ALBUM REVIEW: “THE JOURNEY VOL. 1” by 5j BARROW

“Let me pull you closer to me, as we waltz ‘round the room,” sings 5j Barrow’s Jason Hite, in the opening verse of “Seagreen Dress,” the  first song on their forthcoming EP, The Journey Vol. 1. His beautiful tenor ebbs and flows with the pulsating strums of the accompanying acoustic guitar—and then in an unexpected…

WIN TICKETS TO SEE MAX FROST at THE HIGH WATT on 10/5/17!!!

Atlantic Records’ own Max Frost is currently on a nationwide tour which will bring him to Nashville to headline at The High Watt on October 5th, y’all! He finished a smashing 2016, which saw the release of his addictive single “Adderall,” which racked up millions of Spotify streams. Frost, who has spent the last couple of years…

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…

PREVIEW: FIONA SILVER at THE 5 SPOT TONIGHT!

Fiona Silver, New York City’s own sassy, multifaceted spitfire, is back in Nashville TONIGHT at The 5 Spot’s $2 Tuesdays hosted by Derek Hoke. We love her alluring brand of reverb-y rock n’ roll, and we know you will too. In case you missed it, we had the chance to catch up this summer over a…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE from THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN

“There’s gonna be some pain in your life, that’s for sure,” begins “Pain,” a keyboard-heavy strut-tastic tune from TX Jelly, the glorious new album from Lonestar collective The Texas Gentleman. With their new album, released last week via New West Records, the perennial backing band has stepped squarely into center stage with TX Jelly, and we…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: “DEAD STARS” by JASON HEATH AND THE GREEDY SOULS

Los Angeles-based roots rock outfit Jason Heath And The Greedy Souls will release a new album, But There’s Nowhere To Go, on October 13th via Industrial Amusement. As many other artists creating their work inspired by the circumstances in which they find themselves, the band wrote the bulk of their new album in the aftermath of…

WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE SAN FERMIN at EXIT/IN on 9/28/17!!

For San Fermin frontman and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone, their third studio album Belong is a major game-changer.  “In the past I’d usually write through characters from books or movies, as a way to try to distance myself from what I was writing about,” says the Brooklyn-based artist. “As I’ve become more confident as a songwriter, I…

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.…