PREVIEW: POLYENSO at THE END on 5/15/16

Experimental indie-electro trio Polyenso, is on tour supporting the release of their latest album, Pure In The Plastic; this summer marks the band’s first foray into the major festival market, with an appearance planned for this weekend at Shaky Knees in Atlanta, and will end the tour’s run with a performance at Bonnaroo in June.…

PREVIEW: HOP ALONG at EXIT/IN on 5/17/16

Philadelphia’s Hop Along, riding the wave of acclaim from their latest release, Painted Shut, out last year via Saddle Creek, are currently on a co-headlining tour with Boston rockers Speedy Ortiz—together, a fiery combination of raw talent and verve that should not be missed. Painted Shut is ten songs of shimmering, straight-up, alternative rock n’…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: NAHKO & MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE at MERCY LOUNGE

It felt like I was attending a serious hot yoga session last week, as a sold-out and sweaty crowd, a.k.a. The Tribe,  pushed its way into every nook and cranny of the humid Mercy Lounge to see Nahko & Medicine For The People.  I wasn’t exactly sure how this was all going to pan out—I…

“FIREPROOF” – NEW MUSIC from COLEMAN HELL

Following the release of his acclaimed single “2 Heads” and self-titled EP which garnered over 100 million streams across platforms, Coleman Hell returns with new single “Fireproof”.  Released today on all digital platforms, the track was produced alongside electronic artist La+ch and will appear on his forthcoming debut album via Columbia Records.  Revered for his genre-defying fearlessness, the singer/songwriter/producer has developed…

PREMIERE: “I WANNA BE ALONE” – NEW VIDEO from ROCK EUPORA

Nashville-by-way-of-Mississippi musical artist Clayton Waller, a.k.a. Rock Eupora, has a new video for his angsty anthem “I Wanna Be Alone”, a garage and alt-rock combo with a distinct 90s sound. “The video encompasses the feeling of being overwhelmed by the amount of noise that we face day to day. Each component of the video represents a different…

“LOUD(Y)” – NEW VIDEO from LEWIS DEL MAR

So here’s the story…. I heard this captivating song on the radio; with its simple acoustic guitar intro (that’s a tiny bit on the ominous side) that gives way to this buzzy electro-bass tone that tickled by ears, I was intrigued. Then, a buttery smooth voice sings the first line consisting of seven words, one of…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with TIM McNARY

Tim McNary is a seeker; always with a book in tow—Rainer Rilke, Beat poetry from the likes of Lawrence Ferlinghetti as of late, and facing challenges with resolve and curiosity.  After college, he ventured alone to South America, backpacked through Peru and Bolivia, eventually landing in Brazil, teaching English to children.  “I got my mom…

PREVIEW: NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE at MERCY LOUNGE on 4/28/16

“I’ve always played music, when I was a small little Bear, to a medium-sized little Bear, to a potentially full-grown little Bear…I’m still growing,” laughs Nahko Bear, leader of musical collective Nahko and Medicine For The People.  “I was farming on the Big Island before my music picked up; I actually had four jobs and…

STREAM “EUGENIA” – NEW EP from DARLA AND THE BLONDE

Encompassing the seductive glamour of goth, the catchy harmonics of pop, the experimentalism of prog-rock, and the narrative traditions of folk, Darla And The Blonde are a broad-based five-piece who craft their influences into a bold and distinctive brand of dramatic indie-rock.  Formed in East London by chief songwriter Nina Lovelace (rhythm guitar and backing…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: LISSIE at 3RD & LINDSLEY

A sizable crowd had amassed at 3rd & Lindsley to see Lissie, who is currently touring in support of her newest album, My Wild West, out in February via Lionboy Records and Thirty Tigers. Lissie supporter Robert from Paducah, Kentucky graciously invited us to share a table with him; “What do you enjoy about her…