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Mercy Lounge Anniversary

Mercy Lounge Anniversary

Savoy Motel, Idle Bloom, Sun Seeker, Daddy Issues, Airpark, Machete, Phantom Farmer

Fri · January 20, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

FREE / RSVP

Free

This event is 18 and over

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Savoy Motel
Savoy Motel
Welcome to Savoy Motel. The debut album by this Nashville four-piece comes from a pedigree of garage, punk, and power-pop groups (bassist Jeffrey Novak founded both Cheap Time and the Rat Traps; drummer Jessica McFarland was also in Cheap Time, and along with guitarists Dillon Watson and Mimi Galbierz, played in Heavy Cream). Savoy Motel transposes the energy and hooks of those groups to an entirely different move: an intensely orchestrated hybrid of glam rock, soul, dance music, and showmanship. "We use rock and roll as a vehicle to reach and promote the feeling of TOTAL FREEDOM," claims Dillon. "Savoy Motel is defined more by a feeling than a sound."

Savoy Motel achieves a compositional harmony through the meshing of the clockwork precision in the rhythms of each song, with Jessica hammering out the beats alongside a vintage Rhythm King drum machine, and Mimi locking in on guitar, alongside the interplay of three lead vocalists, while Dillon rips intense fuzz leads on every track, and Jeffrey adds the hooks on his bass. Dillon remarks: "After Jeffrey repeatedly insisted that I play more and more like Jimi and Clapton, I realized that he wanted the shit to rock, and that he was not only unafraid of, but actually going for what a lot of contemporaries would consider faux pas. I think we were all ready for something radical and new, and Jeffrey was ready to lead us there."

The whole package opens up their horizons, and yours, to a sound made by four friends tired of witnessing music eat its own tail; with unclouded judgment, creative refinements, and peerless technique, they grab that tail and stick it into a wall socket, putting the cap back on 15+ years of rock revivalism and strident genre adherence. And they make it seem easy. If it was that easy, though, everybody else would be doing it. Look around you. That's not happening. Savoy Motel is happening. "Whatever musical past we had feels obsolete compared to what we're doing now," says Jeffrey. "The past turned its back on us, so we had to turn our backs on the past in order to find our future."

Savoy Motel will be touring North America and the UK in support of their self-titled debut album on What's Your Rupture.
Idle Bloom
Idle Bloom
Idle Bloom is a four-piece band that is emboldened through textures. The Nashville based project is composed of Olivia (vocals & guitars), Callan (vocals & guitar), Katie (bass), and Weston (drums). They recently completed their debut E.P, "Some Paranoia", recorded by Shibby Poole and mastered by Jade Payne. The songs are haunting yet empowering; enticing with lyrics and vocals that demand to be heard and the instruments achieve soothing qualities that, just as poignantly, become jarring.

Idle Bloom came together in 2014 and had their first show at the Exit/In on March 17th, a venue they frequented separately and finally occupied together. Prior to assembling, Olivia and Katie played side-by-side in Fancytramp and pushed each other to grow musically until they met Callan and Weston, who are fundamental in evolving the layering of sounds they have today.

"Some Paranoia" is the perfect showcase of Idle Bloom's need to explore new territory. No two songs sound alike, and yet it reads like a cohesive story. The way this band accesses different states, musicians and various art forms results in a complex sonic weave. They defy being subjected to one genre and, in turn, blow away listeners with their unique onstage presence and sound that cannot be duplicated.
Sun Seeker
Sun Seeker
Sun Seeker started out as Stripes when all the members were still cherubic high-school doughboys. They were inspired by the likes of Janet Jackson, Scorpions, The Band, and local Nashville rock and roll to ditch their adolescent softness and evolve into a bigger machine complete with ornate riffage and backbone-solid rhythm. Lyrically, lead singer, Alex Benick muses on lost relationships, death, and losing faith in God at Wave Country. Musically, the band symphonically structures individualistic instrumentation around the impeccable kick drum of Ben Parks, which beats more in time than the human heart. Sun Seeker will make you fall in love, then break up with you, then have break-up sex with you, then have a long conversation with you over coffee after which all will be laid to rest and your friendship will be strong as ever, after which you will both call each other on birthdays and get together when in you are both in town, having grown in different directions perhaps, but still just as amorous and appreciative.

"Purebred, blue-ribbon, chamber-pop wunderkinds"

-Third Man Records
Daddy Issues
Daddy Issues
Daddy Issues has mastered the art of keeping it real. The band was originally conceived as a parody Twitter account by three close friends -- Jenna Moynihan, Jenna Mitchell, and Emily Maxwell -- who decided to turn their 140-character wit into three-minute pop songs. Thus, Daddy Issues was born. Their music lies somewhere between witchy grunge and surf glam-- kind of like what the girls from The Craft would sound like if they had opted to start a band instead of Invoking The Spirit. Their lyrics center on a young every-woman who celebrates small acts of rebellion while crushing on boys with blue hair.
Daddy Issues became somewhat of an internet sensation after they caught the ear of local label Infinity Cat Recordings, who posted their song "Ugly When I Cry" on Soundcloud. 200K hits later (and only six months after learning their instruments), the band was off to Austin, TX as an official SXSW artist. Now that they're back home, it's finally time for Daddy Issues to get physical.
Can We Still Hang is the first tape in the 2nd annual Infinity Cat Cassette Series and a punch in the face to the patriarchy. It's full of grungy earworms that take equal inspiration from Veruca Salt and Taylor Swift-- like their half-bratty, half-empowered first single, "The Bruise." Can We Still Hang pays homage to the rise of sad girl culture, without taking itself too seriously. This one goes out to all the Creepy Girls living in a Shitty World!
Airpark
Airpark
Airpark makes deconstructed pop music.

Inspired by minimalism, melody and groove-heavy percussion, bandmates Michael Ford, Jr. and Ben Ford launched the group in 2016, one year after their previous project, The Apache Relay, quietly called it quits. The Apache Relay had been a large band, staffed with six members and armed with a thick, wall-of-sound approach. With Airpark, the Ford brothers sharpen their focus and scale back their arrangements, focusing on songs that pack a punch with bold, basic ingredients.

It's a sound that targets the feet and the head. It's pop music for thinkers. It's dance music for wallflowers. And with the brothers pulling triple-duty as songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and co-producers, Early Works, Volume 1 — whose March 3, 2017 release arrives courtesy of the Fords' own label, Eugenia Hall Records — is their most forward-thinking project to date, pairing the band's growing ambition with musical chops to match.
Machete
Machete
Phantom Farmer
Phantom Farmer
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/