PREVIEW: PONY BOY ALBUM RELEASE at THE BASEMENT on 8/29/15

Singer/songwriter Marchelle Brandanini, a.k.a. Pony Boy, grew up in a town in northern California called Vacaville, a name which literally means “Cow Town.” Her hometown was small, but close enough to San Francisco that she could study classical music and opera.  One day, she heard the raspy roar of Janis Joplin, thought “Wow! I want to…

REVIEW: DIAMOND RUGS at MERCY LOUNGE

Supergroup Diamond Rugs performed at Mercy Lounge in Nashville recently, supported by Athens, Georgia-based New Madrid, and Nashville’s own Justin Collins. Justin Collins’ unique musical stylings garnered lots of support from the hometown crowd; New Madrid’s brand of vibe-y psychedelic rock, and all of their glorious hair, had us all entranced during their atmospheric and…