#tbt: THE STRUMBELLAS at BONNAROO

It was Friday afternoon at the 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and the field at the Which Stage was filled with a crowd fit for an evening headliner.  Well before the start of The Strumbellas’ show, there had been a steady flow of people approaching the stage and staking out the best spots to…

PREVIEW: ZZ WARD at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 6/22/17

Legendary blues man Muddy Waters once said “the blues had a baby and named it rock n’ roll.” In fact, blues music embodies the roots of all American music; it is the quintessential vehicle for expressing visceral emotion, and touches on something deeply primal in every soul. When ZZ Ward was eight years old, her…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with MISSIO

“If you’d have told either of us that we would be where were are right now at the beginning of this band, we would’ve told you you were crazy,” says David Butler, who, along with musical partner Matthew Brue, make up Austin-based electronic duo MISSIO. The band has been blowing the roofs off of venues…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with RUBY FORCE

Evolution is the the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form; it’s a process that can be slow and painful, but one that is absolutely necessary in order to grow into whom we are meant to be. Such is the story of Erin McLaughlin. McLaughlin, the creative power behind…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO, DAY 4

Sunday morning at Bonnaroo always brings a conflict of emotions–it’s when you realize that there is only one more day on The Farm and the real world is waiting on the other side. However, that feeling is quickly pushed aside by the realization that there are still hours of music to be heard, and this…

“FREEZE ME” – NEW VIDEO from DEATH FROM ABOVE

Canadian “mustached merchants of death dance discord,” Death From Above, have released a new video for their latest single, “Freeze Me.” Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Canadian filmmaker Corey Adams, “Freeze Me” features bulge-tastic body builders in a Mt. Olympus-like mansion setting–a bizarre, yet fitting accompaniment to the song’s muscle-bound and guitar-heavy riffs.…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO, DAY 3

After ending Friday night with the rocking spectacle of U2, I was ready to start Saturday with something a bit more mellow, and found what I was looking for on the Who Stage with Nashville rockicana artist Reuben Bidez. Leading with his acoustic guitar and soulful voice, Bidez ranged from melancholy to wistful while getting…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO, DAY 2

Rising early on Friday morning, there was already an air of anticipation buzzing in the campsites.  With a stellar Thursday of music still echoing in our heads, I carefully mapped out the schedule–even knowing that it was futile to plan too much at Bonnaroo.  There’s simply too much to see to be confined to a…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO, DAY 1

At the risk of sounding cliché, the best word to describe Bonnaroo is “magical.”  There are many ways people try to define what makes it so– hugs, high-fives, and cool vibes are usually mentioned—but for factual proof, look no further than the hordes of people that flood The Farm each year in Manchester, Tennessee.  The…