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Goodbye June

Goodbye June

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones, Voltagehawk

Sat · October 13, 2018

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

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

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Goodbye June
Goodbye June
Straight up rock & roll isn’t dead, it’s just returned to the fringes and outskirts where it can find its organic roots all over again. Goodbye June understands all that: cousins who came together to cope with the death of lead guitarist Tyler Baker’s brother. That thrash, slash, churn, burn rages through grief as their catharsis fuels every note they play.

Passion is something there’s no shortage of with Goodbye June. Raised in West Tennessee and Southern Indiana, the cousins made a decision to chase a dream – and proceed no matter the cost. If not reckless, the reality of struggling to get by gives the lacerating, guitar-driven music a grittiness that’s nothing short of broken glass.

Having moved to a pre-gentrified Nashville in 2009, the threesome dug in and started slugging it out. Focusing on writing songs, mastering their instruments and really stripping away the sludgy build-up so many bands think is important, they hit upon the essence of their uniquely aggressive sound.

They played out. They toured incessantly. They placed hard-hitting songs on Madden 17, as well as NFL and ESPN broadcasts. With the LP Magic Valley (May, 2017), their focus was strengthened and their indie label Cotton Valley Music found a partner in Interscope. Goodbye June realized their power lay in stripping down.

God, girls, guitars. What’s a poor boy to do – as the Stones once barked – but play in a rock & roll band? For Goodbye June, it’s more than that. More than the catharsis of losing close family, the band has figured out how to distill being young and wide open to life – and how to connect to their roots without straining.
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones
Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones is an American rock ‘n’ roll band from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Wicklund formed The Steppin Stones at the age of nine. While most were accomplishing third grade reading lists, Wicklund was forming a rock ‘n’ roll band. Playing over 1,500 shows, sharing stages with acts including Kansas, Jefferson Starship, Outlaws, St Paul and The Broken Bones, Jimmy Herring, Rusted Root, Jason Isbell before legal drinking age, Wicklund and The Steppin Stones have evolved over a decade.

“That desire and commitment to the instrument really shows in her playing, but Wicklund is not simply a shredder or a tonal colorist —though she certainly has chops and can go for some buzzy and less-than-organic sounds. What's impressive to me is how she uses her custom Tom Anderson guitar and Orange half-stack to drive the emotional context of her songs with a combination of spiky rhythms, slow lines, fast runs, and cagey riffs. It all adds up to a thrilling ride”, Michael Molenda of Guitar Player Magazine.

Now in Nashville, Tennessee, Wicklund, guitarist, pianist, singer and songwriter is accompanied on stage by bass and drums. Wicklund’s signature curls flying through the air transport back to the time of the first female rock star, Janis Joplin. Capturing the old soul of a new generation, Wicklund’s singing voice and guitar playing have earned her comparisons to blues/soul musician Susan Tedeschi.

With the band’s musical influences from Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Jeff Beck, Wicklund’s classic rock look get fans listening, but her guitar skills keep them wanting more.

“I remember the first time I saw Nirvana in 1990 in a small club in Jax Beach with a handful of long hairs and shoe gazers. I will never forget that night, but I was more blown away tonight by Hannah than by Kurt. She is a monster talent and her trio is cool as shit. Tonight was one of those once in a life time moments when you catch a superstar on the way up. Please support her so everyone else who plays guitar can retire,” said Josh Talbot, Nashville native.

Following the drop of their single, “Bomb Through The Breeze” on October 13, Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones kicked off their inaugural European tour on October 26, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. The band will finish the year out with a string of shows opening for The Marshall Tucker Band. In January 2018, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones will release their self-titled album, produced by Sadler Vaden of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and kick off of “The Sibling Rivalry” tour with The High Divers (fronted by Hannah’s brother, Luke Mitchell).
Voltagehawk
Voltagehawk
Rising from the ashes of former projects, East Nashville Rockers Jarrad James and Dan Fenton set out to start a new project to fill a void for loud, fast Rock and Roll in Nashville. Calling on an old friend and bass fiddleman, Tyler Boone, the band quickly set the ground rule that the word “no” was not welcome in the creative space. Guitar slinger and purveyor of all things tone, Chase Arrocha, however, was very welcome.

After recording their first demo "Roll" at Starstruck Studios on Music Row in a midnight session, paying for the recording with a 40oz of malt liquor and a set of brass knuckles, the band put together an energetic, fast paced, melodic opener set, and quickly found themselves opening for local rock n roll powerhouses and friends Goodbye June, The Tip, The Cunning, and newcomers Denman.

Continuing on it’s mission to fuse melodic Nashville songwriting sensibilities with raw Rock and Roll power, Voltagehawk recently released their self-titled debut album on Poison Tree Records.
Venue Information:
Mercy Lounge
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
http://mercylounge.com/