PREVIEW: FAMILY AND FRIENDS at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 8/26/2018

Athens, Georgia-based collective Family And Friends is known for their percussive style and unrivaled live-show energy. Recently, they unleashed Felix Culpa, their long-awaited debut full-length album. “When we finished our two EPs, especially when we finished xoxo, we knew it was time to write a full-length album,” says vocalist Mike MacDonald about their highly-anticipated record.…

PREVIEW: THE SHEEPDOGS at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 7/22/18

Fourteen years ago, newly graduated friends in Saskatchewan were trying to figure out what to do with their lives; none had ever formally played in a band before, but they decided to play music together. “We lived in the middle of nowhere and we wanted to break things off and experience new things,” says Ryan…

PREVIEW: MAGIC GIANT at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 5/6/18

The last time we spoke with Los Angeles-based folk-pop powerhouse Magic Giant, they had just recorded new album In The Wind—in a solar-powered mobile recording studio that allowed them to make music in some unorthodox places—like in a redwood tree in Avenue of the Giants and in a reverb-y tunnel in Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. Now,…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: FRUITION

Frequently I try to use million-dollar words to bring the concert experience to life. However, this time I’m going to keep it simple—Fruition’s recent concert at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley Music Club was downright fun. Please don’t get me wrong, the band brought plenty of musical fire and lyrical flare, but blended in a dose…

PREVIEW: FRUITION at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 2/18/18

With Watching it All Fall Apart, their rocktastic new record which released February 2nd via LoHi Records, Portland-based outfit Fruition explode the confines of the rootsy box in which they’ve traditionally been placed. “We’ve always kind of been a rock band in a string band’s body,” explains vocalist Jay Cobb Anderson. “Since the band’s inception,…

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…

PREVIEW: WILD CUB at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 10/8/17

In 2013, Wild Cub self-released an album called Youth—“We had a great publicist who helped it get some traction, but it kind of petered out,” recalls frontman Keegan DeWitt. “I was in France at a film festival with my wife and I remember saying, ‘Well, it seems like everything has sort of died down. We…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE MELVINS

It was obvious that this was no regular night of the same old same old at 3rd and Lindsley.  With ladies wearing everything from combat boots to clothes suited for a job interview, guys in skinny jeans pressed in with guys dressed to tear shit up, and ages ranging from 21 to ???, the sold…

PREVIEW: HA HA TONKA at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 7/30/17

A band of brothers that morphed into an actual band, folk rock outfit Ha Ha Tonka began many moons ago at the former Southwest Missouri State University, now known as Missouri State University, picked up a rowdy roster of members along the way–since then, they have toured the  world, graced major festival stages, and set…

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…