AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE NEW SCHEMATICS

The New Schematics‘ Cory Bishop wrote his first song at age 11. “It’s on the EP.  Just kidding.  My dad got me hooked on good music, he was  DJ in college.  He and my mom met over their shared love of Bob Dylan, and he introduced me to Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams, Wilco, Dylan, and…

PREVIEW: TELEPGRAPH CANYON at THE STONE FOX on 10/6/15

Fort Worth-based alt-rockers Telegraph Canyon will be performing at The Stone Fox in Nashville on Tuesday October 6th.  The band is on tour supporting their latest record, You From Before, released at the end of July via Velvet Blue Music.  The album is an intensely personal record; “Every song is about a person or a relationship I’ve had,”…

AN EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE FROM CHARLIE OXFORD

Nashville-based soulful pop artist Charlie Oxford released his self-titled debut album last Friday; we were fortunate enough to snag some time with him recently, and he graciously performed his song “Speak Out” for us.  So, without further ado, East of 8th presents “Speak Out” by Charlie Oxford.  Enjoy it, y’all!

PREVIEW: THE MOTH & THE FLAME at THE HIGH WATT on 9/29/15

Los Angeles-based alternative rock band The Moth & The Flame (“TMTF”) will be making a stop in Nashville, this Tuesday, September 29th; the band is on a national tour with In The Valley Below, and has just released a brand new five-song EP, Young & Unafraid, on Elektra Records, which features their hit song by the same…

MARSICANS TO RELEASE FREE LIVE ALBUM!

On October 1st, blog favorite indie-pop band Marsicans from Leeds, England will release a  7-track album, Live At The 360 Club, ahead of their upcoming UK tour dates.  The album consists of an entire 30-minute live set, recorded in February in front of a sell-out Leeds crowd. The best part? It’s FREE.  That’s right y’all, it will…

PREVIEW: GUTHRIE BROWN and the FAMILY TREE at THE PILGRIMAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL on 9/26

Nashville-based folk-rock outfit Guthrie Brown and the Family Tree have been a busy lot, touring around with the legendary Jonny Lang, playing shows at Nashville’s Musicians Corner, performing at this year’s Americana Fest, and gearing up for their show the inaugural Pilgrimage Music Fest in Franklin, Tennessee this Saturday.  I had a chance to chat with…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with CHARLIE OXFORD

Texas-raised, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Charlie Oxford creates his own blend of modern soul on his self-titled debut due for release this Friday, September 25th.  It’s been a long road for Oxford and this album, which almost never saw the light of day; “It was a classic situation of artist signs with record label, things don’t pan out…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MONOGOLD

Brooklyn-based indie pop three-piece Monogold, comprised of Keith Kelly (guitar, vocals), Jared Apuzzo (drums), and Michael Falotico (bass), will release their brand new, dreamy, lo-fi gem of an LP Good Heavens this Friday, September 25th. The band is generally known for its more electronic sound, which the blogosphere has incorrectly pigeon-holed as synth-pop; “I actually spend a lot…

“WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR” — NEW MUSIC FROM ESCAPISTS

London-based indie pop band Escapists’ new track “What Are You Waiting For” comes off the back of their riveting dance pop return single “Eat You Alive.”  Keeping everything panoramic and guitar-oriented, “What Are You Waiting For” is an uptempo riff-laden song that explores the vertiginous boundary between action and inaction.  It hearkens back to the…