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Re: “The Black Belles' Olivia Jean to Release Jack White-Produced Debut Solo LP Oct. 14

I could give a damn about Olivia Jean's personal life and the controversy and gossip surrounding the reasons she was given a record contract. Bottom line is this girl has absolutely no talent. Of all the posts on this thread I agree with Ryan Gutwitch-Black's comments the most. This whole album sounds like a bunch of Jack White throw away riffs or some bad Jack White wanna be or band Jack White cover band. The worst part of this album is that they autotuned and enhanced Olivia's voice so much there is absolutely no way this girl can reproduce the record sound live because she can not sing to save her soul. I saw two of the shows on Jack's Lazaretto tour where Olivia Jean opened and she was terrible. Her voice is absolutely horrible live. Jack did Olivia a tremendous disservice by autotuning and protooling her voice to the point where it does not even sound like her and she can not reproduce that singing live. It's also kind of surprising that he chose to do that as a producer because in so many interviews Jack has said how he does not like to use that kind of technology. I also think that this backlash against Olivia has gotten so out of control because neither Jack or Third Man wants to hear that the majority of the fans do not care for Olivia or her music. The fact that Olivia played to practically empty houses when the majority of her shows were free shows should tell them that. People do not even want to see her for free let alone pay for tickets to see her. By now Olivia Jean has had many opportunities to prove her critics wrong but instead of rising to the occasion and doing that she fall flat on her face each time. The main reason for this is because the talent just is not there. And each time Third Man reaches into their bag of excuses as to why Olivia can not deliver. Fans are really getting sick of the excuses. No one believes or cares about her social anxiety disorders. And if this is true Jack White has some nerve subjecting fans to her neurosis. Fans go to concerts to listen to good music not to help his friends get over their psychological disorders. Olivia seems so self entitled that just because Jack produced her album she thinks that automatically means all of Jack's fans will love and embrace her too. Unfortunately that is not the case. You can have friends in high places who will produce albums for you and pull strings for you but in the end all fans care about is the music and talent of an artist. It is evident that most of Jack's fans and the Third Man following do not feel that she does. It also seems that the more Jack and Third Man force this girl onto the fans the more outrageous the backlash becomes. I think they need to stop doing this. It is not winning Olivia fans it is only having the opposite effect. I was very disappointed and angry that I paid over $100.00 for the tickets to the two shows I saw where Olivia opened. Her voice was totally off key at one show and at the other she was singing so low almost as if she knew her voice is bad and was trying to hide it. Overall her performances were lack luster and amateur. Jack should know his fans who pay a lot of money for tickets deserve better. If Olivia Jean is the opening act for his shows I think Jack should announce that before the tickets go on sale so fans have the option not to buy and waste their money. Since he does not announce his opening acts before tickets go on sale he should give fans the option of a refund if she is the opening act. Fans should not have to pay a lot of money to see this talentless hack perform.

Posted by BM on 12/29/2014 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Caption Contest: Jack White Ticket Giveaway!

Hey your click bait worked like a charm. So who won the contest?

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Posted by which caption won? on 12/29/2014 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Florida Georgia Line Says 'Girl' 42 Times on Anything Goes, aka 'The Worst Album Ever'

"Even the over use of cliches are used cleverly?"

Posted by Pete Wilson on 12/28/2014 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Florida Georgia Line Says 'Girl' 42 Times on Anything Goes, aka 'The Worst Album Ever'

Oh yes because country music is so profound. Heaven forbid a modern band blend country rock hip hop and rap to create what is obviously a pretty original band in country music.
The lyrics are actually pretty creative when compared to 90% of country music. Even the over use of cliches are used cleverly. Maybe those sitting in judgement might be years beyond the fun party album style of FGL. Not to say songs like dirt smoke can't appeal to the old folks.

Posted by Grimmer on 12/28/2014 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Florida Georgia Line Says 'Girl' 42 Times on Anything Goes, aka 'The Worst Album Ever'

Great party album with some amazing tracks like dirt and smoke. As far as I know ever other country song mentions drinking, trucks and relationships. Who are you kidding anyway country in general has never been vdry lyrically profound. I find FGL's blend of country rock hip hop pop lyrics original and entertaining.

Posted by Grimmer on 12/28/2014 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Bassnectar, New Year's Eve 2015 Flowchart and More: Inside This Week's Music Section

The bassnectar afterparty

Posted by Thomas Lee Cliburn on 12/28/2014 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Bassnectar Returns to Bridgestone Arena New Year’s Eve … Again

Don't forget to mention the official after party at Nashville's newest and hottest afterhours club, Aftershock! Find out more @!

