LIVE SHOW REVIEW: RON GALLO

It’s no longer a secret that Nashville’s music scene is more than a love-hate relationship with its country music stereotype. With indie and alternative rock now a dominating force, the music floods out of concert venues, clubs, and bars nightly. While there are numerous faces in the crowd of the city’s emerging rock acts, there…

PREVIEW: KEUNING at THE HIGH WATT on 11/14/18

At the ripe old age of 14, Dave Keuning picked out his Christmas gifts from the Sears catalog, and a guitar was the first item on the list. “I didn’t get it, but I got like the next five things after,” he recalls. “Later, I was at a friend’s house who had a guitar and…

PREVIEW: THE BREVET at TRUE MUSIC ROOM

It’s been said that maturity comes with experience, and that’s something Orange County-based alt-rock band The Brevet knows well. Four or so years ago, the band was intently focused on studio work, enjoying the benefits of sync placements in television and film. “As that progressed, we developed a fanbase and started implementing more live shows…

ALBUM REVIEW: “MOONLIGHT BABY/AFTERNOON WITH CAROLINE” by THE DIG

The word “move” is one of the most versatile of the English language. It can relate to change, motion, and emotional shift. It can be used with the same root meaning and still shift between positive and negative all based on context. Therefore, it is fitting that the heart of the upcoming double release, Moonlight…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: MEMPHO MUSIC FESTIVAL

There is something special developing in the music festival scene and it’s coming out of Memphis, Tennessee. Back for its second year, the 2018 Mempho Music Festival boasted a lineup that was impossible to resist. Last year, the festival showcased Memphis flavor by bringing together a healthy dose of blues and soul legends, indie rockers, local favorites,…

PREVIEW: THE GLORIOUS SONS at EXIT/IN on 10/10/18

”It’s good and it’s bad. It’s hard when you are best friends with someone and you start a business together. That’s a lot to add to a relationship,” says Brett Emmons of Juno Award-winning Kingston, Ontario-based rock outfit The Glorious Sons of being in a band with his brother, guitarist Jay Emmons. “That has the ability…

PREVIEW: WELSHLY ARMS at EXIT/IN on 10/10/18

In 2017, the world was captivated by the grit and groove of a song called “Legendary,” birthed by a band called Welshly Arms from Cleveland, and inspired by living legend LeBron James. Since then, Welshly Arms has amassed over a million monthly listeners on Spotify, conquered late-night television, and set major festival stages on fire…

PREMIERE: “MORNING SUN” by FINE LINES

It’s a classic “Nashville” kind of story–artist moves to the Music City, works in the service industry by day, performs at open mics by night, meets other talented hopefuls who want to join forces, and magic is made. Such is the journey of Nashville rock outfit Fine Lines, whose melodic brand of rock n’ roll brings…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with FITNESS

In a refreshing left turn from their well-trodden respective paths, Max Collins, well-known as the vocalist of Eve 6, and Kenny Carkeet, former keyboardist for AWOLNATION, have joined forces to create FITNESS, the vehicle for their own unique blend of alt-rock and aggressive synth-pop. After a chance meeting at a 2012 festival in upstate New…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: DISPATCH

Recently, Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater was treated to a double bill from Nahko and Medicine for the People and Dispatch. The two groups are environmentally conscious activists that moonlight as headlining folk/reggae-leaning musicians who have performed internationally for years and accumulated a loyal and well-traveled fanbase. After a mind-altering set filled with love energy and good…