Two Day Music Benefit for Open Table Nashville
Recently we had a chance to find out the details on a great organization that's fighting poverty right here in our own backyard. The compassion driven people that make up Poverty is Real are bringing their cause to benefit Open Table Nashville with the help of some great sponsors, great venues and talented local music artists.
Based out of Decatur, GA - PIR is a "non-profit organization that leverages great music to combat poverty in local communities." Having raised nearly $30,000 for local organizations since last June with four events that took place in Athens, GA - Decatur, GA and Asheville, NC.
November 30th & December 1st are set for the two day event, presented by Brite Revolution, that will feature some of Nashville's best local artists, bands and venues. Kicking things off there will be two different shows at The Bluebird Cafe' on November, 30th. Peter Cooper, Eric Brace, Kate Campbell and Keven Gordon will perform during the early show that day. Will Kimbrough, Hannah Miller, Jesse Lafser and Brigitte DeMeyer will take the stage that evening during the late show. $12 will get you into the early show starting at 6:30pm and the 9:30pm (late show) tickets are $15 each, all for a good cause. Tickets go on sale next Monday, November 26th and will be available at www.bluebirdcafe.com.
An early event over at Smart Sprouts daycare will take place on Saturday, December 1st at 3pm featuring Ginger Sands. Tickets are $5 each or $10 for families up to four and will be available at the door that afternoon.
Later that evening, Exit/In will host five bands that help make Nashville one of the best places for music lovers to exist. Doors open at 8pm. (Dec. 1st)
Afterlife Parade @ 9pm is singer/songwriter Quinn Erwin. Having recently relocated to Nashville, he found himself surrounded by a series of losses in his own life and in the lives of those close to him. Compelled by a desire to comfort the mourning, Erwin suddenly found himself embarking on a new direction musically – one inspired by the notion that death is a homecoming, rather than a reason for grief.
“I couldn't recall if I had ever heard any songs about death that were triumphant and celebratory,” he explains. “So I made it my mission to write one.”
That initial inspiration became a verse. The verse became a song. The song would eventually take Erwin in an unexpected direction entirely, launching the creation of a band.
Afterlife Parade was born.
True to its namesake, its sound is large and triumphant, while being quietly wise; celebrating both life's glories and its tragedies. Afterlife Parade, like any procession, is comprised of a rotating cast of players and personalities giving it a life of its own.
Erwin initially released AP's first concept record Death & Rebirth in two parts in January and August of 2011, but combined them in August 2012. Death was produced by Jeremy McCoy (bass player for The Fray) and Rebirth was produced by Jason Morant, Jeremy Lutito (of Leagues) and Daniel James (of Canon Blue).
Casa Castile (9:30pm) mastermind Andrew Nabuco wrote and recorded Umbra over the last 9 months in locations varying from bedrooms to garages to full-blown studios. Expanding on the foundation laid out in Casa Castile's debut 'Vake', 'Umbra' combines psychedelic rock, shoegaze,synth-pop, and folk, all blending into a sound all its own. Umbra also features an expanded palette of sounds, ranging from horns and strings, to harps and timpani's. While 'Vake' was an eclectic reflection of melancholy, 'Umbra' deals with coming of age in a more
focused manor.The live shows Casa Castile has played since the release of 'Vake' have influenced the sound of 'Umbra' to become a more encompassing, "wall of sound" affair. 'Umbra' finds Andrew Nabuco combining pop and genre-bending experimentation into a unique, technicolor landscape.
Foreign Fields (10:00pm) is an electronic folk group that hails from the wintry plains of Wisconsin. New Years day of last year they met in their hometown, in an abandoned office building, to begin work on their first full length LP "Anywhere But Where I Am". Having no set plan or guide, the album grew naturally as they left their lives in Chicago for hot summer days, skipping stones in the rivers of Tennessee.
Vinyl Thief (10:30pm) hails from the city of Nashville, bringing with them a tight fusion of rock and electronic music.
The creators of this sound are: Grayson Proctor (lead vocals, synths), Logan Purdom (guitar), Sam English (Rhodes, anything with those black and white keys, background vocals), Alec Carpenter (bass), and Andrew Broadway (drums).
Vinyl Thief takes an architectural approach to creation, constructing songs with a depth and emotion that could fill an arena or captivate an intimate listening room. Pulsing rhythms and enchanting synth lines weave a blanket of textures to envelope listeners, only to be awakened by soaring vocals and striking guitar attacks. These blueprints took shape in the spring of 2010 with the band’s debut EP, Control.
Setting a new bar for musical live performances, Vinyl Thief’s presence matches the wild heights of their songs. After seeing the creative storms that drive this band, it becomes certain that Vinyl Thief is no passing blip on the radar.
Wild Cub (11pm) is centered on film composer (Cold Weather, Dance Party USA) and singer/songwriter (2009’s LP Islands, 2010’s Nothing Shows EP and Two Hearts/Reluctance 7”) DeWitt, and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Bullock (Pico vs. Island Trees, Jessie Baylin, Madi Diaz). They toured most of 2011 under DeWitt’s name, who'd gotten good press attention from AOL Music's Spinner, FilterMagazine.com, My Old Kentucky Blog, Paste ('Best New Solo Artists of 2010'), Popmatters, and Vogue.com, among others: hitting SXSW, New York Fashion Week (for designer Billy Reid), and the CMJ Music Marathon; and touring with Jeremy Messersmith and on the 4th Daytrotter Barnstormer tour alongside artists including Sondre Lerche and Guards, among other shows. Wild Cub was officially born upon returning home last fall, and Youth was written and recorded over two months in Bullock’s house, which was turned into a multi-room studio.
After already catching the eye and ear of their hometown press (Nashville Cream has praised Wild Cub’s “intricate melodic pop”: “…don’t ask how, but the Chris Martin-meets-‘Bastards of Young’ melody on the first of three new songs hit that elusive sweet spot of melody plus sing-along that every pop-based band should aim for”), the band is now beginning to catch attention from national press including American Songwriter, Paste, and RCRD LBL (“Straight No Turns”
song premiere), and also performed at Bonnaroo in June.
In addition to Brite Revolution, sponsors include Paste Magazine, The Barnes Law Group, Red Eye Gravy Records, Lenz, Taco Mamacita, Nashville Yacht, Tweed Baby Outfitters, and Olia Zavozina.
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