AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DONORA

“It didn’t seem different at the time,” says Casey Hanner, vocalist for Pittsburgh-based alt-pop band Donora, who has music in her DNA. “When I was a kid, my dad was doing a lot of jingle work. He had a studio in the basement of our house, always working on music. People would come over and…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: MUTEMATH in PORTLAND!

Astounded.  That was the feeling when I left MUTEMATH’s recent show in Portland, Oregon. It has been a long time since I was truly surprised at the visual artistry of a performance, but these gentleman delivered nothing less than a stunner. I arrived at the Crystal Ballroom late, rushing through the traffic and the rain…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES

In the process of writing and recording their anticipated new album, The Soft White Sixties, makers of funky working-class soul, the band relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles. “It made us uncomfortable; you get stuck in your own ways,” explains frontman Octavio Genera. “For us, our lives pointed that way, and we were all able…

NASHVILLE’S WHISSELL RELEASES STELLAR NEW EP

Nashville-based alt-pop star Whissell has released her ferocious new self-titled EP to–unsurprisingly–rave reviews. Whissell is a favorite around here for sure; we’ve been big fans of the smoky-voiced siren since the release of her previous EP, Old Souls, Young Bodies, in January, her take on electro-blues and unique vocals a welcome reprieve from the current pop…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: GLOSSARY

If you’ve never heard of Glossary, you can be forgiven for it. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based band hasn’t played a show in quite a few years, but Glossary is probably a favorite band of several of your favorite Americana bands. John Moreland is a fan. Two Cow Garage. Austin Lucas. Lucero (with whom they even shared…

PREVIEW: GRIZFOLK at THE HIGH WATT on 10/22/17

“We love Nashville, it’s one of our favorite cities,” says Adam Roth, frontman of Southern California band Grizfolk, who will perform at The High Watt on Sunday, October 22nd; Grizfolk is tearing up the highways, spreading their uniquely infectious style of electro-folk n’ roll in select cities this month. “There’s a lot more musical diversity…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: CONOR OBERST

Full disclosure – I’m a 31 year-old dude who likes to write songs.  Usually, when I decide to write them, I do so using an acoustic guitar.  I grew up listening to punk rock as a kid, until someone played me “Like A Rolling Stone” on a road trip, and off I went. I was 18…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD

I always argue that there is something special that sets the Nashville music scene apart.  At 3rd & Lindsley, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood broke from their mold of two sets and added a third—thereby treating fans to over three hours of jam-infused southern rock.  Whether intended or not, I am readily using that third set…