|Tristen's Charlatans at the Garden Gate|
Many people ask me how I discover the new and emerging acts from various music scenes around the country and world? Here are a few very good sources to keep tabs on what is going on in Nashville, TN currently. I love to monitor the various weeklies in cities across the country and for Nashville it is, The Nashville Scene. Another great source are the blogs and I came across two very good ones in researching this podcast, Nashville's Dead and The Vinyl District. Still another source is local record labels from the town you are interested in, in this case Infinity Cat Recordings has an amazing stable of bands. This label is home to JEFF the Brotherhood, Natural Child, Heavy Cream, and Daniel Pujol, to name a few. Still another source, the links for the bands MySpace or Bandcamp sites will have other bands that they are friends with listed or flyers for upcoming shows. Finally, check out the calendars for the clubs in town and see you is playing. The Mercy Lounge and The Exit Inn are two standbys in Nashville. The final finally, read these posts by yours truly: "Caitlin Does New York..." and "These Bulls Are Heading...". These are some of the various "rabbit holes" at your disposal to keep you in the loop of music scenes you might be interested in. Enough with the tutorial!! Below is some "Eye Candy" to sweeten your musical teeth!