Feel Like a Number: And that number, Bob Seger, is Seven — the forgotten 1974 classic we need on vinyl, pronto (Playing Saturday, March 28, at Bridgestone Arena)
Going Pop: As Sylvan Esso, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn want to move your body and mind (Playing Wednesday, April 1, at Cannery Ballroom)
Modern Times: Exploring the crossroads of music, dance and film, the modern music ensemble Intersection lives up to its name (Thursday, March 26, at The Platform)
The William F. Buckley of Pop? Thoughts on Meghan Trainor's regressive selfish-empowerment (Playing Friday, March 20, at Cannery Ballroom)
Fok Acting, Let's Rap: Fresh off the big screen, Die Antwoord returns to what it does best (Playing Friday, March 20, at Marathon Music Works)
The Heart Is a Lonely Drummer: Nashville's newest alt-classical ensemble chatterbird adds an unusual instrument to its repertoire: stethoscopes (Friday, March 20, at Noteable Blends; Saturday, March 21, at TEDxNashville at TPAC's Jackson Hall)
In The Spin: JEFF the Brotherhood, PUJOL, Those Darlins, Destruction Unit and more at Freakin' Weekend VI
Freakin' Playlist: Twenty-one tunes to prepare you for this year's Freakin' Weekend (Playing Thursday through Saturday, March 12-14, at Exit/In and Friday and Saturday, March 12-13, at Fort Houston)
Austin Calling: Missing SXSW? Check your FOMO at the door — plenty of Austin-bound artists are rolling Nashville's way
Into the Vortex: A daylong festival celebrates the music of American mavericks Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison
In The Spin: Future Unlimited Wins Road to Bonnaroo Round 2
Plus Critics' Picks on Hiss Golden Messenger, Friendship, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Murder By Death, Amanda Shires, ELEL, Gang of Four, Lindi Ortega, The Trinity Schill Kill, Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sherbert, Fleetwood Mac and more.
The Love Bellow: How The Lone Bellow's modern family values help them find their killer tunes and classic sounds (Playing Friday, March 6, at Exit/In)
Farewell, Memphis Boy: Remembering Songwriter and Session Great Bobby Emmons
In The Spin: Sturgill Simpson at 3rd & Lindsley
Plus Critics' Picks on Dave and Phil Alvin and the Guilty Ones, Gogol Bordello, Kristin Diable, Steve Earle, Craft Spells, Pile, Farmer Jason, Buffalo Rodeo, Mojoflo, Burger Revolution, Houndmouth, J.P. Harris and Chance McCoy and more.
One Step Beyond: Look What I Did takes songwriting to the outer limits on latest rock opera (Playing Saturday, Feb. 28, at Exit/In)
Marshall Law: Famed pop-rock tunesmith Marshall Crenshaw reflects on his Nashville days (Playing Wednesday, March 4, at City Winery)
Reviews: Two of Nashville's best singer-songwriters reach new heights on new releases
Between Life and Death: Violinist Carolyn Huebl and pianist Mark Wait perform the emotionally charged music of American composer Michael Hersch (Playing Thursday, Feb. 26, at Turner Recital Hall)
In The Spin: Road to Bonnaroo 2015 Round 1
Alterations Department: On Wake, Nora Jane Struthers shifts from story songs and bluegrass idioms to alt-rock sounds and anecdotal idiosyncrasies (Playing Wednesday, Feb. 25, at The High Watt)
Bridge-builder: Roots rocker J.D. McPherson talks about playing for purists, writing with Eric Church and getting experimental (Playing Friday, Feb. 20, at Mercy Lounge)
No Substance: The Sidekicks keep Epitaph Records from becoming a joke (Playing Thursday, Feb. 19, at The Stone Fox)
Caffeinated Counterpoint: Music City Baroque heads to Bongo Java to present Bach's 'Coffee Cantata' (Playing Sunday, Feb. 22, at Bongo Java)
Glands on the Run: Athens indie rockers return and rekindle the days of seated Exit/In shows and dial-up Internet (Playing Saturday, Feb. 14, at The Stone Fox)
Aussie Anne: Anne McCue summons mid-century jazz on eclectic new album (Playing Saturday, Feb. 14, at The Sutler)
American Style: Alias Chamber Ensemble presents a concert brimming with new American music (Winter Concert Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Blair School of Music's Turner Recital Hall)
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards Recap
Plus Critic's Picks on Colin Hay, D. Striker, Psychedelrick, Patty LaBelle, Sam Bush, Lydia Loveless, Dave Mason, Turbo Fruits, Prince vs. Michael Jackson, Dr. John, Arlo Guthrie, I Am a Woman and more.
Daniel Bachman Overdrive: Guitarist Daniel Bachman travels deep into recorded history (Playing Wednesday, Feb. 11, at The Stone Fox)
Speak Now: Music therapist turned singer-songwriter Kyshona Armstrong embraces activist role (Playing Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 12th & Porter)
New Romantic: Kiwi-pop singer Brooke Fraser sheds her folk-pop skin (Playing Friday, Feb. 6, at Exit/In)
Miles From Nowhere: Jazz saxophonist Dave Liebman comes to Nashville to revisit Miles Davis' explosive and polarizing On the Corner (Playing Friday, Feb. 6, at 3rd & Lindsley)
Masonic Music: Gateway Chamber Orchestra performs the music of history's best-known Mason at the Grand Lodge of Tennessee (Playing Monday, Feb. 9, at Freemasons Auditorium)
Organ Donors: Vanderbilt pulls out all the stops to inaugurate Nashville's first Bach organ (Blair inaugurates its new pipe organ 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Turner Recital Hall)
In The Spin: Jack White w/Loretta Lynn and William Tyler at Bridgestone Arena
Plus Critics' PIcks on Tony Joe White, Cold War Kids, Evan Dando, Kawehi, Snow Wite, Fort Houston Birthday Bash, Cherub, Phox, Jay Gonzalez, The Valentines, Waxed, Wayne Krantz Group, Brian Sutton Band and more.
Temporary Ground: As much as Jack White changed Nashville, Nashville changed him
Hurts So Good: Anthropomorphic cats and the Cocktail soundtrack: learning to love John Mellencamp (Playing Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Ryman)
Liquid Courage: Grammy winner Gregory Porter sings for jazz purists and novice fans alike (Playing Friday, Jan. 23, at the Schermerhorn)
In The Spin: Shabazz Palaces at Third Man Records
Plus Critics’ Picks on Elisa Ambrogio, Yonder Mountain String Band, Hans Condor, of Montreal, Zulu Wave, Beyond Pleasuredome, En Fuego, Gretchen Peters, The Willies, Bloodshot Records 20th Anniversary Show, G-Eazy, Mercy Lounge Anniversary Party, Giraffage, Chelsea Crowell's Babes in Boyland Benefit for Planned Parenthood, Jeff Daniels and more.
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