LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE MAGPIE SALUTE

With a rumble of southern rock guitar shaking the rafters, a hush fell over the expectant crowd at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works recently.  With one of the widest stages in town—one side filled end to end with The Magpie Salute’s array of artists, the other side lined with expectant fans—the scene was set. The Magpie…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: FORECASTLE FESTIVAL, DAY 3

As quickly as things had begun in Louisville, they were coming to an end with day three of Forecastle upon us. The festival grounds early on Sunday were already sweltering as we made our way to see Nashville indie pop favorites Coin, who had just begun their set on the Main Stage to a much-larger-than-I-had-expected…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: FORECASTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL, DAY 2

After our first day at Forecastle, I had high hopes for the rest of the weekend–and day number two did not disappoint. We started the festivities with classic rock revivalists The Shelters, who are reminiscent of iconic outfits like The Beatles, The Kinks, and The Beach Boys. With a combination of wicked guitar riffs, smooth…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: FORECASTLE FESTIVAL, DAY 1

It’s no secret that there are many different festivals from which to choose these days; I can say from experience, though, that one of the best events in the country is Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Located in downtown Louisville, right on the bank of the Ohio River, Forecastle offers a unique and beautiful experience.…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: MY MORNING JACKET

  Last Friday night added up to the perfect storm for an unforgettable concert experience.  A dynamic band with an impeccable history of mesmerizing live performances?  Taken care of by the Louisville rockers of My Morning Jacket.  Amazing sound quality in an open air setting?  Taken care of by Ascend Amphitheater, which I might argue…

#tbt: CAGE THE ELEPHANT at BONNAROO

Sometimes the most memorable shows from a festival are the ones that offer an unexpected surprise–not to imply a lack of high expectations going into Cage The Elephant’s 2017 Bonnaroo set. Being a Cage live show veteran, I thought I knew what to expect, but Cage muscled out a new level of energy for their…