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Jesse McCartney - Better With You Tour

AEG presents

Jesse McCartney - Better With You Tour

Public, Just Seconds Apart

Mon · July 9, 2018

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


This event is 18 and over

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Jesse McCartney
Jesse McCartney
With the release of Jesse McCartney’s new single “Better With You” — his first new music since his well-received 2014 album ‘In Technicolor’ — it’s worth noting that the New York-born singer, songwriter, producer, and actor has had the kind of career that most young artists aspire to. With multiple platinum-selling tracks and a songwriting credit on Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love” under his belt, McCartney is ready to introduce his fans to who he is today.

His fans have been waiting almost four years since ‘In Technicolor,’ one of Spin Magazine’s Top Pop Albums of 2014. "It was a transitional time where I just let myself have some space from my career and get some perspective on life, something I really hadn’t had the freedom to do since I was 10. Then, a friend invited me to come to Nashville to do a songwriting camp for other artists,” McCartney recollects. “It triggered a huge surge in creative energy that led me to put this project and team together.” Now that he’s moving, McCartney has no intention of slowing down. He plans to release more music throughout 2018 and bring his dedicated fans along for the ride.

The deliberate attention McCartney pays to his craft is evident in the new songs he is gearing up to release this year, including “Better With You,” which he co-wrote with Brandyn Burnette, Molly Moore, and producer Rob Knox (Justin Timberlake, Rihanna). The acoustic-guitar-driven pop song is more sonically organic than the stylized, ’80s-inspired songs on In Technicolor and McCartney has re-vamped his visuals with art direction by Dewey Saunders (Anderson .Paak, Bridgit Mendler). “It feels fresh to me,” McCartney says. “This is a really strange time,” he says. “Things are contentious. I think a song about finding a safe place with a partner is an uplifting message.”
John Vaughn (lead vocals/guitar) and Ben Lapps (drums) started writing songs in a basement as a duo before being joined by Matt Alvarado (bass) to form their current lineup, PUBLIC. Using their roots in classic rock and indie-pop, the band released their first EP, Red, in 2012, solidifying a strong fanbase in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Quickly after, the band found themselves on the road supporting acts such as Walk the Moon, Twenty One Pilots, Young the Giant, as well as participating in major festivals like Forecastle, Bunbury, CMJ, and SXSW, giving them exposure to a variety of crowds and fanbases.

Following the release of their second EP, Let's Make It, and embarking on their first national tour supporting Walk the Moon, the band was invited to work with producer Eric Palmquist (Mars Volta, Bad Suns) in Los Angeles, CA. With their new touring experience, as well as the creative atmosphere of a new environment, the band embraced the influences of alternative and pop sounds to craft their 2015 single, Heartbeating. Released while on a national tour with Oh Honey, the single received nods from reputable blogs like Kings of A&R ("The trio makes their mark with an effortless sense of harmony and entertaining musicality") and Good Music All Day ("Heartbeating presents PUBLIC as a rising rock band with a contagious indie style").

As momentum continues to grow, PUBLIC looks to make a big impact with their upcoming releases in 2016, carrying a message that someone's identity can be found outside the lines of what's expected or acceptable. The music and lyrics are there to communicate honest experiences and express the vulnerable truth that PUBLIC is made up of three humans that desire to use music as a means to connect.
Just Seconds Apart
Just Seconds Apart
Just Seconds Apart is made up of Sela, Ari, and Alex Poulos—18-year-old triplets who have devoted most of their lives to making music. After learning to play piano at age three, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based trio formed a band at age eight and soon started writing their own songs. Featuring Sela on drums, Ari on guitar, and Alex on keyboards and bass—with all three siblings lending their vocal talents—Just Seconds Apart delivers a timeless pop-rock sound built on irresistible hooks, heart-stirring lyrics, and breathtaking three-part harmonies.

The latest release from Just Seconds Apart, “Santorini Dream” unfolds with a melodic power. With its bright rhythms and sweetly soulful vocals, “Santorini Dream” also showcases the smooth musicianship that makes Just Secon​ds Apart an unforgettable live act. Having performed at iconic venues like L.A.’s Whisky-a-Go-Go, the band joined Plain White T’s on tour in spring 2017, a 25-date run that helped boost their fan base across their social platforms.

Like all of JSA’s latest releases, “Santorini Dream” was self-produced in the band’s bedroom studio, drawing from the self-taught production skills that Ari’s honed since age 13. Partly a nod to their Mediterranean heritage, the emotionally charged track reflects on new love and “how something can seem so crazy at first, but then you realize how amazing it actually is,” according to Alex. “I was listening to a demo that Ari had come up with, and for some reason Santorini popped in my head,” adds Sela, the band’s main lyricist. “I looked it up and found out that the island was created by a volcanic eruption, so that sparked the idea of something beautiful coming from an unexpected beginning.”

With Ari writing his first song on their grandmother’s piano when he was just four, the trio later immersed themselves in the art of songwriting by deconstructing pop smashes penned by Max Martin, Julian Bunetta, and other hitmakers. As they sharpened their songcraft, Just Seconds Apart also took their high-energy live show to venues around the country as part of tours like High School Nation and Camplified.

In bringing their latest batch of songs to life, Just Seconds Apart mined their ever-evolving inspirations, such as Sela’s love for haiku poetry. “I actually come up with a lot of song ideas in the shower, so I got a waterproof notepad so I can write everything down right away,” she points out. And in creating tracks like the forthcoming “Good To Know,” Just Seconds Apart tapped into the triplet telepathy that makes their chemistry all the more magical. “The day we came up with that song, I was feeling kind of down, like nothing good was happening,” Sela recalls. “And then I went and listened to a voice memo Ari had made, and the words were ‘Give me something good to know.’ It was just this weird triplet connection; he had no idea how I was feeling at the time. So I got super-excited and found some lyrics I’d written that fit exactly right with the song—it just all worked out in this perfect way.”

That synergy shines more than ever in Just Seconds Apart’s live set, including their weekly livestream through’s App (every Tuesday at noon PST) and
their annual Valentine’s Day performance at Phoenix Children’s Hospital (complete with a delivery of 300 stuffed animals for the patients). “The hospital saved our lives—when we were born we were just nine pounds combined, so every year we go and play for the kids,” says Ari. But whether they’re writing or performing, Just Seconds Apart thrives on their unbreakable bond as siblings and musicians. “Every day I think we realize more and more how lucky we are to have this band,” says Sela. “We’re so close anyway—we’re best friends—and being able to play this music together just makes everything that much more special.”
Venue Information:
Cannery Ballroom
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203