Mon, Apr. 15th, 2013
BMI, Bonnaroo and NASHVILLE SCENE present
8 off 8th: Road To Bonnaroo 2013
featuring Billy Swayze, Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders, Jacob Jones, Meth Dad, Ponychase, RI¢HIE, Tipper Whore & The Wans
8 off 8th
BMI presents 8 off 8th
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.
Road To Bonnaroo 2013
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.
Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders
Cy Barkley has a seven inch out on Baby Don't Records. You can get it at babydont.blogspot.com . ...... BUY THE RECORD AT BABYDONT.BLOGSPOT.COM
Jacob Jones has spent his entire life on the move and so between alt-country music and his GQ-approved KEEP ON MOVIN! Dance Party DJ sets, so pursuing a life of a troubadour wasn’t quite the stretch for him as it might be for others. Having lived in various Indiana, Kentucky and Georgia towns by the age of ten and spending a brief stint of time in New York City before recently making Nashville his home, Jones has been pursuing Americana rock ‘n roll in earnest for over half a decade now.
Thus far Jones has found success with his LPBound For Glory and EP Volume One EP, consecutively. “Jacob’s brand of whiskey-fueled, hangover loomin’ country tunes (chased with rock and roll roots) makes for a raucous good time at his live show and supreme listening on his self-released LP,” said American Songwriter.
But this January 29th 2013, Jones will be releasing his next full length, Good Timin’ In Waynetown. This record combines the alt-country tones of Jason Isbell and the raw rock sensibilities of Chuck Berry to make for the sounds of the perfect southern gentleman.
Whether its an anthem about a night out on the town like the title track, a rollicking call for more good times on “Play It Loud, Ray!” or a swoon worthy song to his sweetheart on “My Girl Is Sweeter Than Yours” Jacob Jones knows how to, as his website’s headline suggests, “honky tonk yourself to death.”
Few bands can boast a back story as impressively bonkers as the world famous METH DAD.
After being canned from the American shot-put team at the 2008 Olympics in Bejing for his "party boy" attitude, Tyler Walker, AKA METH DAD vowed to give up his life of ball throwing and embrace one of, well… ball throwing. In the next 3 years he built a name for himself as the biggest and best one man party show in the galaxy.
But life on the FBIs most wanted list took it's toll. In December of 2011 he returned to America for the first time in 18 months, explaining that he had to come back because "You can't get any decent cheese in Djibouti." Things looked bleak for our hero; in January of 2012 he was found guilty on multiple accounts of bamboozlement, party-rocking and sorcery, and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. METH DAD quietly accepted his sentence, saying he planned on devoting his many years of solitude to "booty bass and gaining immortality."
But fans were less patient. In the following year the MDLA (METH DAD Liberation Army) launched a massive grassroots campaign of guerrilla concerts, blue angel fly overs, senate walk outs and submarine sinkings. Threatened by a government in shambles, In the fall of 2012 President Obama offered to pardon METH DAD in return for his penning of a new national anthem.
But national wasn't the word for it at all. Global, universal or down right satisfying would be more fitting terms for METH DAD's opus "No Parents" which was released on New Year's Day 2013 and is still ranking number 1 on over 137 different music charts worldwide. In what has been described by Newsweek as "the only true phenomena" a massive, world wide simultaneous broadcast of the single on Martin Luther King day 2013 has ushered in a new era of peace, which some historians are calling a 2nd pax romana, that has to date doubled the total number of days in recorded history without war.
Not content to just merely write the best song ever, METH DAD spent much of this past spring working on his debut full length "POSI VIBES" and assembling the first ever METH DAD MEGA BAND. So what does METH DAD have planned for the rest of 2013, no one knows for sure, but to quote Jay-Z "A future filled with METH DAD is terrifying; a future without him is certain death."
In the beginning, Ponychase was the pseudonym under which Jordan Caress recorded a series of home demos. These demos didn't quite fit into what had come to be associated with her name based on her work with Americana band Korean is Asian, or an acoustic, ambient solo record. She wondered if she could even find like-minded musicians in Nashville to help her bring this dreamy, earnest synth pop to life. She serendipitously met Beth Cameron, of the beloved Nashville band Forget Cassettes, who had just returned to Nashville after a brief stint in Chicago. After an exchange of demos and favorite records, Cameron, a talented singer/songwriter and guitarist, was on board. Jordan enlisted her talented brother Alex Caress, to play synths, and electronic drummer Brian Siskind (co-producer of Caress's 2008 EP), thus creating a foursome bound by blood and a long musical history.
RI¢HIE is connected to the core of the earth and the furthest reaches of outer space through the magic of electricity. Check out this streaming pre-release of "WELCOME TO MY DREAMS." The limited run of 100 cassettes is about to hit the road with us on our November tour opening up for Jessica Lea Mayfield.
Tipper Whore was formed during the early, blurry hours of April Fools Day, 2012, in a record room in (East) Nashville, TN. It all started like any other band. For practice, Megan would fly in from Oregon and Nick would drive down from Michigan. Kelly would make quiche and Ryan would bake cupcakes. Meredith and Jason would provide the cheap handle of booze and a garage to play in. Tipper Whore just wants to have a good time and make enough money to pay off our noise ordinance violations, support a top shelf alcohol addiction and trash fancy hotel rooms without giving a shit. The band features former members of The Lolligags, Dr. Dook, Bent Fur, New Designs in Architecture, and one person who plays the shovel.
If you like hard hitting rock trios then you'll love The Wans. With hints from the 60's all the way to the 90's they've formed their own sound. With Mark Petaccia's thunderous drums, Noah Denney's monsterous bass, and Simon Kerr's droning guitars it makes up for quite a loud trio. The trio recently finished their record and are extremely excited to share it in the next few weeks.
The Wans picked up their name from Simon's hometown in Ireland. Simon explains it as an "everyday slang term in Derry, Northern Ireland." He goes on to say, "It pretty much means 'The Ones', but the way it's spelled is the way it's pronounced in an Irish accent. So everyone has to pronounce it that way. I find it funny listening to Americans speaking with Irish accent. I may be the only one who finds it funny, but what the hell! All that matters to us is that the songs are solid and the music is rocking."