PREVIEW: SHIVERY SHAKES ARE HEADED TO NASHVILLE on 4/28/16!

Purveyors of surfy-sunshine, Austin-based four piece Shivery Shakes, will be stopping by the Music City for a show at Little Lights with local new wavers Wildfront. “It’s been about a year since we’ve been out, it was time to hit the road again.  We’re glad we’re finally going to make it back to Nashville!” says … Read more PREVIEW: SHIVERY SHAKES ARE HEADED TO NASHVILLE on 4/28/16!

THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Break Bones” – Wild Child

Austin-based indie folk band Wild Child released their third and latest album, Fools, this year; the record, which shows the group stretching the boundaries of what they’ve done before, is amazing in its entirety–and y’all, that’s not something I say very often about a whole album.  It was difficult to choose a favorite for the list, but … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “Break Bones” – Wild Child

PREVIEW: WILD CHILD at CANNERY BALLROOM on 11/19/15

Austin-based indie folk ensemble Wild Child will be making a stop in the Music City this Thursday to perform at Cannery Ballroom with friend and fellow Austin artist Shakey Graves.  “When we’re not on tour, we’re inseparable.  Back home, he’s like my brother.  It’s really special to be able to continue to go on the … Read more PREVIEW: WILD CHILD at CANNERY BALLROOM on 11/19/15

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BLACK PISTOL FIRE

Being Southern is a thing.  A real, tangible, palpable thing that influences everything about who you are–the way you talk, the food you eat, the names you call your grandparents, everything.  It also has a profound effect on the music to which you’re drawn, and if you’re a musician, on the music you create yourself. … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BLACK PISTOL FIRE

PREVIEW: JOE PUG at THE HIGH WATT on 4/23/15

Austin-based singer/songwriter Joe Pug will be performing at The High Watt in Nashville on Thursday, April 23. This March, Pug released his newest album, Windfall, a 10-song indie-folk gem that is poised to cement his reputation as one of America’s most respected young songwriters.  After hundreds of shows, including stops at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and the Newport Folk … Read more PREVIEW: JOE PUG at THE HIGH WATT on 4/23/15

REVIEW: SAINTS OF VALORY at MERCY LOUNGE

Navigating the weather in the Music City has been a challenge this winter, with snow and ice cramping our style in more ways than one.  It kept me from going to a show or two, but I was determined not to miss out when Austin-based Saints of Valory, on their recent North American tour, stopped in Nashville on March 6th.  The … Read more REVIEW: SAINTS OF VALORY at MERCY LOUNGE

PREVIEW: SAINTS OF VALORY at MERCY LOUNGE on 3/6/15

Austin, Texas-based Saints of Valory is on tour and will be making their way to Mercy Lounge in Nashville on March 3rd…and I am SO EXCITED.  A couple of years ago, a friend introduced me to their music (yep, Bryan Rose, I’m talking about you); the song “Kids,” with its big, full sound and echoing … Read more PREVIEW: SAINTS OF VALORY at MERCY LOUNGE on 3/6/15

SXSW SPOTLIGHT: SHIVERY SHAKES

Hi friends! It’s time for our next installment of the East of 8th SXSW Spotlight! I’ve recently become enamored with the surf-rock sounds of Shivery Shakes, a captivating quartet from Austin, Texas, whose music has been a shot of sonic sunshine to my frostbitten little ears this winter.  I had the pleasure of chatting with lead … Read more SXSW SPOTLIGHT: SHIVERY SHAKES

SXSW SPOTLIGHT: COLONY HOUSE

It’s about that time y’all…the South By Southwest Music Festival, otherwise known as SXSW, will begin on March 17th in Austin, Texas.  I get excited about it every year.  Why? It’s the largest festival of its kind in the world.  I got even more excited this year because some East of 8th faves will be … Read more SXSW SPOTLIGHT: COLONY HOUSE

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