WHAT WERE YOUR SONGS OF SUMMER?

Summer is quickly coming to an end, which is sad for some, and sweet relief for people like me who get sunburned while driving for five minutes with the tinted windows tightly shut.  Even so, sun-lovers and sun-shunners alike can reflect on summers well-spent.  For me, nothing solidifies and brings back memories like music does.  Each summer of my life has had its own soundtrack; I distinctly remember attending my sorority’s Bid Day party the year I pledged and hearing “Hooch” by Everything, or driving around with the windows rolled down singing “Wide Open Spaces” by The Dixie Chicks at the top of my lungs  while on summer break from college.  Last summer, I devoured all things Imagine Dragons, and had Lovers by The Royalty on constant repeat; the song “Won’t Be Long” struck such a nerve that I would listen to it and “ugly-girl” cry at the drop of a hat.

Dan Reynolds playing a suspended drum
Dan Reynolds playing a suspended drum

This summer I have all but worn out The Joy Of Painting‘s Tender Age (which warranted its own blog post back in June), as well as Wild Child‘s Pillow Talk (which I wrote about in the post about the Outside City Limits Tour, also in June).  The best concerts I attended this summer had to be, hands down, Imagine Dragons, where I enjoyed watching frontman Dan Reynolds hang in mid-air and play a huge drum suspended from the ceiling of the venue, and where I was introduced to a new band I really enjoy, opening act Terraplane Sun.  I also had the gold medal experience of witnessing my favorite band of all time, The Killers, light up the Grand Ole Opry.

The Killers at the Grand Ole Opry
The Killers at the Grand Ole Opry

So, I want to know, what were your songs of summer?  Leave a comment, introduce us to your songs and tell us your story….

THE INDIE EXTRAVAGANZA PLAYLIST

I created a playlist a while back called Indie Extravaganza….I add to it and edit it frequently, and you can access and follow it by clicking here.  Enjoy!

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JOSEPHINE AND THE WILDFRONT

I had the opportunity recently to sit down with Josephine Moore, Krista Glover, and Preston Vaughn, otherwise known as Murfreesboro indie rock band, and The Deli Magazine’s Nashville current Artist of the Month, Josephine and The Wildfront.  The trio met while members of another local band, Holy Coast, and became their current incarnation earlier this year.  Since joining … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JOSEPHINE AND THE WILDFRONT

THE EAST OF 8TH DOG DAYS OF SUMMER PLAYLIST

The Dog Days of Summer: the period of time falling between late July and late August, characterized by sultry temperatures, sweltering humidity, and the sound of cicadas.  This playlist of oldies and newbies provides a soundtrack for these upcoming days, whether you are lazing on your deck or driving around with your windows rolled down. … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH DOG DAYS OF SUMMER PLAYLIST

OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS, THE HIGH WATT 06/18/13

The Outside City Limits Tour came to the Music City recently and made a pit stop at The High Watt; I got tickets as soon I got wind of this, because this girl was on a mission to see Alejandro Rose-Garcia, otherwise known as Shakey Graves.  Not only did I (along with two of my … Read more OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS, THE HIGH WATT 06/18/13

THE JOY OF PAINTING, GRIMEY’S IN-STORE 06/08/13

It all began with a Twitter follow….a band called The Joy of Painting started following me on Twitter; it piqued my curiosity, so I clicked “follow” and looked them up.  Strangely enough, that very same day, it seemed like everyone I talked to had some sort of connection with someone in the band.  I then … Read more THE JOY OF PAINTING, GRIMEY’S IN-STORE 06/08/13

THE EAST of 8TH EARLY JUNE PRE-SUMMER PLAYLIST

It’s not technically summer yet, and there is a lot of June left, so here are ten must-haves that should be on your Early June Pre-Summer Playlist: 1. The Game Is Changing Us by Hands 2. Dreaming by Smallpools 3. Lock Your Heart Down by Churchill 4. Royals by Lorde 5. Good Mood by The Joy of Painting 6. Cold Water by Lulu & the … Read more THE EAST of 8TH EARLY JUNE PRE-SUMMER PLAYLIST

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with COLONY HOUSE (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CALEB)

I was at one of my favorite venues, the Mercy Lounge, the other night for a show; a band called CALEB was opening for Youngblood Hawke of “We Come Running” fame, and I was thrilled to have the chance to sit down with them and get to know them a little before the show started.  … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with COLONY HOUSE (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CALEB)

COMMUNION NASHVILLE AT THE BASEMENT….A Retrospective

I was visiting Grimey’s in December, and while browsing, I was entranced by the record that was playing in the store.  I stopped what I was doing to listen for a moment, and decided that I needed more of this band in my life.  The band is Tennis, and I have been an avid listener … Read more COMMUNION NASHVILLE AT THE BASEMENT….A Retrospective

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