Eo8’s TOP 8 of 2017

Ah. It’s that time of year again when tastemakers and pundits compile lists of the year’s best musical offerings. We at East of 8th decided to focus our efforts on highlighting albums that impacted us in 2017, whether they were recognized by the mainstream or not. Some of these artists hail from our own backyard,…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: COLONY HOUSE at CANNERY BALLROOM

Nashville natives Colony House made a return home on march 9th and were welcomed by a sold-out crowd at the Cannery Ballroom; currently on a nationwide tour in support of their stellar sophomore album Only the Lonely, the band performed their hearts out for over 1,000 frenzied fans on that stormy Thursday night. Not only does…

ALBUM REVIEW: “ONLY THE LONELY” by COLONY HOUSE

Just when we think Tennessee pop rock outfit Colony House couldn’t possibly get more prolific, they prove us wrong—but honestly, we expect no less from our beloved Colony House boys. With their latest album, Only The Lonely, they’ve set the bar even higher for themselves, and for every band in their orbit. With an uber-rock n’…

“YOU KNOW IT” – NEW VIDEO from COLONY HOUSE

If you know me, you know I have a soft spot in my heart for alt-pop band and hometown heroes Colony House. They also have a special place in East of 8th history as the very first band I ever interviewed, SWOON. So, when I found out they released a Beatles-esque new single “You Know…

RECAP: KNOX HAMILTON at MERCY LOUNGE on 1/8/15

Knox Hamilton is quite the anomaly; they’ve been on national tours with Colony House and Civil Twilight, practically owned the AltNation Alt18 countdown on SiriusXM (eventually claiming the #1 spot), and are scheduled to play some super-cool festivals, like Hangout and Firefly, this summer…and they still only have released one song.  That’s nuts. I myself am a…

KONGOS SIGNED CD GIVEAWAY!!!

Y’ALL!  Phoenix by way of Johannesburg-based alt-rock band Kongos has teamed up with Skype’s Ones To Watch Tour to give us, the fans, exclusive access to what’s happening on tour before, during and after the shows.  Kongos is currently on tour with Sir Sly and Colony House (*SWOON*) and they’ve taken some time to answer questions about…

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…

COLONY HOUSE at THE EVENING MUSE on 10/18/14

If you read this blog regularly (and if you don’t, why not???) y’all know I love Colony House…I caught their sold-out (and brilliant) show with Knox Hamilton in Charlotte, NC on October 18th, and thought I would share some pictures with you from the evening.  Enjoy! Want to see more? Go to East of 8th’s Facebook…

THE WINTER NOT-SO-DOLDRUMS PLAYLIST

As I sat at my favorite coffee shop drafting this post, looking out the window at this gray, rainy, cold, Tennessee winter day, I decided to create a playlist to to lift us all from these unwelcome winter doldrums (click here to listen).  There’s something amazing about music’s ability to lift our spirits, you know?…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with COLONY HOUSE (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CALEB)

I was at one of my favorite venues, the Mercy Lounge, the other night for a show; a band called CALEB was opening for Youngblood Hawke of “We Come Running” fame, and I was thrilled to have the chance to sit down with them and get to know them a little before the show started. …