Five Eight Opens for the Drive-By Truckers Saturday February 13th

Thank You to the Drive-By Truckers. The ties between Athens musicians run deep. Back in the summer five eight had been working on our new album, “Songs for…

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Thank You

Dear Fans, We’d like to thank all of you for your support this year.  I know I speak for the band when I say how grateful I am…

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Weirdo Remembered by David Barbe

David writes, Here’s where I was at the time…… I was working two sides of one career. On the one hand, I was playing bass in a touring…

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Why we play:

Just as death is unimaginable, so is having your mind and world begin to shrink down to a tiny size and be broken down to feelings of anger,…

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40 Watt Tonight- The thrill and terror of covering John Bonham

When a band decides to cover Led Zeppelin, it’s seldom the drummer’s decision. Not because Led Zeppelin songs aren’t fun to play, because they are. It’s more because…

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Last Minute Four on the Floor Show! 40 Watt December 12th!

So, there’s nothing like a last-minute show! This one is special, too- a “Four on the Floor” show is where the bands set up on the floor of…

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Would you look at that?

It’s the ‘Weirdo’ masters, on the eve of the 20th Anniversary of its release.  

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Hello from Saint Louis Missouri

Hello Five Eight Fans–this is a very brief post from Doug Rasmussen- Five Eight’s Manager based in St. Louis. As you have already seen the new site is…

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Five Eight big bucket of news update, 19 Nov. 2013

So, the whole reason for this site is to create a place where you can go to get frequent and comprehensive updates on what Five-Eight is working on…

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An update on the new Five Eight page and what we hope to accomplish

My plan is to put the entire Five Eight discography on Bandcamp in the next few days. There will be all the albums, all the singles, plus some…

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