Category Music News

Why I Love the City Winery

New Nashville Music Venue Has Americana Soft Opening Last week’s Americana Festival also provided an opportunity for Nashville’s newest and most-anticipated music room to show itself off. The just-about-ready City Winery opened its doors to three sold-out nights of showcases plus a standing-room-only Sunday morning Gospel brunch. Yours truly had the pleasure of making two […]

Don’t Miss Movie: The Identical

Tonight I saw a preview of a must-see Nashville-based movie. Called The Identical, it stars Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano and first-time actor Blake Rayne in the title role. Watch the trailer here. Liotta gives an amazing award-worthy performance, and the film features some fabulous original music that perfectly fits its surreal […]

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County @ The Ryman

Well, look who sat in front of Music City Mike last night for the performance of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at the Ryman. None other than its musical composer, John Mellencamp and his girlfriend, actress Meg Ryan.

Kopecky Family Band Appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Wow! This is just too amazing to be true. One of Music City Mike’s long time favorite local bands, the Kopecky Family Band, hit the big time last night with an appearance on The Tonight Show. You can watch it here: They are a great live act, and please be warned: Last time they […]

The Lawn at Riverfront Park

Hot off the press, here is my comment that appeared today on page three of the Nashville Scene. It pretty much speaks for itself although I will have more to say in my forthcoming review of the Americanarama show. For more on Music City’s real music venues, have a look here at a page I […]

The Silver Seas Announce UK Tour and New LP

Noted British disc jockey Danny Baker and I share something in common:  We both claim Nashville’s Silver Seas to be our favorite band. Their sophisticated and melodic pop songs never fail to satisfy and they are an exciting live act. Here is a recent announcement on their Facebook page: We can finally announce that the […]

Billboard for Jack White’s Blunderbuss Hangs in Nashville

Nashville has a tradition of posting billboards to promote country music. But in what may be a first for the rock side of Music City, artist-resident and Third Man Records impresario, Jack White, now has one posted to tout the success of his recent Blunderbuss LP. Here’s a shot of the electronic screen that has […]

Louisville, KY’s Forecastle Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

Are you looking for a music festival close to Nashville but the outdoor camping of Bonnaroo is just not your thing? Why not take a short drive up to Louisville for this year’s Forecastle Festival. Here’s a link to the lineup that was just announced today. Music City Mike went last year and had a […]

Grimey’s, Grimey’s Too, and United Record Pressing on NBC Nightly News

Watch this clip from last night’s national news about the resurgence of vinyl records shot here in Nashville. After chatting with Willy Moon and Brendan Benson who were recording at United, they shift over to Doyle Davis, Grimey’s co-owner, to discuss vinyl sales. Thanks go out to my good friend Craig for pointing this one […]

Kopecky Family Band Signs to Ato

Here’s some great news about one of my favorite Nashville bands reported last Friday by Paste: Music City Mike still remembers when his son, The Philosopher, first told me about the Kopeckys after seeing them play at a Belmont University house party.  We love you guys and always knew that your big day would […]