AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THE LUNAS

Many have made wise and enlightened statements about life being about the journey rather than the destination, about making the most of the experiences encountered along the way, relishing the lessons learned and impact that our choices have on what’s to come. Sometimes, the path winds through areas of trying circumstances that lead to self-discovery…

PREVIEW: VANCOUVER SLEEP CLINIC at THE END on 5/30/17

There has to be something in the water in Australia—in the last decade, there have been countless artists and bands from Down Under who have invaded the digisphere and blown our minds with a whole new interpretation of indie music that transcends genre boundaries. “There’s a whole lot of great stuff happening in Australia at…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: SHAKY KNEES, DAY 3

After two full days of music and exuberance, the final day of this year’s Shaky Knees Music Festival came, and it ended up being the hottest, as well as my favorite day of the three. We began our Sunday at the Piedmont Stage to catch Whitney, a band that wowed audiences and critics alike with…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with LEATHER GIRLS

When she was in high school, Deborah White was inspired by iconic bass players like Kim Deal, Kim Gordon, all the Kims, not only because they rocked, but also because they were girls who rocked. “Getting to see females playing music was so important,” she recalls. “A lot of girls, like me, didn’t grow up…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: SHAKY KNEES, DAY 2

At the Main Stage on an overcast Saturday, Nashville southern soul revivalist Anderson East jumped straight into his melting sound of soul and kicked off our second day at Shaky Knees with a bang. The band got the crowd moving as East howled through every line, and literally gave me goosebumps with his combination of…

PREMIERE: “PLEASE PLEASE” by FRANCES & THE FOUNDATION

Nashville rock scene fixtures Frances & The Foundation, composed of lead vocalist and badass bassist Samantha Frances, guitarist Nathan Zumwalt, and drummer Wes Cramer, have recently been tearing up the highways and sharing their gritty brand of alt-rock with eager listeners. The trio is preparing to release their new full-length album, Nothing Is Perfect, Everything Is Fine, on June 2nd;…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: SHAKY KNEES, DAY 1

Our Shaky Knees Music Festival adventure began with the wonderfully talented Margaret Glaspy, whose brilliant mix of jazz and rock, along with her edgy and empowering lyrics, please ears and raise plenty of applause. She played a remarkable set of her songs, mostly from her newest record Emotions and Math, a perfect start for the…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: STELLE AMOR at EXIT/IN

Love is in season, and soulful siren Stelle Amor is an ambassador, doing her part to spread that love with her fiery brand of soul music. She kick-started her EP release show celebration with all the funky-pop vibes at one of Nashville’s favorite venues, Exit/In, and began her night speaking to the crowd. While she…

PREVIEW: MORGAN JAMES at CITY WINERY on 5/23/17

“Nina Simone was the gateway drug for me,” says New York-based soul-singing songstress Morgan James. “It made me want to dig deeper into the blues and into soul music. From there, you find some of the best singers with the best sounds, and if you’re lucky, you can try to emulate certain parts of their…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: KNOX HAMILTON in PORTLAND!

A loss for words. That’s a hard thing for me to say, and an even rarer phenomenon, but Knox Hamilton at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland made it happen.  They burst on to the stage with a confident stride, grinning and whipping us into a frenzy with rhythmic drums and vocal melodies I am…