August 21, 2017 will be a momentous day; Nashville will be partially in the path of totality for the solar eclipse—an event which hasn’t affected the area in 500 years, and one which will bring an estimated extra 1.4 million people to the Music City. August 21st is also the day that Nashville-based singer/songwriter Corey … Read more VIDEO PREMIERE: “LEILA” by COREY LEITER
When I was asked to review The Daybreaks, I did what anyone does before they commit to seeing a band perform live – I checked them out on Spotify. It only took 20 seconds of listening to the first song, “The Machine,” to make me an instant fan, and for the next week I listened … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE DAYBREAKS
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 … Read more PREVIEW: ZANDER HAWLEY at 3RD & LINDSLEY TONIGHT!
Lightning 100, Nashville’s bastion of independent radio, will host its annual Spring Block Party on Saturday, April 29th at Marathon Music Works. This year’s lineup features Eo8 faves The Delta Saints, who will be celebrating the release of their stellar new album, Monte Vista, with the hometown crowd, along with Waker (formerly known as Koa), Luthi, Okey … Read more WIN TICKETS TO LIGHTNING 100’S SPRING BLOCK PARTY featuring THE DELTA SAINTS!
On April 21st, Matthew Logan Vasquez will release his second solo album, Does What He Wants, via Dine Alone Records, a collection of passionate, hardscrabble anthems about financials issues, death, jerky landlords, and general irritation. However, even with its intense subject matter, Does What He Wants is a seriously fun listen. “Blues is happy music, and … Read more PREVIEW: MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ at THE HIGH WATT on 4/21/17
Jadea Kelly Week continues! Every day this week, we are posting about our new favorite angelic-voiced alt-folk songstress (and self-proclaimed space nut and Star Wars superfan) to celebrate her upcoming show at The High Watt in Nashville on April 6th, presented by East of 8th! Kelly will release her third studio album, Love & Lust, … Read more WORD ASSOCIATION with JADEA KELLY!
Y’ALL!!!! Blog favorite Brooklyn-based blues band People Vs. Larsen will be hosting their album release show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Tuesday, February 9th at 10:00 p.m.!! The album, Loving Losing, is a fantastic listen, and to celebrate this momentous occasion, East of 8th has not one, but THREE albums to give … Read more PEOPLE VS. LARSEN CD GIVEAWAY!
MODOC’s Clint Culberson, Kyle Addison, and John Carlson relocated to Nashville a long time ago from Indiana – the budding musicians had seen a handful of fellow Hoosier bands who were playing similar styles of music make the move; “We just want to make music for a living, that’s who we are, that’s what we … Read more PREVIEW: MODOC ALBUM RELEASE at THE BASEMENT EAST on 2/4/16
Brooke Waggoner has music in her DNA; her singing brothers can play a multitude of instruments, and her mother is a pianist. Her great grandfather, a renowned classical pianist who fled Germany during the Second World War, started a piano company in New York, eventually relocating the family business to south Louisiana. Waggoner herself began … Read more PREVIEW: BROOKE WAGGONER ALBUM RELEASE at EASTSIDE MANOR on 1/16/16
When he was younger, Zack Smith, multi-instrumentalist and one-half of Nashville-based Americana duo Smooth Hound Smith, got tattoos on his fingers to insure that he would never get hired to work in an office. He walked a series of vocational paths, but music was the only thing that he never stopped doing. Fate took its course, and Smith … Read more Preview: Smooth Hound Smith Album Release at Exit/In on 1/15/16