Rose of the West East of 8th

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST

Shadows, whether cast in real life or internally cloaking the soul, can obscure even the brightest lights. They magnify the mystery of the unknown and twist the shape of the familiar.  In many ways the shadows blanketing Rose of the West’s recent set at Nashville’s High Watt served as a fitting metaphor for the band…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: THE BONNAROO 2019 SUPERJAM!

An event like no other, a festival within a festival, the SuperJam! is one of the most sacred traditions of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  While there have been minor changes over the years, its foundation remains constant: packing in as many of the festival’s best artists to sing songs that everyone knows, while…

Cherry Glazerr Bonnaroo 2019 East of 8th

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2019

The 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival started off a little different for East of 8th.  Having eased into Bonnaroo 2019 by spending Thursday night taking in the Americana and country music sounds of the Grand Ole Opry for East of 8th’s sister publication, Mother Church Pew, we had forgone many of the no-sleep, first…

PREMIERE: “LOVELY” by ELISABETH BECKWITT

“I am not your little lady, I am so much more than lovely. Fear me, hate me, call me crazy, you won’t break me,” snarls Nashville-based singer/songwriter Elisabeth Beckwitt in her new empowerment anthem “Lovely.” “I have become so much stronger over the past few years and am finally embracing my power as a woman,” she…

PREMIERE: “BLOOM” from WILDFRONT

Nashville’s Wildfront is proof positive that pop is alive and well here in the Music City. With new single “Bloom,” frontwoman Josephine Moore sings of that moment when lust turns to love, what she calls “the period of greatest beauty.” With its 80s-inspired synths and hard-driving beats that evoke the imagery of hot summer nights and…

PREMIERE: “HALLWAYS” by THE BROOK & THE BLUFF

What people think about us is none of our business. True freedom begins when we decide not to worry about impressing others and give ourselves permission to just be. Nashville-based band The Brook & The Bluff sing of this longing to be careless, or maybe carefree, in the midst of self-inflicted rigidity in their beautiful…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “START OVER ft. SWATKINS” by KRISTOPHER JAMES

In art, there are erasers or fresh coats of paint to cover mistakes. In theater, there are dress rehearsals before the final performance. There are even do-overs in golf (called mulligans). However, in life, we really only have one shot to get it right, because, as some say, you can’t put the toothpaste back in…

PREMIERE: “BRUTAL HONESTY” by WALLIS BIRD

On September 27th, award-winning Irish singer/songwriter and activist Wallis Bird will release WOMAN, her sixth album. Bird spent the last two years writing and recording WOMAN encompasses the major changes in her life since her 2016 release Home. “The world has changed a lot, and I’ve changed with it. The #MeToo movement, Repeal the 8th, marriage equality…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with KENSINGTON MOORE

“I started singing before I could even talk which is so funny,” says Kentucky-raised, Nashville-honed, Los Angeles-based alt-pop artist Kensington Moore. “Recently, my parents moved; there was a box full of stuff from when I was a baby, and we found a tape recording of my singing from when I was two years old. I literally…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “ALL MY MIGHT” by JORDAN WHITMORE

If there’s one thing we know about time it’s that there’s never enough of it–a valuable commodity that you can spend, but there’s a hard and fast no return policy, which is why it must be spent wisely. Another thing we know for sure is that love is risky; is it worth the risk to…