NEW MUSIC MONDAY!

Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Elliah Heifetz‘ new tune “You Shall Be A Blessing” is the perfect pick-me-up for a Monday afternoon. Brightly acoustic with sparkling touches deftly inserted in all the right places, Heifetz charms us with his poignant lyrics and his endearing vocal style, the combinaton of which could make the most stoic listener swoon. A…

ALBUM REVIEW: “LAVENDER” by O SUMMER

When I think of O Summer, I think of passion and the pursuit of dreams, of strength and sophistication, and of brilliance and boldness. I think of an indie-rock crew of fearless pals destined to change the world, and a circle of down-to-earth, funky friends who never miss an opportunity for a snack break at…

Eo8 PRESENTS: COMMON DEER at THE HIGH WATT on 3/8/18

In honor of day two of Wild Moccasins week, East of 8th presents an exclusive interview with indie-rock band, Common Deer. Don’t miss them make their Music City debut March 8th as they perform alongside Wild Moccasins at The High Watt. One of music’s greatest powers is its ability to bring about hope in times…

PREMIERE: “EYES ON US” by MERRITT GIBSON

New England indie rocker Merritt Gibson writes songs that are deeply personal and unflinchingly honest as she seeks to understand the world and how she fits into it—a quest to which we can all relate. College freshman Gibson, however, displays perspective and observation that is beyond her years. On March 30th, she will release Eyes…

“WANT ME BACK” — NEW MUSIC from MOMMA’S BOY

Kansas City rockers Momma’s Boy have done it again with the release of their groove-driven single, “Want Me Back.” The final tune from the band’s three-part Dead Summer Singles Series tells the story of someone trying their hand at love again. Love can be a scary thing, especially after experiencing one too many heartbreaks. With…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: THE DISTRICTS

There is a rawness that puts the ‘indie’ in indie rock.  I look for a certain grittiness both musically and lyrically; there must be more than just a stage presence—more of a stage attitude that binds audience with band, both locked in the passion for pure rock music. Sometimes, even for seasoned indie rockers, it…

PREMIERE: “ANYONE” by WIDESPELL

The legendary Stevie Wonder once said, “Just because a record has a groove don’t make it in the groove.” So true, isn’t it? Admittedly, we’ve been in need of something different around here, something that stands out and demands a listen. Beloved readers, if you’re tired of the noisy sameness of today’s musical landscape, give…

PREMIERE: “STEP INTO THE LIGHT” by THE BREAK LIGHTS

New Jersey indie rockers The Break Lights, who recently landed on NPR’s radar with an impressively ear-catching Tiny Desk Concert submission, will release their self-recorded/self-produced new album, The Bright Life, on September 22nd. Today, the band reveals their latest single, “Step Into The Light,” which follows their Beatles-esque head-bobber, “Why Don’t You Call Me?,” shared…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BEHOLD THE BRAVE

”I like to think that I’m a thinker. I think a lot about being a thinker,” laughs Clayton Davis, guitarist and vocalist for Nashville-by-way-of-Chattanooga, Tennessee band Behold The Brave; the group recently released a nine-song self-titled stunner which deftly blends their Southern rock roots with subtle psychedelia. “Before this album, we were in the indie…