PREMIERE: “SHE SMILES” by ANNIKA BENNETT

It’s been said that jealousy is just love and hate at the same time; this concept is the foundation of “She Smiles,” the brand new single New York City-based singer/songwriter Annika Bennett. “It’s a terrible truth, though I love her I would love to see her bleed,” sings New York City-based singer/songwriter Annika Bennett in her  “She…

PREMIERE: “SPARKLING JENNY” by NICK CIANCI

It’s a deflating experience when it’s supposed to be your special day, but the world just doesn’t cooperate—and we’ve all been there. New York City-based singer/songwriter Nick Cianci, who will release his debut EP, High-Fidelity Depressed next month, introduces us to one such unlucky lady in “Sparkling Jenny,” the first single off the EP.  “In…

PREVIEW: FIONA SILVER at THE 5 SPOT TONIGHT!

Fiona Silver, New York City’s own sassy, multifaceted spitfire, is back in Nashville TONIGHT at The 5 Spot’s $2 Tuesdays hosted by Derek Hoke. We love her alluring brand of reverb-y rock n’ roll, and we know you will too. In case you missed it, we had the chance to catch up this summer over a…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with FIONA SILVER

Big Apple-born and bred rocker Fiona Silver will release her debut album, Little Thunder, on June 23rd.  Little Thunder is the hard-working free spirit’s first cohesive body of work, and features seven songs of smokey-voiced swagger and sass with a vintage sheen. “For this record, I was really drawn to the sounds of the 60s…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with ARUM RAE

“We never actually had music in our house growing up; my dad was a preacher, and it wasn’t allowed unless it was church music, and that music was terrible! I wasn’t exposed to good gospel or anything,” recalls New York City-based soulful songstress Arum Rae. “My parents got divorced around the time Paula Abdul was…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SARAH SOLOVAY

New York City-based pop star-on-the-rise Sarah Solovay began making music at the ripe old age of six. That’s right, while most of us were learning to add and subtract, Solovay had embraced her passion and was already working towards her life’s goal. When she was 13, she began participating in open mic nights in clubs around…

“WITHOUT YOU” – NEW VIDEO from WINSTONS

If you’re a regular around here (and if you aren’t, you totally should be), you’ve noticed we’ve been drooling over Winstons, our new favorite New York-based blues rock duo. We literally, and I mean literally, can’t get enough of their soulful sound, and we want you to be as excited about them as we are.…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with FELICITY

Felicity, born in Australia, raised in South Africa, and schooled in Colorado, has distilled the scenery and many experiences from her international lifestyle into an infectiously soulful brand of pop.  “The way I think about things or even say things is different,” she says. “Living abroad means different musical influences, and it’s definitely effected the…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with DEL WATER GAP

“A girl I like recently told me she showed her mom my band, and her mom said ‘I like it, but he sings about girls too much’,” laughs Holden Jaffe, frontman of New York City-based folk rock outfit Del Water Gap, who recently released a new single, “Vanessa.”  The band has been diligently crafting a new…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GIBBZ

I caught up electropop maestro Gibbz recently as he was prepping for his current tour with Dragonette, and dealing with some not-so-fun stuff as well: He: “I’m having a tooth issue, I have to have a tooth taken out. I have terrible teeth. I think it’s genetic. I’m going to blame my mom.” Me: “Do…