Eo8 ON LOCATION: SHAKY KNEES, DAY 2

At the Main Stage on an overcast Saturday, Nashville southern soul revivalist Anderson East jumped straight into his melting sound of soul and kicked off our second day at Shaky Knees with a bang. The band got the crowd moving as East howled through every line, and literally gave me goosebumps with his combination of…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: SHAKY KNEES, DAY 1

Our Shaky Knees Music Festival adventure began with the wonderfully talented Margaret Glaspy, whose brilliant mix of jazz and rock, along with her edgy and empowering lyrics, please ears and raise plenty of applause. She played a remarkable set of her songs, mostly from her newest record Emotions and Math, a perfect start for the…

RECAP: MUSICIANS CORNER, 5/13/17

The warm weather is here to stay in Nashville, which means that Musicians Corner is now in full swing–the weekly spring/summer/fall free music event is one of the perks of living in Music City. The series has continuously grown and has an impressive lineup this year; with so many great artists, we had to head…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: ATLAS GENIUS in PORTLAND!

“We love you Portland…you’re actually our favorite Portland”… as a native New Englander, I wanted to protest this statement for my beloved Mainers. However, shortly after Atlas Genius played their first song this past Tuesday at the beautiful Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon, I was actually fine with it.  This Australian sensation wooed us like…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: DAWES at THE RYMAN

This past weekend, folk rock band Dawes played a two-night stand at The Ryman, and I’m not sure I will ever be the same. I can confidently say—and speak for everyone that was in attendance either of those nights–that something magical happened, and it set the bar for live music. Dawes is currently on an…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: SUSTO at THE HIGH WATT

“So a little fair warning.  We like to talk about weed and sometimes religious stuff.  Sometimes we cuss,” SUSTO frontman Justin Osborne cautioned the sold-out High Watt crowd last Friday night in Nashville. It was clear from the approving roar of the crowd that the venue was full of the band’s fans who were already…

RECAP: RECORD STORE DAY 2017 at VINYL TAP

Last Saturday was that most special of unofficial holidays–Record Store Day–which has transcended its initial calling of promoting independent record stores and has morphed into an all-out celebration of music. Music brings people together like no other form of art, so it is fitting that Record Store Day now features parties throughout the country allowing…