Bands

Lineup

Nashville, TN

For Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, color theory is a distillation of hard-won catharsis. The album confronts the ongoing mental health and familial trials that have plagued the 22-year-old artist since pre-pubescence, presenting listeners with an uncompromisingly honest self-portrait, and reminding us exactly why her critically-acclaimed debut, 2018’s Clean, ma more…

Athens, GA

Hailing from Athens, GA., of Montreal have carved their own niche – establishing themselves as a band that thrills fans with compelling live performances, delights critics with their constant innovations, and continually showcases their musical evolution by drawing from a different set of influences for each album.

Primary songwriter Kevin Barnes pours emotio more…

Raleigh, NC

“Country music was the voice of the people. It wasn’t always the prettiest voice, but it was an honest voice,” says American Aquarium founder and frontman BJ Barham. “I think that’s where country music has lost its way.” He pauses, then adds, North Carolina accent thick and voice steady: “I operate in the dark shadows of what we don’t want to talk about in the South more…

Edinburgh, Scotland

Since releasing 2018’s ‘The More I Sleep The Less I Dream’, We Were Promised Jetpacks’ Adam Thompson, Sean Smith and Darren Lackie have embraced change head-on. Amicably parting ways with guitarist Michael Palmer, leaving a notable empty fourth corner in their practice room, it marked a transitory moment in the band’s acclaimed career, and one that would be more…

Los Angeles, CA

SASAMI (Sasami Ashworth) will release her second studio album, Squeeze, on Feb. 25, 2022 on Domino Records. Squeeze hammers home a sentiment of “anti-toxic positivity” and showcases her vicious honesty and brutally uncompromising vision, partially inspired by the Japanese yōkai folk spirit called Nure-onna (translation: wet woman), a vampiric deity that has the more…

Delhi, NY

Over the course of three full-length albums and two EPs, Jonathon Robert Linaberry — the songwriter, storyteller, visual artist, and one-man band behind The Bones of J.R. Jones — has woven his own tapestry of American roots music. It's a classic sound for the modern world, influenced not only by blues, soul, and forward-thinking folk, but also by J.R.'s environment.Fr more…

Brooklyn, NY

Originally perceived as a Brooklyn based punk band, SURFBORT is proving their cult cool translates coast to coast. Channeling inspiration from the 80’s punk scene to produce rousing, explosive music, their feedback strafed, guitar-shredding music says no to a digital age full of intolerance; they radiate love and friendship. All are welcome in the SURFBORT FREAK FA more…

Nashville, TN

“I’m starting to realize that being an outlier and a weirdo––it doesn’t have to be a bad thing,” says Sarah Shook. Shook pauses, then adds with a grin, “It can be whatever you want it to be.”

Shook is home in North Carolina, talking about Nightroamer, the hotly anticipated new album from their band, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. Backed by white-knuckle more…

Nashville, TN

When people first meet Daniel Donato, they’re not fully braced for this walking tornado of creative energy. “They think there’s something that tips the scale in ways they don’t understand,” says Donato about his over-the-top, slightly manic vibe. “But what actually tips the scale is the amount of thought and analysis I put into my work and art, all of which is tak more…

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento songwriter Tré Burt’s sophomore album, You, Yeah, You, is a narrated collection of songs featuring a cast of invented characters; heroes, villains, those destitute of salvation and those seeking it. This is Burt’s second release on Oh Boy Records, the label founded by the late John Prine who signed the songwriter in the fall of 2019. 

