PREVIEW: SAINTS OF VALORY at MERCY LOUNGE on 3/6/15

Austin, Texas-based Saints of Valory is on tour and will be making their way to Mercy Lounge in Nashville on March 3rd…and I am SO EXCITED.  A couple of years ago, a friend introduced me to their music (yep, Bryan Rose, I’m talking about you); the song “Kids,” with its big, full sound and echoing … Read more PREVIEW: SAINTS OF VALORY at MERCY LOUNGE on 3/6/15

PREVIEW: SERYN “SHADOW SHOWS” ALBUM RELEASE at MERCY LOUNGE, 2/12/15

I walked through the doors of Silver Point Studios in Nashville to meet the members of the band Seryn for an interview and a video shoot; I didn’t see anyone right away, but I heard the most glorious harmonies coming from a women’s restroom in front of me.  I stood there, mesmerized, when all of a sudden, … Read more PREVIEW: SERYN “SHADOW SHOWS” ALBUM RELEASE at MERCY LOUNGE, 2/12/15

REVIEW: FIELD REPORT at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/17/15

Chris Porterfield of Field Report, doing a string of solo performances to support Bahamas, emotively serenaded us with stories in song last month at the Mercy Lounge, and talk about a crowded house! The show was sold out, but no worries!  Field Report will return to the Music City once again to support PHOX on February … Read more REVIEW: FIELD REPORT at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/17/15

PREVIEW: FIELD REPORT at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/17/15

 As I spoke with Field Report’s Chris Porterfield (formerly of folk-rock group DeYarmond Edison), he was at home in snowy Milwaukee (where it was zero degrees and under six inches of snow); to know it is to love it apparently, as he’s been based there for the last nine years.  Speaking of cold weather, I … Read more PREVIEW: FIELD REPORT at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/17/15

PREVIEW: KNOX HAMILTON at THE MERCY LOUNGE on 1/8/15

Arkansas-based indie dance/pop band Knox Hamilton, comprised of Boots Copeland, Drew Buffington, Brad Pierce, and Cobo Copeland, have been getting all kinds of attention these days; from radio airplay, to a nationwide tour with Colony House last fall, to this new tour which brings them to Nashville’s Mercy Lounge THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!  The fact that I’m … Read more PREVIEW: KNOX HAMILTON at THE MERCY LOUNGE on 1/8/15

REVIEW: HUGH BOB & THE HUSTLE at MERCY LOUNGE on 11/5/14

It was a dark and stormy night…the Cannery Ballroom/Mercy Lounge/High Watt complex was bursting at the seams with two, if not three sold out shows, and I’m pretty sure I ended up parking in the next county over.  I was late for my interview with Hugh Bob & The Hustle, so I sent an apologetic text … Read more REVIEW: HUGH BOB & THE HUSTLE at MERCY LOUNGE on 11/5/14

REVIEW: CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS at MERCY LOUNGE on 7/16/14

Have you ever had an experience that made you feel like you would absolutely explode if you didn’t tell someone about it?  I had such an adventure recently at the Mercy Lounge; I’d been asked to interview Nashville-based band Clear Plastic Masks for a show preview.  I had a great time getting familiar with their music, speaking with … Read more REVIEW: CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS at MERCY LOUNGE on 7/16/14

PREVIEW: CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS at MERCY LOUNGE on 7/16/14

Andrew Katz, Eddy DuQuesne, Matt Menold and Charlie Garmendia became friends in Brooklyn and started the band Clear Plastic Masks in 2011.  In case you’re asking yourself….. HOW CAN A BAND THAT’S SO SKILLED WITH WORDS PICK SUCH A HEAD-SCRATCHER OF A NAME? Jon Pareles of the New York Times asked this question at the end … Read more PREVIEW: CLEAR PLASTIC MASKS at MERCY LOUNGE on 7/16/14

ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES WITH STEELISM AT MERCY LOUNGE

I was at Mercy Lounge last week, on a mission to see southern soul septet St. Paul & The Broken Bones, from Birmingham, Alabama.  I say “on a mission” because that’s what it feels like when I set my sights on a show I want to attend; I gear up for it by “spreading the gospel” … Read more ST. PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES WITH STEELISM AT MERCY LOUNGE

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