Judah & the Lion brings some uptown folk to Mat Kearney tour

Judah & the Lion brings some uptown folk to Mat Kearney tour

Judah & the Lion opened alongside Parachute for the final show of Mat Kearney’s Just Kids Tour at the Ryman Auditorium on Saturday night. “Feels good to be home,” said Judah Akers, the lead singer of the band. Although the band sang they “couldn’t find their way back home” in […]

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Mankin creates app for freestyle rap

Mankin creates app for freestyle rap

Belmont junior Blake Mankin wants to inspire creativity, promote self confidence and provide a songwriting resource through his new iPhone application The Rap App. Mankin, a songwriting major, created an app teaching people to freestyle rap. The idea came to him sophomore year while he sat in his Dickens Hall […]

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REVIEW: “All Shook Up” rocks the Troutt Theater

REVIEW: “All Shook Up” rocks the Troutt Theater

Snapping singers, electric guitar riffs and leather jackets set the tone for the high energy performance of “All Shook Up,” a musical comedy produced by the Belmont Musical Theatre program in the Troutt Theater. Following the opening act where lead “roustabout” Chad is released from prison, all is dull and […]

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Belmont alumna Piper Jones shares Idol experience

Belmont alumna Piper Jones shares Idol experience

Four Belmont alumni made it to Hollywood week on “American Idol” season 14, and one alumna shared her story of how she went from singing on campus to national television. “The ‘American Idol’ experience pushed me to work harder at my own career, to keep going and keep grinding. It […]

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Concert for a cause: bands to help end hunger with upcoming show

Concert for a cause: bands to help end hunger with upcoming show

Belmont bands and music management companies are uniting on Saturday to not only fill the crowd’s ears with music but to also fill local shelters with food. Hooligan Recordings and Innovo Management LLC are sponsoring a concert at the High Watt where each band will donate a portion of its […]

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Copyright legislation calls for balance of listener needs, artist needs

Copyright legislation calls for balance of listener needs, artist needs

On Feb. 5, the U.S. Copyright Office released a 202-page report that called for multiple changes to existing copyright legislation, a proposal that will look to benefit many Belmont students who are songwriters and artists, as well as rising music business professionals. In April 2013, Congress– led by the House […]

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Pies for Guys: Makka Sakka Pi

Pies for Guys: Makka Sakka Pi

There are new Greek letters for Belmont students to learn–Makka Sakka Pi, a fake sorority that bakes pies, gives them away to men and builds community among its members. “Everyone needs some love; everyone needs some pie,” said co-founder Sarai Gal-Chis. For co-founders and juniors Gal-Chis and Marci Greene, the […]

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Country Showcase shines with spirited performances

Country Showcase shines with spirited performances

Photos: Andrew Hunt After a cold and rainy preview day, the 2015 Country Music Showcase opened to a full house of students and visitors Saturday night with four spirited acts of all facets of country. The night kicked off with a explosive joint performance by all the lead vocalists for […]

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Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman speaks on his industry experience

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman speaks on his industry experience

Kevin Lyman, creator of Vans Warped Tour, spoke to students Friday afternoon as part of the Curb College and the Morris Family Lecture Series, discussing his involvement in the music industry. He opened by talking about his own experience in college, where he first fell in love with live music […]

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Judah & the Lion set to perform on Late Show with David Letterman

Judah & the Lion set to perform on Late Show with David Letterman

Former Belmont band Judah & the Lion will be stepping onto the national stage on the “Late Show with David Letterman” Friday night. The band, which features alumni Judah Akers, Nate Zuercher and Brian MacDonald received the “amazing opportunity” after a fan presented their album to the show’s booking team. […]

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Country Music Showcase: Betsy Lane

Country Music Showcase: Betsy Lane

As she gets ready to take the stage for the Country Music Showcase, Nashville native Betsy Lane credits her father’s musical talent as the initial inspiration behind her own passion for music. “My dad was super musical and I grew up around his constant creativity,” said Lane. “When he would […]

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REVIEW: Guster begins transition with latest release “Evermotion”

REVIEW: Guster begins transition with latest release “Evermotion”

Guster has been a staple of the indie-pop music scene with their infectious, mellow vibe since they debuted their first album in 1995. After releasing six albums over the past two decades, Guster’s new album “Evermotion” is the group’s first release in four years. The album couldn’t have arrived in […]

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