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A Day in the Hay (Bale Studio)

While most folks head to Bonnaroo to check out the many different music stages sprinkled throughout festival, one team of folks is hunkered down in a small corner of The Farm for four days. East Nashville’s Lij Shaw (of Stereo Sessions)and his team of engineers are hard at work during the Bonnaroo Hay Bale Studio recording sessions that go on throughout Bonnaroo. The East Nashvillian got a... Read More

Landing with Justin and the Cosmics

 When it comes to Justin and the Cosmics, one of his fans says it best: “Eternally cool customer and frontman to one of my favorite Nashville bands, Justin and The Cosmics, Justin Collins makes great music in just about every way possible. Whether it be his powers of production and collaboration or equally valued more personal offerings, Justin has remained a bit of a best... Read More

Defunct Books coming to 5 Points

Bookstores are time machines, spaceships, secret-keepers, dragon-slayers, fact-finders, and safe places. The fragrance of aged paper is a treasure of this world. It is this treasure that urged Greg Delzer to purchase Defunct Books in 2003.  At the time the bookstore was located in Spokane, Wash. under the name Inland Bookstore. “As an English major I always had the dream of owning a... Read More

Presenting The Features

Since releasing The Beginning EP in 2003, Nashville-based combo, The Features, have established themselves as one of the most exciting and imaginative bands working today. Their current release, The Features (Serpents and Snakes 2013) captures the band at its dynamic best. Recorded over a two-week period, the album delivers indie pop polish without sounding overproduced. The focus on... Read More

Alicia Michilli's Got Talent

For someone who claims to be uncomfortable as the center of attention, Alicia Michilli is very comfortable with her recent rise to cyber-fame after her “America’s Got Talent” audition received over 200,000 views. The video, which dubs her as “shy girl,” has brought her voice into the national spotlight, and it has given her the online prestige necessary for what she... Read More

The Future is NOW!

In anticipation of their performance at East Side Social, we asked Luke Levenson to visit ... The Future.   You’d think after eight years in Music City, The Future might want to branch out and look for some new band members. After all, they’ve played every venue in town, and have seen all the local talent from Franklin to the East side. But no! The beauty of The... Read More

Alabama Shakes Rock The What

No one doubts that Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard has some serious mojo. She and the band rocked the joint Friday night on The What stage down Bonnaroo way. Photography by Laura Roberts Read More

One Word. You. 'Roo. Go.

  We wanted to know. Following their recordings at the Bonnaroo Hay Bale Studio we needed one more thing from the artists: One. Word. To Describe Bonnaroo.   Shakey Graves “Fast. It’s huge! There’s the festival and then there’s the camp world. I’ve barely  been in this camp [backstage] area, we’ve got our own ecosystem where... Read More

Shakey Graves: Inside the Hay Bale

For the past 11 Bonnaroos, Hay Bale Studio has been backstage on The Farm. Each year, studio maestro Elijah “Lij” Shaw has been at the helm, taking a few days off from his regular gig as the owner/operator of The Toy Box Studio in East Nashville. Bonnaroo artists stop by the studio to record a couple songs in a small, intimate only-at-‘Roo way sort of way. If you’re... Read More

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar packed the field of The What Stage at Friday night's Bonnaroo. Photography by Laura Roberts Read More

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