Robert Knight has photographed rock bands for forty years and got his big break shooting one of Led Zeppelin’s first shows for Rolling Stone. Since then, he’s photographed artists as diverse as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bootsy Collins and Panic at the Disco. Knight is the subject of Rock Prophecies, a [...]
Archive for April, 2009
Dirty Eye Booking is a burgeoning business that is quickly revolutionizing the definition of the term “booking” in the music industry, and the most impressive part is that the brains and bones of the organization recently graduated or are still here at Belmont. Two years ago, Edwin O’Brien, Erica Robinet, [...]
Next month, you won’t have to go downtown to Fifth to see the most diverse art crawl in the city of Nashville: Belmont art students are bringing it right here to campus with “Point to Point” on May 14. “We decided to call it this partly because it’s an art [...]
Take a trip to a performance by Oscar Anthony and the Westfolk and you’ll see a Belmont-based band that can boast a live show like no other. Six guys, all performing with such fervor, can saturate a room. With every break in the music, the band members intake their respective [...]
Imagine that you’re walking along one day, minding your own business and eating a banana. Suddenly, the banana slips out of your hands, and you proceed to trip and fall on your own banana peel, just like some sort of sad cartoon character. You stretch out your hand in an attempt to break your fall, but all you get is a dislocated finger for your efforts. Your favorite shirt also gets ripped beyond repair in the process.
It’s a cool, spring night in Nashville. The trees around Belmont sway lazily with the breeze. On the side of the Beaman, a group of students congregate. They stand cigarettes in hand. Some of their cigarettes are half finished; others have just started. Laughter and conversation is exchanged between the students. Passersby can’t help but inhale the tobacco smell as they make their way to the caf.
Nearly one year ago, Belmont alumnae Christy Frink and Morgan Levy had an idea and some time on their hands.
Cursive’s music has always been about personal struggle—divorce, alcoholism, rejection and suburban mundanity have all found their way into the band’s 14 year career, and that’s just their songs. The band itself has weathered at least one break-up, numerous hiatuses, being absorbed into the emo fad, complete shifts in style [...]
Day two on the Alumni Lawn was a decidedly different atmosphere– fewer hippies, fewer frats, a slightly upward shift in the age demographic. The Vision braved mosh pits, crowd surfing and rain in the hopes of seeing The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne climb in that giant inflatable hamster ball of [...]
The 2009 Rites of Spring Music Festival officially kicked off around 3:20 p.m. Friday. The Vision arrived around 6 p.m. to document the ensuing 6 hours of thundering bass, bright lights, diminishing elbow room, and collective catharsis. K’NAAN K’NAAN took the stage opening with “In the Beginning.” A Somali refugee, [...]
On Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Belmont University participated with businesses throughout the city of Nashville, the United States and the world in Earth Hour 2009. Earth Hour is a global initiative organized by the World Wildlife Fund that aims to raise awareness of climate change and environmental issues. Nashville was selected as a 2009 flagship city, along with Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and Sydney. Mayor Karl Dean, along with country artists Jo Dee Messina, Big and Rich, and Kathy Mattea offered their support for the global event and were the faces of the Nashville initiative.