Category: Features

Spotlight

Burlap to Cashmere After a 10-year hiatus, this Mediterranean folk band emerges with a highly anticipated record enriched by their years away. READ MORE Brandi Carlile Whether fronting a symphony or meeting her fans after a show, Carlile’s heart is as expansive as her commanding voice READ MORE James Vincent McMorrow Steeped in literature, this …

Reviews

David Gray Live at the Grand Ole Opry House, 6/30 READ MORE Griffin House Live at 3rd & Lindsley, 7/3 READ MORE Foster The People Live at Cannery Ballroom, 6/29 READ MORE Matt Nathanson Review of his new album, Modern Love READ MORE Andy Davis, Elenowen, Stephen Gordon Live at 12th & Porter, 6/23 READ …

Articles

Taylor Swift’s Speak Now … Help Now Swift’s recent fundraising event raised more than $750,000 for victims of recent tornadoes READ MORE A Job Well:Done Celebrating Blood:Water Mission’s journey to 1,000 wells READ MORE Space Capone Nashville’s king of syncopated grooves and jazz-heavy orchestration says he’s just out to play good music READ MORE Mikky …

Taylor Swift’s Speak Now … Help Now

You know this young artist for her four Grammy Awards, numerous No. 1 hits and, most recently, for winning Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Artist, Top Country Artist and Top Country Album for her album, Speak Now. But country starlet Taylor Swift’s most recent venture is all about giving back. May 21, 2011, Swift opened her final dress …

Space Capone

As solo artists and bands become increasingly disillusioned with major label record deals, they’re freed up to focus their passions entirely on the craft at hand without trying to please a third party, and the music has no where to go but up. Indie artist Space Capone is one person embracing his unique, soulful, highly …

Mikky Ekko

Steve Sudduth wants to paint a picture. He wants to construct a fantasy using his most natural instrument: his voice. Behind his intoxicating vocals, he melds layers of sonic dreamscapes, creating moody and ethereal visions with blasts of exquisite post-pop, all released under the personification of his undeniably apropos pseudonym, Mikky Ekko. Mikky Ekko is …

Matt Wertz

Against the clean backdrop of spring, Matt Wertz is releasing his much-anticipated, full-length album, Weights & Wings, March 15. This will be his first full-length studio release in nearly three years. A flourishing musician who has called Nashville home for nearly a decade, Wertz has spent the past three years touring and broadening his faithful fanbase. …

Vinyl Thief: Defying Definition

A troop of cheering girls crowded the front rows of Mercy Lounge as Vinyl Thief, five young and attractive guys, two with giant black X’s on their hands, took the stage. Launching into a series of statically charged electro-rock anthems, the group showcased a fully formulated sound and mature, multi-dimensional writing. Grayson Proctor, on vocals …