Stephen Trageser

Music Editor

Independent music venues around Music City deserve praise for the resilience they’ve shown in the face of the sudden, dire and interminable cr…

In the hook of “Cannot Do,” the opener of his widely praised recent EP Boys Wear Pearls, $avvy hits the nail on the head: “If I was like you /…

For most musicians, releasing one new song every week for a year sounds like a recipe for disaster. But more than 40 weeks in, ace rapper Pett…

Former Pacific Northwesterner Vera Bloom was just getting established in Nashville as the pandemic came crashing down. But she didn’t let that…

TSU alums Fredrick Weathersby and Stefan Forbus have created something mighty special by reviving their Monday Night Jazz program and bringing…

Yola writes songs about many different kinds of love — for yourself, between a couple, among a community and more. She sings them in a rich, e…

One thing we’ve been reminded of time and again in 2021 is how much the in-person live music experience means to fans and musicians alike. No …

It seems like Cristina Vane has been just about everywhere, man — she was born in Italy and lived in the U.K. as well as several places in the…

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