PREVIEW: MARGARET GLASPY at THE BASEMENT EAST on 4/1/18

“I come from a musical family, my parents both play, my sister and brother do also, so it came naturally. I started playing fiddle and guitar as a kid. I came into my own as a songwriter in high school. The rest is history,” declares New York-based alt-rocker Margaret Glaspy of her musical upbringing. She…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: TWO FEET

I am supposed to tell you how much the show sucked and how the fans hated it. At least those were the on-stage marching orders and expectations pronounced by Bill Dess, the artist behind the soul-pop project Two Feet. Dess was dedicating his first Nashville concert to his fans and he wanted to make it…

UNSIGNED ONLY IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE SONGWRITING COMPETITION

Are you an independent, unsigned musician looking to get more exposure and experience? Then look no further than the 2018 Unsigned Only Music Competition! Started with the intention of providing an equal playing field for unsigned artists, Unsigned Only is not your average songwriting competition. Excluding musicians who already have a label or other major…

ALBUM REVIEW: “HAZE” by THE SHACKS

“I can’t avoid the haze,” sings The Shacks’ Shannon Wise in the opening track of the band’s new record, Haze, as her breathy voice emanates with tender nonchalance. It’s as if she is leaning forward to share a secret—a not-so-well-kept secret, as Wise and bandmate Max Shrager have been setting the scene ablaze since their…

“SHATTERING GLASS” – NEW VIDEO from BROOKE ALEXX

Nashville’s very own powerhouse pop singer Brooke Alexx is shattering gender norms with her new single, “Shattering Glass.” It’s the newest female empowerment anthem and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Gender equality seems to be a hot topic these days, especially during the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and “Shattering…

PREMIERE: “GIANTS” by COVENHOVEN

It’s a gray and stormy day here in Nashville; there’s something special about rainy days, something that leads to reflection and contemplation as if the rain makes us slow down, quiet our minds, and look at the world in a different way, even if only for a few moments. Colorado folkster Joel Van Horne, who…

ALBUM REVIEW: “THE UNIVERSE IN YOU” by THE LONELY BISCUITS

The Lonely Biscuits are no stranger to funky guitar riffs, quirky love songs and Napoleon Dynamite vibes. The Universe in You, the indie-rock band’s latest album, is no exception to these characteristics. With its upcoming March 30th release, you’re going to want to crank this one up for the upcoming sunshine and warm weather. The…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

It’s no secret that They Might Be Giants put on an unparalleled performance–rowdy, ravenous and raucous fans packed the Crystal Ballroom to see their beloved band whose songs are so deeply embedded into their psyche it was hard to tell where the band started and fans ended. Established in 1982, TMBG, as they are affectionately known,…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: LUCY ROSE

If you want to melt into your seat at a concert, Lucy Rose can make that happen. The British singer/songwriter slid on stage and right into our collective heart at her recent show in Portland, wowing us with her beautiful vocals. Her partly acoustic set showcased her hauntingly sweet lyrics and her strength as a songwriter, taking us on…

PREVIEW: LUCY ROSE at THE BASEMENT EAST on 3/19/18

“I played The Ryman before with City and Colour, and Dallas Green has this array of amazing pedals with him,” recalls London-based singer/songwriter Lucy Rose. “I was drooling over this tremolo pedal of his, and I was going to have to save up for that for a long ass time,” she laughs. “At the end…