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Story by Daniel Shaw-Remeta / Contributing Writer Greta Van Fleet, a Michigan-based rock quartet, is changing the game in the realm of young rock ‘n’ roll bands. Brothers Josh Kiszka (vocals), Jake Kiszka (guitar), Sam Kiszka (bass/keyboards) and drummer Danny Wagner make up the band that is being compared by fans and critics throughout the nation …

Story by Jordan Trice / Contributing Writer The veteran pop-rock band Maroon 5 is back with a bang three years after their fifth studio album “V.” The well-accomplished, seven-man group returns to the scene with “Red Pill Blues,” a fresh, crisp and vibrant compilation of upbeat pop sounds that listeners have come to know and love …

Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer It seems as though Kelsea Ballerini has finally embraced the pop country title she has been given with her brand new album, “Unapologetically.” By sticking true to her honest, southern lyricism and including more electronic sounds to the sonic landscape of this record, Ballerini’s sophomore album is sure …

Story by Blake Holliday / Contributing Writer Sam Smith originally broke into the music scene back in 2014 with his debut, full-length album, “In the Lonely Hour.” His hit single “Stay With Me” was played everywhere, and Smith was performing at and selling out venues such as the Ryman Auditorium here in Nashville and the …

Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer How do you go about loving a piece of art that openly expresses itself as a medium for its author’s suffering? Should it be revered by listeners for its ability to channel personal hardships into appreciable creations, or rather approached as a deeply disquieting account of a person’s …

Story by Hayden Goodridge / Contributing Writer The backdrop of Destroyer’s “Ken” is one of refined bliss, just relaxed enough to lull a listener into the ethereal space it creates. Synthesizers breathe and come alive against a carefree beat, and in the distance an errant saxophone can be heard effortlessly riffing away. Amidst this world …