REVIEW: Echosmith’s “Talking Dreams” grooves and captures band’s quirkiness

REVIEW: Echosmith’s “Talking Dreams” grooves and captures band’s quirkiness

The band Echosmith has quickly made a name for itself with all the right people. The sibling quartet, considered to be the breakout band of the Vans Warped Tour 2013, has quickly seen their popularity skyrocket. From ranking in Alternative Press magazine’s “100 Bands You Need to Know in 2013” […]

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Performers bring all despite sound issues at Urban/Pop Showcase

Performers bring all despite sound issues at Urban/Pop Showcase

Saturday evening marked the annual Urban/Pop Showcase at Belmont’s Curb Event Center. Though the showcase was not heavily advertised, many were still in attendance to hear the talents of Cam, Mitchell Rose, Leena Regan and Holla Koala. Cam’s soulful urban performance was a great opening act and got the majority […]

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The Row Kitchen & Pub: a Music City icon-to-be

The Row Kitchen & Pub: a Music City icon-to-be

Nashville locals know to avoid glittery, gimmicky tourist traps downtown when looking for quality cuisine. But recently-opened restaurant The Row Kitchen & Pub just might bridge the gap between outstanding food and country music culture. “We’re trying to pay homage to singers and songwriters in Nashville with our cuisine and […]

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Switchfoot’s ‘Fading West’ brings band closer to fans

Switchfoot’s ‘Fading West’ brings band closer to fans

The Franklin Theatre played host to two sold out Switchfoot shows Tuesday night. Both shows featured a screening of the band’s new film “Fading West” and an intimate concert at the historic theater. As the lights dimmed, the band members stepped onto stage to greet fans before the early showing […]

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Switchfoot brings ‘Fading West’ documentary and tour to town

Alternative-rock band Switchfoot is coming to The Franklin Theatre on Oct. 1 for a unique, up-close-and-personal evening with fans. The event will feature a screening of the band’s documentary “Fading West,” an acoustic performance and a Q-and-A session with band members. “Fading West” follows the band on their 2012 world […]

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Theatre department brings ‘Neverland’ to Troutt Theater

Theatre department brings ‘Neverland’ to Troutt Theater

With their upcoming performances, Belmont’s department of theatre and dance is looking to take audiences on an adventure to the stars — second star to the right, to be exact. Friday marks the department’s debut of J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan,” which will feature high-flying action and enough pixie dust to […]

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‘Project Reclamation’ brings activist art to LCVA’s Gallery 121

‘Project Reclamation’ brings activist art to LCVA’s Gallery 121

Across the room, rays of sunlight reflect off the glistening glass surface of a bust of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s head. Take a closer look and inside you’ll see a solitary object fixed in place of the brain – it’s a dark, large lump of coal. Artist McKinley Moore’s “Ditch Mitch” […]

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The Many Faces of Nashville—And Where To Find Them

The Many Faces of Nashville—And Where To Find Them

Nashville recently welcomed in the newest and long-awaited addition to its thriving beauty community, giving the stereotype of being a mecca for food and music a run for its money. The opening of Ulta Beauty in the One Hundred Oaks Shopping Center on Thompson Lane generated a wave of full […]

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Tattoo of the week: Ken Spring

Tattoo of the week: Ken Spring

Some people have stories behind why they got their tattoos. And then there is sociology professor Ken Spring, whose detailed ink covering his right arm is a narrative of Spring’s life. “I don’t think I could tell you an exact number of tattoos I have, I wouldn’t know where to […]

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Performers show ‘what make them shine’ in Christian Showcase

Performers show ‘what make them shine’ in Christian Showcase

Soul, rap and hip hop all found their place on stage on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. the Curb Event Center as part of the Christian Showcase. This was the first showcase of the year. Put together by Jenny Parsons, the Christian Showcase was meant to be something that every student could […]

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Live on the Green wraps up final night

Live on the Green wraps up final night

Heavy rainfall and muddy ground couldn’t bog down hometown band, Moon Taxi’s closing performance of the Live on the Green concert series. Thursday night’s show was the final night of the series, now in its fifth year. The night began with The Weeks, an indie band out of Jackson, Miss., […]

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Leu Gallery’s “Le Rayon Vert” features whimsy, asymmetry and the ordinary

Leu Gallery’s “Le Rayon Vert” features whimsy, asymmetry and the ordinary

Paintings from now Nashville-based artist Mary Addison Hackett are now on view in Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library. The exhibition, “Le Rayon Vert,” will remain on view until Thursday, Oct. 17. And Hackett will be on campus Thursday, Sept. 12, from 5-7 p.m. for the exhibition’s […]

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