PREVIEW: WHITE ARROWS at THE STONE FOX on 2/3/2014

White Arrows has been crisscrossing the country (and soon, Europe) supporting their latest release, In Bardo; the Los Angeles-based psych-pop outfit is headed to the Music City to play at The Stone Fox with Chappo (*SWOON*) and Diamond Carter on February 3rd.  Also, I have just classified psych-pop under “Things That Make You Go Whoa.” I recently…

RHYTHM N’ BLOOMS 2015: NASHVILLE TAKES KNOXVILLE

We’re no strangers to the music festival scene here in Tennessee…there’s the Americana Music Festival, the CMA Music Festival, and of course, there’s Bonnaroo.  Six years ago, the Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival was born in Knoxville; held over three days in the jewel of the Volunteer State’s historic hill country, Rhythm N’ Blooms is set for…

CHECK OUT THE NEW SINGLE FROM NUDE BEACH

Brooklyn’s punk-rock group Nude Beach has released a new single today, “Been Waitin’;” even at a short 1 minute and 27 seconds, it provides you with just enough ear candy to keep your head bobbing.  I’ve included a link below in case you are looking at this on your work computer and don’t want to…

FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY for THE DEVIL MAKES THREE!!!

Y’ALL!!! You HAVE GOT to get in on this! If you checked out the show preview and review I did for Alex Clare’s Atlanta performance, then you’re familiar with Skype’s Ones To Watch tour series, where Skype partners with artists to give fans unparalleled access to what’s happening on tour.  Fans get exclusive backstage photos, exclusive tour videos, and an insider…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE BY SERYN

I have some really exciting news!!!! East of 8th now has its own YouTube channel, and we will be recording and posting exclusive performances just for you! Our very first one comes to you from Nashville-based alt-folk ensemble Seryn; if you haven’t heard their music, your life is incomplete.  They have  new music coming out in…

PREVIEW: KNOX HAMILTON at THE MERCY LOUNGE on 1/8/15

Arkansas-based indie dance/pop band Knox Hamilton, comprised of Boots Copeland, Drew Buffington, Brad Pierce, and Cobo Copeland, have been getting all kinds of attention these days; from radio airplay, to a nationwide tour with Colony House last fall, to this new tour which brings them to Nashville’s Mercy Lounge THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!  The fact that I’m…

WHO IS SAMECITY?

I recently met Justin Bowersox and Dan Larson of up-and-coming Nashville-based alt-pop/rock band, Samecity, and I wanted to introduce them to you, the best readers in the world! Samecity met and formed at Houghton College in Western New York in 2011; after spending some time on the tour circuit there, they decided that Nashville was where their musical…

8 QUESTIONS with THE YETIS

“Little Surfer Girl,” by Pennsylvania-based band and hair product enthusiasts, The Yetis, had me bobbing my head as soon as I hit ‘play;’ its lo-fi surf-y sound, reminiscent of The Vaccines, The Drums, and Surfer Blood, sends me to a warmer place (thank goodness, because it’s freezing in Tennessee right now).  The Yetis were kind enough…