Sat, Dec. 21st, 2013
Nashville Saves Christmas: A Celebration of Local Music for Charity
The High Watt
Sat, Dec. 21st, 2013
of the 1990's and 2000's, Lipstick picks up where the 1980's left off.
Taking the natural progression of bands like Warrant and Def Leppard
to the next level, Lipstick incorporates more of its classic rock
influences like Kiss, Thin Lizzy, and Queen to develop the next great
rock sound. Originally a studio project based in Cleveland with
guitarist Billy Morris backing the songwriting of Greg Troyan, the
project has since relocated to Nashville with guitarist Adam Light
taking over Morris' role. A phenomenal live experience!
The Daily Howl
The Daily Howl encapsulates Nashville's rising music scene. Steeped in the Southern swagger only native Nashvillians can radiate and pushing the boundaries of pop music, The Daily Howl interweaves their Southern charm and raucous personalities with rich, harmonically complex pop music. The result is a sound which turns music convention on its ear.
The band was founded in 2009 by Matthew and Aaron Cates, Kodi Temes, and Blake Burton-- musicians intimately familiar with both current and classic rock music. Within their anticipated release, The Revolver E.P., are nods to past and present: The lyric of "Make Your Colors Run" echoes 1960s surrealism, the guitar solo calling to mind "Taxman" from the classic Beatles album to which their E.P.'s title makes a nod. The album's fifth track, "First World Problems," artfully combines Nirvana's lyrical irony with lush vocal harmony. "Turn off Your Radio" and "Stoney Bitch" emulate the garage rock revival of the 2000s and incorporate elements of Chess Records era blues. All of this done on a back drop of unaffected, tube driven guitars-- an energy pulsing from UK rock bands like The Libertines. The result is a unique, highly commercial music which juxtaposes these elements against themselves.
Live, the band pulls no punches. The Daily Howl is easily garnering a reputation as having the preeminent stage show in Nashville, possessing an incomparable energy derived from a decade of close friendship and trust which allows for six foot high scissor kicks and ceaseless spasmodic convulsions. The stage show is interactive and makes the crowd a vital part of the performance.
Combine their sound and show with being born and raised in Nashville, and The Daily Howl represents Nashville's music scene at its absolute best.
The theatrical scamp rock band, composed of Zach Ferrin and a revolving lineup of outcasts, currently reside in the woodlands of the gnashing teeth (Nashville, TN), drawing inspiration, musically and poetically, from all things imaginative and mythical.
Zach’s first musical endeavors started very early in life when he first began playing guitar around the age of 11. Raised in a musical family ofsix, and the third of four kids, he was always close with all of them and with the addition of instruments they found a new way to play together and immediately started playing and writing music of their own. Over the next ten years he would join and start several bands with friends and siblings, expanding his talents with the accordion, drums, banjo, and anything else he could get his hands on. In 2010, Zach and his youngest sister, Kirstie, decided to begin something new with only the two of them; this was the beginning of the melodiously ruckus-filled band, Fable Cry. In 2011 Fable Cry released their self-titled debut album, and began touring the United States with it. After several US tours, four music videos, and the addition of cellist, Joshua Dent, Kirstie left the band and the doors swung wide with new possibilities... Zach is writing and performing new music for their next album, and intends to share this next full length creation with the world in 2014, with plenty of guest musicians that often frequent their stage.
With a colorful melody and a flourishing sweep of the hand Fable Cry will weave their strand of tales, making their way from the solitude of a quiet forest to the wily seas, from the tippy top of a wind swept mountain pass to the twinkling blackness of outer space! They create a wildly unique show and one that is not to be missed!
The Man Power
Tall Dark Stranger
Hurts To Laugh
Chris Davis and His K-Pop All Star
Rising from the ashes of a disillusioned Nashville grown tired of derivative country, Blue Matches have emerged to melt faces!
The band is a female-led Alternative/Indie/Punk band with emphasis on melodic elements. Consisting of Michelle Marston on Vocals, Steven Edwards on Guitar/Vocals, Stephen Smith on Bass/Vocals and Phillip Brown on Drums, the band has started to make a name for itself in the Nashville and surrounding areas. With regular play on 102.9's the local buzz, Gashouse Radio, Pandora and tons of online and indie radio stations the band is setting itself up to be a real contender in the indie market.