Sat, Aug. 25th, 2012 · The High Watt ·

Nashville Cream's Sixth Anniversary Party

featuring Wild Cub, Future Unlimited, Natural Child, Pujol, Sparkle City DJs, Y2K Nashville, Nikki Lane & more

Sat, Aug. 25th, 2012

Nashville Cream's Sixth Anniversary Party

featuring Wild Cub, Future Unlimited, Natural Child, Pujol, Sparkle City DJs, Y2K Nashville, Nikki Lane & more

Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
Ages: 18+
The High Watt

Sat, Aug. 25th, 2012

The High Watt
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
Ages: 18+

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Nashville Cream's Sixth Anniversary Party

featuring Wild Cub, Future Unlimited, Natural Child, Pujol, Sparkle City DJs, Y2K Nashville, Nikki Lane & more

1 ticket - 2 venues:

Wild Cub's record release with special guests, Future Unlimited, followed by Y2K Nashville with Coach, Hands Off Sam and more at The High Watt Natural Child, Pujol, Nikki Lane Sparkle City DJs and more at Mercy Lounge

Photo booth, prizes, snacks, drink specials and more!

Nashville Cream


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Wild Cub


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Led by singer/songwriter/film score composer Keegan DeWitt and Nashville music mainstay Jeremy Bullock (Jessie Baylin, Madi Diaz, Pico vs. Island Trees) – made their official debut at SxSW this year at the Billy Reid & KSwiss Shindig. 


The young band, which only officially formed last November, came together after touring over the past year around DeWitt’s prior solo releases, including headlining runs; as part of Daytrotter’s 4th Barnstormer tour (also featuring artists like Sondre Lerche, Guards, White Rabbits, and Princeton); supporting Jeremy Messersmith; and at Communion New York. 


Already catching the eye and ear of their hometown press, Nashville Cream has praised Wild Cub’s “intricate melodic pop”: “…don’t ask how, but the Chris Martin-meets-‘Bastards of Young’ melody on the first of three new songs hit that elusive sweet spot of melody plus sing-along that every pop-based band should aim for.” Wild Cub is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut LP, recorded in a makeshift studio in Bullock’s home and due out later this summer. You can catch them this summer at Bonnaroo.

Future Unlimited


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Future Unlimited is an independent electronic band from Nashville, TN whose music is heavily influenced by the sounds of the 1980’s, including Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, The Church, Naked Eyes, Gary Numan & Tubeway Army and New Musik. The band takes its name from a song by the band Cut Copy, considered to be a major influence on the band. The group formed in 2010 when vocalist David Miller met his writing partner Samuel D’Amelio, a local electronic music DJ, as the result of a noise complaint. Realizing their mutual love of no-wave, punk and post-rock, the two began writing songs which would eventually culminate in creating the band’s signature sound.

Natural Child


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A pioneer of rock music, Natural Child is a significant influence on the development of both the music and the attitude associated with the rock music lifestyle. With songs such as "Shamewalkin" (2009), "White People" (2011), "Ain't Gonna Stop" (2012) and "Let The Good Times Roll"(2012), Natural Child refined and developed rhythm and blues, psychedelia, and country into the major elements that make rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics successfully aimed to appeal to the early teenage market by using graphic and humorous descriptions of consumer culture, race, sex, devil weed, and life as a grown-ass man and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music. The band's records are a rich storehouse of the essential lyrical, showmanship and musical components of rock and roll; and, in addition to White Fang, Gap Dream, The Strange Boys, and The Black Lips, a large number of significant popular-music groups have performed Natural Child songs. Though not technically accomplished, their musical style is distinctive - drawing on the influence of acts such as The Rolling Stones, Canned Heat, Willie Nelson, JJ Cale, and Waylon Jennings to produce a clear and exciting sound that many later guitar musicians will acknowledge as a major influence in their own style. In the film Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, Eric Clapton states 'If you wanna play rock and roll - or any upbeat number - and you want to take a guitar ride you will end up playing like Natural Child...because there is very little other choice. There's not a lot of other ways to play rock and roll other than the way Natty Child plays it; they've really laid the law down..." Keith Richards toldBest of Guitar Player "Child is my band. They was the ones who made me say 'I want to play guitar, Jesus Christ!'...Suddenly I knew what I wanted to do." Natural Child's showmanship has been influential on other rock legends, particularly their one-legged hop, duck walk, and the "fog-the-shit-out-of-the-stage-so-nobody-can-see" routine, which is exactly what it sounds like.

After three years of constant touring, late 2012 found the band expanding their line up to include pedal steel and wurlitzer, a move that led legendary journalist Lester Bangs to rise from the grave and exclaim, "Well... I guess I wasn't the last of 'em." After overwhelmingly positive reception of the new, five piece, band's live show Luke Schneider (steel) and Benny Divine (keys) lent their instruments to the recording of 2014's Dancin' With Wolves, effortlessly creating the best rock n' roll record of the decade.

