This week the playlist is unfortunately the 7 X 8th Playlist due to the last minute scratch of one song. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of new music for you to listen to as you sit outside enjoying this early fall weather–at least here in the southern U.S. Like the weather here in Nashville, this … Read more THE 8 x 8th PLAYLIST: NEW MUSIC FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
Alternative rock is back! (At least for a few songs this week) We also get one of the more epic lo-fi tracks I’ve heard in a long time as well as a retro synth banger that you can’t miss. Without further ado, here is this week’s East of 8th playlist presented in the order they … Read more THE 8 x 8th PLAYLIST: NEW MUSIC FOR SEPTEMBER 5, 2020
This week we have some genuine indie and alternative rock songs in the mix. Real electric guitar riffs! Real pulse-raising drum beats! However, the real highlight of this week’s additions is the wealth of female vocal talent. We’ve got raw emotion, groovy soul, and show-stopping tracks coming your way! Without further ado, here is this … Read more THE 8 x 8th PLAYLIST, AUGUST 7, 2020
Any good playlist merges a bunch of music genres so you never know what to expect. The 8 x 8th Playlist was created to bring together everything from indie rock to baroque pop. Good music is good music no matter how you define it. We were particularly blessed with the releases this week as the … Read more The 8 x 8th Playlist: New Music July 31, 2020
Featuring the latest in indie rock, alternative, and indie pop. The East of 8th music blog has arrived on Spotify! The playlist will be updated each week with 8 new songs which will be rotated every 8 weeks, (eventually) resulting in 64 new songs for your listening pleasure! Without further ado, here is this week’s … Read more Introducing the East of 8th – 8 x 8th Spotify Playlist
Pushing limits—and breaking them—is the only constant for Natalie Claro. “Multi-instrumentalist” doesn’t do her justice. She is the sole writer, producer, and instrumentalist of all her music. Her shows are an adrenaline rush, musically and visually. Her lyrics frequently tackle topics ranging from politics to mental health, presented in an ear-catching style. With her newly … Read more A Playlist From Natalie Claro
Technology is so awesome – until it’s not. As I sit here with a strained neck, eyes bleary from staring at my computer screen, sore wrists, and the inability to get away from the constant barrage of information which wreaks havoc on my emotions on a daily basis (which is totally my fault as I … Read more AUSTIN WARD MADE US A PLAYLIST!
To belong is to be accepted as one is, not merely “fitting in” for being like everyone else, and humans are hardwired with the need to feel as if they belong. Vocalist Frank Kadillac of JUNO Award-winning Canadian alt-pop outfit Neon Dreams was inspired to create the band’s latest single, “Sick Of Feeling Useless,” after … Read more NEON DREAMS MADE US A PLAYLIST!
Witty Nashville-based alt-pop artist and multi-instrumentalist Maggie Miles, who relishes comedic relief in dealing with the awkward coming-of-age years of her life, grew up on the soulful vocals of vintage artists like Stevie Nicks and Ann Wilson but has found 90s grunge to be a major source of inspiration as of late. In her music, … Read more MAGGIE MILES MADE US A PLAYLIST!
Sequestered in the desert of Western Australia, the vibrant, red flowers of Eucalyptus macrocarpa stand out against the harsh landscape. The rare tree, nicknamed “rose of the west,” manages to prevail over the severe climate, opening its beauty to those who seek it. It’s with this image that Gina Barrington (vocals, guitar) found solace and inspiration for her project Rose of the West, … Read more PREVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST at THE HIGH WATT on 8/1/19