Each week The Basement East offers up a bevy of local talent in a free event they call The Sunday Post. Recently moved from the original Basement location, this week’s round up includes our pals, indie pop/folk rockers Waterfall Wash, along with Bree, Treadwell Ford, Behold the Brave, Tin Fist Pony, and Best Friend. The show begins at 8 PM and is 21+.
While Waterfall Wash seem to be everywhere currently, from their long run in Lightning 100’s Music City Mayhem, to several shows around town, they’re a band that we never tire of. Their upbeat, indie pop take on a melding of folk, rock, and even gospel music sounds completely fresh and current. We shared their newest B side release, “Panama (Reprise)” earlier this month, and were excited about their debut EP when it was released in January. If you still haven’t heard this band, The Sunday Post is an excellent opportunity to hear them for free, something that’s sure to happen less frequently soon.
After leaving her father’s religious cult at just 17, singer/songwriter Bree traveled the country before she settled in California and met drummer David J. Castello. The next year the pair moved to Nashville, where after living here only one year, she was named RAW Nashville’s Musician of the Year. She recently recorded with producer Tyler Tuohy (Diamond Carter, UZI), and plans to release an EP in September.
BEHOLD THE BRAVE
Recent Nashville transplants Behold the Brave played our Tuesday night showcase at Acme Feed & Seed last month, and we compared their vocalist to a blending of Blind Melon, alt-j, and Robert Plant. If that’s not enough to spark your interest, consider the fact that these guys are hoping to share their positive attitude and hope to give listeners new perspectives on life through their music. This soulful, psychedelic blues band has been together over seven years and currently have two albums, Lost in the Woods and The Great American Challenge, both of which were expanded from EPs.
TIN FIST PONY
Tin Fist Pony is a three piece who describe themselves as “East Nashville rock and roll.” They juxtapose gravely vocals with straight ahead garage rock to create a unique sound. Have a listen to the track “Send Her My Way” below for a taste.
We introduced you to dreamy, shoegaze band Best Friend way back in 2011. Brothers David and Peter McCarville were in school in Knoxville at the time, along with guitarist Brad King. Now they’ve added bass player Gregory Paul Lancaster II to fill out the sound. They’ll bring a very different sound to the Sunday Post line up, and are also playing at The End on Saturday, July 18.
Treadwell Ford, led by vocalist/guitarist Curtis Ford, first popped onto our radar when they were announced as part of the Bobfest lineup earlier this summer. They are releasing a new album, Southism, soon, and you can stream the first single, “Heart Like Mine”, from that effort below. Sounds like we have a new local band to keep our eye on.
Waterfall Wash, Treadwell Ford, Behold The Brave, Bree, Tin Fist Pony, Best Friend, and Treadwell Ford will perform July 19th at The Basement East. The show is 21+, begins at 8PM (doors at 7PM), and it is FREE!