VIDEO PREMIERE: “SUNSHINE” by GOTH BABE

Formed September of 2015 in the heart of Nashville’s garage rock scene, Goth Babe is a psychedelic project that has swiftly made a name for itself in the Music City, redefining the boundaries of garage rock and breaking down walls with their relentless energetic live shows. “Sunshine”, a track from the band’s recently-released debut EP, is…

PREVIEW: HIGHLY SUSPECT at THE BASEMENT EAST on 2/23/16

Alt-rock superstars-on-the-rise Highly Suspect, who were nominated for two Grammys this year, were still catching up on lost sleep from the prestigious awards show when they embarked on their nationwide wide tour last week.  Drummer Ryan Meyer and I chatted while the band’s bus was pulled over at a truck stop, as he stood by…

“BAD INTENTIONS” – NEW VIDEO from RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS

Well friends, today marks the end of our “official” Ron Pope Week, but I think after his highly anticipated and sold-out show tonight in Nashville, every week might be Ron Pope Week in our hearts! To brighten your day, check out the video for his song, one of my favorites from Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, “Bad Intentions”.…

“SWOONER” – NEW MUSIC from THE ZOLAS

Vancouver’s prolific indie-pop band The Zolas return with their self-produced third studio album Swooner set for release on March 4th via Light Organ Records. The record marks a major departure from their first two albums; Swooner features vibrant, experimental pop, showcased by stirring modern production. The band recently premiered the album’s title track “Swooner”, a fuzzed out, guitar-driven, feminist…

“ONE WAY TICKET”- The Ron Pope Documentary

While recording his latest album, Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, Ron Pope enlisted the talents of filmmaker Kelly Teacher (No Cameras Allowed, Austin To Boston) to create One Way Ticket, a feature-length documentary following the band as they record their debut album and tour the United States. The film uses the story of Ron Pope & The Nighthawks as a…

ANDY FERRO’S GUIDE TO NASHVILLE

Andy Ferro, gifted writer, musician, and lead guitarist of Nashville rock band Ranch Ghost, is releasing his debut solo album, Muirhead, on Friday, February 26th via Rough Beast Records.  The seven-song, lo-fi, psych-folk gem is largely a solo effort, with a few sonic contributions from keyboards/sound-effects guru Mitch Jones (Fly Golden Eagle, Thunderbitch, Majestic).  East of 8th recently caught up with…

PREVIEW: RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS at MERCY LOUNGE on 2/19/16

Ron Pope will appear with his band, The Nighthawks, for a sold-out show at Mercy Lounge on February 19th; this will be his first Nashville show since moving to the Music City.  “I’ve been in New York for such a long time, and I guess you could say I’m splitting my time between Brooklyn and East…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with RANCH GHOST

  Recently, I met up with the very dapper Joshua Meadors, vocalist for Nashville indie rock band Ranch Ghost, at East Nashville dive Dino’s.  It had been a long day, I was in the mood for some hot, greasy goodness served up in a plastic basket, so I asked Meadors if he would share some…

“HELL OR HIGH WATER” – NEW VIDEO from RON POPE & THE NIGHTHAWKS

“Hell or High Water,” the new video from Ron Pope & The Nighthawks directed by David Strange, features the heroic frontman on the run, rocking a man bun and a three-piece suit while transporting a mysterious and highly sought-after suitcase. The band’s self-titled debut album is available now via Brooklyn Basement Records.  Take a gander at the…

ALBUM REVIEW: “DREAMVACATION” by DREAMVACATION

Los Angeles-based four-piece indie rock band DreamVacation, comprised of Ray Silva (vocals), Gerry Matthews (bass, backing vocals), Morgan Terrinoni (guitar), and Noah Alexander (drums), released their self-titled EP recently; the band members’ personal stories over the last three years have been rife with hardship—they’ve endured breakups, living out of rehearsal spaces or cars, marriages falling apart, and family…