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Rockin' for Rhinos 2018

Rockin' for Rhinos 2018

Thu · July 26, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00 - $25.00

This event is 18 and over

$10 admission // $25 admission + zoo animal meet and greet

100% of proceeds benefit Rhinoceros conservation

Great Peacock
Great Peacock
With a combination of rock, country and folk Great Peacock write clean and direct songs filled with common truths that people of all walks of life can relate to. Truly a band to behold live, the band can have you raising your glass and shouting one moment and a second later have you pining to be with a former lover.
Pet Envy
Pet Envy
Pet Envy formed in Nashville, TN in 2015. Since then the quintet has quickly gained a loyal following and is thrilling audiences with their radio-friendly sing-a-longs. They captured their first award as Best Pop Band at the Nashville Industry Music Awards in Summer 2016. The band is winning over more fans and critics alike with their hybrid pop, rock, R&B sound. Quickly capitalizing on their early success, the band has finished recording their follow up EP with special guest appearances from Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews, Béla Fleck), Roy Agee ( Prince, Glenn Miller Orchestra), and once again produced by Josh Reynolds ( Little Big Town, Joe Nichols) & Trevor Anema. Released in September 2017, Flowers for Your Brain is a sonic dream that will captivate audiences and keep hips shaking.
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.
The Aquaducks
The Aquaducks
The Aquaducks have been making waves in and around Music City as a high octane funk and soul band with a live energy that is rarely matched. The Ducks' first two singles "Nightlife" and "Bill's Toupée" immediately caught the attention of local radio station Lighting 100, and have continued to receive regular air play. Described by Brooklyn, NY blog Pancakes and Whiskey as "Dripping with enough funk to fill several swimming pools," The Aquaducks have created a new sound with influences ranging from Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder to Lettuce and James Brown.

The Fall of 2016 has seen The Aquaducks' song "What's Goodington" featured the movie trailer for "Baked in Brooklyn" as well as the release of their debut full length live album "Live at the Beast." Fans new and old are now able to experience the high energy show that has critics calling them "probably one of the best duck-themed funk bands of all time." In the meantime, if The Aquaducks are playing in your town, put on some dancing shoes and go see one of the best live bands that Nashville has to offer.
Creature Comfort
Creature Comfort
Death, taxes, and change: they’re the only three things you can rely on, and
nobody knows about the latter better than Creature Comfort. Since the release of
2016’s Echoes and Relics, the local quintet has navigated through personal
turmoil and lineup changes to arrive at what can only be described as a total
rebirth. Now, as they prep the release of their upcoming full length, Home Team,
they’re back with hard-earned wisdom and an even harder-won sound.
Frontman Jessey Clark’s anthemic, heart-on-your sleeve lyrics and end-of-the-
day vocals haven’t gone anywhere, but on Home Team, the writing is—thanks in
no small part to new lead guitarist Charlie Hickerson—backed by a rawer sound
that draws on the band’s Tullahoma, Tennessee roots. Add in multi-
instrumentalist Alex Robinson’s lush backing vocals, Cole Bearden’s ever-mobile
bass, and Taylor Cole’s spry drumming, and you’ve got record that the band has
affectionately dubbed “bootgaze.” Think of it as Fleet Foxes for people who grew
up bailing hay, or your favorite indie record—if that record were scattered,
smothered, and covered, of course.
Temple Wildlife
Temple Wildlife
Temple Wildlife was formed through the forge of commitment, trust, and resilience.

Created in 2016, Temple Wildlife founders Adam Griffith (Baton Rouge, LA) and Jared Evers (Portland, OR) met each other in Nashville. After countless hours and a myriad of long nights spent in Evers' studio (a glorified basement), their lamenting over five songs was concluded. They began tracking their first EP.

Temple Wildlife is an indie rock band you can root for.

Long nights and entire weekends were spent tracking their first album. Since both Evers and Griffith had to work day jobs, they spent any leftover hours in the studio, meticulously pouring over the EP.
Other than the collaboration of a few friends and their instruments, the album was produced and engineered entirely by Griffith and Evers. You can hear influences like Bon Iver, Radiohead, The Killers, Local Natives, and Sigur Rós. You may even notice the homage to Gloria Estefan and Stranger Things.

While maintaining and channeling all these musical influences, Black Beans EP is a fresh and exciting listen. Balancing intriguing vocals, spacey guitars, warbled synths – oh, and tons of reverb – you can hear an array of genres, from pop tracks like There Is Fire to straight up '80s grooves like Prides.
Fox Grin
Fox Grin
Fox Grin is an Art Rock/Dream Pop band from Atlanta, GA. Characterized by innovative song formulas, classical yet contemporary arrangements, strong rock groove, and strong melodies with occasional harmonies, Fox Grin creates painting-like soundscapes while maintaining a pop song sensibility.
Most people would complain if they heard the guy next door making a racket. David Bean did just the opposite. “I could hear the drums . . . There was literally a wall separating us,” Bean remembers. “I heard the two songs they were working on, and I walked over and was like, ‘Hey I like that!’”That neighbor was Thomas Chapman, singer, guitarist, and chief songwriter of Fox Grin, the art rock project Bean would end up joining weeks later. After some lineup changes, the band became a duo, prompting them to leave their hometown of Atlanta and take their chances in Nashville. Drawing from influences like The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Nirvana, and Japanese video game composer Nobuo Uematsu, the duo transports listeners into a cinematic dreamstate that blurs the line between traditional pop structures and orchestral soundscapes.
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203