LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE NEW RESPECTS

The holidays are always a time of hope and optimism, even if the holiday is the not so traditional, like Nashville’s much-loved Festivus (a holiday inspired by the TV series Seinfeld).   Last Friday, Nashville indie-rock radio station Lightning 100 partnered with Marathon Music Works to raise money and collect donated toys for the Salvation Army…

PREMIERE: “CRAVE YOUR LIGHT” by MONICA MOSER

Even in the midst of the commercial hustle and bustle, the holidays can be a time of reflection and remembrance. With an entire year behind us, there’s a certain melancholy that arrives, a mixture of sadness and anticipation—because with another year just ahead, the possibilities are endless. Nashville-based singer/songwriter Monica Moser beautifully captures this sentiment…

“FORGET ME” – NEW VIDEO from BORN RUFFIANS

The death of rock icon David Bowie has affected the world in so many ways, and many artists have been inspired to pay tribute, reflect, and share insight through their work. Toronto-based band Born Ruffians have recently unleashed “Forget Me,” their new video that stars frontperson Luke Lalonde, who wrote the song on the day Bowie died. “What…

“JUST FOR A BETTER VIEW” – NEW MUSIC from SILVERBACKS

Irish alt-rockers Silverbacks are ending 2017 with a bang—their recent single, “Just For A Better View,” which follows this summer’s Fat Moon EP, shows off the band’s Strokes-esque off-kilter rowdiness. The song touches on topics of gentrification and classism in large cities, which is something with which the entire world can identify. Give it a…

PREVIEW: MOLLY PARDEN at MERCY LOUNGE on 12/8/17

“Why on earth would I do that?” recalls Molly Parden of her initial reaction to the suggestion that she write songs several years ago. “There are already so many songs out there! So typical of the middle child—‘Why would anything I do matter?’” she laughs. Parden, who grew up with six sisters and two brothers,…