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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.

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November 9 Show

What better way to prepare for the forthcoming holiday season than to kick back with the Cause A Scene crew for another night full of some of the best rising talent from all across the country. This Saturday we return to Edgehill Cafe, one of our new favorite spots to showcase new great music.Poema, comprised of sisters Elle and Shealeen Louise Puckett will headline the evening. Now based in Nashville, this sister duo grew up in Albuquerque, NM, where music was always a dominant presence in their tight-knit family. The chemistry between this duo is one that can only be found in the bond between siblings, and it is evident in each note and lyric of their music. Poema’s sound is rooted in classic country, paying tribute to the likes of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, and peppered with hints of acoustic folk and pop, giving way to a musical identity that is truly wonderful and unique. Since moving to Nashville, Poema has spent the last several years writing and touring. They have released multiple EPs and in 2012 the duo released their first full-length album, Remembering You.

Returning for what will be his second CAS appearance is Chicago-based singer songwriter Cameron McGill. Writing and recording songs since the late 90’s, McGill has played in a number of different bands and released multiple solo records in the early 2000’s. The past several years of McGill’s career have been devoted to his most recent band, Cameron McGill & What Army, who released their last album in 2011. In the last two years however, McGill has focused his efforts once again on his solo material, releasing his most recent album, Gallows Etiquette earlier this year.

Also on the night’s bill is another duo, this time of the mixed gender variety. With a sound that has been compared to The Civil Wars, the folk duo The Bird and the Bear is the culmination of singer songwriters Mirthe Bolhuis, who hails from The Netherlands and Wyoming native Garry Wood. The two met here in Nashville in 2011, where a musical and personal relationship was quickly formed. The duo quickly began writing together and soon after recorded their debut EP “Breathe” in early 2012 at Prime Cut Studio in East Nashville, under the name of The Bird and the Bear.

Completing the evening’s lineup are two other artists who are sure to put on one hell of a show. Mel Washington, the soulful troubadour and former member of All Get Out, and Indianapolis-based singer songwriter and current Belmont student Kel will certainly add to the excitement and make this Saturday an evening you will not want to miss. Get your tickets here for $5 in advance, as space is limited. Doors open at 7:00 PM with the music soon to follow.

–  Christian Lerchenfeld