Music Tour Rocks At Mlk High School

Donald Patterson, an 11th grader at Martin Luther King High School, plays guitar at the High School Nation tour stop on October 4, 2013. (Colin Kerrigan /

Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs New Nashville hotel to showcase local music Nate Rau, The Tennessean 12:16 p.m. EDT October 2, 2013 Barlines, located inside the Omni Hotel, is a new option for local music and entertainment in downtown Nashville. (Photo: Karen Kraft, The Tennessean) SHARE 12 CONNECT 49 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE When the Omni Hotel officially opens this week, it also will mean the opening of a new live music venue that will feature local songwriters and artists. Barlines, a 280-seat bar and restaurant, is anchored by a raised stage in the middle. The goal, according to Barlines manager Rebecca Senita, is to give hotel guests an authentic Nashville experience while also giving local residents a new nightlife option. “We want to be Nashville’s new hot spot,” Senita said. “We’re going to have Southern comfort food and classic cocktails mixed with music and sports.” Barlines will book a variety of bands and have a weekly songwriter night on Tuesday, said Senita, who said the venue is booking its October calendar. Additionally, performances will be recorded and broadcast on the Barlines channel for hotel patrons. “We’re going to have music seven days a week from open to close, with sports mixed in as well for big games, featuring Titans games,” she said. “Our music will range from country honky-tonk style to country-rock, bluegrass, rockabilly. We have a good variety of artists that we’re going to bring in.” Barlines is on the first floor of the west side of the 800-room hotel behind the Country Music Hall of Fame at 250 Fifth Ave.

New Nashville hotel to showcase local music


There are plenty of music festivals around, High School Nation founder Jimmy Cantillon said, but “there’s nothing that’s just for teens.” Staldings-Smith took a break from the drums only to motion to another to teen to join the group on the keyboard. The 10th-grader played drums before, but said he liked playing with others. “Everyone is playing at once,” he said. “Everyone’s on one track.” Ochoa, who was running the music center at MLK this morning, tries to encourage that collaborative atmosphere. He helped groups of students jam together on keyboards, guitars and drum sets. He said he tries to break sets into simple notes and chords, so anyone can participate. “I lay the foundation for them to play together,” he said. Donald Patterson emerged from a guitar session at the music tent with a huge grin. “It’s pretty fantastic,” the 11th-grade student said. “We all come together, making beautiful music.” Cantillon said he hopes the tour gets excited about music, and gives students exposure to instruments and equipment they might not have tried before. For students taking a break from playing their own instruments, audio engineer Graham Ginsburg showed teens how to put together tracks, set up playlists and add effects on DJ soundboards. “All the kids have been really inquisitive,” he said.

Muve Music’s 2M subscribers: Music to Cricket’s ears

Muve Music’s 2M subscribers: Music to Cricket’s ears The carrier’s unique service plan, which offers unlimited music downloads for prepaid devices, has led to renewed growth for Cricket. Muve Music offers unlimited downloads. (Credit: Cricket) Over two million subscribers tune into Cricket Wireless’ unlimited Muve Music download service, the company said Thursday, claiming that this makes Muve the country’s most popular on-demand subscription service. Related stories: Hands on with Muve Music Muve (pronounced “move”), which is automatically bundled into the carrier’s rate plan for Android phones , lets customers download as many songs and ringtones as they can store, provided they keep paying their monthly phone bill. In addition to doubling its user base from 1.1 million at the end of 2012, Cricket also says active listeners play music longer than they did last year, to the tune of about 30 hours per month. A Cricket spokesperson told CNET that since its launch in 2011, the Muve Music service has accounted for Cricket’s growth, particularly in converting customers from users of simple phones to owners of pricier Android phones and data plans. With a library of 15 million browsable and searchable songs, Muve Music makes a wide range of popular tracks available, in addition to more niche genres. This is important to Cricket’s core user base, which skews toward the youth demographic. So is the addition of popular, high-end smartphones to Cricket’s prepaid lineup, like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5 . Tags: