PREVIEW: JOHN PAUL WHITE at THE GRAND OLE OPRY on 6/1/19

“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…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “THE IT CITY” EP from THE IT CITY

  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…

WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE KURT VILE at THE RYMAN on 3/16/19!

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…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: LENNON STELLA

A short time ago, a friend sent me a Spotify link and told me to check out an artist named Lennon Stella.  The link came with almost no details except that Stella’s background included being a cast member on the TV show Nashville. It was around this same time that I discovered I may be…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: RON GALLO

It’s no longer a secret that Nashville’s music scene is more than a love-hate relationship with its country music stereotype. With indie and alternative rock now a dominating force, the music floods out of concert venues, clubs, and bars nightly. While there are numerous faces in the crowd of the city’s emerging rock acts, there…

PREMIERE: “SIMPLER TIMES” by IF I COULD_FOREVER

Nashville may have a country music heritage, but the indie pop scene is exploding. Every day, we discover new bands making poptastic waves, and we are excited to share what’s happening with you! Beloved readers, meet brand spanking new duo IF I COULD_FOREVER, who will unleash their debut single “Simpler Times” tomorrow. It’s a classic Nashville…

PREVIEW: KEUNING at THE HIGH WATT on 11/14/18

At the ripe old age of 14, Dave Keuning picked out his Christmas gifts from the Sears catalog, and a guitar was the first item on the list. “I didn’t get it, but I got like the next five things after,” he recalls. “Later, I was at a friend’s house who had a guitar and…

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…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “YOUR ABSENCE, A CLOSENESS” by MONICA MOSER

“If your absence is a closeness your presence is just a lie,” declares Nashville singer/songwriter Monica Moser in “This Ache,” the first song on her new album your absence, a closeness, which is set for release tomorrow, October 5th, Moser’s first official release since her 2013 debut EP Human Heart. The record includes three previously released singles, three…

PREMIERE: “GIVE IN TO ME” by CHARLOTTE LEIGH

Nashville-based songrafter and Zac Brown protégé Charlotte Leigh, a self-described city girl who revels in the freedom of the great wide open, got her start singing in church. With a firm grasp on her roots, she spreads her wings with “Give In To Me,” her new single set for release on September 28th. “This song is by far…