PREVIEW: ELLE MACHO with THE ALARMS at THE HIGH WATT on 7/11/2015

Nashville indie rockers Elle Macho, comprised of David Mead, Butterfly Boucher, and Lindsay Jamieson, are playing their first show in two and a half years at The High Watt on Saturday, July 11th, and pop/rock quintet, the Alarms, featuring members of blog favorite, electro-pop band KiND, have announced that they’re opening the show! Scottish music blog INSTRUMENTAL…

REVIEW: SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS with ANTHONY D’AMATO at 3rd & LINDSLEY

Nashville’s independent radio institution, Lightning 100, hosts a weekly live musical broadcast called Nashville Sunday Night from local venue 3rd & Lindsley, also an institution around these parts, and I was lucky enough to attend last week when Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, one my of favorite bands, was featured. I can’t say this enough, and y’all…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH POST PARADISE

Nick Duarte did “the band thing” for many years, and when his band broke up, he found himself in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Taking notice of the vibrant music scene and supportive community of musicians around him rekindled his musical passions, and he decided to give “the band thing” another go.  Duarte, a fan of the cello, had…

RECAP: AVERS at EXIT/IN

I’m such a fangirl of Richmond, Virginia-based psychedelic shoegaze-y garage pop six-piece supergroup Avers; when I found out they were coming to the Music City to open for J. Roddy Walston & The Business, I jumped up and down and squealed out loud.  Believe it. The band is made of members of The Head and…

RECAP: MYYRA with TRENTON and THE NEW SCHEMATICS at THE BASEMENT EAST

Nashville indie crooner MYYRA (otherwise known as Paul Davidson) celebrated the release of his debut EP at The Basement East on June 9th.  MYRRA is garnering some big-time buzz in the blogosphere; his first single, “All About You,” premiered on Consequence of Sound’s best new music list, and landed on Indie Shuffle’s most popular tracks chart, where pop culture staple NYLON picked up…

PREVIEW: HEATHERS at QUEEN AVE ART COLLECTIVE on 6/29/15

I recently caught up with Los Angeles-based pop band Heathers, comprised of Michael Francis (guitar, vocals), Thom Lucero (bass, vocals), and Michael Wegener (drums), who are currently on tour across the country and were in NYC for a show.  The band will bring their rowdy brand of 90s-inspired guitar-driven pop music to the Music City on…

8 QUESTIONS WITH STEALING SIGNS

I recently had the chance to Skype with Nick Acton, frontman for UK alt-rock band Stealing Signs; I could tell we were going to have a good time when our conversation began like this: Me: Where are you right now? Nick: Well, how is your British geography? Me: It’s pretty poor. Nick:  My American geography is just…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH FAIRGROUND SAINTS

At the ripe old age of 19, Mason van Valin was busing tables at a hotel restaurant and decided it was time to “fish or cut bait”; either he was going to pursue music full time or he was just going to stop.  Music won.  He put a notice on Facebook that he was looking…

8 QUESTIONS WITH SAY SAY

I love it when bands transcend genres, allowing innovation and creativity to rule.  I especially enjoy the chance to make up new names for ways to describe music for you, precious readers.  Meet Los Angeles-based Say Say, comprised of Adam Reiter and Jesse Gurtis, whose blend of acoustic and electronic are a refreshing addition to the world,…

PREVIEW: YOUNG BUFFALO at THE BASEMENT EAST on 6/28/15

A whole lot of awesome has happened to Oxford, Mississippi’s indie rock outfit Young Buffalo since I last spoke with them in February; they’ve released their debut full length album, House, to great reviews (including one written by yours truly), had fun playing a round of shows at SXSW (maybe a little too much fun, there was talk of the band instigating a…