Belmontbands take over 12th & Porter

Belmontbands take over 12th & Porter

On Thursday, the doors of 12th & Porter opened at 8:30 p.m. to the musical world of Belmont bands Pressure Kids, Mocha, Koa and Dynamo. Pressure Kids, an indie-rock and alternative band, opened the night with an energetic performance. Lead singer Nick Johnston ran through the crowd, creating excitement all […]

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A few minutes with Mike Harris of The Apache Relay

A few minutes with Mike Harris of The Apache Relay

With the release of their self-titled sophomore album in just a couple weeks, Belmont’s finest, The Apache Relay has already made an impact across the U.S. From “Can’t Wake Up,” off the album “American Nomad,” clocking in at over 450,000 plays on Spotify to performing at the Shaky Knees festival […]

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Timing works in Pinkerton’s favor

Timing works in Pinkerton’s favor

The irony of Sam Pinkerton’s track “I Will Never Fall In Love with You” is that fans are doing just the opposite. The Florida native moved to Nashville a little over a year ago to pursue her music career and has already made a name for herself at Belmont. Pinkerton, […]

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Vinyl Thief cuts album with fans’ help

Vinyl Thief cuts album with fans’ help

With high energy shows where the audience dance along to every song, electro-rock band Vinyl Thief can capture their fans attention with a little “brotherly chemistry.” Lead singer Grayson Proctor, guitarist Logan Purdom, keyboardist and background vocalist Sam English, bass guitarist Alec Carpenter and drummer Andrew Broadway have had that […]

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Omega Swan rocks their way to prominence

Omega Swan rocks their way to prominence

As Belmont rock group Omega Swan played as the final act in Belmont’s September Battle of the Bands, lead singer and guitarist Marcus Garceau leaned over the edge of the stage as he riffed through the final song’s guitar solo. As more than 100 people danced in front of the […]

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VIDEO: Dearly Brothers’ song makes Letterman movie

VIDEO: Dearly Brothers’ song makes Letterman movie

In eight months, the folk-rock sound of Dearly Brothers has gone from their lead singer’s living room to the big screen. The band, consisting of Vian Zaayman, Drake Morey, Joey Kenkel, Trevor Nikrant, Chris Worley and Phil Englehart, were formed early this year by Zaayman based on how the six […]

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Luke Preston Band jams to success

Luke Preston Band jams to success

In one year, the country upstarts behind the Luke Preston Band went from jamming in their freshman dorms to recording their first EP and playing a major country festival in Kansas last June. Band members Luke Preston, Jeremy Gold, Jared Chapman and Luke Enyeart started together when Enyeart and Preston […]

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PHOTOS: Best of the Best honors Curb

PHOTOS: Best of the Best honors Curb

Belmont’s annual Best of the Best showcase took place in the Curb Event Center on Sat., April 14. A special thanks was given to music industry icon and Belmont trustee emeritus Mike Curb, who received the 2012 Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence during the show. Urban/Pop Showcase winner Tre […]

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VIDEO: Belmont bands rock at Music City Roots

VIDEO: Belmont bands rock at Music City Roots

In the barn behind the famous Loveless Café, successful or up-and-coming Belmont bands performed live and on air for Lightning 100 Wednesday night. The barn’s church pews and foldable chairs were filled and the crowd in the back chatted while the bands performed both old and brand new songs, thankful […]

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Students record live EP’s through BU think tank

Students record live EP’s through BU think tank

Tucked away in an industrial park sits an old white warehouse that has seen better days. Inside is the home of ecletic, indie venue Club Roar. A mixture of furniture and odd knick-knacks makes the interior resemble an organized storage unit. Students mill around, chatting among themselves, waiting for the […]

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BUMSAP promotes underground music scene

BUMSAP promotes underground music scene

Spider-Friends. Dipset Taliban. Diarrhea Planet. These aren’t the names people typically associate with Belmont University. But Belmont’s music scene is of two worlds. The showcase circuit is the public face of the school—the suggested path to collegiate stardom, beginning with classes and ending with Best of the Best on stage […]

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Michael Huff charts own course with ‘Other Hearts’

Michael Huff charts own course with ‘Other Hearts’

C, G and D. Artists have built careers off those three simple chords, and here in Nashville, Belmont senior Michael Huff looks to start something of his own with the release of his debut EP, “Other Hearts.” The record comes after a summer recording session in Smyrna, Ga. Huff contacted […]

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