MAKING AN IMPACT: GIRLS WRITE NASHVILLE

Meet Sydney. Like so many in our community, this East Nashvillian has high hopes and songwriting aspirations–however, at the ripe old age of six years old, Sydney got started on her dreams early, and now, at 13, she is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her heroes, superstar Beyoncé and icon-in-the-making Alessia Cara. “I’ve always wanted…

PREVIEW: THE QUIET HOLLERS at THE BASEMENT on 6/30/17

Louisville’s beloved post-punk outfit Quiet Hollers, who toured for the greater part of last year, and who will appear at Nashville’s The Basement on Friday, June 30th, will release their new album, Amen Breaks, on  July 7th via sonaBLAST!. In keeping with frontman Shadwick Wilde’s penchant for double and triple entendres, the record’s title has…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PICKWICK

I’ll never forget when I first heard “Hacienda Motel,” the breakout hit from Can’t Talk Medicine, the debut album from Seattle-based Pickwick back in 2013; frontman Galen Disston’s soulful vocals carried on a retro-infused layer of reverb-y goodness made that track virtually strut right out of the speakers. I was hooked. Since then, we Pickwick…

PREVIEW: ZZ WARD at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 6/22/17

Legendary blues man Muddy Waters once said “the blues had a baby and named it rock n’ roll.” In fact, blues music embodies the roots of all American music; it is the quintessential vehicle for expressing visceral emotion, and touches on something deeply primal in every soul. When ZZ Ward was eight years old, her…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO, DAY 4

Sunday morning at Bonnaroo always brings a conflict of emotions–it’s when you realize that there is only one more day on The Farm and the real world is waiting on the other side. However, that feeling is quickly pushed aside by the realization that there are still hours of music to be heard, and this…

PREVIEW: LITTLE HURRICANE at THE HIGH WATT on 6/16/17

San Diego-based duo Little Hurricane has a pretty typical story—girl plays drums, girl needs a band, girl places ad on Craigslist for said band, boy responds, girl and boy make beautiful music together, fall in love, and take over the world together. Well, maybe not so typical, but definitely very 21st-century–meet Anthony “Tone” Catalano and Celeste…

‘ROO PREVIEW: REUBEN BIDEZ

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Reuben Bidez will be making his Bonnaroo debut on the WHO stage on Saturday, June 10th at 2:00 p.m. In September, Bidez released Turning To Wine, his first complete body of work. “As I’ve grown as a writer and singer, I’ve gravitated to this sound because it most lines up with my message, and…

‘ROO PREVIEW: MT. JOY

Philadelphia-based indie alt-folk outfit Mt. Joy is headed to The Farm in Manchester, Tennessee to make their  Bonnaroo debut on the New Music On Tap Lounge stage from 8:45-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 8th. Co-founders Sam Cooper, a former lawyer, and Matt Quinn, a former law student, began performing together in 2005. Mt. Joy has only released three…