PREMIERE: “SEE IN COLOR” by BEN STRAWN

We all make mistakes. However, if we only focus on what’s happened in the past, we’ll definitely miss the present; we can’t successfully move forward if we’re only looking back. With “See In Color,” the first single from his forthcoming debut album, Chattanooga, Tennessee-based singer/songwriter Ben Strawn examines struggling with past mistakes and choosing to…

PREMIERE: “CHEERIOS & CHOCOLATE MILK” by THEO KANDEL

Nostalgia has been described as a file that removes the rough edges from our memories. But, we don’t mind having some of our memories smoothed out by the passage of time, and that’s why we dig “Cheerios & Chocolate Milk,” the new single from Nashville-based artist Theo Kandel. “I wrote this song with nostalgia in…

PREVIEW: LOWEN at ANALOG on 10/26/19

“I was living in Florida and playing music, and burned myself out very quickly. I was feeling uninspired and without purpose,” says Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lowen, who had gone through a horrendous breakup, started a new relationship, and found herself at a crossroads, trying to find meaning in life outside of music. Lowen, and the person…

8 QUESTIONS with WILDERADO

Los Angeles-based Tulsa-formed folk-rock foursome Wilderado, comprised of Max Rainer (guitar/vocals), Tyler Wimpee (guitar/vocals), Justin Kila (drums), and Colton Dearing (bass), have released a series of EPs over the last few years which have garnered millions of streams and much love from the digisphere. The band unveiled their latest single “Surefire” this summer, a wide-open…

ALBUM PREMIERE: “INSIDE VOICE” by BIG LITTLE LIONS

“Little by little, bit by bit. That’s how you eat an elephant,” Big Little Lions sing in the opening track of their sixth studio album, Inside Voice, set for release on October 5th via AntiFragile Music. When I heard words I’ve said millions of times being sung back to me, I knew that Inside Voice and I were going to…

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LIVE SHOW REVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST

Shadows, whether cast in real life or internally cloaking the soul, can obscure even the brightest lights. They magnify the mystery of the unknown and twist the shape of the familiar.  In many ways the shadows blanketing Rose of the West’s recent set at Nashville’s High Watt served as a fitting metaphor for the band…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: THE BONNAROO 2019 SUPERJAM!

An event like no other, a festival within a festival, the SuperJam! is one of the most sacred traditions of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  While there have been minor changes over the years, its foundation remains constant: packing in as many of the festival’s best artists to sing songs that everyone knows, while…

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Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO 2019

The 2019 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival started off a little different for East of 8th.  Having eased into Bonnaroo 2019 by spending Thursday night taking in the Americana and country music sounds of the Grand Ole Opry for East of 8th’s sister publication, Mother Church Pew, we had forgone many of the no-sleep, first…

PREMIERE: “LOVELY” by ELISABETH BECKWITT

“I am not your little lady, I am so much more than lovely. Fear me, hate me, call me crazy, you won’t break me,” snarls Nashville-based singer/songwriter Elisabeth Beckwitt in her new empowerment anthem “Lovely.” “I have become so much stronger over the past few years and am finally embracing my power as a woman,” she…

PREMIERE: “BLOOM” from WILDFRONT

Nashville’s Wildfront is proof positive that pop is alive and well here in the Music City. With new single “Bloom,” frontwoman Josephine Moore sings of that moment when lust turns to love, what she calls “the period of greatest beauty.” With its 80s-inspired synths and hard-driving beats that evoke the imagery of hot summer nights and…