For those who may have missed the memo on Facebook… we’re not in Nashville this weekend. In fact, we’re back home, where this all started in Bethlehem, PA.
This is where Musikfest — the nation’s largest free outdoor music festival — is currently taking place. Back in the day — like, a year ago, even — we’d be all over this thing. All day. Every day. For 10 days every August, nobody played harder in the paint than us. Don’t even @ me, bruh. But if you do @ me, do it with style!
Granted, 800+ miles worth of distance has made doing that a little bit harder this year. But, when in Rome, we will do as the Romans used to do. Or, something like that.
That includes mapping out where you need to be today, if you’re in the same vicinity as us and want to hear some brilliant artists for the price of Free.99. Also, because it’s good to be back, we’re going to focus this solely on artists from the region we call home, to give you just a taste of the Keystone State’s best.
Let’s kick it old school with a…
Musikfest Five-Point Preview: Saturday, August 10
See the Hot Spots
As told by the artist herself, indie pop artist Elisabeth Beckwitt‘s EP Indigo is intended to show listeners “the kind of life we can expect to find on the other side of recovery. A life where we embrace our inner strength and allow ourselves to move past whatever baggage is keeping us from moving forward in both our relationships with others and with ourselves.”
Beckwitt — who is open about her own personal battles with anxiety, depression, and addiction — hits the mark, exploring the process of finding out and accepting who we are, and causing listeners to think about their relationships with themselves and those they love.
Listen to ‘Indigo’
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.
SoCal rockers River Gods have their Let Me Live EP coming out at the end of July, and they recently dropped by the streaming services you love to offer a quick taste of what’s to come.
And, when we say quick, we mean quick.
Hear the Single
On Monday’s all-new episode of The Quinn Spinn, we will welcome Austin James, a Nashville-based musician perhaps best known as The Slow Drag.
Heartbreak will often get the better of us, making us question everything we hold dear and once loved about ourselves. Elisabeth Beckwitt explores this notion — and pushing through to re-discover our self-worth — on her soaring new ballad, “Goddess.”
Hear the Single
In nearly six years of existence, our official podcast, The Quinn Spinn, has featured hundreds of independent artists. No genre has been left behind, and music from all over the world has been heard throughout the show’s many incarnations.
Now, it’s time to share some favorites from the past and present!
Color Where You Are is more than just the title of Cris Jacobs’ latest album; it reflects the Maryland native’s current creative process after arriving to a new station in life as a husband and father.
We’re three episodes into the Nashville era of our official podcast, The Quinn Spinn. Already, we’re noticing a common thread among our guests.
Throughout her life, MICVH (real name Micah Cottingham) has encountered a wide spectrum of experiences, situations, and people that have shaped her worldview into one that is unique and all-encompassing. The folk/blues artist’s travels to foreign and domestic lands, where she has encountered triumph and tragedy alike, have led her to find the beauty and meaning in every life event.