[Premiere + Interview] We Chat with Becca Mancari, Stream New Single “Summertime Momma”


We first took note of local singer/strummer, Becca Mancari, when her voice cut through the clanging of the early evening bar shuffle as she opened up for fellow Americana act, Hurray For the Riff Raff, several summers ago at The End (refresh with our recap here). We were stunned, immediately fans, and couldn’t help but approach her after the show to ask how we could hear more. It’s been a while, but we’re thrilled to exclusively premiere her new single, “Summertime Momma” from ahead of the release of a EP, Again, In St. Louis, slated for January, and help you get to know Becca and find out what inspires her soulful sound! Check out our chat with Becca below, and stream her new single at the bottom of the page!
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[Video Premiere] Kara McLeland’s “Hysteria!”


Feeling kinda’ crazy waiting for the holiday weekend to happen already? Well have we got something insanely perfect to tide you over as you watch the clock tick-tock to quitting time. Behold — we bring thee the premiere of a very badass new video for “Hysteria!” from local powerhouse songstress, Kara McLeland (notably of awesome almost-all-female a cappella enterprise Forte Femme) directed by someone who sometimes writes for this here website (hint: it’s me!).

So get your crazy on after the jump where you’ll find a frightfully fun vintage horror inspired video for a wicked great track plus a bonus interview with Ms. McLeland to help enhance the madness of your listening/viewing experience!

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[Hump Day Diversion] BLAM Video


Man oh man, who’s hung over this hump day after the fun of last night’s BLAM event? This year the organizers of our favorite fest on a farm, Bonnaroo, are quickly closing in on Barnum & Co.’s title, “Greatest Show On Earth” with a line-up debut event last night that put YOU in the power position to announce to the world every last artist on the list from the big name headliners like Mr. Billy Joel to the overwhelmingly awesome undercard of supporting acts.

You can get the full line-up here and take the jump for the official video announcement that at 15 seconds in might just include the appearance of someone we know… (that insanely adorable hedgehog shouting out to Deadmau5, yeah — that just might be the pet of one of our writers… maybe this writer in fact…)


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[Hump Day Diversion] Gus & The Fuss


Happy New Year, friends! After a brief holiday respite we’re here to divert you from your doldrums and you ease back into the world of the working once again. And to kick 2015 off in true Nashville fashion, we have brought you something special worthy of both an Adorable Alert and a serious second listen.

NCFNN is dedicated to bringing you the best in what’s new and notable on the local scene that might otherwise be overlooked, and we’re especially excited when we can showcase emerging musicians, just cutting their teeth, but no doubt beginning to make their mark on Music City.

Enter: Gus & The Fuss, brother/sister duo Addie & Augustus Carroll, who write and perform original material together that is both irresistible in its easy-breezey-beautiful-folky-sound and completely captivating in the pair’s refreshing sincerity. Don’t believe me? Dudes, they wrote a song inspired by their life-long friendship and the struggles to grow together (and not apart) as time marches along – and it’s really good. Without a hint of irony, the Carroll kids are absolutely nailing what makes family acts so spectacular when they really work — they make you long to feel like part of the family, too.

So take the jump with us and learn more about this exceptional duo who are sure to delight fans of Josh Radin, She & Him, The Civil Wars, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, and more!

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[Hump Day Diversion] A Very Forte Femme Holiday


Oh Humpers, are you feeling the slump like we have? These last few weeks crawling toward the Holidays have really been rough for those trying to get things tidied up in time for Yuletide cheer. Lucky for us — the ladies of Forte Femme have brought us a spectacular Holiday soundtrack to help us transition out of the hectic preparations and get to merry making already.

So take the jump with us and see all the details on their new EP — plus enjoy their new video for “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)” as well as last year’s awesome “O Come O Come Emmanuel.”

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