Articles, blog posts, and videos relating to Nashville artists, figures, news, events, or performances.
- Percy Warner Park (Mossy Ridge Trail, TN) ()
Photos taken at July 25, 2020 at Percy Warner Park’s Mossy Ridge Trail in Nashville, TN.
- Media List #6: The Money Where Your Mouth is Edition ()
“I Don’t Feel Like Buying Stuff Anymore” by Anne Helen Petersen for BuzzFeed News While we’ve opened back up society to a limited degree, some things may never be the same as they were. Thank god. It feels like so much has changed in just a few months. When all of this began, the minority […]
- William Tyler ()
As William Tyler wrote me for an interview in 2011, “I think anytime I find myself settling into a pattern of consistency I start panicking. So while, yes, there is a certain framework of tools and methods that you need in order to be able to do linear things like touring or even recording an album, […]
- Media List #4: Derecho Edition ()
While time moves slowly many days, life is happening too fast right now. Last Sunday in Nashville we had a big storm blow through knocking out power for upwards of 200,000 people. Not a tornado, which devastated spots of town and outlying areas just two months ago, but a “derecho.” “A derecho is a widespread, […]
- Remembering Cafe Coco ()
After some 27 years of business Cafe Coco is closing, to be reopened as one of Coco’s Italian Markets. Writing for the Nashville Post, William Williams succinctly summarizes the coffee shop/bar/restaurant/hang as “a Midtown institution of sorts popular with Vanderbilt students, health care workers and random bohemians and hipsters.” Owner Chuck Cinelli broke the news […]
- Recycling Lives on in Nashville (For Now) ()
I’m trying to place why I find the continued implementation of recycling programs so interesting. Thinking back a little, while growing up in Calgary we had recycling, but the majority of my memories surround the “bottle depot.” These were facilities around town that specifically took glass bottles, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans. When buying soda, […]
- Montgomery Bell State Park (TN) ()
Photos taken at Montgomery Bell State Park in May of 2020.
- Media List #3: Tennessee Pledge Edition ()
This week officials carved out the first crack at roadmaps to reopening the city and state. I say both city and state because Nashville is not included in Governor’ Lee’s plan, which has been dubbed the “Tennessee Pledge” by state officials (Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga will also rely on metro-centered plans for their re-opening strategies). […]
- Media List #2: Safer at Home Edition ()
I’ve been reading through a few long-saved bookmarks the past couple of weeks and one article, Olga Khazan’s “The Opioid Epidemic Might Be Much Worse Than We Thought,” brings to light information that I found incredibly poignant with regard to what’s happening right now. Her article focuses on the findings of a February 2020 report […]
- Media List #1: Bailout Edition ()
Jason Isbell’s Twitter account is one of the reasons I could find myself returning to the platform (update: turns out I did open a new Twitter account amid the pandemic); I’m ashamed to say I probably appreciate his tweets more than his music (which is no knock on his music). Then again, I don’t know […]
- Recycling in Nashville (and All of America, Actually) Might Be Dead ()
“We like to think that our society is employing every area of human knowledge in order to achieve peace and happiness, but this is not true.” Sometime last year I remember reading an NPR article about how America’s recycling stream had hit a roadblock. Trade restrictions have reduced the number of incoming shipping vessels (mostly […]
- I Don’t Believe You ()
The night was nearly over by the time she joined the band on stage, but something opened up within me as Tristen encouraged the audience’s participation. With a gentle bob to her knees she stared into the crowd and crooned, “I don’t believe you, I don’t believe you.” It’s just a song, but it’s hardly […]
- Harpeth River State Park (Kingston Springs, TN) ()
Photos taken November 21, 2018 at Harpeth River State Park in Kingston Springs, TN.
- Stepping Stones ()
The first photos here were taken in March 2017, with the brick patio project running from May 2018 into November 2018. Essentially, I finished the project last week, when I brushed out and set a layer of cement sand across the patio to lock it, but I’ll return to the back yard in the Spring […]
- Kris Kristofferson at The Basement East (Nashville, TN) ()
Photos of Kris Kristofferson taken May 16, 2018 at The Basement East in Nashville, TN.
