PREVIEW: BAHAMAS at CANNERY BALLROOM on 5/11/18

“There’s just a naivety when you’re younger, you really believe you can be anything. I just allowed that idea to run unfettered. I really have only ever done music,” says Afie Jurvanen who makes music under the moniker Bahamas. “I was a horrible student. I really did not do well in school at all, I…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS FESTIVAL, DAY 1

Nestled in Knoxville’s Old City, the annual Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival calls one of the Scruffy City’s scruffiest and diverse neighborhoods home. Boasting a diverse lineup mixed with local favorites and national touring acts, it’s a can’t-miss event. I was so excited to get the party started, I left Nashville without putting my suitcase…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: MICHAEL KIWANUKA 

Michael Kiwanuka has a powerful voice and an unmistakable sound; since the 2012 release of his breakthrough debut, Home Again, he has become one of the most prominent and inspirational singer/songwriters of the past decade. Home Again was a masterpiece of soulful folk blues, but since then, his sound has developed into a blend of…

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…

ALBUM REVIEW: “DARLING DESTROYER” BY LEOPOLD AND HIS FICTION

I love Austin, Texas; the best chili and Tex-Mex I’ve ever had live there, and much like Nashville, people aren’t afraid to be who they are, a mentality that provides fertile ground for creativity to freely bloom. There’s also a particular sound I’ve come to expect from Austin—while while it’s a hub for country twang…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with JOE MARSON

In case you had doubts, you should know that gingers have soul, and Los Angeles-based bluesy rocker Joe Marson is living proof. “I’ve always been very moved by music. I grew up listening to a lot of different things, and I feel like I understood it at a soul level very early on. I soaked it…

PREVIEW: JENNA LOTTI at THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE

“I always loved music,” says Boston-based singer/songwriter Jenna Lotti. “I would sing around the house, in my room, everywhere,” she adds with a laugh. Lotti, who was diagnosed with depression at a young age, was encouraged to keep a journal to process and deal with her thoughts and feelings. “I started writing, eventually writing poetry,”…

WIN TICKETS to COMMUNION NASHVILLE on 9/14/16!!!

The highly-anticipated Communion Residency returns to The East Room on September 14th, showcasing up-and-coming talent across multiple genres for an unforgettable night of music discovery. The lineup includes Jonny P, The Wild Jays, Guthrie Brown, and Zoe Sky Jordan–and we have a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky winner! Nashville-by-way-of New York soul artist Jonny P has a sound…

REVIEW: CALEB HAWLEY at THE HIGH WATT on 10/9/14

Touring to support Side 1 and Side 2, the two EPs he released this year, Caleb Hawley has been criss-crossing the country, bringing a little sunshine and a whole lot of soul to the masses.  The night I’d been waiting for had finally arrived; Caleb was rolling into the Music City for a show at The High Watt, and…