LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE MAGPIE SALUTE

With a rumble of southern rock guitar shaking the rafters, a hush fell over the expectant crowd at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works recently.  With one of the widest stages in town—one side filled end to end with The Magpie Salute’s array of artists, the other side lined with expectant fans—the scene was set. The Magpie…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SC MIRA

“Never been to hell and back, I can’t imagine it’s pretty,” coos Sc Mira’s Sadye Cage in the band’s recent single, “Mexico.” Lead by a voice like a White Rabbit in Wonderland that lures listeners into an unpredictable adventure, this Canadian band has the corner on cool. “A few years back. we recorded and released…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with VECTOR XING

Los Angeles-based enigmatic R&B/soul artist Vector Xing began life as a musical sort, but never dreamed he could make a career of making his own art. After graduating from Princeton, the undercover singer entered the management side of the music industry, working for the legendary Quincy Jones for several years. “I managed artists and saw…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MICHAEL FRANTI

“Sleep is the key. Wherever and whenever. I’ll throw my backpack down in the airport and catch a catnap,” laughs Michael Franti of his hectic tour schedule. Franti and his band, Spearhead, are currently in the midst of a worldwide trek across the globe on their Love Out Loud Tour, which began in June and…

PREMIERE: “STEP INTO THE LIGHT” by THE BREAK LIGHTS

New Jersey indie rockers The Break Lights, who recently landed on NPR’s radar with an impressively ear-catching Tiny Desk Concert submission, will release their self-recorded/self-produced new album, The Bright Life, on September 22nd. Today, the band reveals their latest single, “Step Into The Light,” which follows their Beatles-esque head-bobber, “Why Don’t You Call Me?,” shared…