James Arthur & Nina Nesbitt get Nashville singing

James Arthur did not disappoint fans at his sold-out show at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom. The 2012 X Factor UK winner played a well-rounded setlist that was sure to please every one of his concertgoers’ setlist wishlists. Nina Nesbitt opened the show solo and played a mix of songs on keys and guitar. Nesbitt showed her […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Peach Pit sells out Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl

The Canadian indie pop band Peach Pit sold out Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl on a Monday night! Fans lined up early and wrapped around the street corner for a chance to be close to the front. The night started off with opener Haley Blais, serenading the audience with an acoustic performance, followed by an introduction of […]

Oliver Tree steers Cowboy Tears World Tour into Nashville

Fans of all ages filled the sold out Oliver Tree show at Marathon Music Works on a rainy Tuesday night in Nashville, Tennessee on March 22nd. His two openers, 347aidan and Sueco, prepped the crowd for a whimsical evening with Oliver, playing their TikTok hit songs “Dancing in My Room” and “fast”, respectively. The Nashville […]

Briston Maroney ends tour at The Basement East, Nashville

Briston Maroney gave an epic performance at his second-to-last show of his Sunflower Tour at The Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee. What better way to wrap up a tour than two back-to-back sold-out hometown shows? The night started with Mercury, who are Nashville natives, and Jackie Hayes. Both openers got the crowd warmed up for […]

My Forte Artist Spotlight: Dozzi

Famous for high-energy performances, incredible stage presence and goosebumps-inducing harmonies, Nashville’s independent country pop trio Dozzi is in the fast lane to the biggest stages. Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the three sisters moved to Nashville in 2016 after seeing exponential success in their home country. Andrea plays mandolin and vocals, while Jesse holds down acoustic […]

Conan Gray serenades two nights in Nashville

You may know him from his undeniably catchy tunes “Heather” or “Maniac” from your TikTok “For You” page, but Conan Gray is much more than a TikTok song. Conan Gray danced and sang his heart out during his two nights at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The acoustics are superb in the Ryman, which allowed for […]

Stop Light Observations dazzles Nashville’s High Watt

The evening was cold and bleak: it was raining in Nashville and the temperatures were coming close to icing over the roads. It was the type of dreary day where you just wanted to stay inside wrapped in blankets by a warm fire. It took everything I had to drag my ass out of the […]

Inner Wave & Huron John ignite Nashville’s Exit/In

It was painfully cold Friday night as I made my way into the heart of the downtown Nashville music scene. No, I am not talking about the dumpster fire known as Broadway; I am referring to the historic music staple known as Exit/In. Since 1971, Nashville’s Exit/In has earned a reputation for hosting some of […]

A night with the masked men of Magic Sword

It was a cold and frigid night in Nashville this past Tuesday as I made my way to one of the hottest venues in the city, Brooklyn Bowl. It would be a new experience for me, as this is the one place in the city I had yet to see a show. One part bowling […]

Opeth shakes Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

The Ryman Auditorium was rumbling the Tuesday night of November 23rd, as Opeth, Mastodon and Zeal & Ardor rocked the legendary Nashville venue. This particular evening felt as if Christmas had come early for local metalheads, as three of the greatest names in heavy music took the stage. The night began with Zeal & Ardor […]

Anderson East leaves Nashville audience rejoicing

Friday night in downtown Nashville would be my first opportunity to experience two things I have had on my musical bucket list for quite some time. The first being to attend a concert at Ryman Auditorium, the venue that pretty much birthed Country Music. It’s a place so iconic and legendary they nicknamed it the “Carnegie […]