YOUNG THE GIANT WITH VANCE JOY AT THE RYMAN

It’s rare that I like songs just because a certain band plays them; I can easily appreciate a song if it moves me, no matter who plays or sings it, and I usually don’t assume that all of the songs on a band’s album are phenomenal just because I love the band.  However, there are…

8 QUESTIONS with JULES McKENZIE of MONEY FOR ROPE

Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of chatting on the phone with Jules McKenzie of Melbourne’s own Money For Rope.  Fresh from their performances at South By Southwest in Austin this past weekend, the band was in Clarksdale, Mississippi, making their way to the Music City to play live at the Springwater Supper Club and Lounge this…

ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES WITH STEELISM AT MERCY LOUNGE

I was at Mercy Lounge last week, on a mission to see southern soul septet St. Paul & The Broken Bones, from Birmingham, Alabama.  I say “on a mission” because that’s what it feels like when I set my sights on a show I want to attend; I gear up for it by “spreading the gospel”…

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “SOVEREIGN” by JOSEPHINE AND THE WILDFRONT

“Sovereign,” the brand new single from Murfreesboro/Nashville-area quartet Josephine And The Wildfront, is being released today, and I have been given the privilege of introducing it to the world! “Sovereign,” which was written collectively by the group, explores the idea, actually the fact, that we have little to no control over what happens around us, and…