LIVE SHOW REVIEW: FRUITION

Frequently I try to use million-dollar words to bring the concert experience to life. However, this time I’m going to keep it simple—Fruition’s recent concert at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley Music Club was downright fun. Please don’t get me wrong, the band brought plenty of musical fire and lyrical flare, but blended in a dose…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE from THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN

“There’s gonna be some pain in your life, that’s for sure,” begins “Pain,” a keyboard-heavy strut-tastic tune from TX Jelly, the glorious new album from Lonestar collective The Texas Gentleman. With their new album, released last week via New West Records, the perennial backing band has stepped squarely into center stage with TX Jelly, and we…

ALBUM REVIEW: “SUNSET PARK” EP by A VALLEY SON

With their debut EP, Sunset Park, set for release on January 27th, Brooklyn-based rockicana outfit A Valley Son has distilled the sentiment of the free-wheeling American spirit, filtered it through the experience of life in the big city, and firmly planted their flag in the roots rock landscape. Like early morning light, we are gently introduced to…

A VALLEY SON MADE US A PLAYLIST!

New York City-based Southern rock band A Valley Son is an anomaly, comprised of three Southern transplants raised on Stax and Motown, and one Yonkers-born gospel drummer-turned-bassist. After witnessing a generation of bands that seem to value aesthetics over substance, the four members vowed to make music that strips away all of the unnecessary decoration and put songwriting, emotion, and raw musicianship…

PREVIEW: LARKIN POE at THE RYMAN on 10/17/16

“Our mother enrolled us in classical violin lessons when I was four and Rebecca was three, and God bless her, can you imagine a three year old playing a violin? It must’ve been horrendous,” laughs Megan Lovell, who, along with her sister Rebecca, comprise rock duo Larkin Poe. The classically-trained pair got a good dose…