Chris Cornell: July 20, 1964-May 17, 2017

The moment you become enthralled with someone’s music and relegate yourself to fandom is a moment that is hard to forget—like a jolt of emotional lightning that surges through your being and creates intense joy, inspiring admiration and worship of an artist and his or her music. It’s not always easily explained, but it is…

RECAP: MUSICIANS CORNER, 5/13/17

The warm weather is here to stay in Nashville, which means that Musicians Corner is now in full swing–the weekly spring/summer/fall free music event is one of the perks of living in Music City. The series has continuously grown and has an impressive lineup this year; with so many great artists, we had to head…

PREVIEW: RUBY THE RABBITFOOT at THE 5 SPOT

“I officially hardcore live in Nashville now, like went to the DMV to get a license plate and all of that, I’m super Nashville,” reveals Ruby the Rabbitfoot, who has also officially been hardcore touring her last album, Divorce Party, released in 2016 via Normaltown/New West Records. The eclectic pop songstress had previously been splitting…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: ATLAS GENIUS in PORTLAND!

“We love you Portland…you’re actually our favorite Portland”… as a native New Englander, I wanted to protest this statement for my beloved Mainers. However, shortly after Atlas Genius played their first song this past Tuesday at the beautiful Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon, I was actually fine with it.  This Australian sensation wooed us like…

“THE WAY I DO” – NEW VIDEO from BISHOP BRIGGS

Y’ALL. In case you haven’t heard of critically-acclaimed alternative artist Bishop Briggs–and if you haven’t, do you worry one bit, there’s no judgment allowed here…plus, it’s my job to educate the masses on today’s best tunes–she’s dropped some fantastic singles over the last year, which have found a collective home on her self-titled debut EP, out now…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SAINT MESA

Orange County, California native Danny McCook, who makes music under the moniker Saint Mesa, grew up surfing and exploring desert canyons with his father; schooled at home with his three brothers, by a saintly and extremely patient mother, McCook was afforded the opportunity to spend a lot of time exploring the world around him. “It…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with COUCHERON

Los Angeles-based Norwegian beat-making wunderkind Coucheron began his musical journey in, of all places, the kitchen. “I started out as a kitchen drummer—strictly pots, pans, and the occasional kettle as a kid, until I discovered Iron Maiden,” Coucheron says with a laugh. “My brother and I started playing along to heavy metal songs when we were six…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: ANNA WISE at EXIT/IN

Where an album allows the artist to distill and refine, a concert embraces personal essence.  Sure, the videos and recordings of Anna Wise showcase her stunning voice, but after seeing her recent show at Nashville’s Exit/In, I was left in awe of her artistic vision. In concert, Wise is a bit of a mystery.  Without…

PREVIEW: RUTH B. at 12TH & PORTER on 5/14/17

“Neverland is home to lost boys like me, and lost boys like me are free,” sings Ruth B. in “Lost Boy,” the first song she ever wrote, and one which sits right in the middle of her brand new album, Safe Haven, released via  Sony/Columbia Records on May 5th. A couple of years ago, Ruth…

PREMIERE: “THE MIRAGE (WAKING UP WITH YOU)” by HEATHER BOND

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Heather Bond, who co-fronts The Daybreaks, has been a fixture in the Nashville music scene for almost a decade. Now, the multi-faceted Bond is releasing a brand new single, “The Mirage (Waking Up With You),” and its accompanying music video. “I wrote this song with Viktor Krauss in his home studio, which is…