“When I was 12 or 13 I started playing guitar; I played in bands in all through high school, and then decided that was kind of silly and I needed to grow up, so I went to college,” recalls Nick Waterhouse, maker of mid-century-style R&B, who is currently on tour supporting the release of his … Read more PREVIEW: NICK WATERHOUSE at MERCY LOUNGE on 12/6/16
Once upon a time, musical friends from Hertfordshire who met in college, Ryan Potter (“Valentino”), Dan Dorney (“Bandana Dan”), Jermaine Angin (“Prince Jamma”), and Jack Metcalfe (“IK”), decided to leave their respective bands and join force to form alt-rock outfit The Hunna. “We got together and started jamming,” says drummer Metcalfe. “It just worked.” That might … Read more PREVIEW: THE HUNNA at MERCY LOUNGE on 11/20/16
Louisville-based rockers Murder By Death released their seventh album, Big Dark Love, in February via Bloodshot Records; “We’ve been around a long time, and people have really different perspectives on what we do. When we started the band, it was all about not fitting into a genre, we wanted to do whatever we wanted creatively,” says singer/guitarist Adam … Read more PREVIEW: MURDER BY DEATH at MERCY LOUNGE on 11/16/16
Colorado-based Elephant Revival drew quite a crowd to the Mercy Lounge last week; blending their inspirations of Folk, Americana, and Celtic music, the band presents a resonant and relatable sound. Their rhythmic and intricate musicianship coupled with lyrical storytelling and pleasant melodies created an extremely entertaining experience for all listeners. The band’s energy was contagious, proven by the … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: ELEPHANT REVIVAL at MERCY LOUNGE
“We’re a happy uplifting band, and the record comes across that way, but this time, there’s a dark side, and we’re eager to share it,” says Dave Munro of tight-knit Boston-based alt-pop band Air Traffic Controller of their most recent release, Black Box, the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s NORDO. “Time flew by—we had spent so … Read more PREVIEW: AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER at MERCY LOUNGE on 10/11/16
We’ve had so much fun getting to know Elephant Revival (Bonnie Paine-vocals, washboard, djembe, musical saw, stomp box/Daniel Rodriguez-vocals, guitar, banjo, bass/Dango Rose-upright bass, vocals, mandolin, claw-hammer banjo/Bridget Law-fiddle, vocals, octave violin/Charlie Rose-banjo, pedal steel, guitar, horns, cello, double bass) and celebrating their Nashville performance; today, we close out Elephant Revival Week with a specially-curated playlist … Read more ELEPHANT REVIVAL MADE US A PLAYLIST!
Elephant Revival Week continues! Every day this week, we are posting about our favorite Colorado-based eclectic alt-folk conglomerate to celebrate their upcoming show at Mercy Lounge in Nashville on October 6th, presented by East of 8th! In a recent chat with Elephant Revival vocalist/percussionist Bonnie Paine, we played a fun little round of word association, … Read more WORD ASSOCIATION with ELEPHANT REVIVAL!
If you’re a regular around here at East of 8th (and if you aren’t, you really should be), you already know that we are pleased as punch to present Elephant Revival‘s Nashville show! The Colorado-based purveyors of a deliciously eclectic blend of grass, Celtic, and folk sensibilities will head to the Music City for what’s sure … Read more TICKET GIVEAWAY! ELEPHANT REVIVAL at MERCY LOUNGE on 10/6/16
New York-based pop trio Thirdstory, who fused their beautiful harmonies and broke the internet with their otherworldly covers of pop songs posted on YouTube, are on their first headlining tour, which brings them to Nashville’s Mercy Lounge on September 8th. Their all-too-short three-song debut EP, Searching, released this Spring, was a preview for their forthcoming LP, … Read more PREVIEW: THIRDSTORY at MERCY LOUNGE on 9/8 /16
After playing to a crowd of over 160 at 12th and Porter in early April, and on the heels of their first international stint, The New Schematics bring the “Born Without Borders Tour” back home to Nashville tonight, May 25, 2016 at Mercy Lounge. The New Schematics have recently released a reimagining of their debut … Read more TONIGHT! THE NEW SCHEMATICS at MERCY LOUNGE!