Cherry Glazerr Plays Raucous Set At Exit/In Before Rocking Bonnaroo The Medium and The Nude Party Join The Fun And Make For A Kick Ass Party
NASHVILLE, TN- As crowds headed towards central Tennessee for Bonnaroo’s 17th year in existence, it was almost necessary to stop by music city roughly an hour and a half north of the farm. For a Tuesday, Nashville was livelier than ever while the sunlight didn’t cease until sunset, and even then, fans would soon carry the light indoors to a medium-sized venue southwest of downtown.
Nashville’s Exit/In would be adding two new incredible acts to their already notable lists of artists who’ve passed through the venue: Cherry Glazerr and The Nude Party. Bonnaroo worked alongside Exit/In to market this show, sharing the spotlight to spread their undeniable talent. It seemed to work out when Tuesday’s show sold out right before opening the doors.
Cherry Glazerr and The Nude Party were opened by a band who wasn’t on the Bonnaroo lineup but was a perfect local act to share the stage with. The Medium seemed to make everyone at the Exit/In feel at home whether attendees realized they were native to Nashville or not. With a soft rock n’ roll sound and an aged style shared by the entire band, many people compared them to The Beatles after their performance. I personally felt their sound perfectly led the crowd up to The Nude Party.
Once The Nude Party took the stage, the crowd was more observant than anything. Now, out of the many times I’ve watched The Nude Party perform, their show at the Exit/In gradually turned into one of the strongest performances I had seen by them.
Although they throw a few slow songs into their set, most of their live performance is upbeat and hard not to move to, which is one thing I’ve absolutely loved about the Nude Party guys. The members visibly fed off each other’s energy, which was personally fun to watch. They’ve always had an amazing connection to their crowds on and off the stage too, hence why I’ve followed them all around the east coast. They just simply know how to draw the crowd in with their music, and it doesn’t matter whether you classify their music as Americana, rock n’ roll, etc. By the end of their set, people were moving and grooving just as much as the band was.
Then came the moment we all were waiting for as the three-piece Cherry Glazerr walked out from behind the curtains. Cherry Glazerr has been touring in support of their latest album Stuffed & Ready; an album that really showcases Clementine Creevy’s evolution as an alternative rock recording artists.
The stage was initially flooded with bright lighting, eventually transitioned into a moody red overcast. It didn’t surprise me that a mosh pit close to the front almost began pushing fans onto the stage as lead vocalist Clementine Creevy would back away from her microphones, strumming away to some of her better-known songs from their debut album Haxel Princess.
I specifically looked forward to “Apocalipstick” (the last track off the album of the same name), a 100% instrumental song, played near the end of the performance since the band releases all their energy when playing it. Clementine didn’t stand still for a second and the pit became the wildest it’d been all night. I honestly would’ve loved to join the pit if I wasn’t holding a camera, but instead this allowed me to focus on the beautiful sounds from a band I’ve listened to since freshman year of high school.
Newer songs from Stuffed & Ready carried a softer tone to the live performance which perfectly balanced Cherry Glazerr’s set overall.
I didn’t hear of a single disappointment from Tuesday’s show. Those in route to Bonnaroo surely had two new bands to look forward to, and local fans undoubtedly witnessed one amazing night at the Exit/In.
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