Cause A Scene is honored to present Cardboard Kids‘ release show for their ambitious debut album, Echo Boomer, this Friday May 23. New Nashvillians by way of Tyler, Texas skate parks, the Kids are self-diagnosed nineties alt-rock lovers with a penchant for thick blues riffs. Don’t miss this historic occasion for the Kids and three other acts on the rise. A cool $5 gets you in the High Watt, or upgrade to an album bundle for $10. Get your tickets here ahead of the crowd. Doors at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm.
Cardboard Kids’ Jake Germany (vocals), Brandon McFarlin (drums), and Austin Cunningham (guitars) pursue a rock prize bigger than Texas, and have hit their marks every time. After a year of dedicated songwriting, the Kids enlisted Tres Sasser as producer and longtime Ben Folds studio engineer Joe Costa to steer organic, muscular production at Sound Shelter Studios in Franklin, TN. Star contributor Ruby Amanfu (Jack White’s Love Interruption) adds a velvet touch to one of the many album highlights, “Dime A Time Lover.”
Tourmates Golden Youth create intricate, cinematic Americana as if Sigur Ros grew up in the Deep South. Be there when vocalist Stephanie Lauren and her army of woodland creatures makes spring burst in bloom. Check out their wonderful debut Quiet Frame: Wild Light.
Twenty-year-old songstress, Lenachka, is one of Nashville’s best-kept secrets. Not for long. The German-born singer pens inventive smart-pop on par with international breakouts Kimbra and Oh Land, and recently has taken strides toward the mainstream with producer-on-fire Charlie Peacock (Civil Wars, Lone Bellow).
Sisters Elle and Shealeen Pucket have a true knack for melody, cranking out effortlessly catchy acoustic pop as Poema. Launching from Albuquerque as a kind of Wreckers gone Warped Tour, the duo had a taste of the major label roller coaster in their teens. Finding a new center in Nashville, Poema will air out their first new material in two years tomorrow night. Cross your fingers for a live collaboration on Cardboard Kids’ “Broke A Promise,” for which they lend tender harmonies.
– Whitaker Elledge