Witty Nashville-based alt-pop artist and multi-instrumentalist Maggie Miles, who relishes comedic relief in dealing with the awkward coming-of-age years of her life, grew up on the soulful vocals of vintage artists like Stevie Nicks and Ann Wilson but has found 90s grunge to be a major source of inspiration as of late. In her music, … Read more MAGGIE MILES MADE US A PLAYLIST!
I have to say, I can’t get enough of rock duos – The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Royal Blood, Black Pistol Fire, I love them all. There’s something about the power that emanates from two people who are in sync, who go full-tilt-boogie and produce more noise than a freight train while they do … Read more VIDEO PREMIERE: “WHO I WANNA BE” by BROTHER MAN
Shadows, whether cast in real life or internally cloaking the soul, can obscure even the brightest lights. They magnify the mystery of the unknown and twist the shape of the familiar. In many ways the shadows blanketing Rose of the West’s recent set at Nashville’s High Watt served as a fitting metaphor for the band … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST
Nashville’s Wildfront is proof positive that pop is alive and well here in the Music City. With new single “Bloom,” frontwoman Josephine Moore sings of that moment when lust turns to love, what she calls “the period of greatest beauty.” With its 80s-inspired synths and hard-driving beats that evoke the imagery of hot summer nights and … Read more PREMIERE: “BLOOM” from WILDFRONT
Sequestered in the desert of Western Australia, the vibrant, red flowers of Eucalyptus macrocarpa stand out against the harsh landscape. The rare tree, nicknamed “rose of the west,” manages to prevail over the severe climate, opening its beauty to those who seek it. It’s with this image that Gina Barrington (vocals, guitar) found solace and inspiration for her project Rose of the West, … Read more PREVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST at THE HIGH WATT on 8/1/19
The great Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Only in the darkness can you see the stars.” Nashville pop-rock band Temple Wildlife knows this to be true, as evidenced by their new single, “Decorated Panes.” Ironically, as one of their most upbeat songs to date, “Decorated Panes,” a song about the desire to see a … Read more PREMIERE: “DECORATED PANES” by TEMPLE WILDLIFE
While Nashville is known for being the home of country music, there are so many other genres that live and thrive here in the Music City–gospel, pop, alt-tock, and of course Americana. Even the Barbershop Harmony Society is headquartered here! That’s why it makes our hearts smile to have the chance to introduce our … Read more PREMIERE: “HOW WILL I KNOW” by HOWND
“I’m trying to make you cry,” says John Paul White, unashamed at the effect his music has on the masses. “I’m trying to make me cry. I mean, those are the kinds of songs that I love. Those are the songs I’ve always been drawn to, like from my earliest years.” The Florence, Alabama-based White … Read more PREVIEW: JOHN PAUL WHITE at THE GRAND OLE OPRY on 6/1/19
Nashville may be famous for country, but it’s really a melting pot for artists from every corner of the world who make music of all configurations. You can’t eat at one of our renowned restaurants, drink crafted caffeine at one of our beautiful coffee shops, or really, even cross the street without encountering someone … Read more ALBUM PREMIERE: “THE IT CITY” EP from THE IT CITY
In October 2018, singer/songwriter Kurt Vile released his critically-acclaimed seventh album Bottle It In via Matador Records. Bottle It In heads off in new directions, pushing at the edges of the map into unexplored territory–these songs show an artist who is still evolving and growing, expressing himself through monster jams, a songwriter who, like his hero … Read more WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE KURT VILE at THE RYMAN on 3/16/19!