PREMIERE: “SHANGRI-LA” by FOX GRIN

Shangri-La is a distant, imaginary place, one where everything is pleasant and you can have everything your heart desires. Nashville-based art rock duo Fox Grin brings that idea a little closer with their new and appropriately-titled single “Shangri-La,” a tune from their forthcoming album Dusk, due out early next year. “‘Shangri-La is about the escaping feeling … Read more PREMIERE: “SHANGRI-LA” by FOX GRIN

ALBUM REVIEW: “SLEEPING THROUGH THE WAR” by ALL THEM WITCHES

Take a breath, and lean in closely for a very important announcement: Great rock n’ roll isn’t dead, it’s just under-appreciated and under-promoted in the mainstream media. At East of 8th, we love good rock’ n roll, we’re here to appreciate and promote it, and we are currently under the spell cast by All Them … Read more ALBUM REVIEW: “SLEEPING THROUGH THE WAR” by ALL THEM WITCHES

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: WILD ADRIATIC at THE HIGH WATT

Fresh off last week’s release of their new album, Feel, New York-based three-member touring machine Wild Adriatic took the intimate stage of the High Watt in Nashville.  Feel, inspired by a painful breakup, was written to highlight the band’s evolution both in life and music. With that theme on display, the trio focused on songs from … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: WILD ADRIATIC at THE HIGH WATT

“WALKING AROUND PURPOSELY” – NEW MUSIC from THE CAPTAIN’S SON

The Captain’s Son have put a unique spin on indie surf pop, combining the classic form with harmony-rich layers harmonies and good old garage rock, brilliantly showcased in the band’s new single, “Walking Around Purposely.” Comprised of Paige Byrd, Jarred Hayden, and William Hopkins, The Captain’s Son are making waves in the Southern California scene. With its catchy warm guitar melodies, laid-back vocals, and upbeat … Read more “WALKING AROUND PURPOSELY” – NEW MUSIC from THE CAPTAIN’S SON

DR. DOG STEALTHILY RELEASES NEW ALBUM

Iconic psych-rockers Dr. Dog have long been superheroes in my book, but I had no idea they donned ninja gear under their capes…earlier this year, the band released a new album, went on a nationwide tour to support it, and today, they’ve added a new release to their golden catalogue, Abandoned Mansion.  Abandoned Mansion is a ten-song mood … Read more DR. DOG STEALTHILY RELEASES NEW ALBUM

WIN TICKETS to COMMUNION NASHVILLE on 9/14/16!!!

The highly-anticipated Communion Residency returns to The East Room on September 14th, showcasing up-and-coming talent across multiple genres for an unforgettable night of music discovery. The lineup includes Jonny P, The Wild Jays, Guthrie Brown, and Zoe Sky Jordan–and we have a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky winner! Nashville-by-way-of New York soul artist Jonny P has a sound … Read more WIN TICKETS to COMMUNION NASHVILLE on 9/14/16!!!

ALBUM REVIEW: “THE SIDES AND IN BETWEEN” by GRINGO STAR

I’ll be honest; whenever I hear the word “psych” in front of a band’s description of itself or its music, I tend to roll my eyes. Why? Because nothing I’ve heard described as “psych” really ever wows me. As I reluctantly peeled the proverbial wrapper off of my download of The Sides And In Between … Read more ALBUM REVIEW: “THE SIDES AND IN BETWEEN” by GRINGO STAR

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GRINGO STAR

Nick and Peter Furgiuele came by their love of music honestly, a love which began early on as the brothers cut their musical teeth on the tasty morsels of their parents’ record collection. “We spent our early school-aged years in Boone, North Carolina; there wasn’t a lot of radio exposure or anything like that,” says … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with GRINGO STAR

“BATTLES” – NEW MUSIC from CORBU

New York neo-psych band Corbu are streaming “Battles”, the new single from their forthcoming debut album Crayon Soul, out August 5th. “Battles” rides an insistent bass groove through a kaleidoscope of vocal harmonies, broken synths, and reverbed-out guitars, and captures the spirit of their collaboration with Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, The Flaming Lips), who … Read more “BATTLES” – NEW MUSIC from CORBU

PREMIERE: “KALI” by THE WILD JAYS

The Wild Jays are a psychedelic rock band conceived from the minds of three friends who got their start in the Nashville basement scene. Trevor Willmott creates washy soundscapes on guitar with dreamy vocal melodies and introspective lyrics, while drummer Ryan Usher and bassist Mike Walker provide a complex and driving rhythm section. These elements … Read more PREMIERE: “KALI” by THE WILD JAYS

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