Marc Michael en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:15:00 GMT Lightning Is Striker Now A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of telling you about country phenom D. Striker from Nashville, and promised that I’d offer a heads up when he came to town. The time is upon us, kids.

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It’s Damimal’s Planet, We Just Live On It If I had my way, I’d like to see the entire album mounted as a stage production at one of the larger venues in town.

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Hot Time, Summer in the City The cultural renaissance of the last two decades has resulted in a full itinerary for our fair city and the surrounding areas. There is literally ALWAYS something going on, with new events and festivals cropping faster every week.

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Resurrecting the Spirit of Nashville In terms of country music, this is the most sincere pumpkin patch I’ve seen in a long, long time.

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She Deserves R-E-S-P-E-C-T Her breathy, sultry voice lures you in…then without warning flies to a crescendo with range reminiscent of young Aretha Franklin demanding some respect.

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Young But Heading for Folk-Rock Glory “They are genuine phenoms, prodigies coming together in the perfect storm of circumstance to create a band.”

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Songs with Dirt Under Their Fingernails "It isn’t what you’d call pretty, but these aren’t pretty tunes. They’re authentic and gritty.”

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Real, Unvarnished Southern Love “Southern youth is full of moments when everything you’re taught says black or white, but everything you experience is somewhere in between.”

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Super Group Whoop-Ass Rock First single from new Ryan Oyer album blisters it

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They Be Illin’ "If this tune had a video, it would be one of those very rare ones that Beavis and Butthead actually got up and danced to instead of complaining about it.”

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Reimagined Pyramid Mythical Motors is at it again. The boys in the band have been busy producing a new album as well as playing a slew of gigs with the likes of Sir Army Suit and Thee FiNKS (choice pairings to say the least.)

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Southern Sippin’ Liquor Jennifer Brumlow and Callie Harmon were rockers when they met, each with their own band, doing their own thing. They hit it off instantly through their mutual love of Dick Dale and Dolly Parton, old-school country, folk music...

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A Tiny Musical Treasure It’s small, it’s smoky, the booze flows freely and there MIGHT be room for two people on the stage (three if they’re all wearing skinny jeans and have a close relationship).

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Paying Tribute to Generation Before Tim Buckley begat Jeff Buckley. Bob Dylan begat Jakob Dylan. Tab Spencer begat Garrett Bourdon. Three sons following in their father’s footsteps; three musicians, each finding their own voice.

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New Southern Manifesto is Excellent Endelouz “She Says Wait” plays like a very worthy homage to Lou Reed and smack me with a fish and call me Angne if the charming duet of “Train Song” doesn’t evoke John Prine and Iris DeMent.

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Delicious Hip Hop Synthesis Erin Leonard and Amanda Hebbe lend their exceptional vocal skills to the project, and while I don’t know which is singing when, it hardly matters. Both vocalists sing in a way best described as “delicious.”

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Very Old, Very Good School This is no mere nostalgia; they have captured the look, sound and feel of early 20th-century American music as well as or better than anyone else I’ve ever heard, and it is glorious.

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Soul Mechanic: Everybody Funk Now It started, as these things often do, with two guys in college. In 2009, bassist front-man Tyler Reddick decided it was time for a new project and recruited long-time friend Clark Jackson for the job.

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Sexy, Sophisticated Smooth Dialects The only reason they aren’t touring nationally is...well, I don’t know, but I’d assume it’s a desire to stay close to kith and kin, because otherwise these people would be tearing it up coast to coast.

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The Mdahts Go Music TV The Mdahts have just finished their first-ever video and it is set to premier Apr. 1. The tune is “Time is Passin’”. It features MC Warner and Floami Fly along with the usual gang.

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