8 QUESTIONS with MIKE DIGNAM

English singer-songwriter Mike Dignam, who has supported acts like American Authors on sell-out UK tours, has been writing, recording and touring his own music for the past five years.  He’ll release his debut album, Fight To Forgive, October 16th, and was kind enough to answer some questions for us about the making of the album.  Read on to…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MIDNIGHT MANTICS

Writer/vocalist Adam McCants and producer/multi-instrumentalist Stacy Hogan, also known as Nashville-based synth-pop duo Midnight Mantics, are unleashing their debut LP Mixtape Vol. 1, an undeniable nod to the 80s mixed with the ambient vibes of chill wave on Friday, September 4th.  Be prepared–listening to this album will send you “Back To The Future” and before you realize it, you’ll…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with TANYA MONTANA COE

Tanya Montana Coe, namesake of Tanya Tucker and the daughter of country outlaw legend David Allen Coe, left a secure career in the corporate world to pursue music.  It’s an interesting narrative to say the least, yet my first assessment would barely scratch the surface of her story. Coe’s dream was to move to California and attend fashion…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FROM THE NEW SCHEMATICS

We had some quality hang time with Nashville alt-rockers The New Schematics not too long ago, who performed their new single “The Breakdown” for us, the second single from their debut EP due for release on October 2nd.  What began as a bromance between Cory Bishop (vocals) and Michael Bare (bass), has become a rock…

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT AND NEW VIDEOS FROM NOTHING BUT THIEVES!

London’s finest, and my newest band crush, Nothing But Thieves, has announced they will release their self-titled debut album on October 16th via Sony Music, featuring singles “Trip Switch” and “Wake Up Call”. The album will be available in both standard version and deluxe (with four bonus tracks) and a September 11th pre-order includes a free download of…

PREVIEW: RAYLAND BAXTER ALBUM RELEASE at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 8/30/15

Nashville troubadour Rayland Baxter recently released his sophomore LP Imaginary Man, the follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut, 2012’s feathers & fishHooks, and will be celebrating the release at 3rd & Lindsley in the Music City on Sunday, August 30th.  Of his new album Baxter has said, “To me, Imaginary Man is an audible record of my journey down the bright blue river of imagination. It…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with ANTHONY D’AMATO

If you follow this blog (and if you don’t, you really should), you know I’m a strong proponent of going to shows early enough to see the openers…you never know the treasures that await you!  Case in point..I first saw folk n’ roller Anthony D’Amato when he opened for one of my favorite bands, Sister Sparrow…

PREVIEW: PONY BOY ALBUM RELEASE at THE BASEMENT on 8/29/15

Singer/songwriter Marchelle Brandanini, a.k.a. Pony Boy, grew up in a town in northern California called Vacaville, a name which literally means “Cow Town.” Her hometown was small, but close enough to San Francisco that she could study classical music and opera.  One day, she heard the raspy roar of Janis Joplin, thought “Wow! I want to…

RECAP: LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW with CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS at THE MERCY LOUNGE

Folk-rock four piece Langhorne Slim & The Law, is currently on a nationwide tour–which has included stops at the Newport Folk Festival, CBS This Morning, and the Conan O’Brien show, no big deal–to support the release of their sophomore album, “The Spirit Moves,”  an effervescent collection of his now-signature, cinematic, joyful noise, rooted in folk, soul,…

“WE WILL ALL BE CHANGED”– NEW MUSIC FROM SERYN

Today Nashville-based folk-rockers (and blog favorite) SERYN are releasing a brand new single, “We Will All Be Changed”; the release follows quickly on the heels of the group’s acclaimed sophomore album Shadow Shows.  Fans who have been following the band will recognize the song from the band’s debut album This Is Where We Are.  ‘”We Will All Be Changed’” is…