NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!

Inara George – Dearest Everybody Today, singer-songwriter Inara George released Dearest Everybody, her first solo album in almost a decade, a deeply personal collection of songs that she didn’t intend to make into an album–but we’re so glad she did. Intricate instrumentation and whimsical arrangments compel us to listen, not just hear, as we hang on every…

ALBUM REVIEW: “I LIKE FUN” by THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

An unstoppable musical force who has released captivatingly catchy tunes since 1986, iconic pop rock band They Might Be Giants has been an integral part of my lifelong personal soundtrack. From singing along to their “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” theme song when watching television as a kid, using “Istanbul” in sixth grade history class to learn…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “CONFIDENCE DON’T GO” by RYAN HARRIS BROWN

We at East of 8th are die-hard coffee nerds, and can honestly admit that without a daily dose of its warm, caffeinated goodness, we’d all be hot blubbering messes. We can also be regularly observed finding solace at any one of Nashville’s plethora of stellar coffee shops, so imagine our delight when friend and previously-featured…

ALBUM REVIEW: “it’s not us” by UMPHREY’S McGEE

After an aggressive touring year in 2017, Umphrey’s McGee is ready to hit the road again in 2018 in support of their 11th studio offering, it’s not us. The Chicago-based six-piece delivers 11 dynamic genre-spanning fan-pleasers–fresh debuts along with several tracks that have already had the concert treatment. Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss dazzle with metal-sized…