Canadian trio The Rural Alberta Advantage will release Mended With Gold, their third LP, on September 30th…it is fantastic! You can listen to the album on Consequence of Sound; I’m currently enjoying the track “On The Rocks” on Soundcloud….if you like straight up indie rock and roll, you’re going to really dig it. RAA will be … Read more NEW MUSIC FROM THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE
If you read this blog regularly (and if you don’t, you really should) you know I have a deep affection for Knox Hamilton, Colony House, and both bands’ music, and when I found out they were joining forces for a nationwide tour, my heart did backflips and somersaults. I had the pleasure of chatting with Knox Hamilton’s lead singer … Read more PREVIEW: KNOX HAMILTON with COLONY HOUSE at MERCY LOUNGE, 9/27/14
Devan DuBois had the official release of his first album, Le Fou, on September 12th, with singer/songwriter Liza Anne kicking off the festivities. The show was held at Nashville’s creative workspace, Deavor, a unique venue for a unique artist. In case you weren’t able to make it, we here at East of 8th did our best to … Read more DEVAN DuBOIS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW at DEAVOR on 9/12/14
I recently stumbled across music by Adam Nanji, Andrea Lo, Alex Andrew, Katrina Jones, Rob Chursinoff of Vancouver, B.C., otherwise known as The Belle Game; I couldn’t stop listening to their 2012 LP Ritual Tradition Habit, and I noticed that they reminded me of another band I used to love (R.I.P. The Royalty. You are missed). … Read more 8 QUESTIONS with THE BELLE GAME
Y’ALL!!!!! alt-J’s brand new album This Is All Yours is streaming a week early as an iTunes Radio First Play starting today! Listen to the record in its entirety here. This Is All Yours will be released in the U.S. on September 23, via Canvasback Music in CD, digital and double-vinyl editions. Fans can pre-order the album on iTunes … Read more EXCITING ALT-J NEWS!!
Who is this mysterious man under the wide-brimmed hats, and behind the shaded glasses and curtain of dark hair? After my recent chat with singer/songwriter Devan DuBois, I’m still kind of wondering that myself….but, here’s what I do know: Dubois, who looks like a young and beautiful Johnny Depp, was born and raised in Louisiana (how could you not … Read more PREVIEW: DEVAN DuBOIS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW at DEAVOR on 9/12/14
This summer, the sweet synth-pop sounds of Peter Kirk and company, otherwise known as Panama Wedding, whose EP Parallel Play was released in June, were on regular rotation in my neck of the woods. I wanted to know more about Panama Wedding. Naturally, I wanted you to know more as well, beloved readers, and Peter Kirk was … Read more 8 QUESTIONS with PANAMA WEDDING
Hey y’all! I get emails about new music all the time, and today one such email delivered the grunge-tastic sounds of South Carolina-bred trio HEYROCCO…being a child of the 90s, grunge and early alternative music holds a special place in my heart. I’ve been saying for a while that grunge was going to make a … Read more FREE DOWNLOAD FROM HEYROCCO!