8 off 8th
BMI presents 8 off 8th
Sponsored by Yuengling & Blackstone Brewery
Whether it's launching fledging acts fresh out of the garage or showcasing the latest buzz bands, 8 off 8th's rapid-fire three-song sets satisfy audiences chasing the next big thing. Every Monday night at Mercy Lounge, come enjoy $1 off all Yuengling and Brooklyn Brewery products while you soak in the sounds of Nashville's finest musical offerings.
East Nashville Underground
Grass Root Kids
Since then, Grass Root Kids have made their debut in cities across the Southeastern United States. They have garnered attention from “The Deli Magazine” being selected as their “Band of the Month” for September of 2012. In that same month, Grass Root Kids headlined their first festival stage at Clarksville’s Riverfest. In November of 2012 they they played the very exclusive East Nashville Underground Festival. Word of their live show is spreading through Indie blogs with comparisons to the likes of Manchester Orchestra and Arcade Fire. One fan at a time, people are starting to take notice.
On July 13th, the friends, family and fans of Grass Root Kids successfully funded the Kickstarter project for GRK’s debut EP “Loose Change”. Together, they raised 20 percent over their goal!
On October 1st, 2012, Grass Root Kids released their debut EP “Loose Change” on Itunes and Spotify, followed by their physical EP Release show at The High Watt on Oct. 19th, 2012. Up until then, everything accomplished by Grass Root Kids was done on the strength of one demo, their drive and the fans that took heed and supported them.
If Grass Root Kids can do all of this in one year and with one song, what can they do over the next year with 5 songs?
This indie pop quartet of brothers and friends calls Nashville, Tennessee, home – having come together from disparate parts of the country to form a band that creates highly danceable jams that resemble Franz Ferdinand and Spoon’s electro-tinged love child.
Roots of a Rebellion
Roots of a Rebellion, commonly referred to as ROAR, hail from Nashville, TN and bolster heavy Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. In between regular touring, ROAR has recently released their debut full length album "Heartifact" to a sold out crowd at The Basement in Nashville. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, moe, North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, NEEDTOBREATHE, and more, Roots of a Rebellion is happy to represent another side to Music City, USA.
Raised in the south, Billy's music is a unique blend of soul, acoustic-pop and rock with elements of ambient, trip-hop and psychedelia. He's been writing and recording since the age of 14 and is releasing his new CD this July. Billy's performances are dynamic, from intimate Otis-inspired gospel harmonies to alt-pop acoustic songcraft to foot-stomping Stones meets Stooges barn burners. Billy's current band lineup features musicians from past projects as well as top talent from the Nashville scene.
Passion for music runs deep in Billy's veins. His cousin Roderick Falconer / Rod Taylor was a prolific rock singer/songwriter on Geffen Records who produced seven albums before launching his film career. Intent on carrying on the family tradition, Billy's journey continues.
Matthew Paige and Zack Murphy ARE the Blackfoot Gypsies. They are the amplifier for your heart and soul, your love and hate, your on and off, your push and pull. With caution being checked at the door, there is no room for thinking... only feeling. Breaking the lines between hipsters, punks, posers, dads, normies, cowboys, rockers, and burnouts; everyone gets stripped to the core on the floor. And no one leaves the same as they came before.
Scouting the future of the American music that has been progressing since the dawn of time. There's no stunting the Blackfoot and there's no stopping the Gypsies.
The torch has been lit and will be carried with pride, speaking up for a generation unlike any other. It's all happening here, and it's all happening now.
We write songs. We play music. We have beards. It might get rowdy.
“Jesse Hall left the city he loves and a promising pop-punk band to follow a girl to Austin. All he got was a broken heart, a long trip back and the seed for one of the best albums to come out of Pittsburgh in 2010,”(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Most of the debut record from Bear Cub was written on that 2,000-mile car ride back home, which chronicles the singer-songwriter's ill-fated romantic venture south. Jesse’s style of writing is in a league of its own, with a copious flow of raw emotion, beautifully crafted phrasing, and incredible imagery. Digging through the dirt and grit, he discovers these true gems. Through friends of friends around Pittsburgh, the band members found each other, and an ‘aggressive folk’ formula that works masterfully. By now, the Bear Cub boys have dug their heels in Nashville and are making their voices heard loud and clear around town. They are currently working on new material and winning fans over the old fashioned way – letting the music speak for itself and putting on a phenomenal live show. Bear Cub has been touted as “a hardcore indie rock band from Tennessee”, by Black Vinyl Magazine, “because the energy that comes from these bears - between the gut-spillin' lyrics to the full force instrument handling, pretty much gives folk a new identity."