LIVE SHOW REVIEW: VÉRITÉ

Though often obscured by the layers of country, Americana, rock, and more country, there has always been a pop music scene in Nashville. As artists have pushed the boundaries of the genre with bolder offerings that forgo the glitter-tripe frequently associated with “pop music,” indie-pop is undeniably establishing itself as the new cool in Nashville. With…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FESTIVAL, DAY 1

Nestled in Knoxville’s Old City, the annual Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival calls one of the Scruffy City’s scruffiest and diverse neighborhoods home. Boasting a diverse lineup mixed with local favorites and national touring acts, it’s a can’t-miss event. I was so excited to get the party started, I left Nashville without putting my suitcase…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: MAX GOMEZ

Simplicity can be hard to come by these days, especially when it comes to live shows. Artists fill rooms with artificial fog and multicolored strobe lights, putting on some of the most elaborate live performances you will ever see. Yet when Max Gomez played Nashville’s High Watt on April 3rd, it was like a breath…

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…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: FRUITION

Frequently I try to use million-dollar words to bring the concert experience to life. However, this time I’m going to keep it simple—Fruition’s recent concert at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley Music Club was downright fun. Please don’t get me wrong, the band brought plenty of musical fire and lyrical flare, but blended in a dose…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: TWO FEET

I am supposed to tell you how much the show sucked and how the fans hated it. At least those were the on-stage marching orders and expectations pronounced by Bill Dess, the artist behind the soul-pop project Two Feet. Dess was dedicating his first Nashville concert to his fans and he wanted to make it…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

It’s no secret that They Might Be Giants put on an unparalleled performance–rowdy, ravenous and raucous fans packed the Crystal Ballroom to see their beloved band whose songs are so deeply embedded into their psyche it was hard to tell where the band started and fans ended. Established in 1982, TMBG, as they are affectionately known,…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: LUCY ROSE

If you want to melt into your seat at a concert, Lucy Rose can make that happen. The British singer/songwriter slid on stage and right into our collective heart at her recent show in Portland, wowing us with her beautiful vocals. Her partly acoustic set showcased her hauntingly sweet lyrics and her strength as a songwriter, taking us on…