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, … Read more PREVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST at THE HIGH WATT on 8/1/19
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 … Read more ZOE SKY JORDAN MADE US A PLAYLIST!
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 … Read more Eo8 EXCLUSIVE: ALL WHISSELL WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS
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 … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE SECRET SISTERS at MUSICIANS CORNER
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 … Read more JEREMY & THE HARLEQUINS MADE US A PLAYLIST!
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 … Read more NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!
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 … Read more ZAYDE WØLF’S “BEST of 2016” PICKS
New York City-based Southern rock band A Valley Son is an anomaly, comprised of three Southern transplants raised on Stax and Motown, and one Yonkers-born gospel drummer-turned-bassist. After witnessing a generation of bands that seem to value aesthetics over substance, the four members vowed to make music that strips away all of the unnecessary decoration and put songwriting, emotion, and raw musicianship … Read more A VALLEY SON MADE US A PLAYLIST!
Making the complicated simple is a true indication of creativity, and Brooklyn-based garage rock trio Del Caesar proves it. The band is preparing to release their new four-song EP called EP 2, on Friday, November 11th through their imprint, Reheated Spaghetti. Recorded straight to tape, its sound embodies riff-driven, upbeat garage rock, snarling in a way that betrays some swagger, but … Read more DEL CAESAR MADE US A PLAYLIST!
We’ve had so much fun getting to know Elephant Revival (Bonnie Paine-vocals, washboard, djembe, musical saw, stomp box/Daniel Rodriguez-vocals, guitar, banjo, bass/Dango Rose-upright bass, vocals, mandolin, claw-hammer banjo/Bridget Law-fiddle, vocals, octave violin/Charlie Rose-banjo, pedal steel, guitar, horns, cello, double bass) and celebrating their Nashville performance; today, we close out Elephant Revival Week with a specially-curated playlist … Read more ELEPHANT REVIVAL MADE US A PLAYLIST!