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…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: GLOSSARY

If you’ve never heard of Glossary, you can be forgiven for it. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based band hasn’t played a show in quite a few years, but Glossary is probably a favorite band of several of your favorite Americana bands. John Moreland is a fan. Two Cow Garage. Austin Lucas. Lucero (with whom they even shared…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with RED WANTING BLUE

This past year, Scott Terry, frontman of heartland rock band Red Wanting Blue, had some late-night conversations with his Grammy-nominated music-making friend Will Hoge on The Rock Boat, an annual maritime music festival, about making a record together. “We’d just gotten out of our contract with Fanatic Records and we we free agents. Will has a…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with RON GALLO

On January 2nd, Philadelphia-based rocker Ron Gallo relocated himself, his guitar, his big curly hair, and his viscerally frenetic musical style to Nashville; “It was something I’d been thinking about for a while. I really needed break out of the comfort of where I’d lived forever and get here. I’ve been playing here for years,…

“ELM ST.” – NEW VIDEO from THE ROOMSOUNDS

Holy buckets! Dallas rockers The Roomsounds recorded the video for their swag-tastic song “Elm St.” at none other than legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama; the band’s latest album was recorded at the iconic studio, and the “Elm St.” video offers a behind-the scenes look. After studio owner Rodney Hall heard the outfit’s debut album, he extended an invitation for the…

SXSW SPOTLIGHT: THE DEAD SHIPS

In Los Angeles, the land of a million genres, sub-genres, and sub-sub genres, there’s a band that plays straight up rock n’ roll. I mean really good, gritty, garage-tastic rock n’ roll. That band is called The Dead Ships. These days, folks say that rock n’ roll is dead, but this band is proving those…

SXSW SPOTLIGHT: THE GILLS

I met with Nashville-based rockers The Gills at their practice space in a local warehouse district, a cozy room packed with copious amounts of gear and wall-to-wall personality.  Inspiration for the band, who is about to release a self-titled album (their second full-length project), began in Pensacola, Florida during frontman Jesse Wheeler’s teenage battle with…

SXSW SPOTLIGHT: LUCY DACUS

“My mom’s a pianist and my first foray into music was in musical theater.  She would take me to rehearsals; I was never really good at pretending, which is big part of musical theater,” laughs Lucy Dacus. “I kept the music part and got rid of the theater part, so it worked out.” The Richmond-based…

PREVIEW: MODOC ALBUM RELEASE at THE BASEMENT EAST on 2/4/16

MODOC’s Clint Culberson, Kyle Addison, and John Carlson relocated to Nashville a long time ago from Indiana – the budding musicians had seen a handful of fellow Hoosier bands who were playing similar styles of music make the move; “We just want to make music for a living, that’s who we are, that’s what we…