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Rochester, NY

American soul singer Danielle Ponder is both empowering and a powerhouse. In 2020, NPR described her music as anthemic while compassionate; soulful, while bold and strong. She reverberates with a goosebump-inducing passion,." Danielle attended Northeastern University where she received her Juris Doctorate. For 5 years, Danielle worked as a public defender where sh more…

Westfield, IN

Two time BMA nominee's The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band are the greatest front-porch blues band in the world. They are led by Reverend Peyton, who most consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy, country blues styles that captured his ima more…

Philadelphia, PA

Kristine Leschper (fka Mothers) is an interdisciplinary artist working in sound, text, image, and performance. Her work positions itself around the spectacle of the human condition, deeply interested in questions of meaning-making, womanhood, socio-ecological systems, and the wielding of power. Her personal philosophies around music-making approach the sonic la more…

Asheville, NC

Tall Tall Trees is the pseudonym of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Savino. Moving to New York in the early aughts with aspirations of being a bassist in the city’s vibrant jazz and experimental music scene, Savino soon switched his focus to banjo and writing songs, resulting in the eponymous 2009 debut, Tall Tall Trees. In the decade since, Savino has t more…

New York, NY

Boyish was formed by India Shore and Claire Altendahl in 2016. They met at Berklee College of Music when India needed a guitarist for an audition tape and Claire volunteered. Their musical compatibility quickly became apparent and they started collaborating soon after under the name “The Blue.” The duo went on to write and produce their debut project Carnation in 2 more…

New York, NY

Inspired by the rhythmic grooves of ESG, the dopey drawl of Jonathan Richman, and manic energy of The Fall, Gustaf’s live set is quick on its feet, constantly in flux, and obsessively catered to the people in the room, resulting in a sound that is emotive, androgynous, and infectiously danceable.Comprised of Tine Hill (bass), Vram Kherlopian (guitar), Melissa Lucci more…

Austin, TX

Since his earliest infatuations with guitar, Buffalo Nichols has asked himself the same question: How can I bring the blues of the past into the future? After cutting his teeth between a Baptist church and bars in Milwaukee, it was a globetrotting trip through West Africa and Europe during a creative down period that began to reveal the answer.“Part of my intent, mak more…

Anchorage, AK

Quinn Christopherson is an Ahtna Athabascan and Iñupiaq songwriter, born, raised, and based in Anchorage, Alaska.

Philadelphia, PA

A couple a nasty boys from outside of Philadelphia playing Psychedelic Garage-Yacht and Clam Rock The five-piece consists of three brothers: Warren Regan (Vox/guitar), Elliott Regan (Keys/Vox), Erik Regan (Drums) as well as the not-brothers but highly-brotherly Dallas Hosey (Bass/Vox) and Ant Marchione (Guitar). The group independently released its first album more…

Asheville, NC

Even before 2020 slid historically off the rails, Christopher Paul Stelling confronted an essential exercise in acceptance and gratitude. In December 2019, Stelling started another cross country sprint from California to Florida, where the songwriter who has long called western North Carolina home was raised. Aside from recording his fifth album, Best of Luck, he more…

Athens, GA

Sam Burchfield is a singer/songwriter currently based in Athens, GA. He was raised in Seneca, SC and spent his younger years developing his guitar playing and adding in vocals as he grew older. Now attending the University of Georgia, he hopes to gain as much knowledge about the music business as possible while experiencing it with his local band Street Rhythm & more…

Athens, GA

Back in 2014, Jason NeSmith invited Pylon vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay to perform a few songs for Art Rocks Athens—a two years series of events and exhibits that explored the connection between art and music in Athens, GA between the years 1975-85. Pylon were all art majors at UGA and part of this particular scene during that era. Vanessa gave it some thought and a P more…

Portland, ME

Founded by songwriter Sonia Sturino bassist Annie Hoffman and drummer Cam Jones in 2015 the trio is a low pressure outlet for emotionally volatile music. For Sturino writing in Weakened Friends is more of a physical process than a mental one. “I have to feel the vibration or sound coming out of my body. I need the physicality to do it to enjoy singing it ” she says more…

Nashville, TN

NPR described Nordista Freeze as "the most beautiful and perfect example of the Nashvillemusic scene" and the Nashville Scene declared "the cosmic Tom Petty" as most likely to "rule"in 2019 with his modern, timeless sound. Freeze’s distinct fusion of 60s pop and modernpsychedelia has infatuated audiences across the US & Canada. Infamous for tireless DIY tourin more…

