AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DANIELLA MASON

“I was a misfit growing up, a quirky gal,” laughs Nashville pop star-on-the-rise Daniella Mason. The child of missionary parents, Mason spent her adolescence in Mexico and Guatemala before moving to Texas for high school, where she says she had “the proper Friday Night Lights experience. “I think I had trouble finding a place stateside…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SUR

People say they want to save the world, but few are trying to do it quite like Los Angeles-based pop-tinged electro-blues man Zack Arnett, who is making his statement under the moniker SUR. “I started as a graffiti writer, I was an emcee in the hip hop culture. I was making beats and rapping over…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DONORA

“It didn’t seem different at the time,” says Casey Hanner, vocalist for Pittsburgh-based alt-pop band Donora, who has music in her DNA. “When I was a kid, my dad was doing a lot of jingle work. He had a studio in the basement of our house, always working on music. People would come over and…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE SOFT WHITE SIXTIES

In the process of writing and recording their anticipated new album, The Soft White Sixties, makers of funky working-class soul, the band relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles. “It made us uncomfortable; you get stuck in your own ways,” explains frontman Octavio Genera. “For us, our lives pointed that way, and we were all able…

PREVIEW: GRIZFOLK at THE HIGH WATT on 10/22/17

“We love Nashville, it’s one of our favorite cities,” says Adam Roth, frontman of Southern California band Grizfolk, who will perform at The High Watt on Sunday, October 22nd; Grizfolk is tearing up the highways, spreading their uniquely infectious style of electro-folk n’ roll in select cities this month. “There’s a lot more musical diversity…