SET SAIL ON THE ROCK BOAT HOSTED BY SISTER HAZEL!

For the last 17 years, iconic folk pop band Sister Hazel, who began their storied career in the early 90s, has hosted an event called The Rock Boat; essentially a maritime music festival that occurs every February, adventurous music lovers are treated to a lineup that features the best of what’s next and established artists alike…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: BIG THIEF at THE HIGH WATT

After a busy year which included the release of their appropriately-titled album, Masterpiece, last May via Saddle Creek Records, and touring with bands like Nada Surf, M. Ward, and Kevin Morby, Brooklyn-based folk rock outfit Big Thief descended on the Nashville scene recently with a performance at local haunt The High Watt. The audience was…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MIKE TAYLOR

Though Los Angeles-based pop-driven soul man Mike Taylor grew up in the poverty-stricken inner city of Philadelphia, music was plentiful in his neighborhood. “It’s a very musical city,” he recalls. “I grew up watching my dad play jazz, he plays saxophone, and I always had music around me. We had programs to keep kids busy…

SAVANNAH STOPOVER ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP!

Friends, words cannot adequately express the amazingness of the 2017 Savannah Stopover Music Festival lineup! Savannah Stopover is the most laid-back, friendliest grand-scale music event you can imagine. Last year, we had so much fun walking around historic downtown Savannah, ducking into the array of venues for shows featuring some of our most favorite and…

ALBUM REVIEW: “THE MORNING COMES” EP by BERNHOFT

“It’s good to take flight,” sings Grammy-nominated Norwegian soul maestro Bernhoft in “The Morning Comes,” the opening track of his forthcoming EP of the same name, set for release on January 20th via Big Picnic Records. With this five-song stunner, Bernhoft takes us on a journey of awakening, a coming of age of sorts. “The…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “A RACE TO END A RACE” by IAN MELLENCAMP

New York City-based artist Ian Mellencamp has his bases covered—from songwriting, audio/visual production, making art, and modeling, he does it all. “I get bored easily!” he says with a laugh. “I try to be creative in everything I do, in any way I can.” Mellencamp began his musical adventures at an early age, playing music…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with HIGH UP

“When I was a teenager, I wrote the typical 15 year old angsty songs,” laughs Omaha-based High Up frontwman Christine Fink, who received her first guitar as a Christmas gift from her sister, singer/songwriter Orenda Fink. Music fell by the wayside when the Alabama native went to college and pursued a degree in theater. An…

“SEVENTEEN” – NEW MUSIC from 3D FRIENDS

Los Angeles-based indie pop outfit  3D FRIENDS, helmed by frontman and founder Dan C. Wright, who is widely known as the creator of the theme song for MTV teen drama “Skins.” Since then Wright’s music has been featured on dozens of television shows and networks, specifically MTV, who keeps saying, “yes Dan, more of that.” Recently, 3D…

“MONEY” – NEW MUSIC from THE NEW RESPECTS

Nashville-based bluesy alt-rockers The New Respects, having recently signed with Credential Recordings, are taking 2017 by the horns with a brilliant new single, “Money.” “’Money’ was written while we were in college, when we didn’t have much,” reflects the band’s bassist Alexis Fitzgerald. “The chorus says ‘life ain’t about money,’ and that’s true; we found happiness…

“WALKING AROUND PURPOSELY” – NEW MUSIC from THE CAPTAIN’S SON

The Captain’s Son have put a unique spin on indie surf pop, combining the classic form with harmony-rich layers harmonies and good old garage rock, brilliantly showcased in the band’s new single, “Walking Around Purposely.” Comprised of Paige Byrd, Jarred Hayden, and William Hopkins, The Captain’s Son are making waves in the Southern California scene. With its catchy warm guitar melodies, laid-back vocals, and upbeat…