William Tyler

Sensational instrumental guitars abound on William Tyler's "Goes West"

One particular album has ranked high on the Nashville and worldwide Bandcamp charts over the last few weeks: William Tyler's instrumental guitar album, Goes West. The Nashville-based musician based his follow-up to 2016's Modern Country on a trek to California; you can hear that Pacific vibe in the post-rock-like harmonies and subtle flange of the undistorted guitars on tracks like "Not in Our Stars" and "Eventual Surrender". Tyler also shows off his finger-picking chops on "Rebecca", a song that might remind Allman Brothers listeners or former Guitar Hero players of "Jessica" both in music and in title. Goes West makes for great sit-back-and-relax material in your headphones; if you'd rather see Tyler perform the songs live, his current tour will take him home to Nashville on March 10th to play 3rd and Lindsey. Listen to "Fail Safe", the second track from Goes West, below. - Will Sisskind

   

Nashville Pioneers To Host Press Conference

A few weeks ago, fellow indie music blog No Country for New Nashville introduced us to Nashville's official ("official") basketball team. Though unrecognized by every official basketball association, Nashville's lack of a hoops crew leaves a gaping hole in the local sportsball circuit, allowing a perfect opportunity for the Nashville Pioneers to pick up the slack.

The team roster is stacked with a handful of local faces, from shop owners, to magazine masterminds, to musicians. Get to know your local hoopsters:

Adrien "Slingshot" Saporiti - Power Forward [Owner, DCXV]
Otis "Handyman" James - Forward [Fashion designer]
Chancellor "Ball So Hard" Warhol - Power Forward [Hip-hopper]
Dave "El Coyote" Pittman - Point Guard [Founder/Editor of Native Magazine]
Ben "Shaft" Elkins - Post [Musician, Heypenny]
Neil "Bear Hugs" McCormick - Post [Yazoo Brewery]
Jake "Double Dribble" Jones - Shooting Guard [Owner/Founder, Electric Western Records]
Andy "Teen Wolf" Mumma - Shooting Guard [Owner, Barista Parlor]
Evan "Death Laser" Donohue - Center [Musician]
Danny "Pterodactyl" Pujol - Center [Musician, Pujol]
Emil "King" Congdon - Post [Owner, Emil Erwin]
William "Tasty" Tyler - Forward [Musician]
Reno "Nevada" Bo [Musician, producer] 

Bob "I Used to be a M***** F*****" Saporiti - Coach [Warner Bros. Records GM, retired] ​
Joe the Waterboy - Waterboy [Native Magazine]
Also rumored to have made the cut: Sam Palladio [Actor, Nashville]

The first game on the Pioneers's schedule is v. Rhode Island. If you're curious about how all of this is going to play out, tune into the live stream of the team's first press conference today over at No Country for New Nashville at 2:30 pm. –Brianne Turner