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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

“We’re In This Together”: Mark Claypool Interview with The East Nashvillian

“We’re In This Together”: Mark Claypool Interview with The East Nashvillian   Nashville entrepreneur, Mark Claypool, is the founder of Educational Services of America, a private organization leading the nation’s behavior therapy and alternative special education for children and young adults. Before Claypool daringly began ESA, he was a social worker,... Read More

Enter to win tickets to see My So-Called Band and Guilty Pleasures at the Schermerhorn!

  On Friday, July 17, two of Nashville’s best-loved tribute bands — ’90s hit herders My So-Called Band and ’80s pop providers Guilty Pleasures — are hitting the stage at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center for a one-night-only show with a string section. And we’re excited to be able to send two East Nashvillian readers and their guests to see... Read More

Get ready for the Thirth of July

  A neighbor recently reminisced about her first experience with The Thirth of July — watching a big crowd of neighbors eating, drinking and celebrating at the big block party, she remembered thinking how cool it looked, and how she wished she was invited. Turned out she was invited — we all are, every year. Lesson learned, and definitely not... Read More

East Nashville News: BarreAmped, Perk & Cork, update on Indian food and more

  So, as you (we hope) know, the very awesome East Side Social was postponed due to unfavorable weather predictions. We’re bummed to have to wait longer for the awesomeness, but we’ll share the rescheduled date as soon as possible.   As less of a bummer: We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Morrissey at the Grand Ole Opry House Ryman July... Read More

Enter to win tickets to see Morrissey in Nashville!

      UPDATE:   Hello Morrissey Fans. Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict the Morrissey concert on Thursday, July 2 at the Grand Ole Opry House is being moved to Ryman Auditorium on Friday, July 3. Fans who have tickets to the July 2 concert will receive an email notification from Ticketmaster in the coming days... Read More

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

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