East of 8th Mempho 2019 Day 2

A Look Back At Day 2 of the 2019 Mempho Music Festival

After a non-stop concert schedule on the first day of the 2019 Mempho Music Festival, Sunday allowed more time to take in the scene.  From local craft beer to artists painting on large canvases, the festival offered a taste of Memphis.  With an ice-cold Meddlesome Brewing IPA in hand and a thorough lap of the…

PREMIERE: “MOONLIGHT” by JARON UTT

From the moment we’re able to comprehend the world around us, we’re barraged with the idea that “things” will bring us happiness, peace, contentment, and relationship success. While our hearts may know this isn’t true, it can take a while for our heads to get the message that materialism isn’t the answer. Chattanooga, Tennessee-based multi-instrumentalist…

Thunderpussy Show Review

Throwback Thursday: Thunderpussy at The High Watt

It’s no secret that the current rock scene is plagued by dilution. The word “rock” always comes with a qualifier: indie rock, pop rock, electro rock—all great, but not rock. Fortunately, there are a few bands that still hold the rock banner high and fight for your right to hear thundering guitar riffs, driving bass…

New Music Friday!

It’s been busy around these parts lately, so we’re a tad behind when it comes to posting the newest releases. Don’t judge us. Anyhoo, here are a few tracks and videos out recently that we’re a-diggin’. Check ’em out: “PICTURE IN A FRAME” – JEN STARSINIC Nashville singer/songwriter and professional fiddler Jen Starsinic picks up…

8 QUESTIONS with SOUTHERN AVENUE

When it comes to showcasing the absolute best of what modern Southern-bred soul has to offer, one needs to look no further than Memphis-based outfit Southern Avenue. Comprised of award-winning blues guitarist Ori Naftaly, otherwordly vocalist Tierinii Jackson, funktastic drummer Tikyra “TK” Jackson, Beale Street fixture Jeremy Powell tearing up the keys, and Evan Sarver…

PREMIERE: “SEE IN COLOR” by BEN STRAWN

We all make mistakes. However, if we only focus on what’s happened in the past, we’ll definitely miss the present; we can’t successfully move forward if we’re only looking back. With “See In Color,” the first single from his forthcoming debut album, Chattanooga, Tennessee-based singer/songwriter Ben Strawn examines struggling with past mistakes and choosing to…

PREMIERE: “CHEERIOS & CHOCOLATE MILK” by THEO KANDEL

Nostalgia has been described as a file that removes the rough edges from our memories. But, we don’t mind having some of our memories smoothed out by the passage of time, and that’s why we dig “Cheerios & Chocolate Milk,” the new single from Nashville-based artist Theo Kandel. “I wrote this song with nostalgia in…

PREVIEW: LOWEN at ANALOG on 10/26/19

“I was living in Florida and playing music, and burned myself out very quickly. I was feeling uninspired and without purpose,” says Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lowen, who had gone through a horrendous breakup, started a new relationship, and found herself at a crossroads, trying to find meaning in life outside of music. Lowen, and the person…

8 QUESTIONS with WILDERADO

Los Angeles-based Tulsa-formed folk-rock foursome Wilderado, comprised of Max Rainer (guitar/vocals), Tyler Wimpee (guitar/vocals), Justin Kila (drums), and Colton Dearing (bass), have released a series of EPs over the last few years which have garnered millions of streams and much love from the digisphere. The band unveiled their latest single “Surefire” this summer, a wide-open…