Author: Hollie Daugherty

Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th

Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 December 12th edition shines the spotlight on storytelling guitarists. From the indie folk-comedy stylings of Flight of the Conchords to dazzling indie psych-rock and dream-pop, today’s playlist offers plenty of lyrical and musical richness. Flight of the Conchords – “Father and Son” (Live in London) (Wellington, New Zealand) RIYL: Flight of the Conchords What better way […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 December 5th

Melodic Tonic ’18 December 5th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 December 5th edition is a bold mix of multiple genres. This year may be almost over but 2019 has lots of great musical treats in store. Today’s playlist begins with a thunderous roar from an indie icon.   Bob Mould – “What Do You Want Me to Know?” (Berlin, Germany via USA) RIYL: Hüsker Dü, Sugar, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 November 28th

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 28th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 November 28th is a mostly American affair, with plenty of strong talents on display. But we can’t pass up a chance to share new tunes from a timeless British band who are one of our favorites.   Swervedriver – “Drone Lover” (Oxford, England) RIYL: Slowdive, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. Is it too soon to declare 2019 […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 November 21st

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 21st

From Greece to Alaska, the Melodic Tonic ’18 November 21st edition is a whirlwind indie journey. Sample lush indie dream pop, soulful tunes, dark mellow rock and more from these six emerging bands. Piroshka – “Everlastingly Yours” (London, England) RIYL: Belle and Sebastian, Cocteau Twins, Lush Amidst all these recent ‘90s band reunions and supergroup formations comes an unexpected gift: […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 November 14th

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 14th

The Melodic Tonic November 14th is an all-American affair. These six new music cocktails are slow-sipping delights from established names and newcomers alike. Let’s get started with an indie veteran who also released his memoir this week. Jeff Tweedy – “Let’s Go Rain” (Chicago, USA)  RIYL: Wilco, Woody Guthrie There’s quite a menagerie at play on the new Jeff Tweedy […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 November 7th

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 7th

Melodic Tonic ’18 November 7th is a tight five tunes to help you get over hump day. Some are extremely chill while others will leave you dazzled. Andrew Bird – “Bloodless” (Chicago, USA) RIYL: Jim James, Kishi Bashi, The Tallest Man on Earth You may not think of Andrew Bird as a protest artist. After all, violins and whistles are rarely […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 October 31st

Melodic Tonic ’18 October 31st

The Halloween edition of the Melodic Tonic is full of tasty treats instead of tricks. These six tunes are the mellow soundtrack to help you relax after whatever ghoulish events are on your calendar. We begin with the arrival of an indie artist who feels like an old friend. Pedro the Lion – “Yellow Bike” (Seattle via Phoenix, USA) Phoenix […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 October 24th

Melodic Tonic ’18 October 24th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 October 24th edition will quicken your pulse then mellow you out. Get ready to dance in your chair courtesy of some better-known bands while a few emerging artists dazzle you with their talents. We start with the return of a familiar voice. Beirut – “Gallipoli” (Berlin, Germany via Santa Fe, USA) RIYL: DeVotchKa, Calexico, Fleet Foxes […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 October 17th

Melodic Tonic ’18 October 17th

The force is strong on the Melodic Tonic ’18 October 17th edition. Today’s playlist includes fierce tunes from equally fierce artists. We have a balance of indie rock and synth/electronica from indie legends and emerging talents in Germany, Sweden, and the USA. Juliana Hatfield – “It’s So Weird” (Boston, USA) RIYL: The Juliana Hatfield Three, Liz Phair, The Breeders, Tegan […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 October 10th

Melodic Tonic ’18 October 10th

Prepare for a whirlwind of feels on the Melodic Tonic ’18 October 10th edition. From crunchy indie rock to gripping instrumental film score sounds, these tunes come from artists in Italy, Lebanon, and the US. We start with an energetic offering from an old favorite. Cloud Nothings – “So Right So Clean” (Cleveland, USA) RIYL: Iceage, Eagulls Back in August […]

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Moon River Festival 2018

Moon River Festival 2018

“I was born here and raised here And I will make my grave here It’s home… Tennessee” ~ Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors “Tennessee” Last month, Moon River Festival celebrated its first year in Chattanooga. The fest spent its first four years in Memphis in a space it quickly outgrew. Founder and indie musician Drew Holcomb brought Moon River to […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 October 3rd

Melodic Tonic ’18 October 3rd

The Melodic Tonic ’18 October 3rd edition gets a boost from women: five of the six artists featured today are either solo females or bands with strong female talents. With so much focus in the news about women being heard and believed, it seems like a good time to remind everyone of the empowering strength of womens’ voices. Adia Victoria […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 September 26th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 26th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 September 26th edition features some familiar faces and sounds. Most of these six artists are better known for their work in their other bands. The others are emerging talents who should be on everyone’s radar. Let’s get started with an artist who feels like an old friend.   Jeff Tweedy – “Some Birds” (Chicago, USA) RIYL: […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 September 19th edition serves up sonic warmth on this last Wednesday of the summer. Bask in these sunny tunes courtesy of artists in Australia, Canada, England (via Northern Ireland), and the US. We start with a surprise group that exists as a tribute of sorts.   Goshen Electric Co. – “The Gray Tower” (Goshen, Indiana USA) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 September 12th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 12th

This week’s Melodic Tonic ’18 September 12th edition has lots of soul. That’s because of our first song. The rest of today’s mini playlist is a mix of indie bedroom pop, indie rock, and indie alt-country. So crank these tunes and give your mid-week slump the swift kick it deserves! Let’s get right to it with an instant classic from an […]

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Moon River Festival 2018 preview

Moon River Festival 2018 preview

“Pardon me boy, is that The Avett Brothers playing?” THE STORY This weekend the city made famous by a train song will sing a different tune: Chattanooga welcomes the Moon River Festival to its shores on September 8-9. The festival’s stacked lineup features many of the country’s top Americana, indie folk, pop, rock, and soul artists. The Avett Brothers and The […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 September 5th

Melodic Tonic ’18 September 5th

The Melodic Tonic ’18 September 5th edition offers tasty treats from well-known and emerging artists alike. From cinematic fare to soul, dream pop, and indie lo-fi rock, this mid-week playlist features artists from the UK, US, Norway, and Sweden. We kick things off with something grand yet haunting. Thom Yorke – “Suspirium” (Oxford, England) Add “film score composer” to Thom […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 29th

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 29th

From reggae to rock, the Melodic Tonic ’18 August 29th edition offers six refreshing musical cocktails. This playlist features songs from two Americans, two Canadians, and one Aussie and British artist alike. We get started with a subtly ferocious collaborative tune. POSTDATA – “Erase Your Heart” (Halifax, NS, Canada) Le’s Be Wilderness by POSTDATA RIYL: Wintersleep, Frightened Rabbit, Manchester Orchestra […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd

The Melodic Tonic ’18 August 22nd edition is a globe-trotting sampler. This mix features artists hailing from New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, and the USA. So whether you crave psych-rock, darkwave, dream-pop, singer-songwriter or soul, this playlist has you covered. Let’s start with gently positive grooves from a phenomenal emerging talent.   Tasha – “Kind of Love” (Chicago, USA) […]

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Melodic Tonic ’18 August 15th

Melodic Tonic ’18 August 15th

Your mid-week just got a whole lot tastier thanks to the treats in the Melodic Tonic ’18 August 15th edition. These six tunes feature a bit of everything, from dream pop to gritty blues-inspired rock. First up is another sizzling delight from one of our favs.   Maribou State – “Nervous Tics” (feat. Holly Walker) (London, England) RIYL: Maribou State, […]

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