The Album is Finished!

THE NEW ALBUM IS HERE! You can listen on all streaming sites or come see us play live to pick up a physical copy! CDs and VINYLs are available now as well as TWO new t-shirt designs in a variety of sizes! 

On NOVEMBER 22 on the SONGBIRDS NORTH STAGE we will be having an official ALBUM RELEASE SHOW! Sign up for email updates below and follow us on Facebook or Instagram to find out how you can WIN either TICKETS or a LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED VINYL test pressings of the new album! 

NEW ONLINE SHOP! You can now purchase merch right from our site! Check it out, pick up some swag, and come see us live!

We are also continuously adding shows in support of the album so check back often for consistently updated calendars! Until then, enjoy and share the song that propelled us down this path just over one year ago – Shutting Down TN!

UPCOMING SHOWS

Eddie Owen Presents
October 27, 2019
Duluth, GA

Louisiana Book Festival
November 2, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

Burger Mansion
November 2, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA

Eddie’s Attic
November 8, 2019
Decatur, GA

Songbirds North with Sherry Cothran
November 22, 2019
Chattanooga, TN

Private Event
November 24, 2019
Chattanooga, TN

Private Event
November 29, 2019
Savannah, GA

Rusty Bull
December 31, 2019
Charleston, SC

French Broad River Brewing
January 11, 2020
Asheville, NC

The Vinyl Countdown

Go Big or Go Home

 

WE ARE FULLY FUNDED! 

Thank you to all of those who supported us along the way! If you missed out on supporting the Vinyl Countdown funding campaign, don’t worry – you can pick up new merch right here on our website or come on out to a show!

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

Eddie Owen Presents
October 27, 2019
Duluth, GA
For more info/tickets click on the RSVP

Eddies Attic
November 8, 2019
Decatur, GA
For more info/tickets click the RSVP

Private Event
November 29, 2019
Savannah, GA

Louisiana Book Festival
November 2, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA
For more info/tickets click on the RSVP

Songbirds North with Sherry Cothran
November 22, 2019
Chattanooga, TN
For more info/tickets click on the RSVP

 

Rusty Bull Brewing Co
December 31, 2019
Charleston, SC
For more info/tickets click on the RSVP

 

Burger Mansion
November 2, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA
For more info/tickets click on the RSVP

Private Event
November 24, 2019
Chattanooga, TN

French Broad River Brewing
January 11, 2020
Asheville, NC
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.

 

 

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