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Birdcloud On the Local

Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green of Birdcloud are Nashville to the core.  Their lyrical and song structure harken back to a day in when simplicity reigned in country music; their actual lyrics and public antics are straight out of the punk rock records books. With songs like “Warshin’ My Big Ole Pussy” and “Fuck You [...]

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SZlog: A quick chat with Umphrey’s McGee at Bonnaroo (special contribution)

[Editor's note: this is a guest post from David Wright, a writer in Nashville, Tenn. Check out more of David's writing at] Leaning back in a pair of shaded wooden chairs outside the press tent at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival…

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Linear Downfall

Nashville’s Own: Linear Downfall caught up with Linear Downfall after a sick set filled with new songs, a new second guitarist (Dom), and their signature pink and blue duct tape with matching LED petal boards. They have been serving mad tempo changes and noisy,…

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Portugal. The Man Interview

Get to know Portugal. The Man — they’ll be in Nashville April 26.

Portugal. The Man has maintained a slow and steady climb from the indie label depths — starting with Fearless Records and Equal Vision Record — to realm of Atlantic Records each album along the way is a snapshot of its place on that…

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An Interview with Lionize.

Lionize Interview

My timeline with Lionize is as follows: The first time I caught the name Lionize was on a Streetlight Manifesto tour in 2010. They were originally billed to play that show at Exit/In, but as the date grew closer, the were dropped from the bill. …

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An interview with Polar Bear Club

Polar Bear Club Interview

Hailing from upstate New York, Polar Bear Club is one of the most talked about bands in their respective scene. Since signing to Bridge 9 Records in 2009, they’ve toured on both the AP Tour and Van’s Warped tour. Their new album, Clash Battle…

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An Interview with Face to Face

20-year punk rock veterans Face to Face look backward and forward

Every day we find more reasons to appreciate Nashville’s music community and here’s your newest reason: Trever Keith, the lead singer of the bi-decadal punk band Face to Face is a Nashville resident. In fact, he’s been here for nearly a year…

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U.K.'s Sharks make the most of their U.S. debut. Photo credit: Andy Hollingsworth

U.K.’s Sharks make the most of their U.S. debut

The contemporary punks from the U.K., Sharks played the Ryman Auditorium on their first ever stop in Nashville. James, Andy, Chris and Sam couldn’t hit up the honky-tonks despite being mere feet from them for the simple reason of being underage,…

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Chuck Ragan talks musical community and the mother church of country music. Photo credit: Andy Hollingsworth

Chuck Ragan talks musical community and the mother church of country music

Chuck Ragan, the garrulous and versatile front man for Hot Water Music and the catalyst of a successful folk/punk solo career played the historical Ryman Auditorium on May 20th.

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From left to right – Joseph Copeland, Jason Lee Denton, Ryan Tullock and Matthew Harvey

London Calling Tesla Rossa

How the band is raising the indie rock bar, making moves and why you should take notice.

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