WIN FREE TICKETS to BEHOLD THE BRAVE at THE BASEMENT on 7/13/17!

Nashville-based Behold The Brave released their soul-shaking self-titled debut album on July 7th via WITHYN Records; the fuzzed-out guitar-driven stunner features Stax-insipred Southern rock, blues-tinged grit, and West Coast-style psychedelia at their finest. As vocalist and guitarist Clayton Davis explains, “We want every song to create a different vibe and feeling that adds the right…

ALBUM PREMIERE: THE DULL BLUE LIGHTS

“We acknowledge that genre exists, but have no interest in confining ourselves to being just a soul band, or a mod band, or a reggae band, and on and on,” says Todd Fausnacht, lead vocalist/guitarist of Philadelphia-based band The Dull Blue Lights. A wise speaker once said, “Once you’re through changing, you’re through,” and The Dull…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with ROSI GOLAN

It’s been said that the only constant in life is change. Some view change as a terrifying thing, others realize that without change, there is no progress. To seasoned singer/songwriter Rosi Golan, change presents an opportunity for growth; she has forged full steam ahead into the great wide open, embracing change in more ways than…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE DAYBREAKS

When I was asked to review The Daybreaks, I did what anyone does before they commit to seeing a band perform live – I checked them out on Spotify. It only took 20 seconds of listening to the first song, “The Machine,” to make me an instant fan, and for the next week I listened…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with KORBY LENKER

“I don’t sing with a twang, that’s not my thing. I’m not from the South. I just sing the way I know how,” says Nashville-based singer/songwriter Korby Lenker. The Idaho native, who spent many years in Seattle after college helming a bluegrass band, explores the acoustic pop realm with his new album, Thousand Springs, set…

MAKING AN IMPACT: GIRLS WRITE NASHVILLE

“It makes me feels so good,” sings eight-year-old Nailah, about music. The youngest participant in the Girls Write Nashville program, Nailah is already a seasoned musician who began her journey at Nashville’s ASET Academy of Performing Arts at the ripe old age of three.  Girls Write Nashville is an exciting new program in town which strives to…

ALBUM REVIEW: “METAPHYSICAL” by THE TECHNICOLORS

I feel like I spend a lot of time impatiently tapping my feet and glancing at the space on my wrist where a watch should be, waiting to be wowed these days in the midst of an atmosphere of background noise. Just when I had all but given up hope that this summer was going…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JAKE McMULLEN

“It’s the only thing that makes sense in the world,” says Jake McMullen about music; the quiet and contemplative singer/songwriter began his musical journey at the age of 10, but at 19, began to take seriously the idea of making it his life’s pursuit. “Before that, I never realized what it could do,” he adds.…

MAKING AN IMPACT: GIRLS WRITE NASHVILLE

Meet Sydney. Like so many in our community, this East Nashvillian has high hopes and songwriting aspirations–however, at the ripe old age of six years old, Sydney got started on her dreams early, and now, at 13, she is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her heroes, superstar Beyoncé and icon-in-the-making Alessia Cara. “I’ve always wanted…