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Blaire Alise and The Bombshells: A Wall of Sound

“I love Grimey’s,” Blaire Alise of the Detroit-based Blaire Alise and The Bombshells recalls of her first show in Nashville. “We played an in-store show there and I was simultaneously playing and record shopping at the same. I was, like, I’m going to buy that later.” It’s difficult not to start a conversation about the classically trained bandleader of the 60s girl group/garage... Read More

Enter to win tickets to see Jill Scott at Ascend Amphitheater

  R&B voice Jill Scott is hitting the road in support of her new album, Woman, and she’ll be here in Nashville on Wednesday, August 5, to play at Ascend Amphitheater. More fun: We’re sending a lucky East Nashvillian reader and their guest to the show.   Enter through the form below to win a pair of tickets. We’ll choose and announce a random... Read More

Video: East Nashville Metro Council Candidate Forum

On Wednesday, July 22, District 5 Metro Council candidates Sarah Martin and Scott Davis and District 6 candidates Brett Withers and Peter Westerholm met with the East Nashville community to talk about plans and platforms, during a candidate forum presented by HENMA and The East Nashvillian and moderated by State Representative Bill Beck. Missed it, or want a refresher on the discussion?... Read More

Enter to win tickets to see Counting Crows at Ascend Amphitheater!

Longstanding pop crew Counting Crows heads back to Nashville on Friday, August 7 to headline a show at the new Ascend Amphitheater, with Citizen Cope and Hollis Brown opening, and we’re sending a lucky East Nashvillian reader and their guest to the show.   Enter through the form below to win a pair of tickets. We’ll choose and announce a random winner on Monday,... Read More

East Nashville News: Turnip Truck has a Field Day, Madeline hangs 'em up and more

  This week, we’re getting stoked about more affordable natural foods, getting bummed about a really great local cafe closing, getting zen with coloring books and more.   On to this week’s East Nashville News:   Turnip Truck launches line of affordable food staples   Eating healthier food can have its challenges —... Read More

Benjamin A. Harper Releases Solo Album Get Thee Behind Me

  Benjamin A. Harper’s solo album, Get Thee Behind Me, gracefully settles in the space between past and present. Not like the iCloud illusiveness, more subtly floating from above. It’s been around long enough to know the modern struggles yet it echoes back '60s rock and Ray Davies’ pleasantries.   The songs were born free and undiluted, with no... Read More

STEELISM USHERS YOU INTO ‘THE DRAWING ROOM,’ THIS WEEKEND AT FOND OBJECT

While songs and singers have always held first place in the studios and on the charts, gather up a bunch of great Nashville sidemen and you’re sure to harvest boss instrumentals. It’s been a Twang Town tradition from all the way back in the late 1940s when Nashville began its relatively swift transformation into “Music City USA,” on through to the 1960s avalanche of... Read More

East Nashville News: Cornelia Fort Pickin’ Parties, Sunset Concert Series, Half Christmas Beer Fest and more

  First things first: The new issue of The East Nashvillian will be on stands and online imminently — it might be making the rounds as you’re reading this.    This one — the 2015 installment of our annual Tomato Art Fest issue — brings a serious milestone for us, too. It’s our biggest issue ever, and with it, we can officially tick... Read More

Reeves Gabrels makes his ‘power trio statement’ on new full-length release

  There’s a telling moment about a minute and a half into “Drown You Out,” the second track on Reeves Gabrels new album, Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends (Reeves Gabrels Music). At the 1:31 mark, the music comes to a stop for a beat and you can hear Gabrels laugh before launching into a blistering solo featuring — as he calls it — the “deep,... Read More

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