In The Spin: Justin Timberlake at Bridgestone Arena
Plus Critic's Picks on The Running, The Long Players perform Van Morrison, Billy Burnette, Dave Cloud w/Lone Official and Bad Friend, KDSML Revue, Nikki Lane, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ween's Aaron Freeman, Diarrhea Planet, Marty Stuart, 4D NYE, Moon Taxi, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, My So-Called Band and more.
Gear Up for Battle: What you need to know before scouring Craigslist for used-equipment deals
Benevolent Ruler: Modern blues queen Shemekia Copeland bends but doesn't break tradition (Playing Saturday, Dec. 20, at City Winery)
I want to be Sergio Webb: A Scene contributor's love letter to one of Nashville's finest cats
Let's Go, Rock 'n' Roll Radio!: The resurgence of terrestrial radio continues as FCC grants WRVU Friends and Family a low-power FM frequency
Sex Panther: Come for Steel Panther's meta dick jokes, stay for the Backstreet Boys covers (Playing Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Marathon Music Works)
Marathon Man: The unstoppable Tony Bennett — I'll have what he's having (Playing Thursday and Friday, Dec. 11-12, at The Schermerhorn)
Close Up the Honky-Tonks: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's spectacular Bakersfield Sound salute is ending, but the Buck won't stop (Playing Saturday, Dec. 13, at The Country Music Hall of Fame)
Check out the Scene's annual Boners Awards to read about 2014 gaffes either by or involving Brad Paisley and the CMAs, Jason Isbell and The Voice, Tim Reynolds and RCA Studio A and Luke Bryan and gravity
Plus Critics' Picks on Rave of Thrones feat. Hodor, Sebastian Bach, Whitey Morgan and the 78's w/Stone Senate, The Young Nashvillians, Paul Collins Beat w/Sherbert & Mystery Twins, Lisa Oliver-Gray and more
Amerigo to Americana: The tunes, trends and takeaways from Nashville's music scene in 2014, a year of past and future in collision
Top of the Pops (and Country, Etc.): Nashville Scene Critics' Poll: Top Local Records of 2014
Best in Big Shows of 2014: The Scene's live review column, The Spin, checked out more than 100 shows this year — here are the highlights
The 2014 Rock 'n' Roll Poll: We once again dialed up a select group of Nashville's finest rockers, rollers, bloggers and bookers, and asked them what got their attention — good and bad — in the local scene this year.
Beyond Hell: GWAR's Blothar opens up about soldiering on after the death of Oderus Urungus (Playing Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Exit/In)
Witches Brew: On Lightning at the Door, All Them Witches offer up evil grooves for all the good boys and ghouls (Playing Sunday, Nov. 30, at 3rd and Lindsley)
Back in Black: Your guide to Record Store Day's Black Friday special-edition releases
Hate and Read: Is Slipknot unfairly reviled? Our curmudgeonly headbanger gives them another chance and says no (Playing Friday, Nov. 21, at Bridgestone Arena)
Singing in Tongues: On his latest, Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy reworks some of his old material (Playing Monday, Nov. 24, at 3rd and Lindsley)
Veil of Tears: Nashville Symphony Orchestra's latest album pays loving tribute to late American composer Stephen Paulus
Plus Critics’ Picks on Justin Townes Earle , KDSML Revue, Riff Raff, Lucinda Williams, Adrian Belew Power Trio, The Legendary Shack Shakers, Rhett Miller, Robbie Fulks, Buffalo Killers, SeaWitch, Tesla Rossa and more.
The Deluxe Edition: Fly Golden Eagle's Quartz is a double album, a movie soundtrack and more
The Bionic Man: The organic and electronic intermingle on Daniel Lanois' new Flesh and Machine
Head Trip: On Africa Avenue, The Paperhead puts a New Nashville spin on British psychedelia
Musical Mavericks: Contemporary music groups chatterbird and Intersection will give Nashville's classical scene a generational jolt
Out Front: Stockholm is Chrissie Hynde's first solo record — or is it?
Prodigal Olsen: On her latest full-length, Angel Olsen rocks the folk out
Step Right Up: Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet make jazz accessible without dumbing it down
Musical Science: Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer brings his multi-disciplinary, multimedia art form to Nashville
In The Spin: Foo Fighters at the Ryman
Partying Like It's 1989: Taylor Swift goes pop, returns to singing about living in a big ol' city
Back to Life: On The Physical Life, a reunited Death From Above 1979 finish what they started
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: Greg Cartwright's Reigning Sound brings Shattered songs to Nashville
In The Spin: JEFF the Brotherhood at The End; Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson at the Ryman; K.Flay at 12th & Porter
Plus Critics’ Picks on Olivia Jean, Drive-By Truckers, Leo Kottke, The Budos Band, Cale Tyson, Taj Mahal, The Devil Makes Three, Nude Beach, Jake Leg Stompers, Robyn Hitchcock, New Pornographers, Coliseum, Natural Child, The Pizza Underground and more.
The Boys From Alabama: What's gone down in 10 years for The Drive-By Truckers and onetime DBT whippersnapper Jason Isbell (Jason Isbell plays Oct. 24-26 at the Ryman; Drive-By Truckers play Oct. 30 at the Ryman)
Social Studies: On Life as a Dog, rapper and Stanford alum K.Flay talks thinkin', drinkin', and embracing her mistakes (Playing Oct. 26 at 12th and Porter)
In The Spin: Paul McCartney at Bridgestone Arena, Alice Cooper opens for Motley Crue at Bridgestone Arena, plays after-show set at Dan McGuinness
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