Life is a funny thing, isn’t it? We make lots of plans, and they rarely work out the way we imagine—the shortest distance between two points is a straight line…but what if the journey is a circle? Case in point—the story of Screamin’ John Hawkins & TD Lind. “In 1992, I was with a label, … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SCREAMIN’ JOHN & TD LIND
After our first day at Forecastle, I had high hopes for the rest of the weekend–and day number two did not disappoint. We started the festivities with classic rock revivalists The Shelters, who are reminiscent of iconic outfits like The Beatles, The Kinks, and The Beach Boys. With a combination of wicked guitar riffs, smooth … Read more Eo8 ON LOCATION: FORECASTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL, DAY 2
It’s no secret that there are many different festivals from which to choose these days; I can say from experience, though, that one of the best events in the country is Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Located in downtown Louisville, right on the bank of the Ohio River, Forecastle offers a unique and beautiful experience. … Read more Eo8 ON LOCATION: FORECASTLE FESTIVAL, DAY 1
Louisville’s own Forecastle Festival, celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year, has added more than a dozen acts to its three-day music, art and activism celebration, including Kentucky’s own Sturgill Simpson, electro-dream pop duo Phantogram, indie art veterans Spoon, and many more. “The 15-year anniversary of Forecastle reflects the eclectic, innovative and stimulating spirit that has propelled us forward since our … Read more 2017 FORECASTLE FESTIVAL LINEUP ADDITIONS!
Louisville-based dreamy indie rock trio Twin Limb has recently hit the road with fellow Louisvillian music-maker Jim James, a tour that will bring them to the Ryman Auditorium to perform for the first time. “We’re opening for Jim, and then we’re playing in his band,” says Twin Limb’s Lacey Guthrie. “I never imagined I’d walk into … Read more PREVIEW: TWIN LIMB at THE RYMAN on 11/23/16
If you follow this site (and if you don’t, you really should), you’ll remember that we sent our trusty contributor, James Farley, to Louisville to cover the Forecastle Music Festival in July; dear James was rendered utterly speechless by the performances he witnessed, but he managed to get himself together long enough to jot down … Read more #FBF: FORECASTLE FESTIVAL
Great news, y’all! East of 8th will be bringing you all the action from this year’s Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky!! Here’s another fun fact for you: “In nautical terms, a Forecastle is a superstructure at the bow of a ship where the crew is housed. Hard at work in the unruly sea, it’s a … Read more EAST OF 8TH IS GOING TO FORECASTLE!
“I found my mother’s nylon string classical guitar in the basement of our house in San Francisco, and I started messing around on it. I never had any formal training or lessons, which part of the reason why I play my guitar upside down and backwards, I’m a left-handed person playing a right-handed guitar,” says Shadwick Wilde, … Read more PREVIEW: QUIET HOLLERS at THE BASEMENT on 12/5/15