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.
Interview - The Black Cadillacs
8/20/14 by Cathy Wagner
Cathy: You’ve played a bunch of festivals this summer, including two performances at Bonnaroo. What are your thoughts on the world’s current fascination with music festivals?
Will: It is a bit of a phenomenon, isn’t it? We have been having a great time playing festivals this year, and for the most part they have all been great exposure. We were fortunate to be apart of some really well curated lineups that put us in front of fans that wanted to hear our music, but that can certainly go the other way.
C: Your last album, Run, was released in 2012. Do you have any plans to record or release new material anytime soon?
W: After recording our single “Radio Silence” last summer in Nashville, we decided that we wanted to take a step back from the body of work that we had prepared for the next album. Since that time, we have been really working hard, even while touring, to get this next album exactly where we want it to be before taking it to the studio. There is no date for a release yet, but folks can expect to hear news soon.
Interview - Goodbye June
8/19/14 by Cathy Wagner
Cathy: Goodbye June will be playing Week 2 of Nashville’s Live on the Green Festival on 8/21. Have you ever attended the festival previously as an audience member? What are you most looking forward to for your performance?
Goodbye June: Yes, we love LOTG – it’s such a great event that brings together community and awesome music. One of our first LOTG experiences was watching Band of Horses bring one of the biggest crowds they’d had at the time. Ever since then, we knew we wanted to be a part of this great event. We’re really looking forward to representing rock and roll on 8/21 in such a diverse lineup.
C: What drives you musically - performing in front of fans, or creating songs? Why?
GJ: I think it’s the complete process that drives us - conceiving, writing, recording, and performing. The payoff is seeing fans being moved and enjoying our music. We’re huge fans of Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jack White, traditional country music, and CCR, so if we can just try to be as honest as our heroes are, I think Goodbye June will make music that matters.
Live on the Green: Week 1
Featuring Spanish Gold, The Weeks, and City & Colour
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”
It’s a silly tune that I couldn’t get out of my head throughout the entire week leading up to the kickoff of this year’s Live on the Green Music Festival. Sure, on paper it’s completely the wrong time of year for this jingle to be stuck in my mind, but in reality, LOTG is like a little dose of Christmas arriving just as the summer begins to wind down. And as Week 1 approached, I could hardly contain my excitement (in a “visions of sugarplums” kind of way).