PREMIERE: “LETHONOMIA (I NEVER KNEW MY NAME)” by THE DELTA TROUBADOURS

“With the end of the world looming, why wouldn’t we do exactly what we want to do?” says Gytis Garsys, lead vocalist of The Delta Troubadours, of the band’s decision to relocate to Nashville and set their sites on conquering the world with their muscle-y brand of Southern grunge. “The feeling of playing to an…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: ERIN RAE at HEAL THE MUSIC DAY

You can always count on Nashville entertainers and music lovers to come together for a good cause. Earlier this year, Nashville’s Mayor Megan Barry proclaimed that Friday, October 20th would be Heal the Music Day to raise awareness of and provide support for the over 42,000 Nashvillians who work in the music industry who are…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DONORA

“It didn’t seem different at the time,” says Casey Hanner, vocalist for Pittsburgh-based alt-pop band Donora, who has music in her DNA. “When I was a kid, my dad was doing a lot of jingle work. He had a studio in the basement of our house, always working on music. People would come over and…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: MUTEMATH in PORTLAND!

Astounded.  That was the feeling when I left MUTEMATH’s recent show in Portland, Oregon. It has been a long time since I was truly surprised at the visual artistry of a performance, but these gentleman delivered nothing less than a stunner. I arrived at the Crystal Ballroom late, rushing through the traffic and the rain…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES

In the process of writing and recording their anticipated new album, The Soft White Sixties, makers of funky working-class soul, the band relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles. “It made us uncomfortable; you get stuck in your own ways,” explains frontman Octavio Genera. “For us, our lives pointed that way, and we were all able…

NASHVILLE’S WHISSELL RELEASES STELLAR NEW EP

Nashville-based alt-pop star Whissell has released her ferocious new self-titled EP to–unsurprisingly–rave reviews. Whissell is a favorite around here for sure; we’ve been big fans of the smoky-voiced siren since the release of her previous EP, Old Souls, Young Bodies, in January, her take on electro-blues and unique vocals a welcome reprieve from the current pop…

ALBUM REVIEW: “KEEPSAKE” by ELIZABETH and THE CATAPULT

It often seems that our dreams know more about who we are than our conscious being wants to admit.  We are often in wonder at the fantastic images that our minds assemble when reality and inhibition collide.  But in the more somber and wistful moments of sleep, the past is chronicled in grander or more…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: GLOSSARY

If you’ve never heard of Glossary, you can be forgiven for it. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based band hasn’t played a show in quite a few years, but Glossary is probably a favorite band of several of your favorite Americana bands. John Moreland is a fan. Two Cow Garage. Austin Lucas. Lucero (with whom they even shared…

PREVIEW: GRIZFOLK at THE HIGH WATT on 10/22/17

“We love Nashville, it’s one of our favorite cities,” says Adam Roth, frontman of Southern California band Grizfolk, who will perform at The High Watt on Sunday, October 22nd; Grizfolk is tearing up the highways, spreading their uniquely infectious style of electro-folk n’ roll in select cities this month. “There’s a lot more musical diversity…

PREVIEW: GOOD OLD WAR at THE HIGH WATT on 10/20/17

“When there’s creativity in the air, it breeds more creativity. We caught that wave I think, and we found each other and a sound. There’s a ton of great music coming out of this town. We’re so much more musically talented than Nashville, it’s crazy,” laughs Tim Arnold, one-third of folk rock trio Good Old…