“POWERFUL OWL” – NEW ALBUM from BELLE MINERS

Canadian/Australian trio Belle Miners released their debut album Powerful Owl on November 3rd and announced a string of tour dates in Australia in January 2018. The album was made while travelling and performing in Australia, and produced by JUNO award-winner Joby Baker at Baker Studios in British Columbia, Canada. Life-long friends, Canadian musicians Felicia Harding and…

PREMIERE: “ANYONE” by WIDESPELL

The legendary Stevie Wonder once said, “Just because a record has a groove don’t make it in the groove.” So true, isn’t it? Admittedly, we’ve been in need of something different around here, something that stands out and demands a listen. Beloved readers, if you’re tired of the noisy sameness of today’s musical landscape, give…

PREVIEW: JD McPHERSON at THE BASEMENT EAST on 11/18/17

“Check, check, and check, Check all those boxes,” reveals Nashville’s JD McPherson when asked about the pressures he faced when making his new record, Undivided Heart & Soul, out now via New West Records. “I’m a compulsive worrier,” he admits. “I’m confident in my taste, and I have, at the same time, this incredibly crippling…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DANIELLA MASON

“I was a misfit growing up, a quirky gal,” laughs Nashville pop star-on-the-rise Daniella Mason. The child of missionary parents, Mason spent her adolescence in Mexico and Guatemala before moving to Texas for high school, where she says she had “the proper Friday Night Lights experience. “I think I had trouble finding a place stateside…

“THROW OURSELVES IN” – NEW MUSIC from MARSICANS

British pop rockers Marsicans have gone full-tilt boogie on their new track, “Throw Ourselves In,” a favorite from the band’s numerous live shows. This joyously anthemic fist-pumper pays tribute to relationship-centric FOMO with fuzzed out guitar licks, raucous rhythms, and general pandemonium. Stepping it up with every release, the band, a favorite at Eo8, combines their infectious carefree…

PREVIEW: AARON ESPE at THE BASEMENT on 11/13/2017

“I needed to get out of Nashville for a second,” reveals singer/songwriter Aaron Espe, who recorded his latest album, Passages, with producer Brian Joseph in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. “If you’ve been here a while, anytime you go out of Nashville you realize that music isn’t 24-7 for everybody else. Music maintains some level of magic…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SUR

People say they want to save the world, but few are trying to do it quite like Los Angeles-based pop-tinged electro-blues man Zack Arnett, who is making his statement under the moniker SUR. “I started as a graffiti writer, I was an emcee in the hip hop culture. I was making beats and rapping over…

5 LOS ANGELES BANDS THAT CHANGED MUSIC FOREVER

Los Angeles is considered one of the most important and influential music cities in the world. Some of the music industry’s biggest names started in LA before achieving global success. In this post we look at five bands that came from the City of Angels and changed music forever. METALLICA https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/Metallica_London_2008-09-15_Kirk_and_James.jpg/1024px-Metallica_London_2008-09-15_Kirk_and_James.jpg (By Kreepin Deth –…

PREMIERE: “ME WITHOUT YOU” by KATIE HERZIG

Holidays are approaching. Families will converge, and inevitably, personalities will clash. Opinions will rub and create friction. Sometimes, it takes the experience of loss for us to realize that we would gladly endure those stress-inducing situations for one more moment with a loved one. Sometimes, thankfully, we have helpful reminders to keep us on track…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: LETTUCE in RALEIGH!

Lettuce continues to lead a groove funk revival with their evolved, 70s-infused acid jazz sound; camaraderie between bandmates flows out to the crowd through every note, creating a synchronicity with their fans.  The six-piece group was fresh off two sets at Suwannee Hulaween in Florida where they debuted several new songs, and it was apparent…