It’s no secret that the current rock scene is plagued by dilution. The word “rock” always comes with a qualifier: indie rock, pop rock, electro rock—all great, but not rock. Fortunately, there are a few bands that still hold the rock banner high and fight for your right to hear thundering guitar riffs, driving bass … Read more Throwback Thursday: Thunderpussy at The High Watt
It’s been busy around these parts lately, so we’re a tad behind when it comes to posting the newest releases. Don’t judge us. Anyhoo, here are a few tracks and videos out recently that we’re a-diggin’. Check ’em out: “PICTURE IN A FRAME” – JEN STARSINIC Nashville singer/songwriter and professional fiddler Jen Starsinic picks up … Read more New Music Friday!
When it comes to showcasing the absolute best of what modern Southern-bred soul has to offer, one needs to look no further than Memphis-based outfit Southern Avenue. Comprised of award-winning blues guitarist Ori Naftaly, otherwordly vocalist Tierinii Jackson, funktastic drummer Tikyra “TK” Jackson, Beale Street fixture Jeremy Powell tearing up the keys, and Evan Sarver … Read more 8 QUESTIONS with SOUTHERN AVENUE
We all make mistakes. However, if we only focus on what’s happened in the past, we’ll definitely miss the present; we can’t successfully move forward if we’re only looking back. With “See In Color,” the first single from his forthcoming debut album, Chattanooga, Tennessee-based singer/songwriter Ben Strawn examines struggling with past mistakes and choosing to … Read more PREMIERE: “SEE IN COLOR” by BEN STRAWN
Nostalgia has been described as a file that removes the rough edges from our memories. But, we don’t mind having some of our memories smoothed out by the passage of time, and that’s why we dig “Cheerios & Chocolate Milk,” the new single from Nashville-based artist Theo Kandel. “I wrote this song with nostalgia in … Read more PREMIERE: “CHEERIOS & CHOCOLATE MILK” by THEO KANDEL
“I was living in Florida and playing music, and burned myself out very quickly. I was feeling uninspired and without purpose,” says Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lowen, who had gone through a horrendous breakup, started a new relationship, and found herself at a crossroads, trying to find meaning in life outside of music. Lowen, and the person … Read more PREVIEW: LOWEN at ANALOG on 10/26/19
Los Angeles-based Tulsa-formed folk-rock foursome Wilderado, comprised of Max Rainer (guitar/vocals), Tyler Wimpee (guitar/vocals), Justin Kila (drums), and Colton Dearing (bass), have released a series of EPs over the last few years which have garnered millions of streams and much love from the digisphere. The band unveiled their latest single “Surefire” this summer, a wide-open … Read more 8 QUESTIONS with WILDERADO
“Little by little, bit by bit. That’s how you eat an elephant,” Big Little Lions sing in the opening track of their sixth studio album, Inside Voice, set for release on October 5th via AntiFragile Music. When I heard words I’ve said millions of times being sung back to me, I knew that Inside Voice and I were going to … Read more ALBUM PREMIERE: “INSIDE VOICE” by BIG LITTLE LIONS
Shadows, whether cast in real life or internally cloaking the soul, can obscure even the brightest lights. They magnify the mystery of the unknown and twist the shape of the familiar. In many ways the shadows blanketing Rose of the West’s recent set at Nashville’s High Watt served as a fitting metaphor for the band … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST
An event like no other, a festival within a festival, the SuperJam! is one of the most sacred traditions of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. While there have been minor changes over the years, its foundation remains constant: packing in as many of the festival’s best artists to sing songs that everyone knows, while … Read more Eo8 ON LOCATION: THE BONNAROO 2019 SUPERJAM!