AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SHANA HALLIGAN

“Growing up, I listened to my dad jamming in the living room with so many incredible musicians. Stevie Nicks would hang out, Herbie Hancock, my dad’s bandmates from Blood, Sweat & Tears and there was loads of jazz,” recalls California pop singer Shana Halligan. Even as a young girl, Halligan was surrounded by music, so it was no surprise…

“HOW SIMPLE” – NEW VIDEO from HOP ALONG

Following the release of their latest album Bark Your Head Off, Dog, Philadelphia indie-rock band Hop Along debuted the album’s first music video for their atypical break up song, “How Simple.” Despite being a song about the fears and life lessons associated with growing up, the video showcases frontwoman Frances Quinlan dancing about unapologetically–perfectly complementing such an…

“BROWN EYED LOVER” – NEW MUSIC from ALLEN STONE

After spending months in the studio working on new material, R&B singer/songwriter Allen Stone is finally giving us a taste of what he’s been creating. In his newest soul-filled single, “Brown Eyed Lover,” Stone tells the struggle of being a touring musician while also being in a serious, committed relationship. Despite its external appearance, the…

“I WANT YOUR TROUBLE” – NEW VIDEO from BRANDY ZDAN

Nashville indie-rocker Brandy Zdan is causing a ruckus with the release of “I Want Your Trouble,” the first single from her upcoming album, Secretear. Zdan reveals the song was inspired by a text message she received from her now-husband, Aaron Haynes. He wrote, “I WANT YOUR TROUBLE.” Both Zdan and Haynes knew they held the…

“MAGNETISM” – NEW MUSIC from VACATIONER

Philadelphia rockers Vacationer are drawing listeners in with their groovy 1960s-inspired, synth-driven single, “Magnetism.” The first release since their sophomore album Relief back in 2014, it’s safe to say Vacationer made it well worth the wait. Lead singer and bassist Ken Vasoli reveals the song came about easily and quickly, rejuvenating his joy for making…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: MO LOWDA & THE HUMBLE

Mo Lowda & The Humble may not have been prepared for the intensity of a Nashville crowd when the trio took the stage at The Basement: “This is the first time we’ve played Nashville on a weekend,” frontman Jordan Caiola noted early on. “This is the largest Nashville crowd we’ve had,” he reflected as the audience…

ALBUM REVIEW: “HAZE” by THE SHACKS

“I can’t avoid the haze,” sings The Shacks’ Shannon Wise in the opening track of the band’s new record, Haze, as her breathy voice emanates with tender nonchalance. It’s as if she is leaning forward to share a secret—a not-so-well-kept secret, as Wise and bandmate Max Shrager have been setting the scene ablaze since their…

“SHATTERING GLASS” – NEW VIDEO from BROOKE ALEXX

Nashville’s very own powerhouse pop singer Brooke Alexx is shattering gender norms with her new single, “Shattering Glass.” It’s the newest female empowerment anthem and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Gender equality seems to be a hot topic these days, especially during the rise of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and “Shattering…

PREMIERE: “GIANTS” by COVENHOVEN

It’s a gray and stormy day here in Nashville; there’s something special about rainy days, something that leads to reflection and contemplation as if the rain makes us slow down, quiet our minds, and look at the world in a different way, even if only for a few moments. Colorado folkster Joel Van Horne, who…

PREMIERE: “OPEN WATER” by DREW SCHUELER

Nashville’s Drew Schueler is gearing up to take the pop world by storm with the release of his first single as a solo artist, “Open Water.” The song appears on his upcoming self-written/recorded/produced EP, New Perspective; it’s safe to say Schueler is no rookie when it comes to songcrafting. “I have always been fascinated by all aspects…