ALBUM REVIEW: “HOUSE” by YOUNG BUFFALO

It’s that time of year; it’s brutally cold, I’m kind of over it, and I’m looking for any and everything that will transport, if not all of me, at least my mind, to a warmer place.  Not too long ago, Oxford, Mississippi-based foursome Young Buffalo and their debut LP House came into my life and turned…

8 QUESTIONS with LIFE IN FILM

My favorite radio station began playing a song called “Get Closer” by London foursome Life In Film not too long ago; I was totally captivated and I couldn’t get enough of it.  I knew I had to get in touch with them and find out who exactly was behind this catchy tune, and they were kind…

SXSW SPOTLIGHT: SHIVERY SHAKES

Hi friends! It’s time for our next installment of the East of 8th SXSW Spotlight! I’ve recently become enamored with the surf-rock sounds of Shivery Shakes, a captivating quartet from Austin, Texas, whose music has been a shot of sonic sunshine to my frostbitten little ears this winter.  I had the pleasure of chatting with lead…

WHO IS YOUNG BUFFALO?

Once upon a time, I heard a song called “Sykia” by a band called Young Buffalo.  It was one of those head-bobbers that scratched all my indie rock itches, and I wanted to know more, and of course, share it with you, beloved readers.  So who is Young Buffalo? The Oxford, Mississppi-based band was started by Jim Barrett and Ben…

SXSW SPOTLIGHT: COLONY HOUSE

It’s about that time y’all…the South By Southwest Music Festival, otherwise known as SXSW, will begin on March 17th in Austin, Texas.  I get excited about it every year.  Why? It’s the largest festival of its kind in the world.  I got even more excited this year because some East of 8th faves will be…

PREVIEW: SERYN “SHADOW SHOWS” ALBUM RELEASE at MERCY LOUNGE, 2/12/15

I walked through the doors of Silver Point Studios in Nashville to meet the members of the band Seryn for an interview and a video shoot; I didn’t see anyone right away, but I heard the most glorious harmonies coming from a women’s restroom in front of me.  I stood there, mesmerized, when all of a sudden,…

ALBUM REVIEW: “LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL” by J.D. McPHERSON

I’m a retro kind of girl, always have been.  When I was little, I heard “Rock This Town” by The Stray Cats, my introduction to rockabilly music, and my world was never the same.  Rockabilly is the foundation, the root, the essence of classic rock and roll music.  Still not familiar?  Think Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and…

WHO IS ACTIVE BIRD COMMUNITY?

In case you aren’t aware, we are living in the middle of a beautiful time in the history of music; we can listen to whatever we want, whenever we want.  We have the control.  This new frontier of freedom in the digital age is precisely what enabled me to stumble across New York City band Active…

SNEAK PEAK!! AN ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE BY THE DEVIL MAKES THREE

A few weeks ago, Skype and California roots-rockers The Devil Makes Three asked us to cast our votes to choose a song for the band to perform acoustically, and better yet…EXCLUSIVELY….for us!!! Skype has given me permission to offer a sneak peak to you, beloved readers, and you’re going to dig it.  It’s like you’re sitting in…

REVIEW: FIELD REPORT at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/17/15

Chris Porterfield of Field Report, doing a string of solo performances to support Bahamas, emotively serenaded us with stories in song last month at the Mercy Lounge, and talk about a crowded house! The show was sold out, but no worries!  Field Report will return to the Music City once again to support PHOX on February…