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This Friday, we at Cause A Scene are proud to present a night of firsts. Not only is this our first show at one of Nashville’s best venues, 3rd & Lindsley, but it is also our first time featuring three of this city’s most fun and most promising bands. Machines Are People Too, originally formed in Chattanooga, TN, recently relocated to here in Music City and are quickly making themselves known among the local music scene and beyond. Fresh off the release of their second EP, Nickels and Dimes, Machines Are People Too are artfully crafting a synth-pop sound that is both vocally and instrumentally driven. We at CAS have been fans of this band’s catchy melodies for some time now. Having written multiple posts about their climb up the musical ladder, we are thrilled to finally have them on a CAS bill. MRP2 has devoted the better part of this year working on their new EP and are now focusing on a series of tour dates, one of the first of which was a slot at this year’s Lollapalooza, earlier this month in Chicago.

Completing the lineup for the evening are two other bands that both call Nashville home. Vinyl Thief are an electro-rock band that blend electronic samples and rock guitars to form a sound that has developed a strong local following. The band has spent the last several months on the road, touring across the eastern US as well as recording their first full album, Fathoms, due to release this fall. The album’s first single, “Smooth,” was released earlier this month. The Joy of Painting are another Nashville band with a garage pop sound that is defined by messy guitar riffs and carefully constructed melodies. The result is a unique and contrasting sound that has them beginning popping up on radars all across the Southeast. At a near breakneck speed, the band has recorded and released three EPs in less than two years, the most recent of which, Tender Age, was released earlier this summer.

You better bring your dancing shoes this Friday, because these three bands are going to put on one hell of a shindig that you will not want to miss! Listen below to a sample of what you will hear this weekend.You can purchase your ticket here for $10. Doors open at 9:00PM and the fun starts at 9:30PM.

Christian Lerchenfeld

Machines Are People Too

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The pulsing dance beats and wailing synth riffs that Machines Are People Too dish out are atypical to the sounds most think of when they hear music from the east Tennessee hills. Formed in Chattanooga in 2010 by Brian Sylvester (vocals) and JJ Clark (production) and quickly joined by additions Cain Lassiter (keys) and Ivan Garcia (drums), they began infecting the Southeast with a sound uniquely their own.

With synth-pop instrumentals and hauntingly distinctive vocals from Sylvester, the band has spent the last two years touring across the country playing a wide range of venues spanning local bars and clubs, to festivals such as Bonnaroo and Nocturnal Wonderland. In July of 2012, they released their first EP, Dreams, produced by Lars Stalfors, who has worked with the likes of The Mars Volta and Matt & Kim. Dreams represents the band’s eclectic range spanning five tracks. The composition begins with the trance inducing dance tune, “Freaks,” and closes with the more subtle and emotive, “Better Than This.” Dreams is available for purchase on iTunes.

While Machines Are People Too got their start in Chattanooga, several of the members grew up in Nashville, and they have not forgotten their music city roots. The band has played a number of shows around the city lending their diverse sounds to the ever-growing cultural and musical melting pot that is Nashville. Their most recent Nashville appearance was at Mercy Lounge’s 10 Year Anniversary Party, alongside other talented acts such as, Magnolia Sons, Cherub and Jeff the Brotherhood.

You can catch the next Machines Are People Too experience on February 15th at The East Room, where they will be headlining the Winter 2013 East Nashville Underground. They are also due to play at the Showercap Festival in Athens, GA on April 20th. The band recently finished recording the first track for their second EP that is set to release this spring.

– Christian Lerchenfeld