8 QUESTIONS with OCNSIDE

In the summer of 2017 and after the breakup of their band Voxhaul Broadcast, David Dennis and Tony Aguilar holed up at the famed Sound City Studios where artists like Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and Nirvana plied their craft and created some of the modern American songbook’s must-listens and essentials. The pair emerged as alt-pop duo…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: MEMPHO MUSIC FESTIVAL

There is something special developing in the music festival scene and it’s coming out of Memphis, Tennessee. Back for its second year, the 2018 Mempho Music Festival boasted a lineup that was impossible to resist. Last year, the festival showcased Memphis flavor by bringing together a healthy dose of blues and soul legends, indie rockers, local favorites,…

PREVIEW: THE NIGHTOWLS at THE 5 SPOT on 5/22/18

”I am literally folding t-shirts,” says Ryan Harkrider, frontman of 10-piece Austin-based alt-soul outfit The Nightowls. The band was gearing up to begin touring in support of the release of their latest album, We Are The Nightowls, out on April 27th.“We travel in this big RV. I picked it up this morning and drove it…

PREVIEW: BAHAMAS at CANNERY BALLROOM on 5/11/18

“There’s just a naivety when you’re younger, you really believe you can be anything. I just allowed that idea to run unfettered. I really have only ever done music,” says Afie Jurvanen who makes music under the moniker Bahamas. “I was a horrible student. I really did not do well in school at all, I…

“BROWN EYED LOVER” – NEW MUSIC from ALLEN STONE

After spending months in the studio working on new material, R&B singer/songwriter Allen Stone is finally giving us a taste of what he’s been creating. In his newest soul-filled single, “Brown Eyed Lover,” Stone tells the struggle of being a touring musician while also being in a serious, committed relationship. Despite its external appearance, the…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with THIRDSTORY

From finding their wildly popular YouTube cover videos to recently releasing their debut album, garnering over a million Spotify streams, and touring with the one and only Chance The Rapper, it’s safe to say that soulful New York City-based trio Thirdstory has had an exciting journey so far. “Chance’s musical director contacted us about performing…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with ROOKIE SEASON

Sanders Bohlke, the Virginia-based Mississippi native, dad of three, and one of the most creative folks we know, has been refining his musical palate. “I listen to a lot of kids music these days,” he reveals with a laugh. “It’s funny how when you first hear some of it, you’re like, ‘Man, is this really…

WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE ALLAN RAYMAN at THE HIGH WATT on 11/28/17!

In these times of media over-saturation and overexposure, one man stands clear of the fray–meet, if you haven’t, Allan Rayman, whose sultry style of bluesy R&B is captivating. Apparently, he doesn’t do interviews, and he is super secretive and mysterious, so we don’t know a whole lot about him…but here’s what we’ve heard: He lived…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with VECTOR XING

Los Angeles-based enigmatic R&B/soul artist Vector Xing began life as a musical sort, but never dreamed he could make a career of making his own art. After graduating from Princeton, the undercover singer entered the management side of the music industry, working for the legendary Quincy Jones for several years. “I managed artists and saw…

LIVE SHOW REVIEW: MICHAEL KIWANUKA 

Michael Kiwanuka has a powerful voice and an unmistakable sound; since the 2012 release of his breakthrough debut, Home Again, he has become one of the most prominent and inspirational singer/songwriters of the past decade. Home Again was a masterpiece of soulful folk blues, but since then, his sound has developed into a blend of…