“Outlaw is a word on a t-shirt at Wal-Mart. You grew up in a suburb. Your head is too sweaty to wear that hat, and the “Music Row” you are rebelling against has already been defeated by real estate developers. Nice folklore fetish, idiot.”
Experience the subtle and unforgettable songs of Erin Rae through these exclusive performances of “Minolta” and “Rose Color” for our UnLocked Sessions series, filmed at the Basement East.
This past Sunday, indie pop luminaries Beach House completed their ascension up the ladder of Nashville venues by playing their first-ever (but hopefully not last) Ryman gig. Our writer/overly dedicated fan was there to recap the performance.
For our next installment of the UnLocked Sessions, enjoy three special live-audience tracks from the ever-captivating, supremely talented pipes of Ruby Amanfu.
Futurebirds, an Athens-based indie rock band, made a stop at Mercy Lounge this past Friday. They packed the house with a crowd of devoted fans, most of whom were even there on time for the opening acts: local singer-songwriter Becca Mancari and Charleston-based Americana act Susto. We sent our photographer to capture the evening.
We ask the South African-rooted foursome, now based in Nashville, to take us on a tour of the five local places that have endeared them most to their adopted town: from pizza to shoes to some nostalgic meat sausages.
Our newest contributor, Joe, tracks down Anthony D’Amato during Americana fest for a brisket sandwich and a chat about his musical past, present and future.
This past Friday, as 15,000 people crammed into Bridgestone Arena for the first sold-out night of Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour, about 150 people were treated to a high-energy set of synthpop from the Brooklyn-based band Twin Shadow – we caught some photos, no celebrity cameos included.
We’re thrilled to bring you a special edition of the UnLocked Sessions, featuring the amazing Oklahoma-based songwriter John Moreland, whose songs just might change your life.
We asked Better than Ezra’s Kevin Griffin to give us the five reasons he created the Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival in his hometown of Franklin, Tennessee, happening this weekend.