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Indie Spotlight: Kalen Nash

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From News, posted 10.09.12 Kalen Nash’s Ukred, available now, is the first release for Normaltown Records. Nash, who also fronts the New West Records band Ponderosa, showcases a reflective, more intimate side on his debut solo release. Songs like “White Oak” and “Ramona” conjure ghosts from his family’s past. “Don’t You Love Me Baby,”… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Ponderosa

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From News, posted 8.03.12 Ponderosa released its full-length debut, Moonlight Revival, in January 2011. The album jump-started the band’s career and grew a loyal following. Now, with the July 31st release of sophomore album Pool Party on New West Records, Ponderosa displays incredible musical depth and growth. Stomp and Stammer proclaims: “‘Pool Party’ spreads… Read more...


BMI’s August Indie Spotlight Now Live

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From News, posted 8.02.12 The August batch of BMI indie spotlights shines on 10 musical risk takers from all over the country and across the pond, as well as festival favorite Lollapalooza. Check out Coco Sumner, Pixikill, SO & SO, Xander Smith, Shevy Smith, The Mowglis, Branden Daniel & The Chics, Bearcat,… Read more...


Ponderosa: Roadhouse Ready

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.02.11 A songwriter walks into a recording studio to cut an r&b/pop album. A year later, he leaves as lead singer of a raucous Southern rock band. The latest Music Row punch line? Actually, it’s an abbreviated take on the founding of Atlanta-based foursome Ponderosa. It started when Kalen Nash met… Read more...


BMI Stage Accents ACL 2010

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From News, posted 10.14.10 BMI orchestrated another strong stage during the Austin City Limits Music Festival, October 8-10 in Austin’s Zilker Park. The BMI Stage pulled from all over the country and across the pond for a deliciously schizoid twang-punk-soul-folk sonic bender featuring Two Tons of Steel, Ponderosa, the Kicks, the Ettes, Sarah Harmer,… Read more...


Road to Bonnaroo Returns for 2010 Round

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From News, posted 1.21.10 The Road to Bonnaroo runs through 2010, picking up where its inaugural year left off. The contest, sponsored by BMI, Mercy Lounge, Yuengling, Camping World, and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, will feature 32 bands with Nashville ties vying for four slots at Bonnaroo 2010, slated for June 10-13,… Read more...


BMI Sounds Off at Next Big Nashville 2009

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From News, posted 10.15.09 BMI presented their Next Big Nashville showcase at Mercy Lounge on October 10, boasting a stacked lineup that included Southern rockers Ponderosa, the dizzyingly energetic Mike’s Pawn Shop, Ten Out of Tenn journeyman Kyle Andrews, videogame-infused rock warriors The Protomen, and quirky popsters Heypenny. On Saturday before the show, BMI… Read more...


Atlanta Music Community Celebrates Holidays with BMI

From News, posted 12.22.08 Artists and executives from the southeastern music community converged on Atlanta to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Atlanta Holiday Party hosted by BMI December 9. Held at Tongue in Groove, the event featured sounds from DJ Ideal and DJ Trauma, and tempted revelers with cocktails provided by Spaten… Read more...


MetroMix.com and BMI Team to Present Atlanta Downhill Challenge

From News, posted 11.21.08 BMI and MetroMix.com partnered to offer a day of soapbox derby racing and southeastern indie rock sounds at the 3rd Annual Atlanta Downhill Challenge November 15. Staged at the Starlight Theatre, the action kicked off at noon and continued well into the evening, as more than 70 drivers of homemade… Read more...


Seven Acts Crash BMI/CMJ Showcase

From News, posted 10.28.08 The BMI-sponsored CMJ Music Marathon Festival showcase, held October 22, featured seven bands that convened at Crash Mansion for an explosive night of live music. The diverse line-up of nascent talent hit the stage displaying high-energy and pulsating sounds, reflecting CMJ’s 28-year history of celebrating new music first. Read more...


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