VIDEO PREMIERE: “BLUE RIDGE GOODBYES” by EDWARD and JANE

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based folk-rock band Edward and Jane, helmed by Timothy “Edward” Carpenter and Emilie “Jane” Creutzinger, are known for their gut-punching lyrics, anthemic compositions, and soaring harmonies, a fact beautifully showcased on Too Early To Tell, their latest EP, released last fall.   While the five stunners housed on Too Early To Tell are in the Americana vein, the…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “NEVER KNOW” by ERISY WATT

It’s been said that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, but as we all know, life’s paths are never so direct. “I started writing our single ‘Never Know’ in college, but then I put it down for a while. One of my songwriter friends told me that if you can’t finish…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GEORGE TAYLOR

“I hold my hands and pray that you’ll be there on my final day, and if you are, will you come with me?” sings London-based singer/songwriter George Taylor in his new single, “Come Follow Me  Down.” With its slinky groove awash in a minor key and a sinister edge, Taylor’s “come hither” vocal style would…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: FLEET FOXES

The shows you attend by chance are usually the ones that leave lasting and indelible impressions–Fleet Foxes’ recent stop at the Ryman Auditorium was definitely one of those shows. Fleet Foxes released one of the 2017’s best records, Crack-Up, and they finally made to Nashville to play two nights at the mother church. To classify…

PREVIEW: MAGIC GIANT at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 5/6/18

The last time we spoke with Los Angeles-based folk-pop powerhouse Magic Giant, they had just recorded new album In The Wind—in a solar-powered mobile recording studio that allowed them to make music in some unorthodox places—like in a redwood tree in Avenue of the Giants and in a reverb-y tunnel in Snoqualmie Pass, Washington. Now,…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE LUMINEERS in PORTLAND!

When you finally get a chance to see a group you’ve liked for years perform live for the first time, the excitement and anticipation is next level.  You spend more time getting ready.  You rush your friends out the door so you’re sure to get a good vantage point. You’re amped the minute you walk…

#tbt: THE STRUMBELLAS at BONNAROO

It was Friday afternoon at the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the field at the Which Stage was filled with a crowd fit for an evening headliner.  Well before the start of The Strumbellas’ show, there had been a steady flow of people approaching the stage and staking out the best spots to…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MAGIC GIANT

Sunshine. Movement. Energy. These are all words that come to mind when considering California alt-folk trio Magic Giant, whose celebratory, food-for-the-soul brand of music bears undeniably hopeful optimism and spreads light and love to willing ears. Last time we spoke with the band, they were recording songs in their bomb-shelter-turned studio affectionately referred to as…

ALBUM REVIEW: “ENTER THE KINGDOM” by FRONTIER RUCKUS

With their forthcoming album, Detroit-based folk pop outfit Frontier Ruckus invites us to “enter the kingdom”—however, in their world, that kingdom is set in the crumbling remains of the Motor City, and provides insight into the hardships endured in realizing that permanence is sometimes an idea instead of a fact. In this kingdom, old neighborhoods…

“LAY LOW” – NEW VIDEO from CRYSTAL FIGHTERS

Bohemian indie pop outfit Crystal Fighters, reveling in the release of their acclaimed album Everything Is My Family, out last year, has released a whimsical new video for their anthemic single, “Lay Low.” The band also announced their U.S. tour, dates can be found here: http://www.crystalfighters.com/live/ The band says that the song, while written in response…