THE 2018 SAVANNAH STOPOVER LINEUP IS HERE!

Entering its eighth year as one of the Southeast’s best (and laid back) music festivals, Savannah Stopover is announcing the first wave of bands for their 2018 lineup. Regional favorites of Monreal are set to headline Saturday, March 10th at Savannah’s Ships of The Sea Museum, North Garden. The three-day festival takes place each year…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: BLITZEN TRAPPER

While some might complain about going out on a “school night,” I argue that there is always something special about catching a Sunday night concert. Blitzen Trapper at the Exit/In last Sunday was no exception—the venue packed with true fans and lovers of music, the band feeding off the crowd’s energy. For the proof behind…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “BLUE WORLD” by DELLA RAY

As a Southern girl, a real breakfast (and sometimes dinner if there is shrimp involved) includes a big, buttery bowl of grits. Any self-respecting grits aficionado will tell you that while the five-minute kind will do if you’re in a pinch, there’s nothing like the stone-ground, long-cooking kind of grits. Those are a labor of…

PREVIEW: WILD at EXIT/IN on 12/2/17

Three, some say, is the magic number–the ancient, mystic trinity. Though others might suggest that bad things also come in threes, there’s only goodness when it comes to Los Angeles-based trio WILD, and their anthemic alt-pop sound. WILD is composed of Lauren Luiz (vocals), Tyler Thompson (producer/bass), and Zach Daegatano (guitar/vocals), who all came to…

“OBSESSION” – NEW VIDEO from OK GO

Y’ALL. Pop rock outfit OK Go has released a brand new video for “Obsession,” a track from their latest record, Hungry Ghosts. In grand OK Go style, the video is wildly inventive, amazing, and totally unbelievable–and “Obsession” is what you will experience once you click “play.” Believe it. Directed by OK Go frontman Damian Kulash, Jr.…

WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE ALLAN RAYMAN at THE HIGH WATT on 11/28/17!

In these times of media over-saturation and overexposure, one man stands clear of the fray–meet, if you haven’t, Allan Rayman, whose sultry style of bluesy R&B is captivating. Apparently, he doesn’t do interviews, and he is super secretive and mysterious, so we don’t know a whole lot about him…but here’s what we’ve heard: He lived…

PREMIERE: “NOT GONNA RUN” by TONEY ROCKS

Las Vegas-based singer/songwriter Toney Rocks is a fighter. In fact, the rootsy blues man has purposely placed himself in challenging situations just so he can fight his way out of them. “I’m so used to it,” he admits. “If it’s too easy I don’t feel comfortable, which isn’t necessarily the greatest approach to have.” It…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: HAMILTON LEITHAUSER in PORTLAND!

Hamilton Leithauser is a tall drink of water. I have never stared up in such awe at a performer that my neck hurt the next day, but his performance at the Wonder Ballroom left me with a crook in my neck and a smile in my heart.  He opened with the statement, “This is the…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “REBELS” by COOPERTHEBAND

Coopertheband is a “bramily”—band/friends/family— composed of five massive music nerds with minds to rhyme and ten hot feet. This year, they released Kingdoms, their third album, which encompasses themes of love, challenges to modern life, and rebellion. Today, the Tennessee pop rockers unleash the video for album track “Rebels”; the video features the group set…

ALBUM REVIEW: “WORDS I NEVER SAID” by ELLA VOS

Ella Vos, L.A.-based pop star with big dreams and a heart of gold, has taken debut album Words I Never Said, set for release on November 17th, as an opportunity to share her soul with the world. From beginning to end, her signature style and euphonious melodies fill the album with an ethereal sound that is…