Sat, Aug. 24th, 2013 · Mercy Lounge · FREE!

102.9 The Buzz presents

FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOW

ft. Farewell Fighter, LazerSnake, Kink Ador & Oaklynn

Sat, Aug. 24th, 2013

102.9 The Buzz presents

FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOW

ft. Farewell Fighter, LazerSnake, Kink Ador & Oaklynn

FREE!
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
Ages: 18+
Mercy Lounge

Sat, Aug. 24th, 2013

Mercy Lounge
Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 9:00pm
Ages: 18+
FREE!
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102.9 The Buzz presents

FREE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOW

ft. Farewell Fighter, LazerSnake, Kink Ador & Oaklynn

Farewell Fighter


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Most individuals would think twice before giving up all their physical belongings, cutting ties and risking homelessness & starvation. In 2011, Nashville pop-rock quartet Farewell Fighter did just that. After topping Alternative Press Magazine’s list of 2010’s top unsigned bands in North America, the band decided to take things to the next level by scheduling show after show in self-booked, self-funded tours across America; ultimately spending the next 12 months on the road playing 150+ shows in more than 40 states and selling more than 6,000 copies of their self-released EP entitled The Way We Learn.

With an undying passion for their trade, vocalist Kenny Fleetwood, drummer Matthew Hooper, guitarist Lee Morton, and bassist David Jahns seem to be the scene’s poster-boys for the ‘look what I can do’ attitude. While most bands in their genre struggle to create honest and catchy songs, FF do it track by track -- and they’ve managed to stay humble doing it. Giving up everything you have for the good of a dream has a way of putting the world into perspective for a young artist. Feet on the ground, eyes on the prize, the sly foursome aren’t showing signs of slowing down. On-stage antics reminiscent of a band operating on a much bigger budget have earned them appearances with peers such as The Early November, We Are The In Crowd and Hellogoodbye.

In a convoluted music scene full of GarageBands and auto-tune, Farewell Fighter are hell-bent on proving that you don’t have to be pretty or have a record executive for an uncle just to be successful. They’re doing it through their music -- and they’re doing it well.

LazerSnake


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LazerSnake hits the active rock scene with an unmistakable smash hit in "Beggin for the bone". Bob Brainstein from Rolling Stone says "This is the best".
One of the hottest acts in Nashville right now are alt-metal rockers LazerSnake -- consisting of brothers Dusty Forsythe (lead vocals), Cody Forsythe (lead guitar), Lucky Forsythe (bass), and cousin Barry Forsythe-Bohache (drums). 

The Forsythe brothers grew up playing music on a farm outside of Clarksville, TN. Their father, Donny, was a farmer by trade but also an extremely talented musician. It's no surprise that the Forsythe clan is now making a pretty big name for themselves. 

While their songs expectedly contain the excellence of such contemporaries as Nickleback and 3 Doors Down, Forsythe's voice at times is eerily similar to Creed's great frontman, Scott Stapp, containing unmistakable elements of traditional hard rock. 

In mid 2013 we'll see the release of LazerSnake's major-label debut, Beggin for the Bone. Shortly after its release they will embark on a European tour with Staind, and after that, a full tour of the U.S. as part of the Family Values 2013 tour, alongside Puddle of Mudd, Linkin Park, and Godsmack. 

It's going to be a busy year for LazerSnake. 

Kink Ador


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Kink Ador is the rock band of artist and songwriter Sharon Koltick. The singer-bassist-trumpet-blowing empress spent her youth raging along the Indiana highways in a slick Camero with T-tops. She cruised those highways with no turns, listening at full volume to the folk music of her Midwestern tribe, classic rock and roll. Sharon was raised by two emotional and sensitive scientists who had an obsession with the music of Bob Dylan. This life led to the spiritual awakening of the rocker babe within. The urges inside her heart had to be felt out loud.

Influenced by bands such as The Talking Heads, Queens of the Stone Age, The Police, Lou Reed, PJ Harvey, The Clash, David Bowie, The Dead Weather, Elvis Costello, and Nick Cave, Kink Ador's music delivers with a driving, straight-ahead clarity hard to find in a post-pop wasteland. Koltick brings a sense of purpose and controlled fury to the fore. Her voice conjures the hiding spirit, both power-packed and expressive. 

The band is based out of Nashville, TN and has shared the stage with bands such as Wye Oak, Mona, Chancellor Warhol, Empires, Clinic, and performed at US Festivals CMJ, Summerfest, Oranje, Snowball, and in Canada at CMW and Indie Music Week. In Rome, Italy Sharon has collaborated with Italian composer Andrea Farri and their music has appeared in Italian films and theater productions. 

Kink Ador's latest release "Free World" (2013) produced by Ken Coomer is a righteous ride through the American dream with songs like "Pilgrim Song" a moody soaring anthem which sounds like a Pink Floyd song from the future, with gospel singers on the chorus singing "across the land/across the sea/ some lay above/some lay below." the lyrics discuss the idea of finding home. The record is also highlighted by the punk riff-rock hyper ballad, "Road to Hell," which describes the dark downward spiral of love, with cheerful lyrics "with my girls we talk/we love to people watch/when were on the road." For the latest news go to: http://www.kinkador.com 

Oaklynn


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Oaklynn formed in early 2010 when two sets of brothers, Josh and Seth Smith, and Tripp and Tate Howell decided to start a band. The quickly caught the eye of several venue owners, as well as Chris Garmon for the record label Regenerate Music Company. After several shows and much contemplation, Oaklynn signed a record deal with Regenerate and is in the process of releasing a few singles. Oaklynn is planning on hitting the road Summer 2012 with a new single called "Everytime". With several shows coming up, Oaklynn would love for you to come check one out!

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