Lonely Biscuits win MTV award, headed to SXSW

Lonely Biscuits win MTV award, headed to SXSW

Three semesters after forming, Belmont-based band The Lonely Biscuits is headed to Austin, Texas to perform in South by Southwest after winning a national contest sponsored by MTV. The group composed of Grady Weinrich, Sam Gidley, John Paterini and Nick Byrd received the Chevrolet Sonic College Artist Woodie Award last […]

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Beat ‘n’ Track: Mignon Grabois

Beat ‘n’ Track: Mignon Grabois

The Beat ‘n’ Track plays on this month with freshman commercial voice major Mignon Grabois. Though her enrollment at Belmont has just begun, her career in music and songwriting already has a solid foundation including musical theater and exposure through national radio and the CMA’s. Belmont Vision: How did you […]

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Parnassus emerges as Nashville’s literary center

Parnassus emerges as Nashville’s literary center

When the door swings open to Parnassus Books, the scene is one familiar to book lovers. High gloss oak shelves loaded down with books line the walls from floor to ceiling. Crisp hardback books creak when their spines are forced open. Customers mill between the displays as soft, folksy tunes […]

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Phillips coming to Curb for April concert

Phillips coming to Curb for April concert

“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will come to campus guitar in hand in April for a Curb Event Center concert. Tickets for the Sun., April 21 concert will be sold at ticketsnashville.com and the Curb Event Center box office starting Tuesday. Student tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $15 […]

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‘On The Verge’ brings life’s journey to stage

‘On The Verge’ brings life’s journey to stage

A desire for exploration of the unknown on Belmont’s campus brings journey, suspense and imagination to the stage, in the theater department’s newest production: “On The Verge.” “The world is something worth exploring and inside of ourselves we have the potential to discover and embrace and revel in this world. With […]

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Grimey’s expands to ‘Too’ next door

Grimey’s expands to ‘Too’ next door

When it comes to change, Grimey’s record store and its owners are no amateurs. The Eighth Avenue South music hub was founded in 1999 by Mike Grimes and Doyle Davis and has seen multiple advancements since then, including new locations, retail catalogs and a reputation as a local concert venue. […]

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TowerMix rebrands as online campus hub

TowerMix rebrands as online campus hub

With a new relaunch, music business website TowerMix is trying to become Belmont’s hub for entertainment news, networking and events. The organizers of the website owned by Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business want it to be a place any Belmont student interested in the entertainment industry can […]

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Beltones win a capella quarterfinals

Beltones win a capella quarterfinals

Four years after their formation, the Beltones at Belmont were in an unfamiliar situation last weekend. Near the end of the International Collegiate A Capella Association quarterfinal at Duke University Saturday, the student-led group thought they had a chance to do well in only their second year in the competition. […]

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Lonely Biscuits nominated for MTVu’s Woodie Awards

Lonely Biscuits nominated for MTVu’s Woodie Awards

Belmont-based band The Lonely Biscuits have been nominated for a MTVu award that comes with a chance to play at South by Southwest next month. The group, made up of Grady Weinrich, Sam Gidley, John Paterini and Nick Byrd, are finalists for the first-ever College Artist Woodie, one of MTVu’s annual Woodie […]

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PHOTOS: Country Showcase has crowd feeling ‘Old school country vibes’

PHOTOS: Country Showcase has crowd feeling ‘Old school country vibes’

Country Showcase 2013 in the Curb Event Center. Performers included Eddie Saenz, Josh Mirenda, Mignon Grabois, as well as Williams & Co. Eddie Saenz kicked of the showcase with a set that was said to take the audience back home with him. A surprise home video was the highlight of […]

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Freshman orientation bonds Acklen together

Freshman orientation bonds Acklen together

Even though Americana band Acklen has strong Belmont University roots, the four-piece group is they never intentionally named themselves after the school’s former landowner. But when members Casey Benefield, Kyle Burnside, Brent Layman and Jason Kollar were looking for a one-word name which could rise to the top of a […]

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Sound the trumpet

Sound the trumpet

Belmont freshman Emmanuel Echem may be soft spoken but manages to be heard campuswide when he practices his trumpet.

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