“FIREPROOF” – NEW MUSIC from COLEMAN HELL

Following the release of his acclaimed single “2 Heads” and self-titled EP which garnered over 100 million streams across platforms, Coleman Hell returns with new single “Fireproof”.  Released today on all digital platforms, the track was produced alongside electronic artist La+ch and will appear on his forthcoming debut album via Columbia Records.  Revered for his genre-defying fearlessness, the singer/songwriter/producer has developed…

PREMIERE: “I WANNA BE ALONE” – NEW VIDEO from ROCK EUPORA

Nashville-by-way-of-Mississippi musical artist Clayton Waller, a.k.a. Rock Eupora, has a new video for his angsty anthem “I Wanna Be Alone”, a garage and alt-rock combo with a distinct 90s sound. “The video encompasses the feeling of being overwhelmed by the amount of noise that we face day to day. Each component of the video represents a different…

“SORRY TO SAY” – NEW MUSIC from THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES

“I lost my mind/Sorry to say” begins the newest tune from San Fran’s “working-class soul” outfit The Soft White Sixties….which is kind of what I did when I found out that they had a new song out there in the digisphere!! The band has, for the moment, relocated to Los Angeles to write and record their next…

PREVIEW: FROM INDIAN LAKES at MERCY LOUNGE on 5/3/16

“I’ve always connected with dreamier, more ethereal music; even the rock bands I liked had some element of dreamy ambience to them. I’ve never really been attracted anything really abrasive; everything—the lyrics, the vocals, it has to have a sweetness to it,” explains From Indian Lakes frontman Joey Vannucchi.  “I’ve tried to perfect that vibe…

PREVIEW: NEW MADRID at THE BASEMENT EAST on 4/28/16

About a year ago, I got the chance to see psych-rockers New Madrid perform live in the Music City—there was excitement, there was entrancing music, there was charismatic stage presence.  And, there was lots of hair.   “There will be a little less this time,” says frontman Phil McGill with a laugh. The Athens-based four…

“LOUD(Y)” – NEW VIDEO from LEWIS DEL MAR

So here’s the story…. I heard this captivating song on the radio; with its simple acoustic guitar intro (that’s a tiny bit on the ominous side) that gives way to this buzzy electro-bass tone that tickled by ears, I was intrigued. Then, a buttery smooth voice sings the first line consisting of seven words, one of…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with TIM McNARY

Tim McNary is a seeker; always with a book in tow—Rainer Rilke, Beat poetry from the likes of Lawrence Ferlinghetti as of late, and facing challenges with resolve and curiosity.  After college, he ventured alone to South America, backpacked through Peru and Bolivia, eventually landing in Brazil, teaching English to children.  “I got my mom…

PREVIEW: NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE at MERCY LOUNGE on 4/28/16

“I’ve always played music, when I was a small little Bear, to a medium-sized little Bear, to a potentially full-grown little Bear…I’m still growing,” laughs Nahko Bear, leader of musical collective Nahko and Medicine For The People.  “I was farming on the Big Island before my music picked up; I actually had four jobs and…

“I DON’T WANNA KNOW” – NEW MUSIC from WEATHERS

Weathers are about to take over your whole summer before it’s even started. Four friends from Southern California making the kind of homegrown west coast indie that’s come to dominate the alt airwaves in recent years, Weathers come off like an unholy cross between The Neighbourhood and The Kooks and arrive with a bang on…

TICKET GIVEAWAY! THE SAINT JOHNS at MERCY LOUNGE on 5/6/16

Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson of The Saint Johns have the ingredient every special duo needs: chemistry. Theirs is the kind of relationship where neither finishes a sentence because the other already gets it in just a few words. It’s the kind of relationship that starts at a friend’s Taco Tuesday party in St. Augustine, Florida, in…