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LIVE SHOW REVIEW: WHISSELL at THE HIGH WATT

It was all about girl power last night at The High Watt for the release of pop-flavored soulstress Whissell’s debut EP Old Souls, Young Bodies with FJØRA and Fleurie providing opening support. The audience was crammed into the intimate space, with many familiar faces from Nashville’s burgeoning pop community there to support the success of one of their…

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ALBUM REVIEW: “ONLY THE LONELY” by COLONY HOUSE

Just when we think Tennessee pop rock outfit Colony House couldn’t possibly get more prolific, they prove us wrong—but honestly, we expect no less from our beloved Colony House boys. With their latest album, Only The Lonely, they’ve set the bar even higher for themselves, and for every band in their orbit. With an uber-rock n’…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LUKE WADE

Like many of us, pop-centric singer/songwriter Luke Wade is no stranger to adversity; though his story brims with sadness and loss, he has overcome his trials with infectious optimism, and channeled that pain into art. Wade affectionately describes his parents as “hippies” who raised him in a small town in central Texas populated by roughnecks,…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with CIVILIAN

“You should write about what you love, and what scares you. Music is an internal critique; people listen and ask ‘Is he super American or does he have a problem with the American Dream?’ or ‘Is he a Christian or is he opposed to all things religion?’ or ‘Is he in love with someone or…

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REVIEW: BLUE HEALER at THE BASEMENT

Pop rock trio Blue Healer brought their smooth synth-y vibes to The Basement recently, on tour supporting their self-titled album released in September via Nine Mile Records.  Mixing shimmery guitar tones and synth melodies, their style is a breath of fresh air, and not typical of what you might imagine the Austin music scene might produce. Their…

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REVIEW: JOHNNYSWIM at THE RYMAN

Though husband-wife duo JOHNNYSWIM is based in Los Angeles, they will always consider Nashville their home turf; the pair brought their signature style of energetic pop n’ roll to the historic Ryman Auditorium recently, and we are still reeling from the greatness of it all. Touring in support of their intensely vulnerable new album, Georgica Pond, Abner Ramirez and…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with VANLADYLOVE

Who knew that the Utah desert was such fertile ground for epic pop rock? Iconic outfits like Imagine Dragons, as well as icons-in-the-making like The Moth & The Flame, formed in The Beehive State (yes, Utah’s nickname is The Beehive State), and alt-pop three-piece VanLadyLove has claimed a well-deserved spot on that list. “We were…