Moto Bandit: Keanu: Weaponized

Spirited and a little silly, Nashville-based Moto Bandit (aka Ben Merlotti and Dennis Pickett) has just released their debut, “Keanu: Weaponized.” The track is intoxicatingly upbeat and anchored by surf-rock and pop-punk influences. From the duo’s off-beat lyrics (“Skinny dipping to the rhythm / I need a burger and a side of fries”) to the track’s steady crescendo, it’s a brief but infectious ride that …

Lexus International President Yoshihiro Sawa on the Brand’s Design Foundations

"Simple is boring" and other learnings at the 2019 ES release in Nashville

Like all automakers, Lexus has enjoyed both its design hits and misses. But few brands boast peaks as high and some valleys as low, which makes Lexus’ design philosophy—what they dub L-Finesse—one of the more polarizing and scrutinized schools of aesthetics in the wild and varied automotive landscape. Add to the fact they sell north of 300,000 vehicles a year in the US alone, and …

Highlights From The American Whiskey Trail

A map of liquid treasure stretching across the south

The American Whiskey Trail is more than a place for bourbon enthusiasts to appreciate what they’ve spent so much time investing in, but it’s a means to do so through immersion at the source. To feel its place of origin, its terroir. Comprised of a dozen or so major distillers, many more smaller boutique distilleries, and a sundry of bourbon-related POIs (for example: coopers, still-makers, …