This weekend, I had the chance to interview an up-and-coming band based out of Austin, Texas. Friendly Savages just released their first full album. They’ve been playing shows all around the Lone Star State and return to play in Nashville, TN at Exit/In this Tuesday night!
You won’t want to miss this Exclusive Interview that will have you laughing and wanting to see them play live, download their album, and just want to be friends with these guys. The band has a great story. They have a phenomenal album. Get on board now!
If you want to listen to their first single for free, go here. If you want to check out their Nashville show, go here. If you want to download the whole album, this is where you’re going to want to go. Trust us!
Check out the whole interview below, discussing the band’s history, their songwriting methods, their dreams, their goals, what’s on their DVR, what movies they’re looking forward to this summer, and so much more!
Sunday evening at the 1884 Lounge, the smaller, more intimate concert room of Memphis’ Minglewood Hall, The Lone Bellow played a sampling of songs from their self-titled debut album to an enthusiastic, albeit slim crowd. The Lone Bellow is a group that I would say is right on the cusp of making it big, maybe even huge, but unfortunately a Sunday night in Memphis doesn’t always produce the best crowd for live music. The night before they played a sold-out show at the Exit/In in Nashville and will be playing another sold out show in Nashville at the historic Ryman when they open for Dwight Yoakam later this spring. It’s a shame that the crowd was small, but I’m sure the band will be back in the future. The crowd size also could have been affected by the fact that they were not even considered the headliner of the show despite receiving substantially more critical acclaim and music industry buzz than the actual main attraction Marcus Foster. (Admittedly I did not even stay to see Foster play, so if he becomes the next big thing in American music, I’ll have to live with that choice.) Read more
I held out hope I would never have to write what I’m about to write. I held true to my belief the online world would correct itself and reverse course from the horrid direction in which it was descending. But there’s no pulse anymore. The body’s gone cold, and the ambulance has been called. It’s time to declare the diva dead. Read more
People are always coming up to me and being like, “Clayton, you have such an amazing taste in music. Why don’t you focus your writing on music?” I like to consider myself much like Justin Timberlake in that I dabble in music, but my talents are too broad to contain.
OK. None of that is true, but in case you haven’t heard, JT released a new album yesterday called The 20/20 Experience. I’m here to give you my initial reaction and a power ranking of the tracks on JT’s return home to his “first talent.”
Recently I had the pleasure of getting to chat with Rob Baird, an up and comer on the country music scene (and former high school classmate), about his budding music career, his journey from Memphis to Texas, and his feelings on the music industry today.
After recently getting to perform at the famed Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN he will be making a stop in his hometown of Memphis tonight for a show at Minglewood Hall.
Here are some snippets from our conversation: Read more
Today the lineup for the annual Memphis in May Beale St. Music Festival was announced. And like most years, it’s a hodgepodge of artists from every genre imaginable. Some great, some good, some bad, some pathetic. Read more
I work in a pretty square environment. Suit and tie every day. Everyone uses PCs. What you would expect the behind the scenes departments of a bank to look like.
So in order to keep things in my particular office more cultured and more fun, I listen to music throughout the day with this little set-up. Read more
The best thing that Justin Timberlake could have done for himself and his brand was to NOT make music…
Because now that he is putting out a new album, his first in nearly seven years, the entire world is ready to bow down at his feet and proclaim him the new King of Pop. And they probably should because he deserves it. Read more
There are some days where you come home from school, enter the world of pop culture, and have an overwhelming sense of magical, mystical, heartwarming deja vu.
Today was one of those days, people.
With everything you could possibly want from the late 1990s outside of TRL being on TV when you got home, the stars aligned today to give so many of us what we’ve wanted for so long. Or at least sophomore year of college.
If the modern-day prophets who swear by the Mayan calendar are correct, then we only have a few days remaining on this wonderful paradise of a planet called Earth. Sad I know, but you couldn’t have asked for a better year from a pop culture perspective to bring things to a close. Every aspect of the arts – from music, to theater, to film, to gaming – was firing on all cylinders throughout the year. Read more