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 […]

Lights & tiLLie take over St. Louis

Even a broken foot couldn’t stop Canadian alt-pop musician Lights from making her way through Delmar Hall in St. Louis on April 26th. Strapped up with a rockstar-worthy walking boot, this multifaceted talent took to the stage and owned every inch of it, all night long. That intense level of dedication really came through in […]

Ohana Fest brings female-forward lineup for 2022

Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Fest is back and 2022 is bringing the best lineup yet! This fantastic three-day festival returns to its home along the sunny southern California coast at Doheney State Beach in Dana Point, CA September 30th through October 2nd. With the none other than the Fleetwood Mac queen herself, Stevie Nicks, headlining Day […]

Two full weeks of SXSW 2022

SXSW is known for many things… whether it’s throngs of happy music lovers, rediscovering their love of seeking the best new bands, or the pack of tech guys in networking nirvana. Or, the film geeks and geek-ettes, gawking in gritty discourse over the merits (or lack thereof) of their latest screening. For me, though, SX […]

Seattle left dazzled by LIGHTS

Baby, she’s back! And, she wasted no time getting the PEP party started. LIGHTS debuted her brand new album just days before her Seattle show on April 4th. The anticipation was so prominent from the concertgoers, as they rushed in early to secure their place up front, eager to get their first glimpses of their […]

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 […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 68: Luke Reyvn

In this episode of Eclectic Soundtrax, hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos chat with up-and-coming pop rock artist, Luke Reyvn. Luke began his musical career young in Hawaii, playing in punk rock bands and recording demos with friends. During that time, he also participated in school theater and choir, exhibiting early aspirations of becoming a […]

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 […]

Brooke Fair dives deep into “First Love” feels in new single

Hitting streaming platforms on April 1st, award-winning artist Brooke Fair has released her latest single “First Love” off of her upcoming full-length studio album The Things We Were — distributed globally by Zojak World Wide on May 20th. A very talented young artist, this 17-year-old Memphis native was named ‘Songwriter of The Year’ by the […]

Slam Dunk Fest set for Leeds & Hatfield for summer 2022

The annual Slam Dunk Festival returns to the United Kingdom this summer! The North installation of the festival takes place on Friday, June 3rd at Temple Newsam in Leeds, followed by the South installation on Saturday, June 4th at Hatfield Park in Hatfield. Slam Dunk is a one-day festival taking place in two different cities […]

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 […]

An enthralling night with Andy Grammer in Napa, CA

It was a beautiful Thursday night in Napa, California. The historic Uptown Theatre from 1937 has hosted some of the biggest artists in entertainment, including Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and BB King. Now, it was time to add Andy Grammer to the list. Over the past few years, Grammer has put out great music, including […]

Fletcher fills The Fillmore, San Francisco

Monday February 28th, New Jersey singer-songwriter Fletcher brought her sold-out North American tour to The Fillmore in San Francisco, with tour support from G Flip and Amelia Moore. It was a packed show with long lines to get into the venue, but the lines moved quickly after verifying vaccination status with booster or a negative COVID […]