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…

Eo8 PRESENTS: ROANOKE at THE HIGH WATT on 10/3/18

We’re so excited to present The Lil Smokies’ upcoming show at The High Watt on Wednesday, October 3rd, and one of the many reasons why is that we also love the supporting band, Nashville emerging Americana outfit Roanoke. Roanoke is helmed by Taylor Dupuis and Joey Beesley, who followed their respective musical paths to Nashville–fate intersected those…

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.…

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…

PREVIEW: BIRDS OF CHICAGO at MUSICIANS CORNER on 6/15/18

Husband-wife duo  JT Nero and Allison Russell, otherwise known as Birds of Chicago, relocated to the Music City not too long ago and will perform their first proper gig in their new hometown at free summer concert series Musicians Corner on June 15th. The pair met in 2006, and there were fireworks between them from the…

PREVIEW: AMERICAN AQUARIUM at THE BASEMENT EAST on 6/5/18

Today, American Aquarium released their new album, Things Change, an aptly-titled stunner; a year ago, the band’s world was upended, and frontman BJ Barham was at a crossroads when his entire band decided to leave. “I’ve always had a rotation, tumultuous would be the word to describe my band situation,” laughs the native North Carolinian…

PREVIEW: MICHAEL RAULT at THE BASEMENT, 5/25/18

“I started playing guitar at 12, it took me a couple of years to make my own bands and then decided that I wanted to play music seriously from that point on,” says Canadian alt-rocker Michael Rault, who grew up in a musical family in Edmonton, Alberta. “I’ve never changed my mind.” The now-Montreal-based Rault…

PREVIEW: THE NIGHTOWLS at THE 5 SPOT on 5/22/18

”I am literally folding t-shirts,” says Ryan Harkrider, frontman of 10-piece Austin-based alt-soul outfit The Nightowls. The band was gearing up to begin touring in support of the release of their latest album, We Are The Nightowls, out on April 27th.“We travel in this big RV. I picked it up this morning and drove it…