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FEST Feature Friday: Protagonist

Punk rock five piece, Protagonist, will be performing at FEST this coming November. FEST, a three day music festival taking place in Gainesville, FL, has been happening annually since 2001, making this the 18th year of what can be best described as a punk rock family reunion. With the recent addition of both stand up comedy and wresting, this is a weekend for the books.

The band has released two new singles over the last few months, with the most recent, “Generation Lost,” having come out last Friday. The former, “The Killing Fields,” kicked off a series of re-worked tracks that the band had been holding onto for more than a decade! We had a chance to chat with vocalist Peter Marullo about revisiting unreleased material, his favorite FEST memories, and more! Continue reading to learn more about Protagonist and to stream “The Killing Fields.”

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Ryan Cassata // Bamboo Plants

LGBTQIA+ activist and artist Ryan Cassata kicked off his current tour in LA on August 25th, with sponsors including Marvin Guitars, TomboyX, Canopy Beyond The Brim, and more! Cassata has a playful new single out now titled “Bamboo Plants,” which comes to us off of his anticipated 2020 concept album.


Alissa Moreno, Julie Haven, & Sinead Burgess Take On Nashville’s True Music Room

The Cambria Hotel, located in downtown Nashville, is home to the True Music Room. The True Music Room hosts multiple free artist showcases monthly, and we stopped by for a recent performance by Alissa Moreno, Julie Haven, and Sinead Burgess. Music City certainly lives up to its name with countless concerts and shows taking place daily, and the True Music Room is a wonderful addition to our already brightly colored musical landscape. This is the perfect place for guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy some live music!


FEST Feature Friday: Timeshares

For this week’s FEST Feature Friday, we’re happy to introduce you to Timeshares! This self-described post college rock band are from New York, and this November will mark one full decade of performing at FEST in Gainesville, FL. This three day music festival hosts bands and attendees from all around the world, starting in the afternoon and continuing into the early morning hours from Friday - Sunday, November 1st - 3rd.

We talked with Mike Natoli (bass / vocals) about FEST’s evolution over the past ten years, daily FEST essentials, what artists are on his “must see” list, and more! Continue reading to check out our interview and listen to Timeshares!


Knocked Loose Celebrate The Release Of “A Different Shade Of Blue” In Nashville

If you haven’t heard Knocked Loose’s new record, A Different Shade of Blue, you’re truly doing yourself a disservice. We were lucky enough to not only catch them doing a short set at Grimey’s (a tiny record shop in Nashville) but also one of their record release shows at The End. The band brought along Foreign Hands, Judiciary, and Eternal Sleep for this run. Continue reading to find out why it was a night to remember!


FEST Feature Friday: Little Teeth

Happy Friday! We’re back again for our third installment of our FEST themed Feature Friday series. For this week’s interview, we chatted with Cory Call, the vocalist / guitarist of Munich based punk rock band Little Teeth.

Continue reading to learn more about the band’s formation, favorite ways to enjoy music in a digital age, tips for first time FEST attendees, and more!


Canadian Folk Singer-Songwriter Mark Martyre Releases New Album, “Light Years”

Folk music is an intricate art of storytelling that requires the right voice and conviction for listeners to believe the story being told, making it a genre that many dabble in, but few commit to. Both of these unique attributes can be found in Canadian folk singer-songwriter Mark Martyre, who is back with his sixth studio album, Light Years, which was released on August 23rd.

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Pedro The Lion Performs At The Basement East

Pedro The Lion and mewithoutYou brought their co-headlining tour to Music City on August 23. While the show had originally been scheduled at Cannery Ballroom, it was moved to The Basement East a few weeks beforehand. With a more intimate venue, the crowd got nice and cozy for a night of nostalgia.