Pokey LaFarge celebrated the release of his newest album Something In The Water at The Mercy Lounge recently with opening support from local artists Rachael Davis and Margo Price, and it was an absolute blast. Rachael Davis, very pregnant and cute as a button, delighted the crowd with her beautiful voice, a ukulele, and selections from her latest … Read more REVIEW: POKEY LaFARGE at THE MERCY LOUNGE
Austin-based prolific singer/songwriter Joe Pug performed at The High Watt recently, with Chris Porterfield of Field Report providing opening support. Pug is currently touring in support of his latest release, Windfall. If you missed the festivities, feel free to live vicariously through our pictures! Photos by: Wesley Duffee-Braun wesleyduffeebraun.com
It’s funny how things happen sometimes, you know? My friends had told me about this artist they had seen called Firekid, a.k.a. Muscle Shoals born and raised and Nashville-based Dillon Hodges, and sent me videos of his swampy guitar-picking dubstep-y magic during his opening slot at a Colony House/Knox Hamilton show in Nashville that I, … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FROM FIREKID
HEY YOU GUYS….(to be said the way Sloth from The Goonies says it, and if you haven’t seen the movie The Goonies, what in the world?!?) I have SPLENDID news!! Skype and Live Nation’s Ones To Watch campaign continues, and Ireland’s Kodaline has joined the lineup! Recently a group of fans from across the globe got the chance to take … Read more TICKET GIVEAWAY!!! SEE KODALINE in AUSTIN, TX on 5/2/15!
If you follow this blog (and if you don’t, what’s the deal?), you know that there’s a special place in my heart for Nashville-based alt-folk/roots band The Apache Relay. I first saw them live in April 2012, purchased their album, American Nomad, from iTunes on the way home, and I’ve been a huge fan ever since. … Read more REVIEW: THE APACHE RELAY at EXIT/IN
BIG NEWS!! Nashville-based (by way of Cape Town, South Africa) alt-rock band Civil Twilight is sharing their new single “Holy Dove,” and a new live acoustic video for the title track from their forthcoming studio album Story Of An Immigrant, out June 2 on Wind-up Records. Listen to “Holy Dove” HERE via Billboard and via Soundcloud HERE. In addition to the new single, Billboard also exclusively reveals … Read more CIVIL TWILIGHT PREMIERES NEW SINGLE “HOLY DOVE” WITH BILLBOARD
If you are familiar with Nashville, you’ve probably heard of Grimey’s, a.k.a. Grimey’s New and Preloved Music (owned and operated by Mike Grimes and Doyle Davis), my favorite local record store, located in a big, old, creaky house on 8th Avenue South…and if you’ve heard of Grimey’s, chances are you’ve heard of The Basement, the … Read more PREVIEW: ALANNA ROYALE AT THE GRAND OPENING OF THE BASEMENT EAST ON 4/24/15!
New Jersey-based alternative band OWEL is set to release their new EP, entitled Every Good Boy, on April 28th via intheclouds Records. The first single form the EP, “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” drew me in with its symphonic riffs and 60s throwback sound; I headed to their Soundcloud page to hear more, and found a treasure trove of … Read more 8 QUESTIONS WITH OWEL
Upbeat four piece indie-pop band MARSICANS (pronounced MAR-si-cans) from Leeds, England, released a brand new single called “Gone In A Second” on April 18th. Their sound often draws comparisons to bands like Mystery Jets, Arctic Monkeys, Little Comets and Vampire Weekend, and they count Bombay Bicycle Club, Paul Simon’s Graceland, Franz Ferdinand and the Beach Boys amongst their diverse … Read more 8 QUESTIONS WITH MARSICANS
Austin-based singer/songwriter Joe Pug will be performing at The High Watt in Nashville on Thursday, April 23. This March, Pug released his newest album, Windfall, a 10-song indie-folk gem that is poised to cement his reputation as one of America’s most respected young songwriters. After hundreds of shows, including stops at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and the Newport Folk … Read more PREVIEW: JOE PUG at THE HIGH WATT on 4/23/15