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Tayls EP Release Party

Tayls EP Release Party

Justin Kalk, Couch Jackets, Harpooner, Hot Damn Brunette, Lasso Spells, Electric Warriors, SUP., Oginalii, The JAG

Fri · May 18, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 18 and over


High Watt:
8:00 - Oginalii
8:45 - Electric Warriors
9:30 - Hot Damn Brunette
10:15 - Couch Jackets
11:00 - Justin Kalk

Mercy Lounge:
8:30 - SUP
9:15 - Lasso Spells
10:00 - Harpooner
10:45 - The JAG
11:30 - Tayls

Tayls
Tayls
Breakout Psych-Pop project TAYLS is a lighthouse to guide your heart home. An East Nashville Supergroup created by vocalist/writer/multi-instrumentalist Taylor Cole, TAYLS is a rebellion against the Nashville standard. After almost a decade of performing in various Nashville-based bands (Creature Comfort/ Chalaxy) Cole is ready for something new.
Justin Kalk
Justin Kalk
“A ferocious Stratocaster player, badass singer, and brilliant songwriter, Kalk blows my mind with his originality.” - Premier Guitar Magazine
Couch Jackets
Couch Jackets
Beenie weenie, cup o' tomatomorts, Aldous Huxley, fresh can of tennis ball scent, mom + pop, Kubrick, bass pro shop, disposable toothbrushes, Seth Bernard & May Erlewine, 23 pounds of ice cream in a trash can, love, the Swiss, anyone/anything that has existed ever.
Harpooner
Harpooner
Frontman Scott Schmadeke (vocals, piano, Mellotron, guitar) formed the band in 2013 in Bloomington, IN with fellow former Indiana University students. Bloomington's rotating tight-knit community of musicians, artists, and writers gave Harpooner a freedom of expression and fertile ground to form a network of basement-show locations close to the IU campus.

Recorded at Blockhouse Studios in Bloomington by Schmadeke and Andy Beargie, Rose Park digs into strange voicing and textures as an homage to the work of artists like Leon Russell's Carny, Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Schmilsson, and Wings' Speed of Sound. Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Booker, Natural Child) was enlisted for mastering duties at The Bomb Shelter in East Nashville.

Seated and singing close-up on the microphone, sometimes underneath a brimmed hat, Schmadeke delivers his cosmic awareness with a tenderness toward sensitive issues and big questions €”like a Jeff Lynne that grew up in the suburbs of Indianapolis in the 90s. On €œAll I Get Back€ and €œBigger Thoughts€ he weaves the band in and out of sophisticated movements that shimmer and punch right on time €”the kind of arrangements traded-in long ago by popular music for high-gain marketing strategies. He grapples with racial inequality on songs like Carolines€ and €œImmigration but not so that the songs become fodder for corporate social campaigns. Many of the songs on the album spring from a small fictitious midwestern town that Schmadeke imagines as a canvas for the ideas he and the band have picked-up along the way.

Schmadeke has quickly built a good reputation in the music scene having toured as pianist for national acts Houndmouth, Diane Coffee, and Andrew Combs.
Hot Damn Brunette
Hot Damn Brunette
Lasso Spells
Lasso Spells
Electric Warriors
Electric Warriors
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SUP.
SUP.
Founded in late 2016, SUP. is the supergroup lovechild of singer/songwriter Suzie Chism. Chism (formerly of the band Moseley, and guitarist for Canadian pop star Fefe Dobson) recruited the exceptional talents of drummer Andy Herrin (*repeat repeat, Cavo, and on-air personality at 102.9FM Nashville) and multi-instrumentalist/engineer Paul Cossette, whom she met through producer Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Halestorm, The Wallflowers, Eric Church, Little Bigtown, etc.) during the production of the Moseley record. Seeking creative escape from the machine, the trio debuted their sound with single Palm Tree, pulling inspiration from the likes of Blondie, Hole, and The Strokes.
Oginalii
Oginalii
Native Rock from Nashville

Oginalii, (meaning "my friend" in Cherokee) was conceived between two friends in Nashville, Tenn. as a fruition of successful songwriting endeavors. Oginalii is now a full band of collaborative and unique musical talents and styles, playing together to create what others call an indie, psychedelic and native rock sound. Powerhouse vocals, tasty tasty guitar, a goddess of a drummer (who wrote this?) and a sound that can't be compared. Just come to a show, and hang.
The JAG
The JAG
By name alone, The JAG may suggest hard corners and sharp edges, but their baroque moods comprise more winding curves than straight lines. Founding members Aaron Tyler King, Joe Regan and Gant O’Brien are going on a 10-year history of musical collaboration spanning three bands, originating in the saintly Southern Gothic heat of Jackson, Mississippi. Finding themselves in Nashville, TN in 2012, the three joined with Scott Harper to form The JAG and have been evolving in fascinating ways ever since.

Starting with an informed homage to 60’s acid rock and early glam, the band quickly progressed into a rare mix of influences. Singer Aaron Tyler King tangos like a bayou David Byrne, calling out opaque aphorisms with the same clarity and conviction. Highly composed, slanty keyboard hooks and bass lines pay clear respect to the likes of Brian Eno in his famous work on Bowie’s Heroes. Brooding shoegaze occasionally peeks in the door, Marc Bolan tips his enormous top hat, and the ever-present psychedelic groundwork ties the music with a fancy bow into a compelling whole.

This potent mix has garnered significant attention within the Nashville rock scene. After touring with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and collaborating with Ben Trimble of Fly Golden Eagle, The JAG recorded their sophomore album with the Bomb Shelter’s Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Fly Golden Eagle, Benjamin Booker). Although officially composed of five members, the live lineup fluctuates Brian Jonestown Massacre-style, boasting up to eight members in various configurations.
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/