LIVE SHOW REVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST

Shadows, whether cast in real life or internally cloaking the soul, can obscure even the brightest lights. They magnify the mystery of the unknown and twist the shape of the familiar.  In many ways the shadows blanketing Rose of the West’s recent set at Nashville’s High Watt served as a fitting metaphor for the band... Continue Reading →

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BANTUG

“My dad was in this rock band in the 80s. I was brought up around music, and I think at a really, really young age I connected with it. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized what I was feeling when I was younger was this feeling of ‘Oh, you’re passionate about this... Continue Reading →

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: CANDACE in PORTLAND!

When the bond of bandmates is strong, a crowd can feel it--the synchronicity, the flow, and the seamless harmonies. Such was the case with Candace, the new-wave rock trio that currently calls Portland, Oregon their home.  Relocations and lineup shifts have made the journey a long one for the group. They’ve been through a lot... Continue Reading →

“JUNGLE” – NEW VIDEO from SAINT MESA

Twenty-one year old SoCal musician Danny McCook, who, at a young age,  suffered from a rare disease and endured countless hospitalizations, embraced his forced isolation to sketch the ideas that would eventually become the foundational vision for his moniker Saint Mesa and his spiritual debut EP, Jungle, out now on Interscope Records. The EP  is fueled by lyrics of hardship and personal... Continue Reading →

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: WARPAINT at 3rd & LINDSLEY

The crowd went absolutely wild when Los Angeles-based dreampop rockers Warpaint took the darkened 3rd & Lindsley stage. The fabulous female foursome began their set with “Bees”, from their first full length album, 2010’s The Fool, and moved swiftly into “Heads Up”, the ethereal groover and title track from their latest release, out in October.... Continue Reading →

PREVIEW: TWIN LIMB at THE RYMAN on 11/23/16

Louisville-based dreamy indie rock trio Twin Limb has recently hit the road with fellow Louisvillian music-maker Jim James, a tour that will bring them to the Ryman Auditorium to perform for the first time. “We’re opening for Jim, and then we’re playing in his band,” says Twin Limb’s Lacey Guthrie. “I never imagined I’d walk into... Continue Reading →

“SOLITUDE” – NEW MUSIC from ALPENGLOW

When it came time to record their debut full-length album, Alpenglow turned to musician and producer Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds, Apollo Sunshine) to help them stretch their sound into the psychedelic world. The band cites Cohen’s abilities to tweak tones and strip down beats as his biggest strengths saying, “He has a way of placing listeners’... Continue Reading →

TONIGHT!! THOSE MANIC SEAS with WILDFRONT at THE EAST ROOM

You don't want to miss tonight's show at The East Room, y'all....if you have plans already, change them! Richmond, Virginia-based indie/dance band Those Manic Seas are on tour and will be in Nashville tonight!  They'll be appearing at The East Room with Nashville dream pop outfit (and a band that's near and dear to my... Continue Reading →

ALBUM REVIEW: “AND THE WAVE HAS TWO SIDES” by ON AN ON

Minneapolis-based indie dream pop trio ON AN ON released their second full-length album, And The Wave Has Two Sides, today via Roll Call Records.  The song "The Hunter" from the band's 2013 debut album Give In hooked me with its synth-y vocoder-y goodness, and I've been a fan ever since.  Needless to say, I was a tad excited when I... Continue Reading →

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