LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE MELVINS

It was obvious that this was no regular night of the same old same old at 3rd and Lindsley.  With ladies wearing everything from combat boots to clothes suited for a job interview, guys in skinny jeans pressed in with guys dressed to tear shit up, and ages ranging from 21 to ???, the sold…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DAPHNE WILLIS

Nashville-by-way-of Chicago artist Daphne Willis is a brussels sprouts enthusiast, an avid cooker of curries, and a collector of spoons; she’s also a pop phenom whose star is seriously on the rise. The daughter of a trained singer and a record label exec, Willis caught the bug at an early age. “It was super cool…

ALBUM REVIEW: “DEADBEAT GRAFFITI” by BLACK PISTOL FIRE

If you haven’t yet heard of Black Pistol Fire, you should—but even if you haven’t, that probably won’t be true for very much longer. From their energetic festival appearances to the unexpected artistry that you hear on each new release, this Canada-bred Austin, Texas-based duo, composed of guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown and drummer Eric Owen, will…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “HOLLYWOOD” by CARVERTON

Carverton, Nashville-based purveyors of effervescent, party-infused pop rock, released their self-titled headbanger of an EP in August. Today, the band is unleashing a tongue-in-cheek new video for EP track “Hollywood.” “We wanted to shoot a porno for the music video, but our manager said that probably wasn’t a good idea,” jokes band bassist Sean Wykoski.…