- Please Yourself ()
December 2017… There was a little voice inside me saying, “Don’t do that because, really, who the fuck are you, anyways?” but in August I sent Ron Gallo an email asking for an interview. “Aside from your music,” I wrote him, “I’m really interested in talking about some philosophical ideas… for instance, I’d read (or […]
- Bells Bend Park (Nashville, TN) ()
Photos taken March 2, 2018 at Bells Bend Park in Nashville, TN.
- On Nick Cave’s “Feat.” at the Frist ()
We each went in, M and I, tied by agreement that we would only be allowed to take one — no: five, no: three — pieces with us when we left the Frist. For each of us, our first pick was the first piece we encountered: Nick Cave’s “Architectural Forest.” The installation piece is massive, […]
- Edwin Warner Park (Nashville, TN) ()
Photos taken February 18, 2018 at Edwin Warner Park in Nashville, TN.
- Beyond Trinity Lane ()
“I heard Bruce Springsteen say something along the lines of ‘the beauty of a song is that the meaning changes from person to person.’ So why take that away from people by spelling out how I wrote this exactly about that? I’ve done that, but I’m starting to lay back on it a little. A song can mean […]
- FJØRA Interview ()
Born in Canada and now stationed in New York City, FJØRA isn’t a traditional “Nashville artist,” despite the roots of her debut release being firmly planted in the city’s musical landscape. Having moved to Nashville to attend Belmont, she expanded her presence in the city’s scene following her graduation last year, establishing herself within an […]
- Jon Santana ()
“I used to get kind of stressed about my age,” says Jon Santana, sitting outside Steadfast Coffee in Germantown, reflecting in between sips of a coffee soda. “Especially when I was twenty-one [or] twenty-two. I was like, ‘Zedd’s twenty-three – I got two more years! I gotta make it!’” But that sense of artistic dread […]
- Magnetic Forces ()
“Lots of people think they’re thriving, and all they’re doing is surviving,” reflected Aaron McNutt (aka MC Nutts), speaking of his rhymes on Magnetic Forces’s “VITAL VINYL.” “And I’ve been there, so I recognize that.” The meaning behind McNutt’s personal favorite from the duo’s new album, The Vision on Multiple Occasions ÷x+-, eclipses his prescribed […]
- Iron Maiden at Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN) ()
Photos of Iron Maiden taken June 13, 2017 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.
- Kevin Kendall ()
“I always half-assed doing something in those first seven years,” says Kevin Kendall, reflecting on his time in Nashville prior to relocating to South Western Mexico in 2014. “The Mexico thing was me deciding to do something different, and I wasn’t sure if I was coming back here or not.” Having moved to Nashville from […]
- Through the Woods and Far Away ()
The ghost of scarcity plagues this town. As a child, growing up in Illinois playing music with your family, your vision of success peaked with the concept of being paid to play music. The utmost achievement was a few dollars collected in return for a performance. But our dreams all tend to shift, and in […]
- New Year’s Eve Taco Soirée at The East Room (Nashville, TN) ()
Photos of Jawws, White Reaper, JP5, Mouth Reader, and UZi taken December 31, 2015 at Palaver Records’ New Year’s Eve Taco Soirée & Shit Show at The East Room in East Nashville, TN. [These photos were first published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]
- Lost Trail and Rocket Parlour at Black Box Theater (Nashville, TN) ()
Photos and video of Lost Trail and Rocket Parlour taken November 13, 2015 as part of Free Form Friday at Centennial Black Box Theater in Nashville, TN. [Photos originally published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]
- Dynamo, Maradeen & more at Exit/In (Nashville, TN) ()
Photos of Dynamo, Maradeen, Fraug, and the Great Barrier Reefs taken September 4, 2015 at Exit/In in Nashville, TN. [Photos originally published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]
- Concurrence & Stephen Watkins at Cumberland Park (Nashville, TN) ()
Photos of Concurrence, the 3am, and Stephen Watkins taken August 27, 2015 at Cumberland Park in Nashville, TN. [Photos originally published by the Nashville Fringe Festival.]