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Nashville Bands and Artists: Win $18K-$72K through Creator Awards

Hey Nashville bands and artists, 

There aren't many entities out there fostering emerging bands and artists, so we thought you may find this interesting.

WeWork's Creator Awards is looking for innovative musical performers (solo or groups) based in the Nashville area.  You can apply to one of three categories including the Performing Arts award, for entertainers and groups with a unique perspective.  

The Performing arts winner will take home $72,000 and take the stage at the Creator Awards Nashville in September.  

Apply HERE before July 20 for a chance to win funding.   

WeWork’s Creator Awards is a celebration of the performers, makers, do-gooders, and mavericks making a difference.  

The Folks at The Deli





Cave Mode Shake's "Good Girl" is the sound of sneaking out at night

 "Good Girl" sounds like a song that's about to explode. The chorus builds with a pulsing eighth-note stomp-y kick-drum and a hefty load of guitars mimicking that same rhythm. It sounds a bit like sneaking out of the house on a summer night, driving a getaway car to the outskirts of town with that person your parents told you to stop seeing. Cave Mode Shake are able to keep you interested and on the edge of your seat for a full four minutes, even with a sparsity of lyrics and tangible melodies. The band has inserted a certain urgency into a genre that sometimes feels generic and is produces bands that sound like they're trying too hard. While the title of the song feels a bit outworn, "Good Girl" actually has a giddy effortlessness to it, like a ticking time bomb ready to burst. -Geena Kloeppel

 





Creamer releases trippy, throwback-ish music video "Drugs No More"

 If one were to describe a sound that is ABBA meets the Doors meets Freddie Mercury, you'd be left with... Creamer. Or, at least, Creamer's new visual for their song "Drugs No More," which features a naked headless mannequin, the use of green screen, and frontman Philip Creamer in a mighty strange disco prince costume... and all this is set on a fake tv show. There's plenty of room for missteps here, but the band's new music video is honestly one of the most authentic visuals I've seen in quite a long time. The nostalgia is so palpable that it's genuine, and Creamer's passion and honesty shines through from start to finish. -Geena Kloeppel

 

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Yearløve has written our favorite new indie rock anthem about unrequitted love

 Okay, okay, perhaps the title of this post is a little bit clickbait-y, because making sense of words without a lyric sheet is tricky, but in my opinion, "Runaway" is definitely about unrequitted love. And it's also definitely an indie rock anthem that everyone should be getting down to. "Runaway," Yearløve's debut single, is fast-paced from the start- you've gotta applaud drummer Austin Way and vocalist/bassist Kenny Walker for two top-notch performances. "It's 2am and I don't know what else to do" is the last line of the song, and one of the most relatable. This is a song to blast at 2am, speeding down a deserted highway on a summer night, tears streaming down your face. -Geena Kloeppel

 

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Ayanna Jahneé is the one of the strongest new voices in RnB

 When I first heard Ayanna Jahneé's voice, I thought she must be at least 30 years old- the singer has already developed the confidence and self-assurance of an artist who has been singing for what sounds like eons at only 22. On "Mind Games," Jahneé flits between tempos like an agile cat dancing with a mouse, but slows down the pace and switches gears emotionally with her EP's title track "Unfinished Business." Some artists can convey sadness extraordinarily well, others are more geared towards revenge songs and others sing great upbeat, happy tunes. But it is rare to find an artist that can so deftly tap into many different emotions and nail them all. We can't wait to hear more from this artistic powerhouse. -Geena Kloeppel

 

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