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REVIEW: SAINTS OF VALORY at MERCY LOUNGE

Navigating the weather in the Music City has been a challenge this winter, with snow and ice cramping our style in more ways than one.  It kept me from going to a show or two, but I was determined not to miss out when Austin-based Saints of Valory, on their recent North American tour, stopped in Nashville on March 6th.  The…

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8 QUESTIONS WITH FOOL’S GOLD

Los Angeles-based five piece afro/trop-pop ensemble Fool’s Gold is releasing their third studio album, Flying Lessons on May 19th, but you can snag one of 1,000 specially-pressed orange vinyl copies a month early on Record Store Day (April 18th)!  I had a chance to catch up with Lewis Pesacov (lead guitarist, co-songwriter, and co-founding band member) about Flying…

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PREVIEW: THE DOWN HOME BAND at BLACK ABBEY on 3/27/15

Hey y’all! If you’re in the Music City and you are looking for Friday night fun, check out Nashville-based Southern rock/Americana outfit The Down Home Band at Black Abbey Brewing Company on March 27th!  Touring to support their full length LP Monrovia, and described as “energetic and infectious American rock and roll,” an evening with this…

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8 QUESTIONS WITH IRO

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter IRO (who hadn’t slept in about four days) and I had the best chat the other day about his new single “Sun,” his traveling past, and his music.  Between fits of laughter, we managed to have an interview, and here it is! Eo8:  Where are you from originally? IRO:  Good question.  I’m having an identity crisis…

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8 QUESTIONS with JESSICA MAROS of KUZIN

 Kuzin (pronounced “cousin”) is the name chosen by Jessica Maros, one half of the dreamy and critically acclaimed folk-rock duo Escondido, for her brand new solo project; her debut album, CAVITY, was released in February, via Kill Canyon Records.  The first single (title track “Cavity”) transported me back to my formative years when I was listening to 90s…

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ALBUM REVIEW: “HERE IT COMES” by LIFE IN FILM

British four-piece indie pop outfit Life In Film will release their debut album, Here It Comes, later this spring; it’s been on continuous rotation in my atmosphere since I acquired it, and if it’s possible to wear out something housed in a digital format, I’ll bet you my megabytes that my copy probably has a…

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REVIEW: SERYN “SHADOW SHOWS” ALBUM RELEASE AT MERCY LOUNGE

Nashville-by-way-of-Denton, Texas-based folk rock outfit Seryn celebrated the release of their second studio album, Shadow Shows, at the Mercy Lounge in February, and it was an absolute celebration.  Seryn’s music is mesmerizing; with their flawless harmonies, superb musicianship, and energetically charismatic performance, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience.  The house was packed, the crowd was…

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AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FROM *REPEAT REPEAT

I am so excited to present the newest exclusive performance- we had the best time hanging out with Nashville’s *repeat repeat!  If you haven’t had the good fortune to experience their music, here’s your chance…they also have a new album that will be released later this year (hopefully!), and this song, called “Mostly,” is a tasty…

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8 QUESTIONS with STERLING FOX

  Ever heard of Gym Class Heroes?  Lana Del Rey?  Avicii?  Adam Levine?  Elle King?  How about Madonna?  They all have one particular thing in common, or one person in common, I should say….they’ve all had the privilege of working with New York-based songwriter Sterling Fox, who has decided to come out of the shadows…