Sugar Bomb! is the Boston-based pop/rock explosion, spawned from the beautiful brain of lead singer-songwriter Kat Hamilton. In 2011, Hamilton met drummer Emmett Ceglia and the two formed the band Sugar Bomb!
Inspired by Pinup Girls, pop punk, and riot girl culture, Sugar Bomb! has already won over the hearts of mainstream lovers and punk diehards alike. Sugar Bomb! has been praised for their spot-on pop songwriting and enigmatic live performance. They have been described as "the Yeah Yeah Yeahs meets Katy Perry." The band's current lineup includes Marshall Biever on guitar, Tom Shani on bass, and Hamilton on lead vocals.
Paul Brown and the Killing Devils present an evening of rock music that draws on influences from Rush and Van Halen to Monty Python and Debussy. The band is comprised of Paul Brown (vocals, guitar) Jake Patterson (guitar), Henry Wiggers (drums), and Jim Cady (bass). It has received airplay all over the world, drawn more than one million YouTube views, and released several albums, including Black Widow Tears, The Wizard’s Dawn, Red Spider, Greetings from the Palace, and When the Runner Flies.
Drunken Logic blends the raw energy of the rock and roll tradition with the thoughtful emotion of the indie movement. The result is a powerful rock sound that hints at influences such as Death Cab for Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, Foo Fighters, and the Who.
Watch Drunken Logic perform “Something New to Burn” in the video below:
January Jane kicks off the night with a walloping dose of metal and power ballads.
Over the last four years, Star & Micey has become one of the most talked about and celebrated acts to come out of Memphis. Having earned a reputation for crafting singable melodies with honest lyrics, this harmonically gifted quartet has earned critical acclaim for its 2009 eponymous debut and its 2012 EP I Can’t Wait. Featuring a blend of acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, bass, and drums, all four members of Star & Micey sing and contribute layer after layer of harmonies to augment their original blend of beautiful songwriting. Always favoring authenticity over kitsch, Star & Micey have been ranked as number one on Paste Magazine’s “12 Tennessee Bands You Should Listen To Now.”
Watch a video for Star & Micey’s “I Can’t Wait” here: