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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

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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, 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’