PREMIERE: “BRUTAL HONESTY” by WALLIS BIRD

On September 27th, award-winning Irish singer/songwriter and activist Wallis Bird will release WOMAN, her sixth album. Bird spent the last two years writing and recording WOMAN encompasses the major changes in her life since her 2016 release Home. “The world has changed a lot, and I’ve changed with it. The #MeToo movement, Repeal the 8th, marriage equality…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “ALL MY MIGHT” by JORDAN WHITMORE

If there’s one thing we know about time it’s that there’s never enough of it–a valuable commodity that you can spend, but there’s a hard and fast no return policy, which is why it must be spent wisely. Another thing we know for sure is that love is risky; is it worth the risk to…

PREMIERE: “HOW WILL I KNOW” by HOWND

  While Nashville is known for being the home of country music, there are so many other genres that live and thrive here in the Music City–gospel, pop, alt-tock, and of course Americana. Even the Barbershop Harmony Society is headquartered here! That’s why it makes our hearts smile to have the chance to introduce our…

PREMIERE: “SWEET TOOTH” by KELSEY WATERS

Nashville pop-rock artist-on-the-rise Kelsey Waters has been performing since age 14 but has saved her best work for her reimagined solo career, rolling her life story into a batch of dark, guitar-fueled songs inspired by electric rock n’ roll and pop noire. She makes raw, guitar-driven music, heavily rooted in the sound of ’90s female rockers-…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “LOVER PLEASE” by THE MAYTAGS

Thanks to modern-day inventions like Valentine’s Day, the Hallmark channel, and Lifetime movies, we’ve been programmed to think there’s something wrong in our love lives if we’re aren’t always swooning, filled with butterflies, and brimming with lust.  We forget that love is a choice and a lot of times, it ain’t pretty. Des Moines-based outfit…

PREMIERE: “WHY AM I ALONE” by WIDESPELL

Loneliness–it’s something we all experience, and interestingly, in this age of constant digital connection, people are lonelier than ever. Losing someone you love, and who you thought loved you back, is never easy, but sometimes the pain ignites action, and in the case of Nashville’s Widespell, it inspired a song. “Why Am I Alone,” the…

ALBUM REVIEW: “DON’T GO OUT TONIGHT” by BAD SPELL

Some have said that rock n’ roll is dead. If you’ve ever voiced that particular complaint, you should know that you’re wrong. On their new album Don’t Go Out Tonight, Atlanta trio Bad Spell gives you all the proof you need. You hear it right from the opening notes of “Gotta Put You Down,” a…

PREMIERE: “NAME THAT TUNE” by MEIKO

  We never know truly what others deal with on a daily basis; undetectable pain behind a smile, buried shame in a spirit, a heart burdened by unbearable sadness. And, when wounds are hidden, they fester. It’s only when we overcome our fears and talk about our experiences and struggles that the hurt can begin…

ALBUM REVIEW: “LIVE AT THE JAZZ CAFE” by CROWD COMPANY

Some might say that we live in dark and troubled times, and, maybe those people are right. While a good funk-soul album may not cure all the world’s ills, it certainly can boost the mood for even the gloomiest of the doomy types–especially if it’s a live album like the latest from eight-piece British funk…

ALBUM REVEW: “THE GUMPTION” by TANIKA CHARLES

Remember when you were in school and you had a crush on someone? You found yourself exhilarated whenever you were in the presence of that person. Well, crushes don’t have to be of the romantic variety. Musical crushes are a real thing, and with her new album The Gumption, Toronto-based R&B artist Tanika Charles just…