8 QUESTIONS with BIG WHITE

Oh Australia, you’ve done it again.  Just when I thought there couldn’t possibly be any more delightfully dance-tastic tunes from one more swoon-worthy group of musicians housed within your quirky continental borders, you give us New Wave dance-pop darlings Big White and their scrumptiously-crafted album Teenage Dreams.  Sigh. East of 8th:  You met when you moved in together,…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PILOT ROUGE

Nashville four piece alt-rock band Pilot Rouge, comprised of Kevin Terry (Guitars/Strings/Vocals), Niels Michael (Bass/Vocals), Allison Louise (Keys/Vocals), Nathan Phelps (Guitars/Vocals), and Josh Kleppin (Drums), is currently on tour supporting their latest release, a shimmering 5-song self-released EP called Legends that is all things indie in the most delicious way. While Pilot Rouge in its current incarnation…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: “CONTINGENCY THEORY” by MOUNTAINS LIKE WAX

Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based indie rock outfit Mountains Like Wax, comprised of Mitchell Taylor (vocals, guitar), Samuel Katz (guitar), and Preston Vaughn (drums), will self-release their phenomenal debut EP, Tetraology, on November 6th.  The first single from the four-song record, “Contingency Theory”, features Taylor’s emotive tenor against the backdrop of Katz’s searing guitar work and Vaughn’s rhythmic anchor behind…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE JAG

Once named one of Paste magazine’s 12 Mississippi Bands You Should Listen To, The JAG left Jackson, Mississippi, and relocated to the Music city a few years ago.  “Being a musician, it’s hard to support the lifestyle in Mississippi, some people can make it work, but we definitely couldn’t do it.  When you grow up in…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with B R U N S

After the breakup of his band, Churchill, in 2013, Tim Bruns decided to take a break from music for a while.  He spent time with his family in Ohio, mowed lawns, and worked as a maintenance man; even so, during this self-imposed hiatus, Bruns continued to write: “One of my favorite songwriters once said that…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FROM ANTHONY D’AMATO

Modern folk maestro Anthony D’Amato has been tearing up the highways touring in support of his brilliant album The Shipwreck From the Shore, his first with label New West Records.  If you haven’t seen him perform live yet, you’re in luck–he’s still got plenty of dates left, and he’ll probably be in a town near you…

PREVIEW: HEMMING at THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM on 10/27/15

Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Candice Martello started playing guitar at age 9, and wrote her first song at age 13; “It was probably about hating the popular kids in middle school, some angsty punk song about feeling awkward.” She’d made her way through a succession of bands in various genres–indie, experimental, punk–when she got a call that…

8 QUESTIONS with THE LONDON SOULS

Tash Neal and Chris St. Hilaire, a.k.a. The London Souls, a Brooklyn-based rock n’ roll duo possessing explosive talent and envy-inducing hair, are currently on tour playing sold out shows to sold out crowds.  Their sophomore album, Here Come The Girls, is tangible proof that this hard-working pair won’t let anything stop them from doing what they’re…