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ZAYDE WØLF’S “BEST of 2016” PICKS

It’s been an interesting year, 2016, so we thought we would enlist the help of one of our local favorites, ZAYDE WØLF, to make an interesting “Best Of” list to celebrate this interesting year. I wonder how many more times I can use the word “interesting” in this post… If you aren’t familiar with ZAYDE WØLF, the…

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NOW AVAILABLE–NASHVILLE INDIE SPOTLIGHT 2017

Need to do some last minute Christmas shopping? Look no further–popular annual compilation album Nashville Indie Spotlight 2017 is now available, y’all! The series is entering its fifth year, and continues to bring a community of artists together to highlight the incredible talent that Music City has to offer. “The first album in 2012 was inspired by…

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PREMIERE: “SHOELACES” by LYING BSTRDS

Light fixtures crashing from the ceiling. Walls forcibly rattled to dust. Windows shattering into splintery slivers. The ground quaking under your feet. Permanently affixed stankface-y snarl. Y’all, meet the music of LYING BSTRDS. Hailed as “Liverpool’s most dangerous band,” LYING BSTRDS, who, in their first year of existence, already have world travel, high-end supporting slots, and festival appearances…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SMITH & THELL

The Kingdom of Sweden, land of Vikings, delicious meatballs, and Ikea, is also home to folk-pop duo Smith & Thell, whose music is on the same earworm-y plane as bands like The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men. Members Maria Jane Smith and Victor Thell began their musical journey together when the stars aligned over…

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“ON THE RUN” – NEW ACOUSTIC EP from COREY HARPER

Raised on a steady diet of 60s/70s rock and soul music, along with newer singer/songwriter greats, Portland-based Corey Harper left college to purse his musical dreams in Southern California.  Harper settled in the artistic epicenter of Venice Beach, where he tapped into the pulse of creativity all around him to make his critically-acclaimed six-song debut EP On…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with CIVILIAN

“You should write about what you love, and what scares you. Music is an internal critique; people listen and ask ‘Is he super American or does he have a problem with the American Dream?’ or ‘Is he a Christian or is he opposed to all things religion?’ or ‘Is he in love with someone or…

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REVIEW: ANDY SHAUF at THE BASEMENT

Saskatchewan-based singer/songwriter Andy Shauf, on tour supporting the release of his latest record, The Party, out in May via ANTI- Records, packed out The Basement in the Music City recently.  Nashville’s notoriously tough music listeners gladly crammed shoulder to shoulder into the cozy, intimate space (which literally is a basement under iconic Nashville record store…

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AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE from J. MARCO

Nashville’s J. Marco made his solo debut with the release of his full-length album, Myth, in October. The album combines his love of punk and pop, as he pulls triple-duty writing, singing, and playing, fusing the genres together to create a a hard-hitting, buzzy, collection of tracks. A former member of the Nashville-based band New City Savages, Marco began…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with RED WANTING BLUE

This past year, Scott Terry, frontman of heartland rock band Red Wanting Blue, had some late-night conversations with his Grammy-nominated music-making friend Will Hoge on The Rock Boat, an annual maritime music festival, about making a record together. “We’d just gotten out of our contract with Fanatic Records and we we free agents. Will has a…

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“27 DOLLARS” – NEW VIDEO from FRONTIER RUCKUS

Detroit-based folk-pop outfit Frontier Ruckus, who will unleash their fifth album, Enter The Kingdom, on February 17th, have released the first video and single from the record, “27 Dollars.” The video depicts a pair who have apparently consciously uncoupled, as the poor guy mopes around the city sending texts to his former lady friend, who is busy at her fancy job…