Banks’ elaborately beautiful performance in Nashville

I did something the other night that I haven’t done since Usher went on tour with Kanye West almost 20 years ago — I attended a show that featured a lineup of nothing but pop musicians. It’s not as if I haven’t seen the occasional Katy Perry here and there, but it’s typically at a […]

‘Americana Railroad’ compilation album features John Fogerty & more

In 1827, the first railroad opened in North America, chartering merchants from Baltimore to Ohio. Three years later, the first regularly scheduled steam-powered passenger train service began running in South Carolina. In a short time, trains and locomotive travel became all the rage in this country and from that popularity, an endless amount of songs, […]

Shedonist drops debaucherous new video for “Daddy”

Just in time for Father’s Day, Nashville-based grunge rockers Shedonist have debuted their latest music video for “Daddy”. The video is a wild and debaucherous romp through an audition process, as the band seeks out prospective new “Daddies”. It hits its visual climax as the band is surrounded, dollar bills begin to fly and everyone […]

Nothing More destroys Marathon Music Works, Nashville

It’s been quite a while since I have been to a show that was predominantly heavy… my last experience being Opeth last year at Ryman Auditorium. It’s not as if I don’t enjoy the genre, but as I get older, I find my body simply cannot handle the head-banging and moshing as much as it […]

Foxy Shazam stimulates Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl

It was another midweek show for me, as I headed into Nashville to my favorite music venue. Upon first glances, it seemed as if it was going to be a laidback and quiet night at the Brooklyn Bowl. I arrived 30 minutes prior to showtime and the venue wasn’t even a quarter full; it was […]

Experiencing Nashville’s first Eastside Boogie

This past October, an amazing new venue opened in Nashville in the form of the Eastside Bowl. Formerly a K-Mart, this retro-style venue prides itself on its vintage 1970s aesthetic. Not only does it have the coolest bowling alley in town, but it also houses an arcade, filled with a collection of old-school games and […]

The HU helps close out Nashville’s iconic Cannery Ballroom

It’s not a well-known fact to anyone outside of the Nashville music scene, but a legacy is coming to an end shortly in the Music City: rock scene venue staples Mercy Lounge, The High Watt and Cannery Ballroom are all closing for good. While it is unclear if owners will ever reopen in a new […]

Remembering Lee Scratch Perry in unexpected Dot Allison remix

Dot Allison, Scottish singer-songwriter and former member of 90s electronic greats, One Dove, has announced the follow-up EP to her latest masterpiece, Heart-Shaped Scars. The record is aptly titled Entangled Remix EP. Dot says, “[It’s] to tie with Heart-Shaped Scars, but also, in a way, the slightly disparate influences on the EP, spanning decades from when […]

Meet New Wave experimental band Minimal Schlager

During my time at the SXSW music festival, I had the opportunity to interact with some of the coolest musicians from all across the globe. One of the most interesting bands came in the form of a New Wave electronic dance group called Minimal Schlager. Brother and sister Francisco and Alicia have been making music […]

Kishi Bashi concludes tour at Basement East Nashville

Kishi Bashi is not what you would consider a ‘household’ name in the music industry. He isn’t sharing stages with the likes of Billie Eilish, but he has created his own rabid fanbase during his many years performing. Once a member of the band Of Montreal, Kishi Bashi now has the distinct honor of having […]

An interview with Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre

After nearly three decades of music, psychedelic rock gods The Brian Jonestown Massacre are still going strong! Longtime veterans in the music scene, they have managed to keep their style fresh and ever evolving. Their 19th studio album, Fire Doesn’t Grow on Trees, is set for release June 24th and they are hitting the road […]

The Darkness rocks Nashville like never before

I walked into my favorite Nashville venue — the Brooklyn Bowl — on a recent Friday evening, not truly knowing what to expect from the upcoming night of music. I was there to see The Darkness and local favorites, The Dead Deads. The latter all-girl grunge rock group is widely considered to be one of […]

SXSW 2022: Best Bands

SXSW made its cautious, yet triumphant return earlier in March after its abrupt cancellation in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. The city of Austin took a safe approach to this year’s festival by opening many onsite testing facilities, as well as administering a digital pass for all vaccinated festival-goers. Even with safeguards in place, the […]

Joywave thrills Nashville’s Mercy Lounge

It seems to be a recurring theme that whenever I attend a concert these days in Nashville, the weather seems to be inclement. The last couple of shows I have attended have all come with either a snowstorm or some type of heavy rain. This Wednesday was no exception, as a tornado warning was called […]