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Lightening 100’s 2013 Music City Mayhem winners Lulu Mae are back at it again with their second full length album Mean River, which released earlier this week on May 13th.  Lulu Mae is no stranger to Cause A Scene either, having graced several CAS lineups in the past.  Having gotten their start back in 2010, Lulu Mae are experts in serving up folk rock, family style.  Husband and wife duos Joel and Sarah Finley, Adam and Jen Smith, brother Ben Smith, and “adopted brothers” Anthony Mangin and David Sutton offer a whole new meaning to the term family band.

The connection these guys have both with the music and with each other is evident as it in their sound and performance. I feel I can personally vouch for this group, having seen them multiple times, that they don’t mess around when it comes to delivering the best of the best while still having a blast with each other on stage.  After all that Lulu Mae has offered up until this point, I think it’s safe to say that both “Mean River” and their CD release show on Friday, May 16th at Exit/In will not disappoint.

Self proclaimed Indie Pop band EL EL and Americana Rock group The Oak Creek Band will be opening Friday’s release show.  You can find EL EL’s single ‘Kiss Kiss’ on iTunes and The Oak Creek Band’s LP XI on Bandcamp.

The fun will begin at 7:00 PM this Friday at Exit/In. Tickets can be purchased here for $5.

Bailey Basham

LuLu Mae- ‘Mean River’

EL EL- ‘Live Set on Lightning 100’

The Oak Creek Band- ‘Pixelated’


Just yesterday, Nashville-based folk-rock band Lulu Mae debuted the music video for the title track off their forthcoming record Mean River. If the single is any indication to the quality of the the new record, you can rest assured that it will retain the same folksy lyricism, soaring harmonies and rock n’ roll attitude that made us here at CAS such fans of the band’s first album, The Mockingbird and the Dogwood Tree.

Lulu Mae has spent the better part of the last year writing and recording the material for Mean River, which was recorded live to tape in a four night marathon session at Soundstage Studios right here in Nashville. The recording sessions were part of a prize package the band won when they finished first in the annual Nashville band/artist competition, “Music City Mayhem,” curated by local independent radio affiliate Lightning 100. The video Mean River, which can be seen below, certainly showcases the raw intensity and soul of the band that was so well captured in the live recording sessions.

Cause A Scene will be presenting Lulu Mae’s official album release show at Exit/In on May 16th, with opening acts El El and The Oak Creek Band. Mean River officially drops on May 13th.

Christian Lerchenfeld


CAS Sept 2 - Band Chili Cook Off

For those who do not yet have plans for this Labor Day, and even for those who do, we strongly suggest you make some time in your holiday schedule to come out to what is sure to be the most hoppin Labor Day celebrations in town. Cause A Scene is doing it up right with two of the America’s oldest greatest art forms, music and chili! We are throwing a backyard block party hosted by The Savage Garden in 12 South, complete with a chili cook-off and battle of the bands starting early in the evening this Monday and we’re gonna go until the chili is gone and the bands can’t play another note.

The evening will feature five Nashville area bands who will attempt to win the crowd’s favor with both their musical abilities and their culinary skills. Each band will enter their own recipe of chili for all who attend to judge, then they will each plug up the guitars battle it out on stage. Points calculated from the crowd consensus in each category will determine who will walk away with the first Cause A Scene Labor Day Title!

The slated competition includes Flagstaff, AZ native alt rock band, Fight the Quiet, Of Archers, and the brother/sister helmmed indie-folk quartet, Pageant. Completing the fight card for the evening will be Nashville garage rock band, Rales, and The Oak Creek Band, an Americana four piece who also hail from Arizona. You can sample the evening’s music below, but you’ll have to wait to sample the chili until Monday night when the best shindig of the holiday weekend is officially underway.

Come with a hankerin’ for some smokin’ chili and kick ass music! Secure your spot and get your tickets here for $7 in advance. The word on this one is spreading quick and we expect it to be packed out. Tickets will also be sold for $10 at the door. The party starts at 5:00 PM at 605 S. 12th Street.

Christian Lerchenfeld


Fight the Quiet- ‘Secrets’
Secrets by fightthequiet

Of Archers- ‘Don’t Look’

Pageant- ‘Trustfunders’

The Oak Creek Band- ‘Stay Stay’
Stay Stay by The Oak Creek Band

Rales- ‘Minnesota’