PREVIEW: CARL BROEMEL at MERCY LOUNGE on 10/6/18

”To me, it doesn’t get old–if it only lasts less than three weeks. That’s I think that’s my limit,” laughs Carl Broemel, well-known as the guitarist for My Morning Jacket and for his solo work, of his feelings on touring. “It’s a psychological barrier that I personally hit after two and a half weeks or…

Eo8 PRESENTS: WORD ASSOCIATION with THE LIL SMOKIES

Well, team, tonight’s the big night. We’ve given you lots of information about The Lil Smokies, who will be performing at The High Watt this evening, and hopefully, you have enough cold hard facts to make an educated decision about coming to see them tonight and getting your socks rocked off by their progressive bluegrass…

PREVIEW: FRANK TURNER at CANNERY BALLROOM on 10/4/18

”Well, I mean I couldn’t resist. What can I say?” laughs singer-songwriter Frank Turner of his hardcore roots. “It’s remained my favorite thing in the whole world.” Turner had been making punk rock for about eight years when he and his bandmates parted ways, which caused a shift in trajectory and a change in musical…

Eo8 PRESENTS: THE LIL SMOKIES INTERVIEW

Eo8 is super pumped to present The Lil Smokies at The High Watt on Wednesday, October 3rd! Nashville’s own emerging Americana band Roanoke is set to provide opening support. Every day leading up to the festivities, we’ll be featuring the bands and giving away free stuff, like tickets to the show (click HERE to enter)!…

PREVIEW: FAMILY AND FRIENDS at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 8/26/2018

Athens, Georgia-based collective Family And Friends is known for their percussive style and unrivaled live-show energy. Recently, they unleashed Felix Culpa, their long-awaited debut full-length album. “When we finished our two EPs, especially when we finished xoxo, we knew it was time to write a full-length album,” says vocalist Mike MacDonald about their highly-anticipated record.…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with FITNESS

In a refreshing left turn from their well-trodden respective paths, Max Collins, well-known as the vocalist of Eve 6, and Kenny Carkeet, former keyboardist for AWOLNATION, have joined forces to create FITNESS, the vehicle for their own unique blend of alt-rock and aggressive synth-pop. After a chance meeting at a 2012 festival in upstate New…

PREVIEW: THE SHEEPDOGS at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 7/22/18

Fourteen years ago, newly graduated friends in Saskatchewan were trying to figure out what to do with their lives; none had ever formally played in a band before, but they decided to play music together. “We lived in the middle of nowhere and we wanted to break things off and experience new things,” says Ryan…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with VON GREY

As I tiptoe into Nashville’s High Watt during VON GREY’s soundcheck, I expect to hear some delicious synth-infused pop emanating from the intimate stage. I was met with the sounds of fiddle and a harmonious rendition of Dolly Parton classic “Jolene”— I was completely captivated. I soon learned that any attempt to put this band…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GEORGE TAYLOR

“I hold my hands and pray that you’ll be there on my final day, and if you are, will you come with me?” sings London-based singer/songwriter George Taylor in his new single, “Come Follow Me  Down.” With its slinky groove awash in a minor key and a sinister edge, Taylor’s “come hither” vocal style would…

WORD ASSOCIATION with BISHOP GUNN

With its eleven powerful tracks that pay tribute to the swampy southern blues of their origin, edged with gut-punching rock n’ roll, mostly Mississippi-based outfit Bishop Gunn’s new album Natchez, named for their hometown, represents the sound of the South as they know it. The band is made of Natchez sons Travis McCready (lead vocals),…