Raleigh, NC

Jamil Rashad, a/k/a Boulevards, is the embodiment of funk. Taking queues from pioneers such as Prince, Rick James, and Earth Wind & Fire, Boulevards seamlessly delivers cheeky, party-themed jams that range from raw and risqué to soulful on his debut LP Groove!From an early age, Jamil’s father, a R&B Radio DJ, exposed him to jazz, blues, and R&B. This pus more…

Atlanta, GA

James Bradshaw lives in North Georgia with his family, where he writes songs, tends the yard, and raises children. After a long stint of being unsettled he arrived home in the southern Appalachian mountains to do his life’s work. A natural-born dissenter, he focuses on housekeeping with his wife and toils daily, chained to his desk, sweating out melody and story.

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Tampa, FL

Rod Wendt, Brie Deux and Michelle Primiani began playing music together in Tampa, FL in 2017 and shortly thereafter found their missing piece, Justin Burns, to form the modern dystopian bliss that is Glove. The stylish and magnetic 4-piece group underscores the best of the 1980’s synthetic new wave sound with a contemporary rock n’ roll edge that is sure to propel the more…

Nashville, TN

Hotel Fiction is the musical project of best friends Jade Long and Jessica Thompson. 

Emerging from Athens, GA, and having met in college, they decided to start a band. In August, Hotel Fiction released their debut single "Astronaut Kids" to all streaming platforms which recently grossed over a million streams on Spotify. The powerhouse duo have been on to more…

Athens, GA

Andrew Shepard was looking for a fresh start. The Athens, Georgia-based guitarist and songwriter had been acting as the frontman for his previous band, Roadkill Ghost Choir, for eight years, playing every major festival, Late Night With David Letterman, and touring alongside Band of Horses. But Shepard was feeling constrained by the expectations placed on him in that more…

Los Angeles, CA

Peel Dream Magazine is the nom de plume for Los Angeles based musician Joe Stevens, who launched the band while living in NYC with the critically acclaimed 2018 album Modern Meta Physic, a mysterious, liminal tribute to the hazy end of ‘90s dream-pop that found its place on numerous "Best of 2018" lists. Channeling a meditative, droning psychedelia, the record f more…

New Orleans, LA

In the midst of the thick New Orleans summer of 2017, Chris Lyons of garage punks Bottomfeeders found himself sitting on a small batch of songs that didn’t quite fit the fuzzed-out pileups of that band. The new songs were more chiming, driving but relaxed, full of little corners begging to be filled with classic pop harmonies and wayward country licks. He called more…

Athens, GA

Having rotated between a handful of cast and characters under various titles over the years, Schneider has settled on the pop moniker Locate S,1 for her newest album, Healing Contest. 
 

Healing Contest stands out as the fully realized, high-fidelity collaboration pairing Schneider’s compositions with the iconic creative force behind . Produced, engineered an more…

Nashville, TN

Hailing from Nashville, Crumbsnatchers’ catchy songs echo the wit of Pixies and Talking Heads, backed by the fervent force of Beastie Boys. Their contagiously immersive music has a habit of crushing your inhibitions into a fine paste and then painting the word “PARTY” on your brain with it. Frontman Samuel “Guetts” Guetterman pulled the band name from an experienc more…

Savannah, GA

Anna Kellam is a Savannah native. She first started performing when she was 10, singing Patsy Cline covers for her Grandfather at the Moose Lodge. Anna's songs are emotional lyric-driven songs, undeniably and unapologetically, drawing inspiration from Savannah Conley, Girlhouse, Jensen Mcrae and Lucy Dacus.

