LIVE REVIEW: The Speedbumps – The Basement – Nashville, TN 7/18/2017

Exploring Nashville's extensive list of musical offerings on any warm, muggy summer evening is bound to be fruitful, even on a Tuesday.  This night, Ohio based rock/folk band The Speedbumps are performing at the notorious venue, The Basement. The Speedbumps just released their third full-length album When The Darkness Comes on July 14, which features the lead single, "Love Is War." 15359

LIVE REVIEW: Coast Modern – Boston, MA 4/12/2017

Is there anything better than seeing your favorite band live? How about leaving a show with a NEW favorite band? Coast Modern is the type of band that can stop someone in their tracks, with their indie, pop, and reggae vibes, and make them wonder "who is that?" This American duo got together in 2013 but do to the mainstream scene in their hometown of LA, they did not make a name for themselves until 2015. Coast Modern recently made their way across the country to Boston, MA and were beyond entertaining. They opened up and definitely got

LIVE REVIEW: Rooney – Ft. Lauderdale, FL Oct. 18, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18th Rooney played in South Florida at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It's not the first time that Robert Coppola Schwartzman of Rooney has visited the Sunshine State or the venue in a small strip mall around the mile from the beach. Being near the beach was highly appropriate for the tour of the newest album Washed Away. 14422

LIVE REVIEW: LANY – Ft. Lauderdale, FL Oct. 14, 2016

For the 2nd time in LANY’s music history, they played in Florida and performed an epic concert in Fort Lauderdale, FL. They loved it so much that they told the audience they'd come back to show again. The energy was very high, and the crowd was incredibly excited at their entrance. A majority of the time you’d expect for a band to walk into some randomly obscure sounds or to the drummer kicking it off. That was not the case for LANY as they provided a grand entrance to Whitney Houston singing the National Anthem on a giant screen. It all

LIVE REVIEW: Beach Slang – Orlando, FL October 14, 2016 

Beach Slang just released a new record in September entitled, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, the record continued the punk ethos and emotional outpouring they had  come to be known for. For a band to release a record, distribute, market, and tour is a hard thing to do. Blessings need to line up in just the right quantum structure for it to become an idea, let alone a physical thing. It’s even harder when you are the only one left of a trio in the middle of that record release circus. Beach Slang vocalist, James Alex, was caught in

Getter Keeps it Cool As Frick for the Music City

Hailing from San Jose, Getter brought his brand of heavy bass to Nashville from the Bay as one of the stops on his Wat the Frick Tour.  The tour promotes his new 7 –track EP of the same name.  Wat the Frick is his third EP with OWSLA and dropped earlier this month on September 2nd.   Getter and the Wat the Frick crew stopped in Nashville at the landmark Exit/In.  Along with Nick Colletti, Yulton, and Sneek, Getter brought something a little different to Music City.  Nashville may be known for its music scene, but EDM is vastly underrepresented among the

LIVE REVIEW: Bloc Party in Nashville 5/23/2016

Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom had a specific type of crowd on May 23rd. They wanted to dance. Maybe they were struggling against the Monday lull or remembered Bloc Party from electroclash club nights in the early 2000s. Either way, they weren't sitting still. Openers the Vaccines satiated their need. Two girls told security, “We came all the way from Atlanta just to see the Vaccines. We don't even know who this other band is.” The Vaccines' energetic performance warranted their devotion. Frontman Justin Young’s rubbery expressions, punk rock eyes, and convulsive dance moves are mesmerizing, perfectly suited to the Vaccines' musical concoction

PHOTO REVIEW: STRFKR Brings Energetic Concert to South Florida

It’s been three years since STRFKR released the album Miracle Mile but that hasn’t kept the band away from hitting the road to connect with their fans. The trio has played a series of short tour runs lately, and even released the single, "Never Ever”, which fans hope will signal even more new material in the near future. The band is currently on tour with electronic producer Com Truise and darkwave band, Fake Drugs. An enthusiastic crowd greeted Com Truise as he opened the show with his brand of unique and captivating electronic jams. The energy levels were very high

Live Review: Kevin Gates, Young The Greatness Impress in Denver

Kevin Gates is currently on the road in support of his latest album Islah, recently making a stop in Denver, Colorado along with a couple great up and coming acts including Young Greatness and BWA ( Bread Winners Association) affiliate OG Boobie Black.  The sold out show had a line three blocks down the road and when doors finally opened at 8 PM it took nearly the entire hour before the show to check everybody’s ID’s and check for contraband. 13263

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats Bring Rock ‘n’ Soul to Dallas

It is difficult to confine Denver-based Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats to a single genre. Elements of soul, folk, and southern rock crop up in Missouri- bred Rateliff’s music. Their self-titled debut album dropped in August and after blowing up, the band has been in non-stop touring mode amongst all the buzz for the bluesy tracks that make for easy listening. Southern rock, homegrown honky-tonk, and modernized soul colors their debut release, drawing fans and praise from all over. This year’s “S.O.B” has been christened the “Rolling in the Deep” of 2016 by Paste, the band can count Jimmy Fallon

R.A.C. Electrifies Dallas, TX

R.A.C. took the stage at the Grenada Theater in Dallas as part of the Going Our Own Way Tour.  R.A.C, or Remix Artist Collective, was started by Andre Allen Anjos in 2007 in Portland as a space for artists to collaborate and remix music.  For the past eight years, R.A.C. has succeeded in making a good song even better without straying too far from the style of the original. Anjos has collaborated with many indie-pop favorites including St.Lucia, MNDR and Kele Okereke of Bloc Party, as well as Tegan and Sara.  Over the past several years, R.A.C. has become synonymous for catchy

Photo Review: Twenty One Pilots – Portland, OR

I may not love anything in the world the way that Twenty One Pilots fans love this band. They are dedicated and fervent, but also extremely polite which caught me off guard especially when you compare them to similar followings. The band came through Portland, OR on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, in support of their newest album, Blurryface (which dropped in May). Along for the ride were special guests, Echosmith. 12755