Nashville For Bernie Sanders Presents: Bands For Bernie At Exit/In

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Featuring: a Secret Policeman's Ball, Foxcore, The Strumms, Sweet Cheeks, JULIEN BAKER

A Secret Policeman's Ball: From the suburbs of Nashville, a Secret Policeman's Ball is an indie rock band that has spent the last 6 years cultivating songs and playing shows in the Southeast. "Teenage Crimewave", their first full length album, is a collection of songs that span the band's many influences. The finished product is a refreshing take on the music blending culture of today and the chaos of rock and roll protoplasm it evolved from. Male and female vocals alternate as the sound shifts from quiet to loud and back again, with a good amount of saw toothed synthesizers thrown in for a hauntingly addictive sound.

Foxcore: Foxcore is a tribute to friendship and girlhood. They're the band every girl wanted to be in with her friends in 1994. At past shows, they've covered everything from Hole to Veruca Salt. This time, they take on the music of PJ Harvey.

The Strumms: Political Post Punk Band from Nashville TN, Sounds like Anti-consumerist Fiery Punk Rebellion.

Sweet Cheeks: Featuring members of Wildfront, Davega Bike, and Fallopian Tube Tops, Sweet Cheeks is an indie rock band with a folky twang from Murfreesboro, TN. Their songs are based in a singer-songwriter tradition, and have been transformed into rockin' tunes best fit for a campfire somewhere out in big sky country. Sweet Cheeks is proud to do anything they can for Bernie and all he stands for.

JULIEN BAKER: Sometimes, things just seem to happen for a reason. The pieces fall into place in unexpected ways, and life takes a turn no one could have predicted. This rings strikingly true for the solo career of Memphis, Tennessee's Julien Baker.

For years, Baker and a group of close friends have performed as the band Forrister (formerly The Star Killers), but when college took her four hours away, her need to continue creating found an outlet through solo work. The intent was never to make these songs her main focus, yet the process proved to be startlingly cathartic. As each song came into shape, it became more apparent that Baker had genuinely deep, surprisingly dark stories to tell from her thus far short life (she turns 20 this fall). Tales of her experiences are staggering, and when set to her haunting guitar playing, the results are gut wrenching and heartfelt, relatable yet very personal. There's something wonderfully hypnotizing about Baker gently confessing her soul with such tremendous honesty.
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