PREVIEW: STREETS OF LAREDO at THE HIGH WATT on 11/22/14

I caught up with Streets of Laredo’s Daniel Gibson, who was in Laurel Canyon recharging on a rare day off from the band’s brutal tour schedule.  The Brooklyn-by-way-of-New Zealand indie folk-rock band was founded by brothers Daniel and Dave, along with Dave’s wife Sarahjane.  In New Zealand, the brothers had been touring in bands which had…

REVIEW: LILY & MADELEINE at THE STONE FOX on 11/12/14

I finally had the opportunity to go to a show at The Stone Fox.  I’d heard good things about the venue; the band I manage had played several shows there, but I’d never been able to go for some reason.  Excited, I packed up my camera and headed on over to West Nashville to enjoy…

REVIEW: HUGH BOB & THE HUSTLE at MERCY LOUNGE on 11/5/14

It was a dark and stormy night…the Cannery Ballroom/Mercy Lounge/High Watt complex was bursting at the seams with two, if not three sold out shows, and I’m pretty sure I ended up parking in the next county over.  I was late for my interview with Hugh Bob & The Hustle, so I sent an apologetic text…

WHO ARE HUGH BOB & THE HUSTLE?

Hugh Robert Masterson (a.k.a. Hugh Bob) was born thirteen minutes after his twin brother, much to his mother’s surprise (she didn’t know she was having twins).  He grew up on a small farm in a tiny map dot called Butternut, Wisconsin, population 372.  He and his siblings had livestock for pets, like the pig they named…

PREVIEW: DINNER AND A SUIT at THE HIGH WATT on 11/14/14

ONCE UPON A TIME… …I went to a show to see an up-and-coming new band I had a crush on called Imagine Dragons play the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville; the opener that evening was a foursome called Dinner and a Suit, and they made quite an impression on me.  Two years later, and much to my…

“GO GO GO”–YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS NEW SONG

  Y’ALL.  I just heard this new song by a (new to me) band called Panic Is Perfect…the song is called “Go Go Go,” and you should go go go here (see what I did there?) and download it. FOR FREE: Home I seriously can’t stop listening to this song.  Give it a whirl and…

REVIEW: THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES at EXIT/IN on 10/15/14

The Soft White Sixties illuminated Nashville on October 17th, and I was so excited to finally see the light! I’d had the pleasure (and I do mean pleasure, they are extremely affable fellows) of Google-chatting with Aaron Eisenberg (guitar/keys) and Octavio Genera (vocals/guitar) back in May, and when I found out they were making their way…

COLONY HOUSE at THE EVENING MUSE on 10/18/14

If you read this blog regularly (and if you don’t, why not???) y’all know I love Colony House…I caught their sold-out (and brilliant) show with Knox Hamilton in Charlotte, NC on October 18th, and thought I would share some pictures with you from the evening.  Enjoy! Want to see more? Go to East of 8th’s Facebook…

PREVIEW: LILY & MADELEINE at THE STONE FOX on 11/12/14

Indiana-based folk-pop duo Lily & Madeleine will be performing in the Music City TOMORROW NIGHT!  They were hanging out in Nashville the other day and I had the chance to chat with them about their new LP Fumes and their tour; Lily & Madeleine may seem like delicate flowers, but I can assure you, these ladies are no shrinking…

CHIODOS at BRIDGESTONE AREA on 10/6/2014

I had the chance to go to Bridgestone Area to photograph the post-hardcore band Chiodos, promoting their recently-released album Devil, appearing with A Day To Remember on their recent “Parks and Devastation Tour.”  I knew I was in for an adventure as soon as I said yes. I got to the arena, walked into the lounge…