Posted by talbottsw on 12/28/2014 at 8:38 AM

Re: “The Black Belles' Olivia Jean to Release Jack White-Produced Debut Solo LP Oct. 14

Olivia did not continue to be in Karen's band after the divorce announcement. Olivia stopped playing with Karen in early 2011.

Posted by anonymous on 12/28/2014 at 3:11 AM

Re: “Chip Young, Legendary Nashville Session Guitarist and Producer, Dies at 76

Is Chip on rhythm on that record? Is there any source on this? I can only hear Jerry's guitar, he is doing the picking and the solo.

Posted by Lukas Fannar on 12/27/2014 at 1:11 PM

Re: “Anthem Nightclub to Close Feb. 8; Owners Plan to Fill Space With New Restaurant

All of Nashville has become a bit to "snooty" for the likes of most easy going boomers, aka those of us who built the city a bunch of whining overeducated baristas are taking over with 1800 dollar a month one bedroom apartments and 10 dollar cheeseburgers. ya can't even stomach the writers nights anymore, with everyone's face in a cellphone and just a generally cold uninviting who the F are you attitude that's evolved all over town. I'm done and moving back out West. It's become a black hole sucking in all the rich kids, wannabe stars and college graduates who can't stomach Willimsburg or Saf Fran/LA/Chi. Take it I'm out I can't eat one more serving of canned green beans, chicken and variations of classic southern at 38 dollars and calling it an entree, just ...soo..done. Demombreun became a bummer and is about to become a total bummer. AllGonzowitdaVind

Posted by Mimi on 12/26/2014 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Breaking: Mike Curb, Chuck Elcan Join Deal to Save RCA Studio A

Good to know the American Dream is still at work. A couple decades worth of cultural history can be made in a one of a kind space, then one can swoop in and buy said space, "develop" it, only to have to be paid a 25% mark up, to ensure "preservation" can happen in said space. I think mr. Reynolds is the real hero here. None of this would have ever reached public knowledge otherwise.

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Posted by Yeah! on 12/24/2014 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Breaking: Mike Curb, Chuck Elcan Join Deal to Save RCA Studio A

Still some good people left. Great news

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Posted by Aubrey Hodder on 12/24/2014 at 3:51 PM

Re: “From #milfmafia to Garth Brooks: 10 Swoon-Worthy Moments From Justin Timberlake's Bridgestone Arena Show

Does anyone have that part on video or pics I would love to get a copy to remember him talking to me!!!

Posted by Katrina Garcia Arthurs on 12/23/2014 at 7:40 PM

Re: “From #milfmafia to Garth Brooks: 10 Swoon-Worthy Moments From Justin Timberlake's Bridgestone Arena Show

By the way the milf mafia pic was not them we were in the front row!!!! And I was def not on my phone!!! #hallpassgirl

Posted by Katrina Garcia Arthurs on 12/23/2014 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Caption Contest: Jack White Ticket Giveaway!

Without blinking an eye he gathered his thoughts and set his intent for the long road of war and retribution ahead: "Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me." Emperor Nutpoleon knew he would see only victory or sure death.

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Posted by Eric Nicholas Schainuck on 12/23/2014 at 3:55 PM

Re: “New Venue Alert: The Basement to Open East Nashville Location

I'd love to see the name Slow Bar come back. Only went there a couple of times but really liked the name.

Posted by Pete Wilson on 12/23/2014 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Chip Young, Legendary Nashville Session Guitarist and Producer, Dies at 76

So sad to hear that Chip is gone. R.I.P.
If i´m not remember it wrong, i think his last record as a session guitarist was on Jessica Falk´s (Swedish Singer/Songwriter) The Nashville Sessions in 2010.

Posted by Micke Sundqvist on 12/23/2014 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Caption Contest: Jack White Ticket Giveaway!

While traversing horseback through the Siberian tundra, the oft-shirtless Russian president shocked locals in an unprecedented and unshaven revealing of his rubles this week. While many are describing his behavior as squirrelly, Putin contends that he is proud of his bushy coat and simply nuts about his nation.

Posted by Virginia_M on 12/23/2014 at 1:07 AM

Re: “Your Opinion Is Wrong: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Shockingly Unshocking

I can't take the Hall of Fame seriously until the Monkees are inducted. Something's wrong with an institution that inducts a group as contrived as KISS but snubs the Monkees.

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Posted by Bill on 12/22/2014 at 11:16 PM

Re: “New Venue Alert: The Basement to Open East Nashville Location


Posted by The Mid-Tempo Bar? on 12/22/2014 at 5:32 PM

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