LIVE SHOW REVIEW: BERMUDA TRIANGLE

December and January were quiet months, with time for family, reflection, and some much-needed rest. So, when I walked up to the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon Friday night for my first concert in a while, I was excited with the anticipation of seeing a unique performance. Bermuda Triangle, the brainchild of three close friends,…

THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Dunes” – Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes definitely blew the idea of a sophomore slump out of the proverbial water with the release of their stellar LP Sound & Color this year.  While there are so many list-worthy options on this record, I found myself turning up the volume every time groove-tastic tune “Dunes” popped up on the rotation (“Future…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BONDURANT

Nashville has this fiercely irresistible electromagnetic pull, drawing artisans and creatives from all over the world who relocate to its sweet, Southern landscape to make their dreams come true; in the not-so-distant past, a non-country musician would receive blank stares and confused looks from his or her peers at the mention of moving to the Music…