8 Off 8th hosted by Mercy Lounge
Monday, August 28
Doors @ 7:00 PM MST
Show @ 8:00 PM MST
Ages: 18 and Over
Elec Maggie Matthew Stephen
Arrow Kids is a band from Nashville, Tennessee with songs that are about being alive.
Dustin Sellers and Friends
Melody is key. Dustin Sellers keeps this idea ever present in his music. Not only has Sellers performed as the front man for Nashville rock band overzealous, but he is now taking a solo approach with new music and live shows. Overzealous will still remain an active band and outlet for Dustin Sellers songs and performances. However, Sellers has alot of material that is unique to both overzealous and to previous material he has written. Dustin’s roots weave all across the great state of Tennessee. Sellers began performing around the age of 14 with a few talent shows, house shows, birthday parties, and events in his hometown of Maryville, TN which is nestled near the Great Smokey Mountains. Dustin says his hometown roots and heritage is one of the main reasons he is so passionate about music. “Home is a song I’m always trying to write, said Sellers. “I’ve always wanted to write good sounds regardless of where it may fit in today’s modern genres. I never put up any walls or restrictions when I’m writing. You never know what lovely accidents may happen.”
The Clover Club
Gaining recognition among Nashville’s more rowdy crowd, The Clover Club have slowly been building buzz and making a name for themselves among the dwellers of the dive. The power trio slings hot Hard-Rock riffs laced with a mellow burn of gritty southern blues turning the heads of Palaver Records, Andy Herrin and Hayley St. John of 102.9 the buzz, The Deli, and No Country for New Nashville. Boasting a reputation of rowdiness and a compelling live show, they have been lighting up stages all across Tennessee from Jackson, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Franklin and even into Kentucky. The Clover Club released their debut self titled album in September of 2015 and are currently working on their new EP, Straight Flush Hustle, due to be released in 2016. Taking their name from the only bar (which burned to the ground) that stood in their hometown, Dustin Rye, Chris Campbell and Shawn Jones have been creating music to paint the town red to since 2013. “Chris didn’t want to join the band at first”, says Dustin, “but after hearing the handful of songs I had written at the time he dug the direction and decided to come on board.” Shawn Jones had recently moved back to the area from Ohio, reuniting the hometown friends that have been in various other projects since high school. “We got together over a few beers and everything fell into place in the jam room,” says Dustin, “We actually wrote the song Devil that day.” Shawn Jones lends a heavy handed approach creating intense hard hitting grooves with deep tom work. Coupled with Chris Campbell’s thunderous and often fuzzed out bass creates the foundation in which the boisterous raw guitar tones and leads of Dustin Rye can run wild. “We don’t have a song about a girl”, says Chris, ” We have a song about whiskey.” Tempered by countless nights of debauchery and forged by influences that range from Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC and Van Halen to Queens of the Stone Age, Bootsy Collins, Joe Bonamassa and The Black Keys; The Clover Club deliver their booze injected Rock and Roll loud and with reckless abandon. Keeping themselves busy on the stage and sharp; The Clover Club isn’t slowing down and aspires to be the band the bars love to drink with.
Year of October
Year of October is a Rock band based in Nashville, TN. Founded in 2010 while members Phlecia and Josh were attending the University of Kentucky. Year of October started out as an acoustic singer/songwriter group, but soon made the transition to a full band which completed their truly unique sound. Their dedication and love for their craft shines through in their first album “Stories” released in early 2012. With influences from The Black Keys and Led Zeppelin to Norah Jones they are led by bluesy vocals, strong lyrics, and roaring guitars that create a sound reminiscent of the 70s but making it all new. The band has played several shows in cities spanning both the Bluegrass and Volunteer states and is currently working on their second record due out the spring/summer of 2014.