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EAST NASHVILLE SHOOTING VICTIM MATT LOVELL TO APPEAR AT BASEMENT EAST BENEFIT

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

JUMP JIVE AND WAIL

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

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

MUSIC CITY ROOTS: BIG BAND STYLE

  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

TIM EASTON AND FRIENDS CUT “ROCKS AND GRAVEL” FOR THE BENEFIT OF HOMELESS

Renowned singer/songwriter Tim Easton recently approached director/photographer Stacie Huckeba with the idea of a video and single to shine a spotlight on a local charity. Huckeba immediately suggested the Southern Alliance for People and Animal Welfare (SAFPAW). “A little over a year ago, I met Laurie Green with SAFPAW,” Huckeba says. “Laurie is the only employee, and she... Read More

BLACKFOOT GYSPIES ROCK THE HOUSE FOR NASHVILLE SUNDAY NIGHT ON LIGHTNING 100

Nashville blues rock hip-shakers the Blackfoot Gypsies will swing through their hometown for a special appearance at 3rd and Lindsley on November 27. As the opening act for the Quaker City Nighthawks, the Gypsies will be heating up the stage and are the featured act on Lightning 100 WRLT’s critically acclaimed weekly broadcast concert series, “Nashville Sunday Night.” “It... Read More

THE WILD FEATHERS LIVE AT THE RYMAN HITTING THE RACKS FOR RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY

In June, local favorites the Wild Feathers wowed an eager audience with a sold-out, homecoming performance at the Ryman Auditorium. For those that remember the show fondly, and those that missed out on the special night, now there’s a chance to pick up a platter-fied document of the evening. The Wild Feathers Live at the Ryman will be hitting the record racks on Record Store Day Black... Read More

East Nashville Little League All-Stars Head to State Tournament

  When the East Nashville Little League All-Stars battled their way to a 10-0 win over Murfreesboro this past weekend, it wasn’t just an isolated victory. As winners of the district championship, the East Nashville ballclub won the right to advance to the state tournament, and it was a confirmation of the astounding comeback that East Nashville Little League has achieved in... Read More

Gee, It’s Good To Be Back Home: The Wild Feathers At The Ryman

One of Nashville’s top candidates for “Next Big Thing,” The Wild Feathers made a return to their hometown on Saturday night with a triumphant show at Music City’s most venerable venue, the Ryman Auditorium. It was a show that brought adoration from the audience and provided ample proof that the Feathers are evolving into a band truly worthy of the hype that has... Read More

Wild Times On The Thirth: East Nashville’s Biggest Block Party Brings Music & More

  With the approach of another 4th of July holiday, East Nashville is gearing up for the 15th annual Thirth of July. On the 3rd of July, starting at 2 p.m., North 12th Street, between Ordway and Calvin, is ground zero for East Nashville’s biggest block party of the year. This year’s musical line-up includes Nashville surf-rock legends Thee Phantom 5ive, award-winning Americana... Read More

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