PREVIEW: CARL BROEMEL at MERCY LOUNGE on 10/6/18

”To me, it doesn’t get old–if it only lasts less than three weeks. That’s I think that’s my limit,” laughs Carl Broemel, well-known as the guitarist for My Morning Jacket and for his solo work, of his feelings on touring. “It’s a psychological barrier that I personally hit after two and a half weeks or…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: VÉRITÉ

Though often obscured by the layers of country, Americana, rock, and more country, there has always been a pop music scene in Nashville. As artists have pushed the boundaries of the genre with bolder offerings that forgo the glitter-tripe frequently associated with “pop music,” indie-pop is undeniably establishing itself as the new cool in Nashville. With…

PREVIEW: DOROTHY at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/27/18

“I think it really needed to happen,” says Dorothy Martin, frontwoman of alt-rock outfit Dorothy, of the ultimatum she received from her producer, the iconic Linda Perry. Then right before a recording session for her forthcoming album, 28 Days In The Valley, out March 9th via Jay Z’s Roc Nation and Kerry Brown and Linda…

PREVIEW: LOW CUT CONNIE at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/25/18

“We’re so excited that the cult is spreading,” declares Adam Weiner, the charismatic frontman of Philadelphia-based piano rock outfit Low Cut Connie. “We’re not one of these bands who is all of a sudden going to be on the cover of some super hip magazine or something. It’s a slow creep. What I’m most proud…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE DISTRICTS

There is a rawness that puts the ‘indie’ in indie rock.  I look for a certain grittiness both musically and lyrically; there must be more than just a stage presence—more of a stage attitude that binds audience with band, both locked in the passion for pure rock music. Sometimes, even for seasoned indie rockers, it…

PREVIEW: MOLLY PARDEN at MERCY LOUNGE on 12/8/17

“Why on earth would I do that?” recalls Molly Parden of her initial reaction to the suggestion that she write songs several years ago. “There are already so many songs out there! So typical of the middle child—‘Why would anything I do matter?’” she laughs. Parden, who grew up with six sisters and two brothers,…

PREVIEW: NOW, NOW at MERCY LOUNGE on 10/12/17

Minnesota-based pop-rock duo Now, Now got their start where most great things happen—in marching band. “I miss those days,” says Brad Hale. “I miss it too,” says partner-in-music KC Dalager. “I feel like those were my glory days of music. like it was the one thing where I felt like, ‘I’m good at this and…

WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE SON LITTLE at MERCY LOUNGE on 9/23/17!

Modern soul innovator and Grammy-winning producer Son Little is coming to Mercy Lounge on September 23rd to perform songs from his forthcoming sophomore album, New Magic, out September 15th via ANTI- Records. Each of New Magic’s tracks draw from the diaspora of American blues and soul that includes not only modern R&B, but also rock n’ roll and hip-hop,…

PREVIEW: MIKE DOUGHTY at MERCY LOUNGE on 3/10/17

“I know I have more indie or alternative tastes to what I listen to than a lot of people, but it’s not smart business to take a big chunk of prime time, where you have the whole world paying attention to you, and then just showing them people who are already famous,” says Mike Doughty…

TICKET GIVEAWAY!! LÉON at MERCY LOUNGE on 2/28/17

Columbia Records’ emerging pop songstress LÉON, who first became known for her debut single “Tired of Talking,” which has already garnered more than 40 million streams on Spotify, is currently on a headlining tour (and will also appear at Bonnaroo this year!) and will grace the stage of our own Mercy Lounge on Tuesday February 28th,…