Ah. It’s that time of year again when tastemakers and pundits compile lists of the year’s best musical offerings. We at East of 8th decided to focus our efforts on highlighting albums that impacted us in 2017, whether they were recognized by the mainstream or not. Some of these artists hail from our own backyard, … Read more Eo8’s TOP 8 of 2017
It was a sultry night last Saturday, as the temps climbed into the upper 90s, unusual for those of us here in Portland, Oregon–but unbeknownst to the passersby, the Doug Fir Lounge was hot inside as well – not for lack of A/C, but because Seattle’s Pickwick played a show that set us all on … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: PICKWICK in PORTLAND!
I’ll never forget when I first heard “Hacienda Motel,” the breakout hit from Can’t Talk Medicine, the debut album from Seattle-based Pickwick back in 2013; frontman Galen Disston’s soulful vocals carried on a retro-infused layer of reverb-y goodness made that track virtually strut right out of the speakers. I was hooked. Since then, we Pickwick … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PICKWICK
It’s been a hot minute since I posted a playlist (and when I say “hot minute” I’m not joking, we’re all melting here). I’ve been listening to a variety of music lately, some new songs, some oldies, and all have helped me endure this oppressively hot Tennessee summer. I hope that you enjoy the playlist, … Read more THE EAST OF 8TH IT OUGHTA BE AUTUMN PLAYLIST