Mid Tenn Listens Live ep 101- postcards from jeff, calling apollo

49 Wow the craziness continues! Our 101st episode of Mid Tenn Listens live productions – that’s nutz!

What kind of musical goodies lay in store this week? It’s an all-star lineup of jammin’ tunes from lots of spaces, that’s for sure

How about some:

39Kings of the Brushwood Thicket
Summer Fiction
Joanna Drummond
Calling Apollo
Postcards from Jeff

You’ll be able to watch the full episode on this page or hit the numbered page buttons below to check out each band individually. And don’t forget to leave us your thoughts and share your favorites with your friends!

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Mid Tenn Listens ep 100 Extravaganza!

49Er Muh Gawd! What a freaking blast we’ve had! It’s simply too much to try to describe!

In our 100th episode of Mid Tenn Listens, we cover as much music as possible from no less than 34 Great Bands.

It’s in two parts to fit well in the video. In part 1, we talk about how much fun we’ve had and give some info on the pr firms, bands and other folks that have made all this possible, all while streaming Non-Stop music!

Part 2 is a reflection of some of our favorites from the past 6 months. Kick back for an hour and get turned on to some tasty tunes :)

In this episode:

Brother Octopus

Ships Have Sailed

New Southrern Electrikk

Beautiful Mess

Lord Reign

Andy Robbins

So Long Solo

Alberta

Tim Jones

The Splashing Pearls

Kristin Rader

The Hawthorne Effect

Tim Foljhan

The Cathode Ray

Chords of Truth

Vocaliz

Alphia

Ronny Morris

The Cold Stares

W.H.Y.G.O.D.W.H.Y.

First You Get The Sugar

Opposite The Satellite

Johnny The Blade

Ferrocious D

Aquaducks

JT Hollis

If Only

Alex Calise

Karen Bernod

Hoochie Coochie Men

TJ Doyle

Ars Nova

Xoch

Lawson Garrett

So Long Solo

Tim Behrens – Mid Tenn Listens episode 99

timWe had a blast in a special presentation for episode 99 of Mid Tenn Listens. Master musician Tim Behrens gave us a night we’ll never forget! He was followed up by Doug Jackson, Dusty Bradshaw and Eddie Conlon.

Tim told us stories of the road and stage, caught us up on what’s going on in his current music life and blew minds playing crowd favorites and few debut performances of new material.

Our regularly scheduled Mid Tenn Listens Live continues with a 34 band Extravaganza for our 100th episode later today. You’ll also want to catch Tim Jones’ authentic traditional country on another MTL Special Presentation on the 23rd of this month

Mid Tenn Listens ep 98

Oh my, Oh my! What kind of musical goodies lay in store this week?

How about some:

39Chords of Truth

Alphia

Vocaliz

Split Single

The Cathode Ray

You’ll be able to watch the full episode on this page or hit the numbered page buttons below to check out each band individually. And don’t forget to leave us your thoughts and share your favorites with your friends!

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Mid Tenn Listens ep 97

The great tunes keep coming! This week we have two Team Picks, one from Hangout Records and one from Eddie Conlon.

This week’s music will include:

49The Aquaducks

Hawthorne Effect

T.J. Doyle

The New Politicians

Tim Foljahn

You’ll be able to watch the full episode on this page or hit the numbered page buttons below to check out each band individually. And don’t forget to leave us your thoughts and share your favorites with your friends!

This video player will host Last Week’s episode until episode 93 posts on Friday

CREDITS

Mid Tenn Listens Live
©2014-2015 Middle Tennessee Music
Executive Producer – C Bret Campbell
Producer – Middle Tennessee Music
Audio / Video Production – Small Barn Sound

All music and images used in this production is
provided by and used with the express permission of
the copyright holders.

For the Best in Independent Music visit
midtnmusic.com

Intro Music
Mirror Mirror – B.U.N.K.S.
©2014-2015Joshua Smotherman

We use Zoom.us to handle the meeting. There is room for 20 guests in the studio audience. We also utilize the comments here to allow you to participate from within google.

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Mid Tenn Listens ep. 96 – Spring 15 Premiere

Here we go! Ready to kick off the Spring Season of Mid Tenn Listens live!

It’s been a wild ride through the musical landscape these past six months and our crew hope it just gets wilder!

As we gear up for episode 96 we’ve got an inbox full of music and we’re prepping to be able to syndicate Mid Tenn Listens via XRP Radio!

Here’s what’s on tap for Mid Tenn Listens episode 93:

Splashing Pearls

Alberta

Kristin Rader

Tim Jones

Brother Octopus with JSmo of BUNKS

You’ll be able to watch the full episode on this page or hit the numbered page buttons below to check out each band individually. And don’t forget to leave us your thoughts and share your favorites with your friends!

