Nashville musician Matt Lovell has experienced both tragedy and kindness first hand after he was shot in an attempted car-jacking in the Five Points area on January 30, 2017. Walking into the Red Door Saloon East just minutes after the incident, he reportedly said, “I’ve just been shot,” before patrons and staff rushed to assist him. Fortunately, their fast action and the... Read More

The Action Group Network Wants To Organize Nashville

Those who are looking for an opportunity to turn their political dissatisfaction into local change have the chance to get organized on February 20, when the Action Group Network hosts a meeting at Marathon Music Works. The Action Group Network coordinates collectives of 10 to 50 people who pool their energy to tackle a specific task, like fundraising for a particular piece of legislation or... Read More

East Nashville News: Hey Rooster moving, Nous Art House, Fort Louise and more

  One of our cutest shops leaving, an art house coming and a whole lot more, in this week’s East Nashville News:   Hey Rooster soon roosting in Hillsboro   We were a mix of happy and sad to hear the big news this week out of Hey Rooster General Store’s corner: Come the end of this month, the little shop with the yellow door at 1106 Gallatin... Read More


EIGHT O’FIVE JIVE CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF “SWING SET” The East Side’s own homegrown jump blues combo, Eight O’Five Jive, is jumpin’ to the beat and kickin’ up a ruckus with good reason. In August they won the 2016 Nashville Industry Music Award for “Best Blues Band.” Last weekend, they competed in the International Blues Challenge in... Read More

Rejoice In 'Sleeping Beauty'

Those who might think that ballet isn’t accessible, or that it can no longer provide lessons relevant to modern lives, need to clear their calendars later this month. For six nights, from February 17 to 19 and 24 to 26, Rejoice School of Ballet will present Sleeping Beauty at the 4th Story Theatre of West End United Methodist Church. By producing a 127-year-old ballet, a practice of... Read More

Singer-songwriter Jude Johnstone delivers 'A Woman's Work,' a record of loss and hope

Jude Johnstone has never considered herself a country songwriter —even though Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, and Trisha Yearwood have recorded her songs. That same self-image applies to her newest album, A Woman’s Work. The absence of twang doesn’t prevent her from drawing from the same well that fed so many classic honkytonk heartbreakers. “A Woman's Work is a... Read More


  UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. REFUND INFO AT WMAROCKS.COM.   SPECIAL PRE-VALENTINE’S DAY SHOW BRINGS THE SWING TO DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE Since its launch in 2009, Music City Roots has hosted all manner of American music from country to rock and blues to gospel. Now the weekly radio show and live performance is adding classic big band swing to its roots... Read More

Nashville Rises Against Hunger

On January 28, Nashvillians from all neighborhoods gathered at Calvary United Methodist Church (UMC) to work together toward a positive difference for some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. They participated in an effort known as Rise Against Hunger. “This is an annual event that Calvary UMC puts on to give Nashvillians a chance to come and make a tangible, lasting impact... Read More

An Experiment In Freedom At Red Arrow Gallery

It’s surprising how much work it takes for something to appear effortless. Nonchalance, disregard, even complete freedom are all often the products of untold effort. Young Professionals, the latest exhibition by local artist Daniel Holland at Red Arrow Gallery, is a lesson in how vigorous endeavor can result in free expression. Although the title of the show, which runs through February... Read More

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