the late Tom Petty. The hour flew by as we talked about the origins of Monday Night Social, listened to some songs off the new album, and gave each other a hard time as we told stories and laughed a lot! The episode was produced by Wahid Gomes of DRSATL and the Verde Music Group. You can listen to the episode by clicking play on the player below!

Listen Now

The new album is officially available on all streaming platforms! Listen to it and then spread the love all around! Share it! Tell your friends, family, loved ones, and those you only see frequently around town and nod your head to as you pass – tell EVERYONE!

Joshua Pickard, with WUTC 88.1 in Chattanooga and the Southern Sounding, just reviewed the album and said some cool things about our labor of love! Click here to read his thoughts on our music and maybe share it on a social media platform of your choice!

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Upcoming Shows

Hot Slaw Festival
April 9, 2022
Cleveland, TN
For more info/tickets click the RSVP

Beer Festival
May 28, 2022
Chattanooga, TN
For more info/tickets click the RSVP

Big River (Trio Show)
April 22, 2022
Chattanooga, TN
For more info/tickets click the RSVP

The Yard
April 29, 2022
Dunlap, TN
For more info/tickets click the RSVP

Main Street Block Party
September 24, 2022
Elizabethton, TN
For more info/tickets click the RSVP

About Us

In February 2017, Monday Night Social emerged as a full five-piece band and into the Chattanooga music scene with their win in that year’s Road to Nightfall competition, however their musical roots as a group extend back a couple of years before that moment.

 

Brock and Janet McGarity, along with Christian Mann, comprise the founding members of the band dating back to early 2015. Initially they performed as a more intimate, indie-folk group focusing on 3-part harmonies with Janet also handling percussion duties while Brock and Christian played acoustic guitar and mandolin respectively. Their songs in those early days were tunes they had written before meeting each other which they worked into 3-part, folksy arrangements and turned into a self-produced EP.

 

In 2016 they began writing songs together which led to a refining of their sound and direction. By this point the 3-part harmonies had become central to their identity, but the real transition came in the form of instrumentation. The acoustic guitar and mandolin were still integral pieces, but the electric guitar began to carry more of the load which required a shift in how the rhythm operated in each song. Janet’s musical versatility found her now playing acoustic on many of the newer songs as well as adding light hand percussion, while Josh English and JG Oliver joined the lineup on bass and drums respectively.

 

After winning the 2017 Road to Nightfall competition and Headlining one night in the Nightfall concert series in downtown Chattanooga, Monday Night Social finished out the year with shows at the Revelry Room (now Songbirds), The Country in Nashville, festivals in Chattanooga and Baton Rouge, and venues in South Carolina and Georgia, as well as releasing a new EP entitled Mixtapes Never Lie produced by Brandon Weaver of Ironwing Studios.

 

In January of 2018 they released the original track, Shutting Down TN, as both a single and their first professionally produced music video. Now, nearly a year and a half later, it has been viewed just over 23,000 times on Facebook and approximately 2,500 times on YouTube. Its success caught Monday Night Social by surprise and prompted discussions around releasing a new full-length album in support of that track. Thus, the remainder of 2018 was spent playing shows when available but primarily focused upon crafting new songs and returning to the studio.

 

Beginning in August of that year and wrapping up in January of 2019, the band spend many free weekends in North Chattanooga in the Soundry Studio with Brett Nolan, taking care of principle recording for the new music. Once that was completed, the next 3 months were spent on mixing the album before sending it off to Grammy nominated sound engineer Dylan Seals who mastered the album for distribution. The album was finished in the summer of 2019 and has been slowly rolled out while Monday Night Social works to fill out their calendar in support.

 

The album is available on all digital streaming sites, on CD, and also on vinyl. Blending elements of blues, folk, country, bluegrass, and rock into their own brand of Americana, Monday Night Social has crafted a full-length, ten song album containing emotionally raw moments and foot-stomping, raucous tunes which they hope will connect in some way with all who listen. Every song is written with an intentional focus on the intricate, 3-part harmonies which informs a depth of emotional weight to the more serious melodies and an anthemic, soaring quality to their more upbeat rollicking numbers. As Joshua Pickard of the Southern Sounding put it in his review, “This is an album enamored of its influences but also anxious to adapt those same sounds and explore the band’s own eclectic musical impulses in a setting free of expectation and rhythmic guidelines. Watch It Burn establishes a freewheeling environment where concern for adherence to any single genre is non-existent and where the band is given free rein to experiment with a number of different aesthetics and histories. These songs are carefully constructed but also evince a loosely improvisational nature, and it’s within this musical dichotomy that Monday Night Social find a miraculous resolution of all their collective experiences and emotions.

 

 

For all BOOKING or general CONTACT questions, please email us directly at MondayNightSocialBand@gmail.com or reach out to our booking manager, Julie Markey, at Red Tail Booking by emailing her at redtailbnm@gmail.com

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!