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ALBUM REVIEW: “LOOKIN” by RANCH GHOST

Until a month or so ago, Nashville underground rock outfit Ranch Ghost had two songs out in the digisphere, that they had posted in 2012. Devotees, and believe me, there are a multitude of us, had to be satisfied with “New News” and “The Water” on repeat. You do what you have to. I met…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: LIVING IN AMERICA EP – QUINN ERWIN

Just in time to celebrate our nation’s birthday, Mississippi-based purveyor of indie pop, Quinn Erwin, is releasing a brand new EP, aptly named Living In America, comprised of two tracks, “Living In America” and “Gray”. ‘Living In America’, a raucous, synth-y banger, is a reflection on coming of age and confronting an understanding of the American Dream. “I tried…

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“GIVE ME SOMETHING TO LOVE” – NEW MUSIC from KID RUNNER

HOLY BUCKETS, Y’ALL. I have just heard my new summertime anthem, and you need to get your earbuds on and plug into this one, STAT. Dynamic synth-pop crusaders Kid Runner have definitely given us something to love with a new single from their forthcoming EP, Body Language–the single, much like the entirety of the new record, is full…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE HOLLOWS

Crowded around a small coffee shop table with 5 of the 6 members of Brooklyn-based rockicana band The Hollows, I noticed that this was indeed a group of individuals as different as the beverages they had ordered at the counter. Comprised mostly of college friends with backgrounds in theater, The Hollows formed in 2009; making…

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“WHERE IT ALL GOES” – NEW MUSIC from LOSTBOYCROW

Chris Danks, a.k.a LostBoyCrow, makes pop music. “But Susan,” you say, “most of the music we hear these days that is force-fed to us or to which we choose to listen is pop music. So?” Well friends, there’s just something different about LostBoyCrow. This seemingly mysterious person with enviable hair has released a solid new…

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EAST OF 8TH IS GOING TO FORECASTLE!

Great news, y’all! East of 8th will be bringing you all the action from this year’s Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky!! Here’s another fun fact for you: “In nautical terms, a Forecastle is a superstructure at the bow of a ship where the crew is housed. Hard at work in the unruly sea, it’s a…

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AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with RON GALLO

On January 2nd, Philadelphia-based rocker Ron Gallo relocated himself, his guitar, his big curly hair, and his viscerally frenetic musical style to Nashville; “It was something I’d been thinking about for a while. I really needed break out of the comfort of where I’d lived forever and get here. I’ve been playing here for years,…

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“TOGETHER” – NEW ALBUM from THE EXPLORERS CLUB

“I listen to grandparents music,” The Explorers Club‘s Jason Brewer admitted to the Austin Chronicle, “I was like, ‘I want to be on the Lawrence Welk show’.” While the Explorers Club has more in common with the Beach Boys than, say, an all-female polka group, they are heavily influenced by the work of Burt Bacharach,…