Artist Preview: Rock Showcase 2017

Artist Preview: Rock Showcase 2017

Sam Johnston Written by Jason Saitta Sam Johnston discovered a love for guitar his sophomore year of high school and has been playing ever since. “The first song I really sat down and tried to learn was ‘She Talks to Angels’ by The Black Crowes,” said Johnston. “I picked up […]

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Vance Joy returns to Nashville for Cannery Ballroom show

Vance Joy returns to Nashville for Cannery Ballroom show

Vance Joy returned to Nashville Tuesday night to play a sold out Cannery Ballroom show, as part of his “Lay It On Me Tour.” Joy, touring in support of his new single, gave a breathtaking performance, which featured older hits and three new songs from his upcoming album. Joy’s openers, […]

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Cultural Happenings: Oct. 13-15

Cultural Happenings: Oct. 13-15

– – Cultural Happenings compiled and designed by Meg MacDonald.   

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Office Concerts: Oddnote

Office Concerts: Oddnote

Arman Asadsangabi, known as Oddnote, delivers a surprising twist in his concerts: taking a suggestion from the audience and making up a song on the spot. For his Office Concert, Oddnote crafted his second song, “Dimension 5,” from the prompt word “balloons.” The Nashville native came to Belmont two years […]

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Bruin Style: Fall fashion lookbook

Bruin Style: Fall fashion lookbook

Pull out the sweaters, take a trip to your favorite local corn maze and fill your life with pumpkin spice, because it’s finally fall! We’ve all waited patiently for the weather to cool down, so we can layer up and try out all the best fall fashion trends, and now […]

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Photos: PVRIS rocks Marathon Music Works Friday

Photos: PVRIS rocks Marathon Music Works Friday

PVRIS, Party Nails and Lights made waves at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works on Friday. Party Nails, the musical brainchild of Los Angeles native Elena Belle Carroll, was first to hit the stage. The fearless frontwoman set the tone with a range of vulnerable yet upbeat hits that kept the audience […]

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Photo Review: Strong performances across the board at Urban Pop Showcase 2017

Photo Review: Strong performances across the board at Urban Pop Showcase 2017

Belmont students stopped by the Curb Event Center Saturday for a night of strong fashion choices, ambiguous genre definitions and stellar performances from Belmont’s most gifted musicians at Urban Pop Showcase 2017. Jordan Xidas opened the show with a performance that sounded like a cross between Troye Sivan and “Purpose” […]

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Artist Preview: 2017 Urban Pop Showcase

Artist Preview: 2017 Urban Pop Showcase

Stela Cole Written by Sara Scannell Hollyn Shadinger, known as Stela Cole, started playing music after suffering a back injury that prevented her from pursuing her first love, soccer. “I wasn’t able to walk normally for a year my sophomore year of high school. So after my surgery I pretty […]

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Office Concerts: David Dennis

Office Concerts: David Dennis

2017 Christian Showcase winner David Dennis stopped by the Vision office last week for a performance of two original songs and an interview. Watch his Office Concerts performance above, or click the embed link below for a free download of the music from David’s performance.

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COIN looks ahead after milestone Music Midtown performance

COIN looks ahead after milestone Music Midtown performance

When writing the song “Talk Too Much” with his bandmates, COIN frontman Chase Lawrence said that he could hear thousands of people singing along in his head. Touring over the past year, including a recent performance at Music Midtown, the Belmont alum saw his vision become reality. Big shows are […]

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Office Concerts: Kevin Campbell of Air Ralley

Office Concerts: Kevin Campbell of Air Ralley

A day after the start of their freshman year, the members of Air Ralley joined some of their Belmont musical idols — including Coin and Wilder — as a winner of Battle of the Belmont Bands. “This is a dream for a Belmont band,” said lead singer Kevin Campbell. “The […]

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