Eo8 ON LOCATION: FORECASTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL, DAY 2

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…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: BONNAROO, DAY 4

Sunday morning at Bonnaroo always brings a conflict of emotions–it’s when you realize that there is only one more day on The Farm and the real world is waiting on the other side. However, that feeling is quickly pushed aside by the realization that there are still hours of music to be heard, and this…

2017 FORECASTLE FESTIVAL LINEUP ADDITIONS!

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…

BONNAROO 2017 LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT!!

  The lineup has officially been unveiled for the legendary, incomparable, world-renowned, environmentally-friendly (and 16th!) Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, set to descend on The Farm in Manchester, Tennessee on June 8th. The 2017 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will once again feature the wide-ranging scope of diverse artistry that fans have come to expect, with a…

REVIEW: MANDOLIN ORANGE at EXIT/IN

To support the recent release of their fabulous new album Blindfaller, Mandolin Orange has hit the road to share the new tunes with eager listeners—I’ve fallen in love with these new songs and have had their Nashville show date circled on my calendar for weeks. The pair took the stage at the crowded Exit/In with…

PREVIEW: MANDOLIN ORANGE at EXIT/IN on 10/20/16

“Over the last couple of years, we’ve all experienced all of these newsworthy events, and in the context of the upcoming election, it just feels like chaos swirling all around us,” laments Emily Frantz, one-half of North Carolina-based bluegrass-inspired folkicana outfit Mandolin Orange. “You can’t get away from it; it definitely informed the lyrical content of…