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PHOTOS: Broads Off Broad at BentoLiving Chestnut Hill

We spent a beautiful Friday night in Nashville at a magnificent venue, listening to an incredible trio of female-fronted acts.

Can’t ask for much more than that to start the weekend!

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Songs You Should Hear: How to ‘Cope,’ Reconnect, and Remain in Control

Those with diverse sonic palettes should rejoice at this week’s Songs You Should Hear!

These tunes, each distinct in its own sound and subject matter, have layers worth peeling back. Listen closely, and you might hear some intriguing — and even unexpected — influences make their way into a couple of these soundscapes.

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PREMIERE: Is There Really ‘No Good News?’ Ask Nicole Boggs & The Reel

The opening guitar wail of Nicole Boggs & The Reel’s new single, “No Good News,” sets an ominous tone: one befitting of the modern times in which we live — which seem to carry more than their share of fear and uncertainty.

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Songs You Should Hear: Meet the ‘Broads off Broad’

Next Friday, BentoLiving Chestnut Hill will present Broads off Broad, an all-female showcase featuring the talents of Erin McLendon and The HellCats, Jenny Teator, and The Lucky Penny Sisters.

McLendon, in particular, released a new single today. So, to celebrate, we thought this week was the perfect time to dedicate Songs You Should Hear to this killer lineup!

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Songs You Should Hear: Find Yourself Again; Heartbreak and Hope

We’ve got some fresh, eclectic sounds to comprise this week’s edition of Songs You Should Hear.

Everything here has elements of pop. However, each song is by no means formulaic. Each one expands upon the boundaries of what pop music can be, blending styles making for exciting listens the whole way through.

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Songs You Should Hear: ‘Shine’ Your Light; Regret and Confusion Abound

You’ve made it to the end of another week! Your reward? A fresh batch of Songs You Should Hear!

This week’s edition does a good job of covering a lot of ground in just three songs, bringing us from a cross-section of nostalgia from the 1970s and 80s, to slick and modern R&B production.

Step on in and try something new!

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