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Mid Tenn Listens – ep 93

Listen 8Well… It’s been a heck of a season with some absolutely fantastic music! OK, there’s been a couple clunkers, too, but that’s what makes it so fun…

As we gear up for episode 94 we’ve got an inbox full of music and we’re prepping to be able to syndicate Mid Tenn Listens via XRP Radio! That means we’ve got to trim the show to an exact length, so we’re cutting back to four songs per week.

We’re making another subtle change this week as well. I’m adding players for the songs to the blog post in advance. As always, our panel won’t be listening before the show commences and the video reviews won’t post until Friday, but that give you  lovely readers 5 days to listen to the songs and leave your opinions in the comment box at the bottom.

Here’s what’s on tap for Mid Tenn Listens episode 93:

Dara

Kliff Barkus

Elizabeth Butler

Okizona

 You’ll be able to watch the full episode on this page or hit the numbered page buttons below to check out each band individually. And don’t forget to leave us your thoughts and share your favorites with your friends!

This video player will host Last Week’s episode until episode 93 posts on Friday

CREDITS

Mid Tenn Listens Live

©2014-2015 Middle Tennessee Music

Executive Producer – C Bret Campbell

Producer – Middle Tennessee Music

Audio / Video Production – Small Barn Sound

All music and images used in this production is provided by and used with the express permission of the copyright holders.

Intro Music

Mirror Mirror – B.U.N.K.S.

©2014-2015Joshua Smotherman


DARA

Song: Ants On The Hill

Website: http://www.thedaraband.com/

Stream From: https://soundcloud.com/thedaraband/ants-on-the-hill-dara

Purchase Songs: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ants-on-the-hill-single/id962516377

“Sublime, flexible voice” – The Salt Lake Tribune

“Unique in tone and delivery. Sounds fresh, considering all music that’s poured in my ears.” – Scott Simon founder of Our Daughters Wedding


Mid Tenn Listens ep. 92

OH, it’s been just Nutty getting ready for this one. We’re looking forward to another great time with some awesome music and a fantastic panel to review the five bands of the week!

You’ll be able to watch the full episode on this page or hit the numbered page buttons below to check out each band individually. And don’t forget to leave us your thoughts and share your favorites with your friends!

Here’s what’s on tap for Mid Tenn Listens episode 92:

Alex Calise

Andy Robbins

So Long Solo

CREDITS

Mid Tenn Listens Live

©2014-2015 Middle Tennessee Music

Executive Producer – C Bret Campbell

Producer – Middle Tennessee Music

Audio / Video Production – Small Barn Sound

All music and images used in this production is provided by and used with the express permission of the copyright holders.

Intro Music

Mirror Mirror – B.U.N.K.S.

©2014-2015Joshua Smotherman


alexx-couch-red-hairAlexx Calise

With the song: Cry

Website: http://www.alexxcalise.net

Stream it at: https://soundcloud.com/alexxcalise/cry-1

Purchase at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cry/id429417384?i=429417627

 

I don’t feel sorry for being who I am”, proclaims sharp-tongued singer, guitarist and songwriter, Alexx Calise. Delivering a sound that is both fresh and uniquely her own, Calise combines crunchy rock riffs with probing lyrics and hooky pop melodies.

Told throughout most of her career to not play guitar as much or at all, and to pursue a more “proven” musical direction, Calise instead chose to focus even more so on her instrument, practicing some 5-6 hours a day, and follow the only direction she knew how to—her own.


Mid Tenn Listens ep. 91

We’re looking forward to another great time with some awesome music and a fantastic panel to review the five bands of the week!

You’ll be able to watch the full episode on this page or hit the numbered page buttons below to check out each band individually. And don’t forget to leave us your thoughts and share your favorites with your friends!

Here’s what’s on tap for Mid Tenn Listens episode 91:

Ships Have Sailed

Lord Reign

MAAS

The New Southern Electrikk

Beautiful Mess


CREDITS

Mid Tenn Listens Live

©2014-2015 Middle Tennessee Music

Executive Producer – C Bret Campbell

Producer – Middle Tennessee Music

Audio / Video Production – Small Barn Sound

All music and images used in this production is provided by and used with the express permission of the copyright holders.

Intro Music

Mirror Mirror – B.U.N.K.S.

©2014-2015Joshua Smotherman


 

 

SCShips Have Sailed

With the song: If Only

Website: http://www.shipshavesailed.com

Purchase at: http://smarturl.it/SHSmoodswings?IQid=mtl

 

Ships Have Sailed, an alternative pop-rock trio hailing from Los Angeles, debuted their first EP, Someday in 2014, which gained heavy airplay on College, NPR, and commercial radio in the US and Canada. Somedaygarnered praise from many blogs and publications regarding its simple, yet fluid and fresh sound:

“An astonishingly complete piece of work, filled with the emotional nuances of our late adolescence filtered through the whimsical songwriting of huge indie pop.”

-Ryan Merkel, The Levity Ball