Eo8 ON LOCATION: SLOSS FEST, DAY 1

Following the 2017 Sloss Music and Arts Festival, I kept hearing from friends that I had missed out on an amazing weekend.  I wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice, so this year I made the short trek from Nashville to the Magic City–Birmingham, Alabama–to see what all the fuss was about.  Based in…

“WANT ME BACK” — NEW MUSIC from MOMMA’S BOY

Kansas City rockers Momma’s Boy have done it again with the release of their groove-driven single, “Want Me Back.” The final tune from the band’s three-part Dead Summer Singles Series tells the story of someone trying their hand at love again. Love can be a scary thing, especially after experiencing one too many heartbreaks. With…

Eo8 ON LOCATION: FORECASTLE FESTIVAL, DAY 1

It’s no secret that there are many different festivals from which to choose these days; I can say from experience, though, that one of the best events in the country is Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Located in downtown Louisville, right on the bank of the Ohio River, Forecastle offers a unique and beautiful experience.…

ALBUM REVIEW: “FEEL YOUR FEELINGS FOOL!” by THE REGRETTES

“Be soft, be shy, read a book, and learn to cook/Be nice, be dumb, clean the floors, and wash your pores/Be light, be small, wear a dress below your knees, not less/Be insecure, be a wife, cater to a man for the rest of your life,” sings Lydia Night, outspoken frontwoman of Los Angeles punk-centric…

ALBUM REVIEW: “LOOKIN” by RANCH GHOST

Until a month or so ago, Nashville underground rock outfit Ranch Ghost had two songs out in the digisphere, that they had posted in 2012. Devotees, and believe me, there are a multitude of us, had to be satisfied with “New News” and “The Water” on repeat. You do what you have to. I met…

PREVIEW: SHIVERY SHAKES ARE HEADED TO NASHVILLE on 4/28/16!

Purveyors of surfy-sunshine, Austin-based four piece Shivery Shakes, will be stopping by the Music City for a show at Little Lights with local new wavers Wildfront. “It’s been about a year since we’ve been out, it was time to hit the road again.  We’re glad we’re finally going to make it back to Nashville!” says…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with HOT FLASH HEAT WAVE

San Francisco-based surf-inspired garage rock four-piece Hot Flash Heat Wave is making a big splash in the Bay area; the band, comprised of Adam Abildgaard on vocals, Ted Davis on bass, Nathaniel Blüm on lead guitar, and Nick Duffy on drums, is self-releasing their debut album Neapolitan on September 11th.  Adam and Ted took a break…

PREVIEW: BOYTOY at THE STONE FOX on 8/22/15

Brooklyn-based BOYTOY emerged in 2014 with a ferocious live show, and a self-titled debut that caught the attention of fans and critics from outlets such as Noisey, Stereogum, SPIN, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, NYLON, and Rolling Stone. The band is gearing up to release their new album, Grackle, 11 tracks of no-nonsense rock n’ roll…

SXSW SPOTLIGHT: SHIVERY SHAKES

Hi friends! It’s time for our next installment of the East of 8th SXSW Spotlight! I’ve recently become enamored with the surf-rock sounds of Shivery Shakes, a captivating quartet from Austin, Texas, whose music has been a shot of sonic sunshine to my frostbitten little ears this winter.  I had the pleasure of chatting with lead…