8 QUESTIONS with COME WIND

Ohio indie rock quintet Come Wind, who sound like a deliciously dance-y combination of Manchester Orchestra and Two Door Cinema Club, released their debut album Move in Place on November 20th. The group gives me Two Door Cinema Club vibes along with a little Mumford & Sons has previously toured with Walk the Moon and Twenty One Pilots, and plan to hit the…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE DESLONDES

“You don’t really know where you’re from ’til you leave, you know?  Living in New Orleans for the years we have, you don’t realize what all you’ve learned until you leave and do it different places,” says Missouri native Riley Downing, frontman for five-piece band The Deslondes, on their adopted hometown.  “It’s definitely got its own flavor. …

PREVIEW: DANIELLA MASON at EXIT/IN on 12/1/15

Hold onto your hats, y’all.  Nashville alt-pop songstress Daniella Mason is playing her first hometown show in over a year! The artist, who has been called an “American Ellie Goulding”, had quite a busy year–she self-released some singles that garnered major media attention, and Demi Lovato hand-selected Mason has an opener on her Neon Lights tour after discovering…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JANET DEVLIN

Irish alt-pop songstress and self-described “little emo kid”, Janet Devlin, has never been afraid to be who she is.  As a teen, she entered a singing competition to earn money to buy a drum kit to join an all-female punk band.  A friend who loved her voice bought her a video camera on the condition that she would sing…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE from THAT’S MY KID

We hung out in a garage (yes, a garage) with Murfreesboro, Tennessee’s resident blues/rock band, That’s My Kid, recently and they played a brand new song called “If I Was Your Man” just for you, beloved readers! The band has had a eventful year; they released an EP, TMK, Nashville’s bastion of independent radio, Lightning 100,…

RECAP: NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS at MERCY LOUNGE

Blue-eyed soul man and all-around force to be reckoned with Nathaniel Rateliff, and his band, The Night Sweats, descended upon the Music City recently to perform at the Mercy Lounge.  The show was sold out, which was no surprise, and the crowd, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, let the spirit of soul take them over as they worked…

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: “LOCKED UP IN MY MIND” by JOHN FATUM

John Fatum, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and percussionist for Americana band The Rad Trads, is releasing his debut album, Locked Up In My Mind, on December 11th via Dala Records.  Fatum’s debut is filled with songs that speak to love, love loss, and, of course, bank robberies.  His sound, which showcases his raspy voice and folky delivery, has been described…

EAST NASHVILLE UNDERGROUND – A MAGICAL REUNION BEGINS TONIGHT!

After 10 installments of the much-loved mini-fest, (two years on, and two years off) – the “Underground” community of bands, friends, and neighbors will reunite THIS WEEKEND for a most magical reunion! From one basement to another, East Nashville Underground – A Magical Reunion, will be held at The Basement East on Thursday, November 19th,…

VIDEO PREMIERE and EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with CONNOR LEIMER

Singer/songwriter Connor Leimer, an old soul and a tall drink of water from the Kansas suburbs, has traveled the world, written countless songs, released several EPs, has a publishing company called Like It’s June, has packed up and moved to Nashville, and recently debuted his first full length record.  Oh, and he’s only 19 years…

“MEXICO” – NEW MUSIC from SONYA KITCHELL

Two-time Grammy winner Sonya Kitchell just announced her first LP in seven years, We Come Apart, due for release on January 22nd via Rockwood Music Hall Recordings/Thirty Tigers. Kitchell has collaborated with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Joni Mitchell.  We Come Apart sees Sonya stepping into the role of producer for the first time for a record of powerful piano-infused folk fleshed out with percussion, horns, & strings. The record features a host of…