PREVIEW: KEUNING at THE HIGH WATT on 11/14/18

At the ripe old age of 14, Dave Keuning picked out his Christmas gifts from the Sears catalog, and a guitar was the first item on the list. “I didn’t get it, but I got like the next five things after,” he recalls. “Later, I was at a friend’s house who had a guitar and…

PREVIEW: SAVANNAH CONLEY at THE BASEMENT EAST on 11/8/18

“Nashville is my best friend and my toughest critic all the same time,” says Nashville singer/songwriter Savannah Conley. “It’s great. It’s super intimidating. But it’s the most gratifying thing if you do play a good show, and if people tell you that you played a good show they’re being straight up with you,” she laughs.…

8 QUESTIONS with OCNSIDE

In the summer of 2017 and after the breakup of their band Voxhaul Broadcast, David Dennis and Tony Aguilar holed up at the famed Sound City Studios where artists like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and Nirvana plied their craft and created some of the modern American songbook’s must-listens and essentials. The pair emerged as alt-pop duo…

PREVIEW: THE BREVET at TRUE MUSIC ROOM

It’s been said that maturity comes with experience, and that’s something Orange County-based alt-rock band The Brevet knows well. Four or so years ago, the band was intently focused on studio work, enjoying the benefits of sync placements in television and film. “As that progressed, we developed a fanbase and started implementing more live shows…

PREVIEW: TURKUAZ at EXIT/IN on 10/25/18

“From day one. it was always the vision to have this exact band that we have, this setup,” says Dave Brandwine, guitarist and lead vocalist of Turkuaz. “We’re just fortunate enough that we’re not only a band of nine people but we’re a band of nine really close friends, like a family. Everyone intuitively knows…

PREVIEW: THE GLORIOUS SONS at EXIT/IN on 10/10/18

”It’s good and it’s bad. It’s hard when you are best friends with someone and you start a business together. That’s a lot to add to a relationship,” says Brett Emmons of Juno Award-winning Kingston, Ontario-based rock outfit The Glorious Sons of being in a band with his brother, guitarist Jay Emmons. “That has the ability…

PREVIEW: WELSHLY ARMS at EXIT/IN on 10/10/18

In 2017, the world was captivated by the grit and groove of a song called “Legendary,” birthed by a band called Welshly Arms from Cleveland, and inspired by living legend LeBron James. Since then, Welshly Arms has amassed over a million monthly listeners on Spotify, conquered late-night television, and set major festival stages on fire…

PREVIEW: CARL BROEMEL at MERCY LOUNGE on 10/6/18

”To me, it doesn’t get old–if it only lasts less than three weeks. That’s I think that’s my limit,” laughs Carl Broemel, well-known as the guitarist for My Morning Jacket and for his solo work, of his feelings on touring. “It’s a psychological barrier that I personally hit after two and a half weeks or…

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…

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…