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LISTEN: Little Hurt Balances Light and Dark on “Depression Pop” Single, “Buttercup”

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Colin Dieden had all but forgotten his childhood nickname “Little Hurt” until one night, when he felt a strong pull to fulfill the name once again. Not on the baseball field, like he did growing up in Kansas City, but in the studio and on stage as the moniker for his solo project, Little Hurt

“It’s part of my past, so it felt right for the future. I’m just a kid from Kansas who’s a little hurt,” Dieden says.  

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LISTEN: Purple Haired Rock Goddess Anastasia Elliot Inspires Listeners to Turn Traumas into Works of Art in Her First EDM Song, “The Shattering”

Known as the “purple haired rock goddess,” audio-visual artist Anastasia Elliot is enigmatic to say the least. Her colorfully curated style, disciplined classical training, and her ability to create an entire immersive universe of cinematic wonder, all alchemize in such a way that sets her apart from fellow artists in the indie art rock world. 

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What is ‘Good Art,’ Anyway?

Today is a very special day: it’s 8 1/2 years to the date of the very day The Quinn Spinn was conceived.

Through the years, we’ve had the chance to appreciate art — and especially, music — in all of its forms. All the while, we’ve tinkered with our own art form (this show), as we’ve experimented with different ways to communicate our truth.

In the process, we’ve learned that true art cannot be put into a box.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: With ‘Tarantula,’ Misty Dawn is Weaving an Empowering Story

The artist featured within our first-ever UMC Crowdfunding Spotlight is weaving a thoughtful and intricate web…

Misty Dawn is a singer-songwriter and entrepreneur with an extensive background in musical theatre and television. After spending a decade in New York City, The Texas native came to Nashville and developed a sound and style she calls “Show Country.” Misty draws influence from her vast and varied performing arts experience, while finding musical inspiration from jazz, showtunes, oldies, church hymns and — of course — classic country artists like Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Kitty Wells, and Patsy Cline.

Misty has launched a crowdfunding campaign through February 14 (that’s Valentine’s Day!) for her upcoming project, Tarantula, an 8-song concept album tentatively set for release this fall. Tarantula will honor all of Misty’s influences — with a dash of soul and swing — as it walks the thematic tightrope between societal expectations and a woman’s pursuit of her dreams.

Learn more about Tarantula below the jump, and check out these links to support Misty and learn more.

Spotify | Instagram | Facebook | The Muse Mind

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REVIEW: Trevor Larkin – Once and Future Queen

A song for the hopeless romantics and the emotionally attached, Trevor Larkin’s new single, “Once and Future Queen,” celebrates a love story whose final page has been turned, but is fondly remembered 

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WATCH: Talia Stewart’s Intoxicating ‘ALCOHOL’ Video

Y’all… we have a fun haunt coming your way at The Dark Masquerade in a couple weeks.

It’s that event we’ve been talking about on Friday, October 29 at Mercy Lounge. It’s presented alongside HOUSEQUAKE and NashLive!, and features the musical talents of GAYLE, Notelle, Talia Stewart, and Austin Blue.

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PREMIERE: Jakey Heartbreak Dares Us to Leave Our Fears Behind on His New Single, ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Nightmares’

If you find yourself feeling down, and in need of a powerful jolt of encouragement to shift your mood, Jakey Heartbreak’s new single, “Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Nightmares,” will certainly do the trick! 

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