If you are looking for a way to hear some of the best up and coming artists, then you’re gonna want to get your ass down to Mercy Lounge this Thursday for this month’s Communion Nashville Club Night. Communion is a monthly showcase that spotlights a schmorgesborg of artists and bands on the cusp of hitting it big. Helmed and curated by Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons, Communion’s ongoing mission is to share the world’s most promising new talent in intimate live settings. This month’s Club Night will feature performances from Johnny Stimson, The Shadowboxers, Sturgill Simpson, Cardboard Kids, Lenachka, Great Peacock and Christian Lee Hutson.
With a sound that draws similarities to a wide range of artists such as Frank Ocean, Michael Jackson, Prince and The Strokes, Johnny Stimson blends synth beats and crooning melodies to forge his own identity within pop music. In just the past year alone, the 24-year-old has garnered attention from the likes of Grammy.com, MTV Buzzworthy, Pop Justice and Nylon Magazine.
The Shadowboxers are a pop/rock trio from Atlanta, GA who are quickly gaining traction with a rapidly growing fan base. The band’s tight harmonies, soulful vocals and their knack for seamlessly crossing genres has even caught the attention of Justin Timberlake. See their cover of the current king of pop’s song “Pusher Love Girl,” that had him giving The Shadowboxers twitter kudos.
Jackson, KY-based singer songwriter Sturgill Simpson received critical acclaim with his debut record, High Top Mountain. Simpson’s country, blues and soul influences showcased on “High Top Mountain” yielded comparisons to Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. Less than a year has passed since the release of his debut album and Sturgill is already promoting the upcoming release of his sophomore record, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. Releasing the new album through his own label, High Top Mountain Records, Simpson describes it as containing a wholly unique sound from his first record.
The Cardboard Kids are a Nashville-based rock trio from Tyler, TX. Growing up together in Texas, the three friends formed Cardboard Kids in 2013 and have since released their debut full-length album, Echo Boomer, which dabbles in both rock and soul genres.
Thursday evening’s lineup will also feature three other Nashville based talents; indie/pop songstress Lenachka, folk/pop duo Great Peacock and Americana singer songwriter Christian Lee Hutson, all of whom have received critical acclaim and built strong fan bases far beyond the confines of music city.
Don’t miss out on what is sure to be another Communion home run and an evening full of fantastic music to boot. Get your tickets here for $9.50 in advance. Tickets will be $15 at the door. Music starts at 8:00 PM. Doors at 7:00 PM.
– Christian Lerchenfeld
Johnny Stimson – ‘So. Good.’
The Shadowboxers – ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ (HAIM cover)
Sturgill Simpson – ‘You Can Have The Crown / Some Days’ (Live at Sun King Brewery)
Cardboard Kids – ‘Dime A Time Lover’
Lenachka – ‘Don’t Judge Me’ (Chris Brown cover)
Great Peacock – ‘Tennessee’
Christian Lee Hutson – ‘One, Two, Three’