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…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JASON ESKRIDGE

There are people who can sing, and then there is Jason Eskridge. For the last 18 years, Eskridge has made a name for himself as a go-to session and touring vocalist with heavyweights in all genres. After several years touring with gospel singer Nicole C. Mullen, Eskridge joined Lyle Lovett’s band, toured with bluesman Jonny…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE NEW RESPECTS

The holidays are always a time of hope and optimism, even if the holiday is the not so traditional, like Nashville’s much-loved Festivus (a holiday inspired by the TV series Seinfeld).   Last Friday, Nashville indie-rock radio station Lightning 100 partnered with Marathon Music Works to raise money and collect donated toys for the Salvation Army…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with APOLLO LTD

Ten years ago, Jordan Phillips and Adam Stark, randomly paired as college roommates at Nashville’s Belmont University, started writing and playing music together, and cut their musical teeth in their first band, The Kicks. “Jordan and I both were huge 60s-70s rock fans, so our music started out like throwback rock n’ roll,”  recalls Stark,…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DAPHNE WILLIS

Nashville-by-way-of Chicago artist Daphne Willis is a brussels sprouts enthusiast, an avid cooker of curries, and a collector of spoons; she’s also a pop phenom whose star is seriously on the rise. The daughter of a trained singer and a record label exec, Willis caught the bug at an early age. “It was super cool…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “HOLLYWOOD” by CARVERTON

Carverton, Nashville-based purveyors of effervescent, party-infused pop rock, released their self-titled headbanger of an EP in August. Today, the band is unleashing a tongue-in-cheek new video for EP track “Hollywood.” “We wanted to shoot a porno for the music video, but our manager said that probably wasn’t a good idea,” jokes band bassist Sean Wykoski.…