Eo8 GOES ON LOCATION: SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL–THIS WEEKEND!

HAVE MERCY Y’ALL!! Atlanta’s premiere music festival, Shaky Knees, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year– this lineup is the absolute business, and features some favorites, who, if you’re a regular around here (and if you’re not, you totally should be) you’ll recognize, a list that includes the likes of Cage The Elephant, Highly Suspect, The London…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with COREY HARPER

Corey Harper has a voice that penetrates the soul and could soften the toughest of hearts—an amazing talent given that the 21 year old singer/songwriter, who hails from Portland and now resides in Venice, California, has only been making music since the ripe old age of 19. Raised my music-loving parents on a steady diet…

PREVIEW: ZANDER HAWLEY at 3RD & LINDSLEY TONIGHT!

Every ending leads to a new beginning, and heartache is often the catalyst for both. Nashville-by-way-of-Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Zander Hawley, who began making his own music a few host years ago, knows that truth well. “Like every 15 year old, I had my heart broken, and that’s what set it off,” laughs Hawley, who will…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: DAWES at THE RYMAN

This past weekend, folk rock band Dawes played a two-night stand at The Ryman, and I’m not sure I will ever be the same. I can confidently say—and speak for everyone that was in attendance either of those nights–that something magical happened, and it set the bar for live music. Dawes is currently on an…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BILLY RAFFOUL

“Until I was five, we lived on a farm and we literally sold tomatoes,” recalls Billy Raffoul of his upbringing in Leamington, Ontario, also known as the “Tomato Capital of Canada.” My mother was a painter and a writer, my dad was always playing shows and doing gigs,” he adds. “We were always around music.”…

TICKET GIVEAWAY!! LEWIS DEL MAR at EXIT/IN on 5/11/17

Rockaway Beach-based duo Lewis Del Mar, who exploded onto the scene in 2015 with their irresistible single “Loud(y),” will be performing at Nashville’s own Exit/In on Thursday, May 11th. These two lifelong friends, Danny Miller and Max Harwood, inseparable creative companions filled with zeal and confidence, have been on a continual musical journey together, a DIY mission…

VIDEO PREMIERE: “GEMINI” by RAVINER

We at East of 8th celebrate creativity and innovation every chance we get, and Nashville rock band Raviner is the star of our current party; their anthemic 2016 debut EP, [DISCONNECTED], explored themes of self-discovery and self-realization, disillusionment with institutionalized religion, spiritual and emotional abuse, all centered around a core message—believing in yourself.  Now the…

“TWO HIGH” – NEW MUSIC from MOON TAXI

Nashville’s own jamtastic rockers Moon Taxi have unleashed a brand new single called “Two High,” a song that the band says “about hope. Hope for understanding, hope for acceptance, and hope for our future. We were inspired by the simple and universal peace sign. It’s a gesture we would like to see more of.” The alt-rock five-piece formed in 2006…

“DUMB LOVE” – NEW MUSIC from NEIL FRANCES

“Dumb Love” is the first ever release from Los Angeles duo Neil Frances, who began writing pop music for female vocalists last year before quickly realizing a preference for the raw, original versions of their demos. Recorded in 2016 at the group’s personal studio space, Death x Vibe Studios in Downtown Los Angeles, the single speaks…