Category: Reviews

Miami Horror

There was nothing bloody or gory about what went down between the rafters of Mercy Lounge Thursday. If anything, dancing shoes and glow sticks were the weapons of choice (sorry Michael Myers.) Local duo Cherub set the tone for the night with their synth-heavy, voice-warped set amid a backdrop of bootlegged Looney Tunes videos and …

Red

Of all the ways to describe Nashville-based Christian rock band RED (comprised of lead singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, his twin brother, bassist Randy Armstrong, and drummer Joe Rickard), lazy is not one of them. Quiet certainly doesn’t fit the bill either. Fresh off the release of their third studio album, Until We Have Faces, …

Matt Nathanson

Matt Nathanson’s new album, Modern Love (June 21, 2011), is a toe-tappin,’ knee-slappin’ new addition to his already impressive discography (including one platinum single, “Come On Get Higher”). This guy has been releasing material since 1993, so it’s no surprise that he has mastered the singer-songwriter sound. Modern Love is laden with guitars that are thick when they …

Griffin House

It seems a daunting task to play a show the evening after one of the biggest bands in the world tromps through your home turf. Griffin House was brave enough to do just that at 3rd and Lindsley Sunday evening following U2’s Saturday night appearance after 20 years away from Nashville. The night kicked off …

David Gray

David Gray’s name brings with it an almost immediate sense of calm. His music is peaceful and serene, and it has the power to relax an entire audience. A live David Gray show is a bit like a therapy session—when you leave, you feel like a new person. As Gray took the stage at the …