It’s all happening, y’all.  East of 8th has partnered with our friends at Premiere 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 My Kid, Down Boy, and Super Shaker–this lineup was hand-crafted with great care just for you, beloved readers.  Each day this week, we will celebrate one of these talented bands so that you can get familiar with the greatness in store for you this Friday, May 20th at Little Harpeth Brewing in Nashville. Tickets for the show are only $5! You can hardly even buy a good latte for that.

A few months ago, East of 8th proudly premiered A Rival, the gritty debut EP from Nashville-based blues rock power trio, Down Boy; smooth grooves contrast with hot jams, spatial sequences, and raw crunch to form their unique sound.  Of the four-song EP, the band has said, “When you realize that you are getting older…life isn’t exactly what you imagined it to be. You start to see life for its painful beauty, a quick opportunity to make it all worthwhile. Every second is precious, so we decided to make music while we can. These songs are our reflections on ‘life’.”

The group, comprised of Nathan Aronowitz (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keys), Grayson Schemers (bass, vocals), and Noah Miller (drums, percussion), draws inspiration for their songs from the alien nature of the college experience–dark temptation, constant pressure, the unknown future; Down Boy complements its unique sound with daunting situations that every student must face, allowing the music to act as a looking glass into the emotional roller coaster that we call “youth”.  As pressure falls, as fear takes over, as love culminates, and as emotions run wild, we all sometimes need to stop and say to ourselves “down boy”.

Experience the pure listening pleasure of A Rival, and come see Down Boy live and up close on Friday!

For more info about the show:




Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Powered by

Up ↑