Savannah, GA

Basically Nancy started playing in bars before they could legally buy cigarettes. The three-piece girl band, formed in high school, were sloppily playing punk covers in venues they couldn’t even drink in. Years later the trio now commands a room with their presence of both heavy tones and aggressive lyrics with a combination of melodic sweetness. The members Alayna more…

Savannah, GA

A hard rock trio hailing from Savannah, GA. Bastardane fuses fast, high gain riffs and power chord grooves with heavy feedback and clean, dissonant chord progressions to create a unique amalgamation of sludge, thrash, and melodic rock. The band’s debut album releases early 2022.

Savannah, GA

Calico MD is a heavy hitting indie rock band originating in Savannah GA. They use a mix of metallic and melodic tones, giving an atmospheric quality while backed by a driving rhythm section. Much of the band’s music is focused on tension and release, with a mix of fast and slow songs.

Savannah, GA

With elements of indie, psych, punk, and dream pop, Chipper Bones channels the energy of Parquet Courts and the free flowing guitar work of Kurt Vile. Started as a practice in songwriting and recording, Kyle Brown found himself with enough songs to start a live band. 

'Freer Mind' was released during the early pandemic days and described in some words as a more…

Savannah, GA

Donna Savage has been delivering driving garage rock and roll into the ears of Savannah for 2 years now, and will be releasing their debut album in 2022.

 The live shows continue to be sporadic, unpredictable, interactive and dangerous. Yes, there are loud guitars. Yes, they remain masked. Yes there will be fountains of toilet paper. Yes, there will be donu more…

Savannah, GA

Fauvely (faux-vlee) is the deeply personal indie-folk project led by Sophie Brochu. Inspired by the dark, the wild, love and loss, Brochu crafts songs in which she offers her most intimate thoughts, veiled by delicate swells and lush reverb. 

Brochu didn't start writing her own songs until she was in grad school, studying fiction and playing in the Chicago shoegaze g more…

Savannah, GA

Little Gracie is a three piece rock band out of Savannah GA. They have been together for 2 years and have played multiple venues around the Savannah area. Their new album Dump Station is out on all streaming platforms.

Savannah, GA

Driven by rich vocals, electrifying leads, and boot stomping rhythms is up-and-coming husband and wife duo known as Lyn Avenue bringing you honest, compelling stories about life in the modern South. 

Both born and raised in Savannah, GA, Lyn Avenue is comprised of songwriters CC Witt and Patrick Ellington. Their writing style is rooted in sharp lyricism and more…

Savannah, GA

Baked into the inventive punk energy and manic soul of Reverend Bro Diddley and the Hips is a callback to the wild west of the early days of rock ’n’ roll and the golden age of twist and shout. 

Since its inception, the band has brought an energy and a unique edge to the Savannah music scene that has spawned many other acts. After a full length release in 2 more…

Savannah, GA

Think The Dead Boys and The MC5 really drunk on corn liquor, sitting around listening to VU and T. Rex albums, arguing over nothing in particular while trying to decide whether it's worth it to get off the couch and try to write some new material. Then deciding it's probably not, but playing a really loud and self-indulgent show every once in a while anyway.

Speakers

Combining punk roots with a fascination in Beat and Lost Generation literature, Been Stellar play stylish, confrontational indie rock. Coming together from all around the globe to reside in Brooklyn, the 5 piece share their honest account of a city hyper-saturated with commercialism, consumerism, and aging cultural touchstones. 

Cece Coakley is finding her sound in real time. Influenced by songwriting greats like Brandi Carlile, Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers, Coakley has a knack for making ordinary moments feel monumental. Over the course of 2021, the 20-year-old singer-songwriter began turning her dreamy guitar ballad demos into fully realized songs. Her debut single “Cliché,” released earlier this year, has garner more…

Dead Tooth is the ethereal brainchild of Zach Ellis, formerly the mastermind of The Adventures Of The Silver Spaceman and founding drummer/singer of Brooklyn’s Haybaby. Following a series of jams with guitarist Andrew Bailey of DIIV, drummer Dylan DePice of Verite, electric violinist River Allen of Ghost Piss, and bassist Jason Smith, the group found their ability gel musically and exchange ide more…

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