Hot Mess Loves You / Jake Clemons / Tom McBride

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Wednesday / October 23, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Hot Mess Loves You / Jake Clemons

Hot Mess Loves You, a Nashville-based pop rock band, showcases lead singer Storey Condos’ engaging songwriting as well as Marc Anderson’s unique lap steel guitar style. The group is rounded out by Ryan Maker (guitar), Hypatia Runcie (bass), and Tom Myers (drums). Hot Mess Loves You’s new EP, Waiting to Burn, was produced by two-time Grammy Award-winner Chad Carlson and offers traces of everything from P!nk and Blondie to Muse and Queen.

There's the hair, then there are the glasses, but ultimately there is a person who is a magnet for positive energy, emotion, and creating stories. While he feels a deep connection to his past, Jake Clemons continues to make a deep connection in the present by living life to its fullest through a musical journey. If you take the mysterious, rugged side of Johnny Cash and mix it with the soulful, down-to-earth love child of Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons—shaken, not stirred, of course—you end up with the unique and talented Clemons. He plays the guitar, saxophone, piano, and drums. He writes music, he sings, he loves rock 'n' roll!

On Tom McBride’s award-winning third album, Morning in Glen Burnie, the Boston-born, and now Nashville-based, songwriter weaves stories about love and loss, commitment, and the circle of fatherhood through a gorgeously laid-back, 12-song Americana-inspired album. Backed by some of Boston's finest musicians, McBride's vocal talents are in full display as he eases between the soaring melodies of blue-eyed soul in "Julia" to the more restrained folk-country ballads "Take Her Somewhere" and "She Knows."

Watch Hot Mess Loves You perform "You Need Me" here:

$10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission