The Acoustic Basement Tour, a winter offshoot of the Vans Warped Tour‘s popular Acoustic Basement Stage, returns to Nashville tonight, bringing some of the Warped Tour scene’s most exciting acts to The End, for a stripped down and intimate performance. The bill includes Transit, Hit the Lights, Brian Marquis, and Front Porch Step, and will features locals Daisyhead. The show is 18+, kicks off at 8pm, and you can still snag tickets at the door for $15. Keep reading for a quick rundown of the lineup (and don’t forget to grab tickets to the Warped Tour proper, which returns to Nashville this summer)!
Though Boston’s Transit branched out a bit with last year’s Young New England, the group have always stayed firmly planted within the stylistic realm of pop punk and emo. A Warped Tour mainstay, the Transit’s typical stage show is anything but acoustic- loud, energetic, and driving. Catching them in this type of situation is a definite departure, and an unmissable experience for any true fan!
HIT THE LIGHTS
Similar to Transit, Hit the Lights are typically a loud, electric, full force of a band, albeit a slightly more poppy one. Since breaking out with 2008’s Skip School, Star Fights, the the pop rockers have managed to outlast many of their “neon wave” late ’00s peers, and have been consistent in their knack for crafting pleasantly fun pop music.
A former member of aggressive pop punk act Therefore I Am, singer-songwriter Brian Marquis has shifted to something of a folk-rooted solo career over the past few years, making him a de-facto Acoustic Basement mainstay.
FRONT PORCH STEP
Another acoustic-based project, Ohio’s Jake Mcelfresh, who performs as Front Door Step, draws more deliberately from the punk and emo scene than Marquis, with smart, honest lyricism and an eclectic array of influences.
We’ve been raving about locals Daisyhead for months. Perhaps the most aggressive band on the bill, they will, presumably, kick things off with an unorthodox acoustic set of their own. Show up early!
The Acoustic Basement Tour will stop TONIGHT at The End. The show is 18+, begins at 8 p.m., and tickets are available for $15 at the door.