“STRANGER THINGS” – NEW MUSIC from A BIG YES and a small no

Brooklyn-based band A Big Yes and a small no has fans saying yes to their newest single, “Stranger Things.” This funky, harmony-driven tune is the band’s first song from their upcoming album, Mise En Abyme, scheduled to be released April 20th vis Royal Potato Family. The song gives listeners a taste of the struggles lead vocalist Kevin Kendrick…

PREVIEW: TYPHOON at EXIT/IN on 2/3/18

“Listen. Of all the things you’re about to lose, this will be the most painful,” relays Typhoon’s Kyle Morton, in the spoken word introduction to the band’s latest release, Offerings, out January 12th via Roll Call Records. The album was an ambitious undertaking, almost two years in the making, which tackled the theme of memory…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “LOWLANDS” by SAMECITY

After their sophomore release, Afterglow, in March 2016, Nashville-based pop-rock trio Samecity has spent a relentless year and a half on the road touring across the country. Today, the band unleashes their new album, Lowlands, into the digisphere. The five-song EP features a satisfying blend of harmonies from front folks Justin Bowersox and Hannah Bowersox,…

PREVIEW: THE DEVIL MAKES THREE at MARATHON MUSIC WORKS on 2/2/18

“We have a band that is kind of without genre. People are asking us who we listen to and what we like, and we’re trying to explain it to them and it doesn’t really make much sense,” laughs Pete Bernhard of electrified Appalachia stomp-folkabilly roots trio (see, we can’t classify it either) The Devil Makes…

SONGS FOR CENTENNIAL PARK BENEFIT TO BE HELD at CITY WINERY on 2/6/18

The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, a non-profit organization aimed to promote Nashville’s Parthenon and Centennial Park, recently announced “Songs for Centennial Park,” the first of many events planned to raise funds for the park’s restoration. The show will feature performances by Matthew Perryman Jones, Andrew Ripp, Carolina Story, and Hush Kids. The…

“THE ESCAPE” – NEW MUSIC from BETWEEN KINGS

Alternative rock band, Between Kings, builds anticipation for their upcoming album with the release of its title track, “The Escape.” The album is scheduled to debut May 7th; the song gives listeners a taste of the band’s irreplaceable rock sound, which one can only hope will be heard on the new record. The encouraging lyrics…

“LOTTERY” – NEW MUSIC from JADE BIRD

British singer/songwriter Jade Bird is taking 2018 by storm with her recent heartbreak anthem, “Lottery.” With its optimistic imagery and upbeat flow, don’t let the song fool you. Sounding weirdly blissful for a breakup song, Bird talks of the losses that come with the game of love. “You used to say that love is a…

PREVIEW: DOROTHY at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/27/18

“I think it really needed to happen,” says Dorothy Martin, frontwoman of alt-rock outfit Dorothy, of the ultimatum she received from her producer, the iconic Linda Perry. Then right before a recording session for her forthcoming album, 28 Days In The Valley, out March 9th via Jay Z’s Roc Nation and Kerry Brown and Linda…

PREVIEW: DAVID RAWLINGS at THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM on 1/23/18

“It’s always nice to play in the southeast,” says David Rawlings as he watches the snow fall outside of his east Nashville home and prepares to go on tour in support of his latest album, Poor David’s Almanack. “There are a lot of people here who connect with the same music we connect with,” he…

PREVIEW: LOW CUT CONNIE at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/25/18

“We’re so excited that the cult is spreading,” declares Adam Weiner, the charismatic frontman of Philadelphia-based piano rock outfit Low Cut Connie. “We’re not one of these bands who is all of a sudden going to be on the cover of some super hip magazine or something. It’s a slow creep. What I’m most proud…