VIDEO PREMIERE: “ALL MY MIGHT” by JORDAN WHITMORE

If there’s one thing we know about time it’s that there’s never enough of it–a valuable commodity that you can spend, but there’s a hard and fast no return policy, which is why it must be spent wisely. Another thing we know for sure is that love is risky; is it worth the risk to…

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,…

PREMIERE: “DECORATED PANES” by TEMPLE WILDLIFE

The great Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Nashville pop-rock band Temple Wildlife knows this to be true, as evidenced by their new single, “Decorated Panes.” Ironically, as one of their most upbeat songs to date, “Decorated Panes,” a song about the desire to see a…

PREMIERE: “HOW WILL I KNOW” by HOWND

  While Nashville is known for being the home of country music, there are so many other genres that live and thrive here in the Music City–gospel, pop, alt-tock, and of course Americana. Even the Barbershop Harmony Society is headquartered here! That’s why it makes our hearts smile to have the chance to introduce our…

PREMIERE: “THESE ARMS ARE OPEN” by KAIL BAXLEY

  Singer/songwriter KaiL Baxley‘s experiences are as diverse as the day is long–the Los Angeles-based South Carolina native and son of a couple of outlaws who learned to dance from James Brown–the Godfather of Soul himself–has been an amateur boxer, a gunshot survivor, a football star, and a traveling troubadour. Those narratives naturally inform his…

PREMIERE: “POTENTIAL” by HADLEY KENNARY

“How can you tell when a habit becomes a pattern? Is it a matter of patience, or maybe a matter of time?” sings Nashville songstress Hadley Kennary, in her new single “Potential,” as she contemplates a battle that is valid, but one that may or may not be worth the fight. “‘Potential’ is a song…

PREMIERE: “WHEN YOU’RE GONE” by EMILY MURE

Reimagining someone else’s work can be a daunting task, but New York City-based singer/songwriter Emily Mure does it with heartwrenching style and ethereal grace as she puts her spin on The Cranberries’ “When You’re Gone,” the latest single from her forthcoming EP, Sad Songs and Waltzes, set for release in September. In addition to The…

PREMIERE: “SWEET TOOTH” by KELSEY WATERS

Nashville pop-rock artist-on-the-rise Kelsey Waters has been performing since age 14 but has saved her best work for her reimagined solo career, rolling her life story into a batch of dark, guitar-fueled songs inspired by electric rock n’ roll and pop noire. She makes raw, guitar-driven music, heavily rooted in the sound of ’90s female rockers-…

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PREMIERE: “KAPOW” by MADAME PSYCHOSIS

Summer just isn’t summer without its song.  The one that you play with the windows rolled down.  The one that keeps your pulse racing so you don’t miss a moment of those fun in the sun days. The one that you only need to hear once and you know you’ll listen to it a thousand…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “LOVER PLEASE” by THE MAYTAGS

Thanks to modern-day inventions like Valentine’s Day, the Hallmark channel, and Lifetime movies, we’ve been programmed to think there’s something wrong in our love lives if we’re aren’t always swooning, filled with butterflies, and brimming with lust.  We forget that love is a choice and a lot of times, it ain’t pretty. Des Moines-based outfit…