Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here

Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here

The circumstances surrounding my attendance at the Methyl Ethel show were temporarily anxiety-inducing for someone as resistant to change as I am. After going to a show the previous Sunday and remaining behind on all of my responsibilities, I elected to pass on the Injury Reserve show that I had actually purchased tickets for, conveniently … Continue reading “Methyl Ethel at Boot & Saddle: I had tickets for Injury Reserve and ended up here”

My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond

My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond

“Is this your first time seeing Pond?” another concertgoer asked my friend and me when she overheard us note the flute that had just been set up onstage alongside multiple guitars and synthesizers.  My own experience as a Pond listener has always been solitary. I’ve spent summers (plural) getting to know the expansive tapestry of … Continue reading “My Co-Star App Told Me to Go out so I Went and Saw Pond”

Robyn Joins Kindness on Single “Cry Everything”

Robyn Joins Kindness on Single “Cry Everything”

“Cry Everything” is Adam Bainbridge’s first release as Kindness since their 2014 album, Otherness. For an artist as devoted to collaborations as Bainbridge, this apparent absence can be misleading. In the time since Otherness, they have contributed to Solange’s A Seat at the Table, as well as Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound and Negro Swan. This … Continue reading “Robyn Joins Kindness on Single “Cry Everything””

A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie

A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie

Arlie was born in Nashville. While making music on his own at Vanderbilt College, singer and guitarist Nate Banks met Carson Lystad (guitar), Jason Antwi (bass/vocals), and Adam Lochemes (drums). Since the band’s formation, they’ve been busy in the Nashville area, while featured spots on Spotify-curated playlists grew their presence online. We spoke to Nate … Continue reading “A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie”

Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17

Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17

Ceramic Animal, a band that started as a few brothers playing covers around the suburbs of Philadelphia, has big plans as they begin their run of shows leading up to an appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX next month. Their debut album, The Cart, released in mid-2016, defines their distinct take on a well-loved pocket … Continue reading “Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17”