Jesse Macht’s New Video Rings in Holiday Tradition With Feel Good Sentiment


Christmas is coming. The goose is getting fat. Your hair is turning gray, you can’t sleep, and your ulcers are flaring up. If this sound like your typical holiday pre-show, it’s time to start doing things differently. Take a break and enjoy a new music video from Jesse Macht, “This Light”. It’s a feel-good holiday piece that reminds you it’s okay to change how you celebrate. It’s your holiday, after all. And if you feel just a little pick me…

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Country Duo, Two Way Crossing, Delivers in Debut EP

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Today, the world of country music is being inundated from every direction by mainstream artists taking their turn at slide guitar and lyrics laced with pickup trucks and hound dogs, (ie: Aaron Lewis, the front man of Staind, Bon Jovi and Jeff Tweedy, to name just a few). What this means is that most of Nashville’s artists are putting out music that’s a tiny bit country and mostly pop, or party music with little substance. This isn’t a criticism, as…

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Scribble Victory Exclusive Single Premiere, Stalemate


We are excited to welcome Scribble Victory to The Noise Beneath the Apple®, and present for your listening pleasure an exclusive premiere of Stalemate; the first single from their upcoming album, Confidence, slated for released in October. Scribble Victory is making the leap from across the Big Pond with a laid, back, acoustic sound akin to Bon Iver or Bright Eyes. The lyrically strong and harmonically rich duo, hail from the small English town of Derby in the UK. The…

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Lee Gibson, Nashville Based Country Singer In Review


Today country music is a blur of sounds and styles, melding together. Turn on country radio and you will hear heavy metal guitar solos sitting side by side country twang.  When I was younger, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap and Hank Sr. were mainstays, streaming through the tinny AM radio with foil rabbit ears protruding from the back. In spite of all the good—and not so good—pop music permeating the airwaves today; it’s nice to know that there is…

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Healthy Helping of Blues Served Up By St. Louis Based, Brian Curran

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St. Louis based street performer, Brian Curran wasn’t even born when the Blues and Roots were alive and strong, when people watched music through plumes of cigarette smoke instead of through phones. But his love and understanding of the culture is evidenced in the 12 track CD, Live at Off Broadway. In it, he demonstrates sophistication beyond his years and an ability to hear beyond the edges, delivering his own interpretations to tunes from Son House to John Prine. Making…

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Jesse Macht, Suitcase Heart in Preview


We all have a heart. Some of us have ours buried deep down between pain, suffering, emotional walls and frustrations about the meaning of all this chaos. Others less spiritual find a heart between, well, a spleen, stomach, and other organs. Alright, so we all have different degrees of compassion, love, and caring, but we have a heart of some kind. And when we traverse the world we carry these burdens from out heart as if a suitcase making its…

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Axis of Action, Web Series In Review


I’m a fan of web series. Last year we reviewed, Vince Foster’s, award winning series, On Empty. This year, we take on Kyle Cowgill. For the last two and half years, Kyle’s  been making a high concept action comedy series about a couple who’s everyday problems transform into crazy adventures. Think “Walter Mitty” meets “Mission: Impossible.” Each episode is based around a common relationship problem. From things as simple as “stop watching sports all the time” to cheating; each problem is…

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Josh Vietti, Hip/Hop Violinist In Review


There are two worlds in the greater lexicon of music. The first is a world where pop music is straightforward, formulaic, and fitting into top 40 radio conventions in an understandably dying industry. This is the world of Robin Thicke and Pharrell fans. The other is a world of mind-bending reinterpretations of what pop music is all about. You won’t hear Josh Vietti dominating radio charts. Yet in a very peculiar way, you will- and you have. And if all…

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