The rock critic Robert Christgau considers them "the greatest of the rock and rollers," while John Lennon would likely say that, "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Natural Child'." Ted Nugent said "If you don't know every Natty Child lick, you can't play rock guitar." Among the honors they intend to receive are the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2034, the Kennedy Center Honors in 2040, and being named seventh on Time magazine's 2015 list of the 10 best pot smokers of all-time.

Pujol


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Namesake frontman Daniel Pujol lives in a strange world, all the time. Whether in college, on tour, in between jobs, or writing a record, he is getting by and getting weird in Nashville, Tennessee.

PUJOL arose from the ashes of MEEMAW in 2009 to carry on the Nashvillian ideals of DIY and self construction through adeptly crafted songs based firmly in meaningful lyrical content. It's these motives and songs that have taken PUJOL from the basements of Middle Tennessee to stages across the country and have garnered notice from more than just those with their ear to the ground.

Releasing a plethora of singles and cassettes over the past two years on Jack White's Third Man Records, Nashville's Infinity Cat Recordings and Turbo Time Records among others, PUJOL has now partnered with Omaha's Saddle Creek. Following the the critically praised Nasty, Brutish, and Short EP from last year, PUJOL finally has an official debut full-length ready for unveiling. UNITED STATES OF BEING continues on with PUJOL's doctrine of trying hard everyday and ventures lyrically to a place that most contemporaries fail to reach. Addressing the current status of twenty-somethings in America's present and capturing their shared dispositions, the album throws the brakes on "catharsis," and begs the listener to decide for themselves how to answer the robot's last question, "What is love?" With riff-oriented guitar playing reminiscent of greats like The Replacements and Beetlejuice-esque earworms, PUJOL now sits atop the fringes of the rock and roll and DIY vernacular.

Whether this strange world chooses to embrace PUJOL is of no matter, as the prolific frontman will continue to carry on as always - Taking Care of Business 24/7.

Sparkle City DJs


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Y2K Nashville


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Nikki Lane


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One glorious day some years back, a teenage high school dropout Nikki Lane (née Nicole Lane Frady) packed a trailer with her worldly possessions. With one hand firmly gripping a steering wheel and the other flipping the bird, she said so long to her home, Greenville, South Carolina, The South and any sort of life it had suggested she should live. Western bound, she was headed to Los Angeles for no other reason than just because. 

"You grow up in The South, you grow up in a small town, your expectations are a little bit limited," she says now. "People expect you to go to a four-year college, get married and follow that Southern way of life. I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do but I knew it wasn't being offered to me."

And so Lane settled in L.A. Without clear direction, she worked various day-to-day jobs and dabbled in fashion, getting shoes manufactured in China and painting them to sell under the Nikki Lane moniker. Five years passed and she started writing music but forsook that path after just two promising shows for a corporate job offer across the country in New York City. 

"I'd always wanted to live in New York and somehow ended up talking my way into a really well paying job," she says. "That was an opportunity I couldn't say no to. And so I moved and for a year didn't even touch music. It was like something I'd just tried once. I'd written a couple songs and that was the end of it."

But like any good country singer, heartbreak brought her back to music when her boyfriend left her to record an album in Atlanta. "I was like, fuck that," she says, "Why does he get to make a record in Atlanta while I'm sitting in New York crying? So I just sat down with a guitar, I didn't have anything going on, I didn't have many friends in the city that weren't his friends, it's freezing in New York and I'd quit my job, so basically for three months I holed up in this apartment and I just wrote."

She started learning Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, John Prine and Merle Haggard tunes, the sort of classic country songs that have steeped her own writing now, trying her best to strum along and building her confidence along the way. "And all of a sudden it hit me and I started writing like crazy," she says, "I wrote a whole album in a month's time and just decided I was going to make a record in Nashville. It was like my revenge record."

Empowered, in February, 2009, Nikki went to Nashville, recorded an album she self-released titled "No Room for Cowboys", and returned to New York a musician. That's essentially where IAMSOUND found her. Impressed with her bold vocal chops and wildly infectious personality, the flourishing indie label signed her, Nikki moved to Nashville and started flying in and out of Los Angeles to write and record with producers David Cobb (Shooter Jennings, The Secret Sisters) and Lewis Pesacov of Fool's Gold. The first result of these efforts is a four-song EP titled Gone, Gone, Gone after the opening track, a forceful farewell to The South. Says Lane, “We sat down and wanted to write something about leaving a place and being like, you'll be fine, I’m not coming back.”

They're all stories,” she continues. “That’s the only way I know how to write. All my songs have a beginning middle and an end. I want to tell you what happened to this person and what the result was.”

As if Lane’s history weren’t enough evidence of her well-proven knack for leaving, on her arm rests a tattoo that reads, “Wanderlust calls again.” “I feel like everyday I might be better off if I could get up and go,” she says. “I've had a really hard time staying put because the different scenery is what's inspiring.” 

Throughout her contemporary classic country ballads she plays the rambler and sometimes drunkard with such an ardent aptitude she’d fit right in alongside those icons in whose songs she was able to find her own voice. 

Lane now lives in Nashville where she also owns and operates a vintage boutique called High Class Hillbilly, selling pieces she has collected while touring the country.