In these times of media over-saturation and overexposure, one man stands clear of the fray–meet, if you haven’t, Allan Rayman, whose sultry style of bluesy R&B is captivating. Apparently, he doesn’t do interviews, and he is super secretive and mysterious, so we don’t know a whole lot about him…but here’s what we’ve heard: He lived … Read more WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE ALLAN RAYMAN at THE HIGH WATT on 11/28/17!
For San Fermin frontman and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone, their third studio album Belong is a major game-changer. “In the past I’d usually write through characters from books or movies, as a way to try to distance myself from what I was writing about,” says the Brooklyn-based artist. “As I’ve become more confident as a songwriter, I … Read more WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE SAN FERMIN at EXIT/IN on 9/28/17!!
Modern soul innovator and Grammy-winning producer Son Little is coming to Mercy Lounge on September 23rd to perform songs from his forthcoming sophomore album, New Magic, out September 15th via ANTI- Records. Each of New Magic’s tracks draw from the diaspora of American blues and soul that includes not only modern R&B, but also rock n’ roll and hip-hop, … Read more WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE SON LITTLE at MERCY LOUNGE on 9/23/17!
Hey y’all! If you haven’t yet experienced a Communion Night, your life isn’t complete! This fall, Nashville’s Communion Residency night showcase is moving to The Basement, and there’s a fun twist– this go round, established local artists are curating the monthly shows’ lineups with their favorite emerging Nashville artists. Tonight, Southern rockers The Weeks are … Read more WIN FREE TICKETS TO TONIGHT’S COMMUNION NASHVILLE!
Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson of The Saint Johns have the ingredient every special duo needs: chemistry. Theirs is the kind of relationship where neither finishes a sentence because the other already gets it in just a few words. It’s the kind of relationship that starts at a friend’s Taco Tuesday party in St. Augustine, Florida, in … Read more TICKET GIVEAWAY! THE SAINT JOHNS at MERCY LOUNGE on 5/6/16
It’s that time again, y’all! The highly anticipated Communion Residency returns to The High Watt on December 9th, showcasing up-and-coming talent across multiple genres for an unforgettable night of music discovery. The lineup for the show includes Ranch Ghost, Los Colognes, Mateja, and Ruston Kelly. The noise that emanates from Ranch Ghost is heavily reliant on the vibe. Imagine that lone, solitary man … Read more TICKET GIVEAWAY! DON’T MISS COMMUNION NIGHT at THE HIGH WATT on 12/9/15
Once upon a time, I walked into Grimey’s record store in Nashville to browse and heard music that widened my brown eyes and stopped me in my tracks. I approached the counter, asked whose record was on rotation, and the clerk pointed to an album called Young & Old by a band named Tennis. I … Read more PREVIEW: TENNIS at THE HIGH WATT on 5/9/15
It’s funny how things happen sometimes, you know? My friends had told me about this artist they had seen called Firekid, a.k.a. Muscle Shoals born and raised and Nashville-based Dillon Hodges, and sent me videos of his swampy guitar-picking dubstep-y magic during his opening slot at a Colony House/Knox Hamilton show in Nashville that I, … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FROM FIREKID
This Thursday night is the April installment of Communion Nashville, a monthly concert series that introduces music fans to up-and-coming artists. Tennis, Seryn, *repeat repeat, and Vinyl Thief are all bands I first heard at a Communion night; they are bands I’ve ended up interviewing, writing about, or doing videos with, bands whose music has become … Read more PREVIEW: HEY ROSETTA! at MERCY LOUNGE on 4/16/15
I had the opportunity to catch up with electro-rock/alt-pop quartet Vinyl Thief before a recent performance at Communion Nashville. Comprised of childhood friends Grayson Proctor, Logan Purdom, Sam English, and Andrew Broadway, the Nashville-based band was gearing up for the release of their first LP, Fathoms, which was just released this week (finally!). I have been listening to it nonstop, … Read more 8 QUESTIONS with VINYL THIEF