AUSTIN WARD MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Technology is so awesome – until it’s not. As I sit here with a strained neck, eyes bleary from staring at my computer screen, sore wrists, and the inability to get away from the constant barrage of information which wreaks havoc on my emotions on a daily basis (which is totally my fault as I…

NEON DREAMS MADE US A PLAYLIST!

To belong is to be accepted as one is, not merely “fitting in” for being like everyone else, and humans are hardwired with the need to feel as if they belong. Vocalist Frank Kadillac of JUNO Award-winning Canadian alt-pop outfit Neon Dreams was inspired to create the band’s latest single, “Sick Of Feeling Useless,” after…

MAGGIE MILES MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Witty Nashville-based alt-pop artist and multi-instrumentalist Maggie Miles, who relishes comedic relief in dealing with the awkward coming-of-age years of her life, grew up on the soulful vocals of vintage artists like Stevie Nicks and Ann Wilson but has found 90s grunge to be a major source of inspiration as of late. In her music,…

PREVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST at THE HIGH WATT on 8/1/19

Sequestered in the desert of Western Australia, the vibrant, red flowers of Eucalyptus macrocarpa stand out against the harsh landscape. The rare tree, nicknamed “rose of the west,” manages to prevail over the severe climate, opening its beauty to those who seek it. It’s with this image that Gina Barrington (vocals, guitar) found solace and inspiration for her project Rose of the West,…

ZOE SKY JORDAN MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Los Angeles native, Toronto raised, Nashville transplant alt-pop artist Zoe Sky Jordan is an emerging artist telling women’s stories in an everyday way. “My music represents how many roles we play in adaptation as the world manicures us into strange, unnatural shapes,” she says. “We remain in our truest form though, as wild, independent, beautiful…

Eo8 EXCLUSIVE: ALL WHISSELL WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS

It’s no secret around here–we love us some Whissell, y’all. The Nashville-based pop songcrafter is one-of-a-kind, and as we’ve said previously, her “distinct and soulful tone places her head and shoulders above the current female pop vocalist status quo as she takes her place amidst very “of-the-moment”electro-blues stylizers like Bishop Briggs and Rag N’ Bone…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE SECRET SISTERS at MUSICIANS CORNER

With the clear summer sky came a touch of balmy heat that didn’t go unnoticed on the Musicans Corner stage.  “Pretty soon we hope that your tears will mingle with the drops of sweat running down your face,” quipped Laura Rogers, who, with her sister Lydia, composes Americana duo The Secret Sisters.  “We are going…

JEREMY & THE HARLEQUINS MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Coming off their third LP, 2016’s Into the Night, Jeremy & The Harlequins are exploring new sonic heights and songwriting techniques on “Little One,” which was recorded in LA’s Boyle Heights and legendary Beachwood Canyon with Rick Parker (Lord Huron, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts). “’Little One’ is the end result of contemplating…

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!

The Districts – Popular Manipulations Pennsylvania indie rockers The Districts are back with Popular Manipulations, out today via Fat Possum Records. With sonic intensity that calls to mind bands like Kasabian and Kaiser Chiefs, The Districts have amassed a bevy of bangers cranked to eleven and beyond. While the band shows a softer side in some well-placed acoustic…

ZAYDE WØLF’S “BEST of 2016” PICKS

It’s been an interesting year, 2016, so we thought we would enlist the help of one of our local favorites, ZAYDE WØLF, to make an interesting “Best Of” list to celebrate this interesting year. I wonder how many more times I can use the word “interesting” in this post… If you aren’t familiar with ZAYDE WØLF, the…