News /// 5.15.12: Tallest Man on Earth to Play Mercy (plus a new track) and more

The Tallest Man on Earth, a.k.a Kristian Matsson, the slender Swede with a killer voice and knack for heartbreaking, raw folksongs is coming to Nashville on 7.23, playing Mercy Lounge (we’ll let you know when ticket details are available). He’s also released a new track, “1904,” which can be heard here, and his new record, There’s […]

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News /// 5.11.12: Zooey D. to Play Loretta L., Karen Elson & Ren Harvieu’s new video, Raconteurs no more for now, Tristen at…wait – Slow Bar? and more

Anyone at the Ryman last night? If you were, you’d have witnessed a little bit of Zooey Deschanel, who joined Loretta Lynn on stage to announce that Ms. Z will be starring in a new Broadway musical about the coal miner’s daughter called, er, Coal Miner’s Daughter.  And somewhere out there, M. Ward sheds a […]

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Tonight, Tonight /// Weekend Edition

It’s been a beautiful week in Nashville, so celebrate the last crisp days of spring with some equally beautiful music. Or, if you prefer, music that will rupture your eardrums. Either or. Our night will be spent at The Basement for Andrew Combs, the Electric Hearts and Houndmouth.  We’ve sung the praises of Combs quite […]

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Nashville Five /// John Henry & The Engine

As a blog that takes its name partially from the Boss, it seems somewhat essential to listen twice when an EP floats into our pixilated mailbox that so clearly finds Mr. Bruce Springsteen as a key influence. John Henry & The Engine make straight-up American rock – not Americana, let’s be clear – on Spinning […]

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News /// The Wallflowers recording in Nashville at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio

A Dylan is back in the Nashville Skyline. Jakob Dylan‘s The Wallflowers just announced that they are currently recording in Nashville, at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye studio. The LP will be released by Columbia Records this fall, and will have Dylan joining original band members Greg Richling (on bass) and Rami Jaffee (keyboards), with Wallflowers’ […]

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Nashville Five /// The I’m Not Dead Yet Edition, Starring Joshua Black Wilkins

If you haven’t heard East Nashville’s Joshua Black Wilkins, you certainly have seen him: his photographs anyway, gracing the cover of Justin Townes Earl‘s newest LP or Magnet‘s Black Keys issue. A celebrated portrait artist who captures his subjects in rich, moody shades, raw light and honest moments (not whoops-you-caught-me! faux honest moments but up-close, […]

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News /// 5.7.2012: Wye Oak to play Mercy, Cory Chisel tune, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Deer Tick’s MCA tribue, Young Hines video and more

Nashville is welcoming two esteemed visitors today: John Cusack and Vice President Joe Biden (who gets huge kudos for this). Welcome, gentlemen. Perhaps you’d like to partake in our music news, served with a boombox held up high over our shoulders (in your baby blues eyes, Mr. Biden, the light, the heat…): – Baltimore’s Wye […]

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