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Relay for Life: Join Us May 2 in Cumberland Park

11am-11pm  Join us, Saturday May 2, in Cumberland Park for The American Cancer Association’s largest fundraising event Relay for Life. “Relay For Life is an event that includes everyone,” says Alexandra Alvarez, Community Manager at Nashville’s Relay for Life. The 12-hour fundraising event welcomes the community to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember... Read More

East Nashville News: new face in Edgefield Restaurant's place, East Side Quest and more

  We start this week’s East Nashville news column on a sad note.   East Nashville is mourning a friendly and dedicated restaurateur and beloved member of the community this week: Pied Piper Eatery owner Becky Piper passed away after battling an aggressive form of cancer, her family announced Thursday.   Her restaurant is open at 1601 Riverside Dr.,... Read More

Turbo Fruits Serve Up a Broader, More Mature Sound on 'No Control'

  On Turbo Fruits’ first two albums, the band made its mark with an invigorating brand of garage-punk built on the aggressive, riff-heavy songwriting of founder and front man Jonas Stein, aka Jo-Nasty. But with the addition of lead guitarist Kingsley Brock prior to recording their third album, 2012’s Butter, they began to expand their sonic horizons. Now, on their new... Read More

East Nashville News: Duke's open, Jeni's closed, Pepperfire's on TV and more

  This week, we’re giving away passes to the 27th annual Nashville Pride Festival, and talking about some openings and records and chicken-y good times.   On to the latest bit of East Nashville News:   The BEAST and Duke’s are open   A duo of fun neighborhood openings this week: New venue The Basement East and bar/restaurant... Read More

Win passes for the 27th annual Nashville Pride Festival

  The entertainment lineup for the 27th annual Nashville Pride Festival, set for June 26-27 in Public Square Park, was announced this morning, and it’s another style-spanning mix.   Taking the stage: dreamy pop outfit St. Lucia, Aussie duo The Veronicas, singer/actress MYA, DJ/producer Cazwell, country-soul singer Shelly Fairchild and many others. (For the full... Read More

Nashville Film Festival: “HOMELESS” Interview with Clay Riley Hassler

Nashville Film Festival: “HOMELESS” Interview with Clay Riley Hassler    We recently had the pleasure of talking with director and fellow East Nashvillian Clay Riley Hassler about his latest film “HOMELESS.” Hassler and his wife, Tif, beat the indie filmmaking odds with this successful drama. The crew shot the film in 25 days with a $12,000 budget... Read More

Nashville Film Festival: "Runoff"

Nashville Film Festival: "Runoff" Interview with Director Kimberly Levin  In preparation for the upcoming Nashville Film Festival, we spoke with Kimberly Levin, who makes her directorial debut with “Runoff.” The suspenseful drama explores the pressures of small town farms; more specifically, what goes into our water and who puts it there. It’s a... Read More

WXNA-FM — Build It and It Will Rock!

WXNA-FM — Build It and It Will Rock! By Randy Fox When I moved to Nashville in 1986, one of the aspects of Music City that most appealed to me was the opportunity to listen to WRVU-FM, 91 Rock. I can still remember the excitement of driving down West End one day and hearing a Sex Pistols song played back-to-back with a Patsy Cline classic. It wasn’t just the free-form,... Read More

Andrew Combs Talks with The East Nashvillian

ANDREW COMBS Big Boots to Fill            “Ain’t no chance if you don’t take it.”            Guy Clark — “Picasso’s Mandolin” If you’ve been around Nashville long enough you’re bound to have gotten word of Andrew Combs. His recent album, All These Dreams, features Spencer Cullum, Jr. of Nashville-based band Steelism and has received praised... Read More

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