Live on the Green: Week 3
Featuring All Them Witches, The Features, and Capital Cities
As I arrived to Public Square Park for Week 3 of Live on the Green, I immediately noticed the crowd was significantly smaller than in the previous weeks of the festival, and to no fault of the artists performing. As dark clouds loomed overhead, the threat of rain weighed heavy on this night, and deterred many from showing up to see All Them Witches, The Features, and Capital Cities.
The impending weather had no effect on local boys All Them Witches though, who took the stage and started off the evening by diving straight into their grungy rock jams. It didn’t take long before rain began to fall, but their guitars wailed on. While some members of the audience ran for cover, others took this as an opportunity to dance along to the music as water continued to fall. Unfortunately, once lightning began to strike, All Them Witches were forced to cut their set early in order to wait for the storm to pass.
Interview - The Features
8/25/14 by Cathy Wagner
Cathy: The Features are scheduled to perform on the 3rd week of this year’s Live on the Green alongside Capital Cities and All Them Witches. In the form of a haiku, how are you feeling about your LOTG debut?
On stage sweat turns to jelly
That is so lame, man
C: After LOTG, you’ll be touring pretty nonstop through mid-September. What do you think is the key to staying sane on the road?
R: Finding ways to spend your time productively is the trick for me. Usually that involves finding my own space to read, or finding record stores.
Live on the Green: Week 2
Featuring Goodbye June, Wild Cub, and The Head & The Heart
After an impressive kick off the week prior, I walked into the muggy heat of Week 2’s Live on the Green wondering if it could maintain the hype that was set in Week 1. This question, I now realize, was a silly one. With a lineup of Nashville locals Goodbye June and Wild Cub, as well as national acts The Head and the Heart, the second night of Live on the Green stayed true to its roots as an impressive night of free music in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Starting off the evening’s festivities was cousin trio Goodbye June. Oozing with rock n’ roll attitude, the band sprang to life as soon as they hit the stage, effortlessly hyping up the audience with every guitar lick and head bang. Their latest single, the falsetto-ridden “Daisy,” was an obvious standout from their set (Note: I am completely biased here because I can’t get enough of this tune lately), but festival goers seemed to enjoy every minute of their hour long performance.
Interview - All Them Witches
8/19/14 by Cathy Wagner
Cathy: So, what separates you from all of them other witches?
Ben: Our band has nothing to do with witchcraft in any way. It’s just a sweet name that we all liked. It’s funny because people associate us with metal and doom bands simply because our name sounds heavy. I guess it’s a good problem to have.
C: You’ll be performing during Week 3 of Live on the Green. Being from Nashville, have you ever attended the festival before? What aspects of it do you think make it stand out from other local events?
B: Yes, we all have been to a few of them. It is the biggest event in Nashville for the non-country music scene, and it is free of charge. I guess the only large event in Nashville to compare it to is CMA Fest, which is horrendous.