REVIEW: The Seratones bring new take on rock ‘n’ roll

REVIEW: The Seratones bring new take on rock ‘n’ roll

The Seratones are a fascinatingly soulful marriage of rock, punk and jazz. AJ Haynes, whom NYLON aptly described as a “badass front-woman”, leads the four-piece band from Shreveport, Louisiana. Their debut album, “Get Gone,” has already brought them acclaim and given them a chance to tour in the U.S. and […]

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“The Voice” season four winner Danielle Bradbery invests in students

“The Voice” season four winner Danielle Bradbery invests in students

Country music artist Danielle Bradbery visited Belmont to talk with students about the music industry. Bradbery won season four of “The Voice” and her career took off after the show. Bradbery just released “Friend Zone” and “Playing With Fire,” a duet with Thomas Rhett. Video by Lexi Brunk

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Belmont senior explores world through fashion

Belmont senior explores world through fashion

At first glance, it’s hard to imagine Bailey Smith came from, as she put it, the middle-of-nowhere Indiana. But more specifically, Whiteland. Coming from a town with little diversity, you stood out even if you weren’t wearing something all that different, Smith said. And if there is one thing she […]

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Inside the industry: Texas artist Cody Johnson taking the nation by storm

Inside the industry: Texas artist Cody Johnson taking the nation by storm

  Hitting iTunes charts at No. 1 with his new record, “Me and My Kind” and surpassing Music Row norms, Texas native Cody Johnson has taken cities around the nation by storm. His sold-out shows are filled with cowboy hats, boots and spurs. Check out the video for more information […]

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REVIEW: LANY enraptures audiences with dreamy sound, aesthetic at Cannery Ballroom

REVIEW: LANY enraptures audiences with dreamy sound, aesthetic at Cannery Ballroom

Under the hot lights and smoky air of the Cannery Ballroom on Wednesday night, LANY filled the 1,000 person room with bone-rattling bass and their California-centric love songs. Despite having just entered the music scene a little over two years ago, LANY has managed to enrapture audiences across the country […]

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JoJo coming to Belmont as “freshman for a day”

JoJo coming to Belmont as “freshman for a day”

Atlantic Record recording artist JoJo will be attending Belmont as a “freshman for a day” Thursday. Warner Music Group, the parent company to Atlantic Records, partnered with Topsify to send JoJo to a university to be a freshman for a day through the “Hits 101: Semester Sounds” contest. Belmont ended […]

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REVIEW: Rock Showcase 2016

REVIEW: Rock Showcase 2016

The ‘70s-chick-with-roses-in-her-hair cover art was reminiscent of the Grateful Dead. Everything from Led Zeppelin to former Belmont band COIN played over the speakers between performances. And four bands, rooted in classic rock, took classic sounds and turned them into something fresh at the 2016 Rock Showcase Saturday night, with Wilder […]

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Rock Showcase 2016: The Pressure Kids

Rock Showcase 2016: The Pressure Kids

Steeped in the sounds of the Pacific Northwest yet spanning the continent in their breadth and intricacy, The Pressure Kids are an indie-rock band combining the songwriting ability and musicianship of Nick Johnston on rhythm guitar and vocals, Allan Cuva on lead guitar and vocals, Katy Carmichael on vocals and […]

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Rock Showcase 2016: Wilder

Rock Showcase 2016: Wilder

Born out of bell tower jam sessions during their freshman year, Charlie Greene and Ben Booth began laying the groundwork for folk/rock band Wilder in 2014. At the time Greene was an aspiring singer-songwriter from Bowling Green, Kentucky with a few songs in his back pocket, but it wasn’t until […]

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Rock Showcase 2016: Planet Pluto

Rock Showcase 2016: Planet Pluto

Since Zach Funkhouser’s freshman year, he’s had his eyes on the Rock Showcase. But until his latest band, Planet Pluto, released its EP, it felt like an unreachable goal. The EP was the fruit of more than six months of labor at a Nashville home recording studio, and it turned […]

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Rock Showcase 2016: Niles Rooker Trio

Rock Showcase 2016: Niles Rooker Trio

The Niles Rooker Trio, made up of Niles Rooker on vocals and guitar, Jeff Meleon on drums and Jake Saghi on bass, is excited to leave its mark on Belmont when the band performs at the Rock Showcase on Saturday. Rooker described the band’s music as “edgy blues alternative rock […]

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PHOTOS: Love Riot Tour

PHOTOS: Love Riot Tour

The Newsboys stopped at the Curb Event Center on Oct. 28 as part of the Love Riot Tour, featuring Graham Saber, Ryan Stevenson and The Afters. Photos by Hunter Morgan.

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