The 8 x 8th Playlist: New Music July 31, 2020

East of 8th Spotify Playlist July 31

Any good playlist merges a bunch of music genres so you never know what to expect. The 8 x 8th Playlist was created to bring together everything from indie rock to baroque pop. Good music is good music no matter how you define it. We were particularly blessed with the releases this week as the … Read more The 8 x 8th Playlist: New Music July 31, 2020

AUSTIN WARD MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Technology is so awesome – until it’s not. As I sit here with a strained neck, eyes bleary from staring at my computer screen, sore wrists, and the inability to get away from the constant barrage of information which wreaks havoc on my emotions on a daily basis (which is totally my fault as I … Read more AUSTIN WARD MADE US A PLAYLIST!

NEON DREAMS MADE US A PLAYLIST!

To belong is to be accepted as one is, not merely “fitting in” for being like everyone else, and humans are hardwired with the need to feel as if they belong. Vocalist Frank Kadillac of JUNO Award-winning Canadian alt-pop outfit Neon Dreams was inspired to create the band’s latest single, “Sick Of Feeling Useless,” after … Read more NEON DREAMS MADE US A PLAYLIST!

MAGGIE MILES MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Witty Nashville-based alt-pop artist and multi-instrumentalist Maggie Miles, who relishes comedic relief in dealing with the awkward coming-of-age years of her life, grew up on the soulful vocals of vintage artists like Stevie Nicks and Ann Wilson but has found 90s grunge to be a major source of inspiration as of late. In her music, … Read more MAGGIE MILES MADE US A PLAYLIST!

PREVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST at THE HIGH WATT on 8/1/19

Sequestered in the desert of Western Australia, the vibrant, red flowers of Eucalyptus macrocarpa stand out against the harsh landscape. The rare tree, nicknamed “rose of the west,” manages to prevail over the severe climate, opening its beauty to those who seek it. It’s with this image that Gina Barrington (vocals, guitar) found solace and inspiration for her project Rose of the West, … Read more PREVIEW: ROSE OF THE WEST at THE HIGH WATT on 8/1/19

ZOE SKY JORDAN MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Los Angeles native, Toronto raised, Nashville transplant alt-pop artist Zoe Sky Jordan is an emerging artist telling women’s stories in an everyday way. “My music represents how many roles we play in adaptation as the world manicures us into strange, unnatural shapes,” she says. “We remain in our truest form though, as wild, independent, beautiful … Read more ZOE SKY JORDAN MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Eo8 EXCLUSIVE: ALL WHISSELL WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS

It’s no secret around here–we love us some Whissell, y’all. The Nashville-based pop songcrafter is one-of-a-kind, and as we’ve said previously, her “distinct and soulful tone places her head and shoulders above the current female pop vocalist status quo as she takes her place amidst very “of-the-moment”electro-blues stylizers like Bishop Briggs and Rag N’ Bone … Read more Eo8 EXCLUSIVE: ALL WHISSELL WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS

ZAYDE WØLF’S “BEST of 2016” PICKS

It’s been an interesting year, 2016, so we thought we would enlist the help of one of our local favorites, ZAYDE WØLF, to make an interesting “Best Of” list to celebrate this interesting year. I wonder how many more times I can use the word “interesting” in this post… If you aren’t familiar with ZAYDE WØLF, the … Read more ZAYDE WØLF’S “BEST of 2016” PICKS

A VALLEY SON MADE US A PLAYLIST!

New York City-based Southern rock band A Valley Son is an anomaly, comprised of three Southern transplants raised on Stax and Motown, and one Yonkers-born gospel drummer-turned-bassist. After witnessing a generation of bands that seem to value aesthetics over substance, the four members vowed to make music that strips away all of the unnecessary decoration and put songwriting, emotion, and raw musicianship … Read more A VALLEY SON MADE US A PLAYLIST!

DEL CAESAR MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Making the complicated simple is a true indication of creativity, and Brooklyn-based garage rock trio Del Caesar proves it. The band is preparing to release their new four-song EP called EP 2, on Friday, November 11th through their imprint, Reheated Spaghetti. Recorded straight to tape, its sound embodies riff-driven, upbeat garage rock, snarling in a way that betrays some swagger, but … Read more DEL CAESAR MADE US A PLAYLIST!

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