VIDEO PREMIERE: “WHO I WANNA BE” by BROTHER MAN

I have to say, I can’t get enough of rock duos – The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Royal Blood, Black Pistol Fire, I love them all. There’s something about the power that emanates from two people who are in sync, who go full-tilt-boogie and produce more noise than a freight train while they do…

PREVIEW: LITTLE HURRICANE at THE HIGH WATT on 6/16/17

San Diego-based duo Little Hurricane has a pretty typical story—girl plays drums, girl needs a band, girl places ad on Craigslist for said band, boy responds, girl and boy make beautiful music together, fall in love, and take over the world together. Well, maybe not so typical, but definitely very 21st-century–meet Anthony “Tone” Catalano and Celeste…

“WALKING AROUND PURPOSELY” – NEW MUSIC from THE CAPTAIN’S SON

The Captain’s Son have put a unique spin on indie surf pop, combining the classic form with harmony-rich layers harmonies and good old garage rock, brilliantly showcased in the band’s new single, “Walking Around Purposely.” Comprised of Paige Byrd, Jarred Hayden, and William Hopkins, The Captain’s Son are making waves in the Southern California scene. With its catchy warm guitar melodies, laid-back vocals, and upbeat…

“HOURS” – NEW MUSIC by PIP BLOM

There’s something about 19 year old Netherlands lo-fi rocker Pip Blom‘s new single “Hours” that takes me right back to my combat boot-wearing, flannel-shirt-tied-around-the-waist-of-my-overalls, 1990s adolescent self. And, y’all, that’s an excellent thing. As catchy and time-rewinding as the music is, what really stands out are her incredibly mature and introspective lyrics which perfectly encapsulate the…

ANDY FERRO’S GUIDE TO NASHVILLE

Andy Ferro, gifted writer, musician, and lead guitarist of Nashville rock band Ranch Ghost, is releasing his debut solo album, Muirhead, on Friday, February 26th via Rough Beast Records.  The seven-song, lo-fi, psych-folk gem is largely a solo effort, with a few sonic contributions from keyboards/sound-effects guru Mitch Jones (Fly Golden Eagle, Thunderbitch, Majestic).  East of 8th recently caught up with…