Category Archives: live music

Grover Anderson: Live at City View Sound

He’s the thirty-something, dad-bod rocking, acoustic guitar-playing eponymous front-man of the second biggest band in his small town, and his name is Grover Anderson. Raised in the historic gold rush hills of Calaveras County, Grover writes songs that tell stories of love, loss, and frontier mischief.

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PHOTOS: Top Writer Series at True Music Room (July 23, 2019)

The last time we had the chance to make it out to True Music Room, it was to see Chicagoland native Timothy Myles come away crowned the first-ever Top Writer Showdown champion.

Last Tuesday night, the champ was in the house on an evening that featured a strong candidate to win the next Showdown on August 27.

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Cat London: Live at City View Sound

Cat London is a New Jersey-based indie artist, backed onstage and in the studio with a dark pop conglomeration that includes Rich Aveo (piano/vocals), Paul O’Keeffe (bass), and Anthony Freda (drums). London’s sound, performance, and songwriting combines Ryan Adams and Damien Rice’s tender portrayal of love and conflict with electrified indie pop tunes, invoking the energy of Lana Del Rey and Lady Gaga. In fact, we might as well add in some Fiona Apple and Jewel, while we’re at it.

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PHOTOS: Sad Girl Night at Helping Our Music Evolve

Rule #37 of running an online music publication: always have your camera nearby, in case a concert breaks out.

Or, in this case, in case you’re in your co-working space, plugging away for the upcoming week on the same night that some absolutely stellar female performers are set to take the stage in the room right next to you.

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Copper Fields: Live at City View Sound

Copper Fields‘ songs have powerful lyrics, a crisp and full sound, and a blend of voices that rise in harmony. There is a story told through both their lyrical content and their instrumentation, which is alt-Americana tastefully merged with indie rock and a splash of old soul. Your head and your heart are sure to be moved.

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Chris Ross and the North: Live at City View Sound

Chris Ross spent the better part of a decade tucked away on the coast of Maine developing his voice as a writer. Inside the arsenal of tracks he’s penned, one finds dangerous, hard-hitting reflections; stories of love, life, and longing that appeal to listeners for their authenticity.

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PHOTOS: Top Writer Showdown at True Music Room

On Saturday night, eight of Nashville’s most exciting, up-and-coming songwriters had a chance to be named the inaugural Top Writer Series champion at True Music Room and Bar.

In the end, there could only be one winner — and he brought some friends along for the ride to celebrate!

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Top Writer Showdown Comes to Nashville’s True Music Room This Saturday

The day is almost upon us. This Saturday, June 22 at 6 p.m., eight battle-tested songwriters will descend once again upon Nashville’s True Music Room & Bar for a chance to be immortalized as the first-ever Top Writer Showdown champion.

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Bradford Loomis: Live at City View Sound

Born in the Northwest, Bradford Loomis has lived to tell a different and exciting tale from many of us. Through years of choir, band, and orchestra, Bradford discovered a powerful kinship to the songs and stories of bygone eras, as they helped show him how to tell stories in a meaningful, impactful way.

Bradford marries grit and melody to dig to the roots of American folklore, and to speak of the raw reality of the human condition with passion. His stories span several lifetimes of relatable emotions; bitterness and loss, deep longing and regret, enduring hope and love, elation and joy.

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