Timmy & The Tumblers from Athens, GA, Faux Ferocious from Knoxville, TN, and Hi Electric from Memphis, TN rock it out at Springwater in Nashville!
Bio: Certainly it is refreshing, to say the least, to hear a band like Hi-Electric making a high-quality version of what “indie-rock” used to mean (with guitar, bass, drums and addictive vocal hooks at its musical core), back when the term had a dominating sonic meaning instead of the ridiculous and w...See Full Bio
“A couple of years ago, at a Memphis Pops Festival at the Hi-Tone Café, longtime Memphis scene stalwarts Dave Shouse (Grifters) and Steve Selvidge (Big Ass Truck, Hold Steady) played a great set. But it wasn't with the Bloodthirsty Lovers, the Shouse project of which Selvidge was once a member. Instead they were back-up musicians for Neil Bartlett, a then generally unknown young musician, in Bartlett's band Hi Electric. The band — and Bartlett — seemed like a potentially major new force on the Memphis indie-rock scene. It turns out Bartlett has been holed up in the studio crafting an eponymous debut album that's now one of 2012's best local releases. Now a trio, with Bartlett joined by bassist Alan Yee and drummer Henry Talbot, with album producer Kevin Cubbins sometimes joining on guitar, Hi Electric's heavy, guitar-drenched take on Big Star-style pop-rock melodicism lies somewhere on the continuum between Teenage Fanclub and My Bloody Valentine.”