Dear readers,

I’ve come to the hard decision that it’s time to put Steve Cross Loves Music and Science to rest. Don’t worry, I still love music and science! I just don’t have time to blog about it anymore. The natural progression of life, relationships, commitments, etc… has forced me to re-organize priorities. That’s not a bad thing, it just means that blogging has to take a backseat to more important things. So, this is the end of this blog! I’ll keep the domain for the foreseeable future, and everything will remain archived as-is. Everything has a a life cycle, and this blog has reached the end.

This is not the end of me sharing this type of content on the internet, however! I do intend to share more science articles, links, tidbits, etc… on my Facebook and Twitter feeds, so follow me there. This will allow me to still share my interests and love of music & science with whomever is willing to listen. I’m also on Instagram, so follow me there for more visual content.

I also have other blog ideas that I’ve been milling around for a while, but I’m keeping that under wraps until I officially decide what I’m doing. If and when that comes to fruition, it will be made public via my Twitter and Facebook.

Whether you’ve just started following me or have been for many years, I hope you learned something, gained something, or otherwise benefited from this blog!

Peace out.



Django_Unchained_PosterWelcome to 2013. The world didn’t end and we’re all right back in this together. Back to the grind. Everyone loves to grind, right?

I really don’t have a lot to say at this point, as I’m still getting myself out of vacation mode and back into grind mode, but I will say this quickly: GO SEE DJANGO UNCHAINED.┬áThis film is one of Quentin Tarantino’s masterpieces. It has all the trademarks of his greatest films. In many ways it echoes Inglorious Basterds, but I enjoyed it even more for some reason. Tarantino takes the satisfaction of watching the revenge of an oppressed class of people and weaves it into the framework of a classic spaghetti western. The result is as satiating as a big juicy hamburger loaded with all your favorite toppings. Yum.

UPDATE: Tristen made her goal not long after I posted this, but you should still buy the 7″ when it comes out!
You’ve probably already seen this in a few other places, but it’s a cool thing that deserves repeating:

Nashville’s budding startlet Tristen loves Christmas, so she recorded her own version of 3 of her favorite Christmas songs and needs your help to put it out on vinyl. As awesome as vinyl is, it’s really damned expensive to produce, so many lesser-know bands/artists have a hard time coming up with the dough for the up-front costs. So Tristen has started a Kickstarter campaign, and is asking for your help in making this Christmas 7″ a reality. Check it out, and help her out. She’s a rad gal and is one of the best local acts in the game right now, so let’s make this thing happen, eh? Watch the video below and click here to donate.


My former bandmate and friend Seth Graves is hosting his 2nd quasi-annual Rock & Roll Science Fair tonight at Mercy Lounge, and it’s gonna be a blast. I’d like to think this blog was the original inspiration for Seth’s idea a couple years back, but that might a bit presumptuous. Regardless, obviously this is something I’m 100% behind. The lineup is fantastic and quite diverse:

Bad Cop
Sam & Tre
Thelma & the Sleaze
Leslie Keffer
Look What I Did
Spiderfriends Siberian Traps
Gay Vibes (Seth’s new sludge-core band.)

All bands and attendees are encouraged to bring some sort of science fair project. As with all 8 off 8ths it’s 100% FREE, 21+, and starts around 9pm. Get your nerd on.

Shows this weekend

March 25, 2011

There are some good shows to be seen this weekend in Nashville:


Jessica Lea Mayfield w/ Daniel Martin Moore @ Mercy Lounge. 9pm $10

Siberian Traps EP release w/ Casa Castille, Westfolk, and Jesse Payne @ The End. 9pm $5


The Coolin’ System album release w/ Unkle Skeleton @ The Basement. 9pm $5.


Surf City, Bare Wires, and Big Surr @ The End. 9pm $5.

That’s all I got. Have a great weekend.

In my humble opinion, Nashville Nights is one of the best dance music blogs out there, and I was elated to find out that he finally re-launched yesterday with a new look and his own domain- Bookmark it, subscribe to the feed, etc… Welcome back, Joseph, we missed you!

NN was one of many music blogs hosted by blogger that got inexplicably deleted with no warning. Let that be a lesson if you run a music blog, GET AWAY FROM BLOGGER AS FAST AS YOU CAN! Even if you post fully legit, artist/management approved mp3s (as Joseph always did) they will probably still delete your blog.

This weekend is a bit dry in terms of awesome shows… but here are some interesting things:

Tonight Denny & The Jets return to the stage at Springwater along with Aquariums, Vermicious K’nids, and Fuck Show.

Saturday Bad Cop, Ill Patriot, Look What I Did, and Modern Hell will be at the End, and Zeitgeist is happening at University School of Nashville. This year’s Zeitgeist will feature a TON of bands, culminating with De Novo Dahl, Daniel Pujol, the Looking Glass, How Cozy!, and some other prominent names in the local scene. The End show sill start at Rock O’Clock as usual, but Zeitgeist starts at 7pm sharp!

Have a great weekend!

Image via Brooklyn Vegan

Image via Brooklyn Vegan

Local Infinity Cat flagship band JEFF the Brotherhood got some blog love from Brooklyn Vegan today, and the pics are actually from a house show they played in Nashville on Oct. 13th. Turns out their photographer Paul Birman happened to be in town that day. Their new album Heavy Days is out now. They’re also playing a plethora of shows this week/weekend in NYC for the CMJ festival.

If you read this blog there’s a good chance you’ve already seen this Nashville Cream post, but I must mention the hilarity of the comments/jokes about a new restaurant called Pitchfork in Chicago. This is the restaurant’s website, so I haven’t a clue if it has anything to do with the music website we all love to hate… but it’s hilarious nonetheless. Just make sure you read the Cream comments, and props to Dave Paulson for winning best comment/zinger on Idolator.

Speaking of the Cream, they’ve teamed up with LimeWire to create a special Nashville edition of LimeWire’s “Ear To The Ground” series. It’s got all kinds of great local goodness spanning from How I Became the Bomb to Caitlin Rose to Jensen Sportag. Best of all: it’s FREE.

And The Relatives are the latest local band to join the ranks of Theory 8 Records, and their forthcoming release (apparently yet-to-be-titled) will be a joint effort between Theory 8 and yk records, one of many side projects for local web guru Yewknee. yk will be handling the artwork and packaging, while Theory 8 handles marketing and distribution. That’s a winning combination if I’ve ever seen one. Be sure to grab their last EP Animals for free at their Bandcamp. Read the official press release here.

As if his ugly tower-mansion/bar/travesty on Love Circle wasn’t bad enough, Nashville’s greatest embarrassment, John Rich, is reproducing. The kid’s name? Cash. Not that there’s anything wrong with having Cash as a first name, but his name will be Cash Rich. I feel so sorry for that child. Maybe his middle name is something he can go by and not be hated/made fun of in school. (Via Nashvillest)