AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MANSELL

“We are three friends who grew up together playing music; when we decided we wanted it to be more of an expression and documentation of our lives, it became Mansell,” says Holden Fincher, vocalist and guitarist of the Atlanta-based indie rock outfit, who released their debut album, Mantra, on November 11th. “Both of my parents…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: WARPAINT at 3rd & LINDSLEY

The crowd went absolutely wild when Los Angeles-based dreampop rockers Warpaint took the darkened 3rd & Lindsley stage. The fabulous female foursome began their set with “Bees”, from their first full length album, 2010’s The Fool, and moved swiftly into “Heads Up”, the ethereal groover and title track from their latest release, out in October.…

ALBUM REVIEW: “THE BOY WHO DIED WOLF” by HIGHLY SUSPECT

Their name is Highly Suspect, but their work is anything but. The band has followed up their first major release, the critically-acclaimed and Grammy-nominated Mister Asylum, with an exceptional, genre-bending, right hook to the ears—The Boy Who Died Wolf. Recorded outside the confines of their New York comfort zone in Bogotá, Colombia, the audacious and…

PREVIEW: TWIN LIMB at THE RYMAN on 11/23/16

Louisville-based dreamy indie rock trio Twin Limb has recently hit the road with fellow Louisvillian music-maker Jim James, a tour that will bring them to the Ryman Auditorium to perform for the first time. “We’re opening for Jim, and then we’re playing in his band,” says Twin Limb’s Lacey Guthrie. “I never imagined I’d walk into…

#FBF: PILGRIMAGE FESTVAL, DAY 2

Day two of the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Arts Festival felt like it was crafted especially for the Americana enthusiasts, like myself, and making it to all the shows I wanted to catch felt like quite a daunting task. Anderson East kicked off the day with a rip-roaring set on the main stage. The soulful, gospel-tinged rocker took…

ALBUM REVIEW: “NATURAL” by GUTHRIE BROWN

“It’s natural”, declares Nashville’s Guthrie Brown, in “Natural”, the aptly-titled title track of his new EP; Brown, whose previous work was more on the “folk” side of folk rock, has taken his sound in a new electric direction, and it just seems, well, natural. At five songs strong, Natural explores everything sonically from dance-y indie pop to…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE BROCKS

Utah has seemingly become a hotbed for nurturing huge pop bands like Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, and soon-to-be-icons like The Moth & The Flame—is there something in water? “I don’t really know for sure,” laughs Christian Darais, drummer of up-and-coming Utah-based electro-pop band The Brocks. “There’s some seriously awesome stuff coming out of here.” The…

REVIEW: BLUE HEALER at THE BASEMENT

Pop rock trio Blue Healer brought their smooth synth-y vibes to The Basement recently, on tour supporting their self-titled album released in September via Nine Mile Records.  Mixing shimmery guitar tones and synth melodies, their style is a breath of fresh air, and not typical of what you might imagine the Austin music scene might produce. Their…

PREVIEW: THE HUNNA at MERCY LOUNGE on 11/20/16

Once upon a time, musical friends from Hertfordshire who met in college, Ryan Potter (“Valentino”), Dan Dorney (“Bandana Dan”), Jermaine Angin (“Prince Jamma”), and Jack Metcalfe (“IK”), decided to leave their respective bands and join force to form alt-rock outfit The Hunna. “We got together and started jamming,” says drummer Metcalfe. “It just worked.” That might…

JESSIE BAYLIN & THE WATSON TWINS TO PERFORM BENEFIT FOR SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

Miller Made Music and Jessie Baylin, with additional support from LabelLive and Lightning 100, have come together in support of Baylin’s December 7th show at The Basement East in Nashville to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank, a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to feed the hungry and work to solve hunger issues in our community.…