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“CHAIN SMOKING” – NEW MUSIC from THE BIG BEND

“Chain Smoking” will be on The Big Bend’s fourth album Celebrate, out July 22nd via Misra Records. The band is led by Chet Vincent, a long-standing fixture of Pittsburgh’s quietly thriving music scene who has established a reputation as one of the city’s most dedicated figures.    Celebrate has all the hallmarks of a career milestone, calling to mind early-‘70s…

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“DON’T WAKE THE RIOT” – NEW ALBUM from BLACK PISTOL FIRE

Blog favorite blues rock duo, Black Pistol Fire, released their latest full-length album, Don’t Wake The Riot, on May 20th.  A follow-up to 2014’s swampy self-titled record, at eleven songs strong Don’t Wake The Riot shows the band going in a grittier direction.  Don’t worry y’all–vocalist Kevin McKeown’s signature howl and Eric Owen’s ferocious drum shredding is still the constant. They also…

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TONIGHT! THE NEW SCHEMATICS at MERCY LOUNGE!

After playing to a crowd of over 160 at 12th and Porter in early April, and on the heels of their first international stint, The New Schematics bring the “Born Without Borders Tour” back home to Nashville tonight, May 25, 2016 at Mercy Lounge. The New Schematics have recently released a reimagining of their debut…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: SILVERSUN PICKUPS at THE RYMAN

Veteran alt-rockers Silversun Pickups graced The Ryman stage last week, with Foals and Joywave providing opening support.  The crowd bestowed a warm Nashville welcome upon the headliner as they took the stage without fanfare, beginning the set with “Cradle (Better Nature)” the first track on their latest album, 2015’s Better Nature.   SSPU began the…

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RECAP: MINER at THE HIGH WATT

Los Angeles-based folk-rock band, Miner, comprised of husband and wife Justin and Kate Miner, Justin’s brother Jeremy Miner, and Tobias Urbanczyk, made an appearance recently at The High Watt in Nashville; the band is on tour supporting the release of their sophomore album, Tuanaki.  The album was named for a “lost” island paradise in the…

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“DIAMOND DAYS” – NEW VIDEO from LONELY THE BRAVE

Lonely The Brave released a live session (recorded at their rehearsal studios, The Glasshouse) of their stunning single “Diamond Days”, a track that has been a live favorite and is featured on the UK band’s forthcoming album, Things Will Matter, released Friday, May 20th. Things Will Matter marks their first full LP featuring second guitarist Ross Smithwick; the interplay between…

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ALBUM REVIEW: “GUN SHY” by MATT WERTZ

Everybody has one…that collection of favorites situated on one record that rides shotgun as you’re driving down by the beach, through the city, or in the wide-open country—the soundtrack to your summer that blares through the rattling speakers of your car stereo. Maybe you thought you had already found that record and placed it firmly…

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TODAY, IT HAPPENS….

Well friends, the day has arrived.  It may be Friday, May 20, 2016, but tonight, we will party like it’s 1999. East of 8th has partnered with our friends at Premier Booking Enterprises to curate the indie rock n’ roll extravaganza of all indie rock n’ roll extravaganzas.  Consisting of four Nashville rock outfits–SWEETTALKER, That’s…