LIVE SHOW REVIEW: FLORA CASH

Some of the strongest bonds can be formed in an instant—this is the backstory of Shpresa Lleshaj and Cole Randall–otherwise known as alt-pop band Flora Cash. It’s such a palpable bond that even the most vodka-infused audience member could feel it during the duo’s recent stop at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom. Watching the pair share knowing…

PREVIEW: EELS at CANNERY BALLROOM on 5/3/19

  What medicine can’t cure, music can. EELS frontman Mark Oliver Everett, a.k.a. E knows that from extensive personal experience–simply put, he’s been through some things. Following the success of his band’s debut album Beautiful Freak in 1996, E lost his sister to suicide and his mother was diagnosed with cancer. These events, along with…

PREVIEW: FRANK TURNER at CANNERY BALLROOM on 10/4/18

”Well, I mean I couldn’t resist. What can I say?” laughs singer-songwriter Frank Turner of his hardcore roots. “It’s remained my favorite thing in the whole world.” Turner had been making punk rock for about eight years when he and his bandmates parted ways, which caused a shift in trajectory and a change in musical…

PREVIEW: BAHAMAS at CANNERY BALLROOM on 5/11/18

“There’s just a naivety when you’re younger, you really believe you can be anything. I just allowed that idea to run unfettered. I really have only ever done music,” says Afie Jurvanen who makes music under the moniker Bahamas. “I was a horrible student. I really did not do well in school at all, I…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THIRDSTORY

From finding their wildly popular YouTube cover videos to recently releasing their debut album, garnering over a million Spotify streams, and touring with the one and only Chance The Rapper, it’s safe to say that soulful New York City-based trio Thirdstory has had an exciting journey so far. “Chance’s musical director contacted us about performing…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: SOCCER MOMMY

For those looking for an escape from the candied hearts and saccharine sentiments that come with Valentine’s Day, Soccer Mommy offered a grungy and wonderfully depressive alternative at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom.  A project of singer, songwriter, musician, and Nashville denizen Sophie Allison, Soccer Mommy combines angsty, garage-inspired vibes with a healthy dose of introspective lyrics.…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: RISING APPALACHIA at CANNERY BALLROOM

Rising Appalachia is more than just a band–it’s a rallying cry in support of world music, social and economic justice, and cultural preservation. Upon entering the Cannery Ballroom last Thursday, it was apparent that we were about to experience no ordinary show. The normally barren corridors between the entrance and the stage were lined with…

“RIVERMOUTH” – NEW VIDEO from RISING APPALACHIA

“Music is the tool with which we wield political prowess,” says Leah Song of rootsy folk band Rising Appalachia, who released a new video for their song “Rivermouth” in partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance – the largest and fastest growing non-profit solely focused on clean water, and Eco Watch, a large Environmental Action media network. “Music…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: COLONY HOUSE at CANNERY BALLROOM

Nashville natives Colony House made a return home on march 9th and were welcomed by a sold-out crowd at the Cannery Ballroom; currently on a nationwide tour in support of their stellar sophomore album Only the Lonely, the band performed their hearts out for over 1,000 frenzied fans on that stormy Thursday night. Not only does…

PREVIEW: SLOTHRUST at CANNERY BALLROOM on 10/14/16

Leah Wellbaum, Kyle Bann, and Will Gorin, also known as rock trio Slothrust, have devised a unique way to pass the hours spent in the van while on tour. “Kyle made up a card game that’s easy to play in the car, and it includes the driver,” she explains. “He calls it ‘The Abraham Shuffle’;…