Big Data

WHO IS BIG DATA?

Unless you’ve have been living in the outer reaches of the Mongolian tundra, you’ve probably encountered a song called “Dangerous” by producer Alan Wilkis and Joywave‘s Daniel Armbruster, a collaboration soldered together in electronic heaven (would that be called ‘the cloud?’  See what I did there?), otherwise known as Big Data.  Beginning with an instantly…

Vinyl Thief and me

8 QUESTIONS with VINYL THIEF

I had the opportunity to catch up with electro-rock/alt-pop quartet Vinyl Thief before a recent performance at Communion Nashville.  Comprised of childhood friends Grayson Proctor, Logan Purdom, Sam English, and Andrew Broadway, the Nashville-based band was gearing up for the release of their first LP, Fathoms, which was just released this week (finally!).  I have been listening to it nonstop,…

Clear Plastic Masks

REVIEW: CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS at MERCY LOUNGE on 7/16/14

Have you ever had an experience that made you feel like you would absolutely explode if you didn’t tell someone about it?  I had such an adventure recently at the Mercy Lounge; I’d been asked to interview Nashville-based band Clear Plastic Masks for a show preview.  I had a great time getting familiar with their music, speaking with…

PREVIEW: CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS at MERCY LOUNGE on 7/16/14

Andrew Katz, Eddy DuQuesne, Matt Menold and Charlie Garmendia became friends in Brooklyn and started the band Clear Plastic Masks in 2011.  In case you’re asking yourself….. HOW CAN A BAND THAT’S SO SKILLED WITH WORDS PICK SUCH A HEAD-SCRATCHER OF A NAME? Jon Pareles of the New York Times asked this question at the end…

Phox band

ALBUM REVIEW: PHOX by PHOX

  PHOX.  It’s an album and a band, and both have given me goosebumps.  Literally.  Like I was listening to the album for the first time and I had a physical reaction to the beauty of what I was hearing.  PHOX the band is a six-piece indie pop ensemble from Baraboo, Wisconsin, consisting of Jason…

Fable

WHO IS FABLE?

I regularly encourage those around me to broaden their horizons, and recently I decided to practice what I preach.  I had the pleasure of being introduced to 19 year-old singer/songwriter Fable, from Brighton, UK; her debut album was co-written and produced by the London-based avant-garde trip-hop/progressive rock collective known as Archive, and she has contributed a track to the…

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8 QUESTIONS with THE GRISWOLDS

    Hello friends! If you haven’t heard them yet, I’d like to formally introduce you to Tim John, Daniel Duque-Perez, Lachlan West, and Christopher Whitehall, collectively known as The Griswolds, a four-piece indie rock band hailing from Sydney, Australia.  Their music is fantastically catchy and energetic, like a virtual dance party in your earbuds.  On the eve of releasing…

The Apache Relay

8 QUESTIONS with THE APACHE RELAY

I had an opportunity to chat with Michael Ford, Jr. of The Apache Relay, currently touring to support their new album, the self-titled Apache Relay, which is, hands down, one of the best albums of 2014. If you’re in or near Nashville, you can see them perform at Nashville Dancin’ FOR FREE on July 3rd, along…