As we told you back in the summer, Bleachers, the new solo project/alias of fun. (and formerly Steel Train)’s Jack Antonoff, is set to make his Nashville debut tonight, Oct. 29, in support of his epic debut album, Strange Desires. If you’ve somehow been living under a rock for the past few months, you should absolutely spin Antonoff’s nostalgic, ’80s inspired, indie pop release, then grab tickets here ASAP, because they’re almost gone! Nashville’s Wild Cub are set to support, and you can find out more below!
Not a “side project,” per se, but another full-time artistic outlet for Jack Antonoff, best known for his role as guitarist of mega popular band fun., Bleachers appeared out of nowhere back in the spring, with a debut album recorded in secret and a full string of festival dates set to introduce Antonoff’s new sound to the world. The band returns Jack to front and center (he formerly fronted New Jersey band Steel Train, but only plays guitar in fun.), and showcases his unbeatable knack for pop hooks, nuanced songwriting, and eclectic arena-ready vocals. Word on the street is that fun. are getting ready to dive into another album early next year, so if you want to catch Antonoff doing something different, you’d better catch him while he still has time to tour as Bleachers.
We’ve spoken many, many times about Nashville electro rockers Wild Cub, so we’ll spare you the full bio. They’ve had a HUGE 2014, however, and seeing them paired with Bleachers only makes sense: while Wild Cub assume a moodier, more atmospheric style, they have a similar affinity for ’80s post-punk and flourishing synth tones. Show up early, because their hometown shows are few and far between these days.
Bleachers and Wild Cub will perform tonight, Oct. 29, at Cannery Ballroom. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7 p.m.), and tickets are available for $20-25.