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A new chapter of Meaningful Music awaits

A new chapter of Meaningful Music awaits

Clarity is a beautiful thing. The arrival at moments marked by clarity often emerge from unwelcome seasons — tragic circumstances, painful news, changes forced upon us. But when something becomes clear to you, it’s a true gift that enlightens the path ahead. That’s how this season feels for me, as founder and editor of Stereo […]

First Gig: Shannon Labrie

First Gig: Shannon Labrie

First Gig is our series at Stereo Subversion that asks various musicians to look back at their first-ever live show. Shannon Labrie has come a long way since her initial show in Memphis, and you should hear the results for yourself with a pre-order of her new album, War & Peace. For now, make sure to read about a […]

First Gig: Greg Laswell

First Gig: Greg Laswell

First Gig is our series at Stereo Subversion that asks various musicians to look back at their first-ever live show. San Diego fave Greg Laswell tells us about the time he broke away from his then-band to “work out a few kinks.” Fortunately he’s come a long way and worked out whatever issues were present, as illustrated on his devastating […]

First Gig: Anya Marina

First Gig: Anya Marina

First Gig is our series at Stereo Subversion that asks various musicians to look back at their first-ever live show. Anya Marina is fresh from the recording of a beautiful brand new album, Paper Plane, but fortunately she also took time to reflect back on her initial nerves that had her convinced she’d never step up to the mic […]

The Hole in Bowie’s Soul

The Hole in Bowie’s Soul

There are few music writers I admire more than Steve Turner, an esteemed British author and music journalist whose first gig was covering the Beatles in the late ’60s and who has since moved on to author biographies on Van Morrison, U2, The Beatles, Johnny Cash and even the musicians who went down with the Titanic. […]

First Gig – The Winterlings

First Gig – The Winterlings

First Gig is our series at Stereo Subversion that asks various musicians to look back at their first-ever live show. We’re glad The Winterlings‘ Wolff Bowden made it out alive of his first gig to tell us the story, because it’s an incredible tale of raccoons, fried chicken and psychotherapy. Speaking of things that cure, it’s […]

Properly Introduced: Soren Bryce

Properly Introduced: Soren Bryce

Popular culture is quick to place youth on its shoulders, to champion the newest names and youngest faces with terms like buzz and hype to get us to buy in early. We’re pretty reticent to lean into such noise most of the time, but Soren Bryce has us hooked. The 18-year-old is an honest talent, a hardworking […]

Properly Introduced: Coyote Talk

Properly Introduced: Coyote Talk

From the very first notes of “Don’t Let Them Break Your Heart,” I was hooked. Coyote Talk, Nashville’s next great import, is as earnest as the Heartland, their native home, but smart enough to stand out in Music City. Seeing as how I’ve listened to this single song 100 times in a row, give or take […]

Properly Introduced: Household

Properly Introduced: Household

Household first took root in the Minneapolis music scene two summers ago with a string of basement shows — the standard, sweaty beginnings for most bands of their ilk. The quintet’s “melodic hardcore” quickly found an audience and their new album, Time Spent, builds on that strong beginning with a wider musical range while maintaining the intensity. […]

Properly Introduced: Secret Club

Properly Introduced: Secret Club

If you’re in the Nashville know, then you’re already paying close attention to the gripping garage rock of Secret Club, one of our favorite new local bands. Check out the video for “Secret Club” (the song) below and see quickly it’s seared in your memory. Hell, the band’s new album is even titled Apocalypse Meow (order here), a […]