ALBUM PREMIERE: THE DULL BLUE LIGHTS

“We acknowledge that genre exists, but have no interest in confining ourselves to being just a soul band, or a mod band, or a reggae band, and on and on,” says Todd Fausnacht, lead vocalist/guitarist of Philadelphia-based band The Dull Blue Lights. A wise speaker once said, “Once you’re through changing, you’re through,” and The Dull…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with ROSI GOLAN

It’s been said that the only constant in life is change. Some view change as a terrifying thing, others realize that without change, there is no progress. To seasoned singer/songwriter Rosi Golan, change presents an opportunity for growth; she has forged full steam ahead into the great wide open, embracing change in more ways than…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with KORBY LENKER

“I don’t sing with a twang, that’s not my thing. I’m not from the South. I just sing the way I know how,” says Nashville-based singer/songwriter Korby Lenker. The Idaho native, who spent many years in Seattle after college helming a bluegrass band, explores the acoustic pop realm with his new album, Thousand Springs, set…

MAKING AN IMPACT: GIRLS WRITE NASHVILLE

“It makes me feels so good,” sings eight-year-old Nailah, about music. The youngest participant in the Girls Write Nashville program, Nailah is already a seasoned musician who began her journey at Nashville’s ASET Academy of Performing Arts at the ripe old age of three.  Girls Write Nashville is an exciting new program in town which strives to…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JAKE McMULLEN

“It’s the only thing that makes sense in the world,” says Jake McMullen about music; the quiet and contemplative singer/songwriter began his musical journey at the age of 10, but at 19, began to take seriously the idea of making it his life’s pursuit. “Before that, I never realized what it could do,” he adds.…

MAKING AN IMPACT: GIRLS WRITE NASHVILLE

Meet Sydney. Like so many in our community, this East Nashvillian has high hopes and songwriting aspirations–however, at the ripe old age of six years old, Sydney got started on her dreams early, and now, at 13, she is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her heroes, superstar Beyoncé and icon-in-the-making Alessia Cara. “I’ve always wanted…

PREVIEW: THE QUIET HOLLERS at THE BASEMENT on 6/30/17

Louisville’s beloved post-punk outfit Quiet Hollers, who toured for the greater part of last year, and who will appear at Nashville’s The Basement on Friday, June 30th, will release their new album, Amen Breaks, on  July 7th via sonaBLAST!. In keeping with frontman Shadwick Wilde’s penchant for double and triple entendres, the record’s title has…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PICKWICK

I’ll never forget when I first heard “Hacienda Motel,” the breakout hit from Can’t Talk Medicine, the debut album from Seattle-based Pickwick back in 2013; frontman Galen Disston’s soulful vocals carried on a retro-infused layer of reverb-y goodness made that track virtually strut right out of the speakers. I was hooked. Since then, we Pickwick…