In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week the Ettes gives the scoop on Nashville, TN.

Nashville is kind of exploding right now. Over the last three years that we’ve lived there we’ve noticed a major influx of artists and musicians. Jack White is heavily involved in the local rock scene, and the recent arrival of the Black Keys doesn’t hurt the city’s cred for not-just-Opry music. People are cranking their amps and experimenting with sound with astounding enthusiasm.

Next page: Bands Worth Watching