RECAP: DARLINGSIDE at CITY WINERY

Gathered together around a microphone or two, Darlingside, masters of vocal harmonies and conquerors of all things stringed, dazzled and delighted a rapt City Winery audience; currently on tour with Mexo-Americana group David Wax Museum, the busy Boston folk quartet brought “more Doug” to the Music City.  Friend and new Nashvillian, Americana songstress Caitlin Canty, joined the group onstage for a…

PREVIEW: NICOLE ATKINS at THE HIGH WATT on 4/30/16

“I keep wanting to call myself The Blue-Eyed Goombah because I’m a Sicilian that makes dark-edged psychedelic soul,” says internationally acclaimed veteran songstress Nicole Atkins with a laugh.  “When people think of blue-eyed soul, they think of music that’s very white and measured, and my music is everything but.” The singer, who is working on…

PREVIEW: SHIVERY SHAKES ARE HEADED TO NASHVILLE on 4/28/16!

Purveyors of surfy-sunshine, Austin-based four piece Shivery Shakes, will be stopping by the Music City for a show at Little Lights with local new wavers Wildfront. “It’s been about a year since we’ve been out, it was time to hit the road again.  We’re glad we’re finally going to make it back to Nashville!” says…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MASZER

Being a child of the 90s, I came of age wearing combat boots and flannel while wielding a 5-disc CD changer brimming with Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, and Dinosaur, Jr.; there was a special place in my musical heart reserved for those dark and emotive female-fronted grunge bands like Garbage and Veruca Salt, and the…

“AMERIKA” – NEW MUSIC from YOUNG THE GIANT

Young The Giant have shared “Amerika” from their upcoming album Home Of The Strange which will be out August 12th through Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records.  This is splendid news for YTG superfans across the globe, yours truly included.  I may or may not have squealed out loud.  Don’t judge. The wildly adventurous Home Of The Strange, the band’s…

STREAM “EUGENIA” – NEW EP from DARLA AND THE BLONDE

Encompassing the seductive glamour of goth, the catchy harmonics of pop, the experimentalism of prog-rock, and the narrative traditions of folk, Darla And The Blonde are a broad-based five-piece who craft their influences into a bold and distinctive brand of dramatic indie-rock.  Formed in East London by chief songwriter Nina Lovelace (rhythm guitar and backing…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: LISSIE at 3RD & LINDSLEY

A sizable crowd had amassed at 3rd & Lindsley to see Lissie, who is currently touring in support of her newest album, My Wild West, out in February via Lionboy Records and Thirty Tigers. Lissie supporter Robert from Paducah, Kentucky graciously invited us to share a table with him; “What do you enjoy about her…

PREVIEW: UP THE CHAIN in NASHVILLE THIS WEEKEND!

  Up The Chain,  a super tight jam rock outfit from the City of Brotherly Love, released their latest LP, The Prison Break, in March, and even features the guitar stylings of fellow Philly native Dan Schwartz of Good Old War. The band’s bolder, more unfettered sound can be attributed to its new form as a quartet with…

PREMIERE: “PERIOD OF MAXIMUM EXCITABILITY” by HUMAN BUOY

Perth psych-rocker Ben McDonald, frontman of experimental band Human Buoy, cites influences ranging from David Bowie to Beck and MGMT–Human Buoy’s own eclectic tunes are truly genre-bending, a fine example of which is brand new single “Period of Maximum Excitability”. Written in a hotel in Amsterdam, “Excitability” was inspired by a documentary about the collective…

#tbt: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with FAMILY AND FRIENDS

My chat with Athens-based folk-rock tribe Family and Friends at Savannah Stopover was like watching an improv comedy ping pong match best held around a circular table: Me: What would you like my beloved readers to know about Family and Friends? Tuna: Well, I am a Capricorn, 6’2”, muscular build. Mike: You also have a girlfriend.…