Brooklyn based duo, Early Riser, is comprised of  permanent members Kiri Oliver and Heidi Vanderlee. Kiri is the groups guitarist, while Heidi plays the cello, while other musicians lend a hand on additional instruments. Both share vocal duties, and craft beautiful tunes -- we have a review for their debut LP, Currents, up here.

We recently had the chance to ask both Kiri and Heidi some questions regarding their recent experience at FEST in Gainesville, FL, new musicians that they've checked out, forming a band, and more! Check out their answers below, and head on over to their Spotify / Bandcamp to listen to their fun pop/folk jams. 

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BLED FEST, an annual music festival that's in its 13th year, took place on Saturday, May 27th in Howell, Michigan at the Hartland Performing Arts Center. We got the chance to interview Wildhoney, an indie shoegaze five piece hailing from Balitmore, Maryland. Read on to learn a bit about them, and to see some photos that we snapped at the festival. 

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Nashville (AKA Music City) is best known for giving birth to some of country's biggest stars, so you best believe that there's always something going on any given night of the week at venues all over the city. 

I recently got the chance to see local artist Nellen Dryden preform at a small venue in East Nashville. You can hear Nellen's beautifully arranged music here. Read on to hear about Nellen's music inspirations, how she got started, and more. 


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I recently got the chance to touch base with Christina, the vocalist for the south Florida based band Gouge Away. After catching their set at the Paint It Black show in Philly, it's easy to tell that Gouge Away are here to stay. With a year full of touring (they're playing FEST this year!) be sure to catch them when they come through your city. If you haven't checked them out already, you can listen to them here

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