Black 13 Tattoo’s 10 Year Anniversary Party
The Daybreaks, Airpark, Bones Owens, Wick-it The Instigator
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN, 37203
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Black 13 Tattoo
Black 13 Tattoo is a Nashville based tattoo parlor that strives to provide excellence in artwork and customer experience. The business is located in historic Cummins Station, an over 100 year old building that was originally the world's largest train warehouse upon its opening. It offers the upscale environment that Black 13 wanted to embrace and present to its clientele when opening its doors in the Summer of 2008. B13 artists include Ryan Thomas, Marty McEwen, Jay Quarles, Jon Ragoe, Steve Pearson, Kirk George, Brad Dozier, Nathan Fisher, and Courtney O'Shea.
When songwriters Kaleb Jones and Heather Bond began writing music together in early 2015, their goal was not to start a band, but to write songs for use in TV and film. When Bobby Holland heard their early demos and suggested he produce a record for them; Bond and Jones jumped at the opportunity. Holland had previously worked with Jones, producing and mixing his solo concept album, "Open Ocean" (2014), and the two often discussed collaborating on a new project. During the course of recording, Holland began playing and singing background vocals on the project; only then did they seriously consider starting a band. The timing was perfect, and the three decided to form The Daybreaks in December 2015.
Bond, Holland, and Jones are all music industry veterans. Both Jones and Bond have successful solo careers; Bond with her eloquent debut album "So Long" (2015) produced by GRAMMY award winner Matthew Odmark, her vivid "Walk Alone" EP, and various international advertising placements, and Jones as the frontman of Lorien, The Young International, and INTL, along with "Open Ocean," and success on NBC's hit series 'The Sing Off." Holland's mixing and producer credits run the gamut from Meghan Linsey, to Sam and Ruby, to Reece Mastin, to Milktooth, as well as INTL's 'Mystery,' and he is a respected multi-instrumentalist.
With The Daybreaks, Holland's varied sensibility of sound, plus Bond's piano prowess, paired with Jones' bold guitar playing, is at once immediately welcoming and uncharted territory. The blend of Bond's and Jones' voices is beautiful; Jones' vocal power is skillfully matched by Bond's celestial sound, with the combination intensified by Holland's production. The Daybreaks have written electrifying lyrics that intrigue the listener and beg for repeat spins. Lightning 100, Nashville's independent radio, quickly dubbed the band a "Nashville super-group."
The songs are theatrical and haunting, but never melodramatic, with substantive verses that keep the listener firmly on solid ground. The Daybreaks eponymous album is pure cinematic pop.
Recognizing with universal understanding that time is a precious and ever-fleeting commodity, below
are all the pertinent informational points for Airpark’s upcoming EP release...
-Airpark is a Nashville-based duo - comprised of brothers Ben Ford and Michael Ford, Jr. – that
formed in early 2017. People often think that they're twins, but they're not; however, the
archetypal mystic sibling connection is very much there.
-Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley (Tennis) produced and recorded the band’s new record in Denver,
CO over nine days at their studio, Mutually Detrimental.
-Said EP is entitled Songs of Airpark and features five tracks mostly about confronting and
overcoming conflict, but there’s definitely one tune about lust. The collection of songs will be released
October 12 on the brothers’ own Eugenia Hall Records.
-While in the studio, the group would reference and channel the music of Serge Gainsbourg, The
Zombies and America, to name a few.
-Ben and Michael found the recording process to be truly collaborative and thoroughly enjoyable.
Furthermore, they feel that Pat and Alaina are “the real deal” and “exactly what we hoped they would
-A discerning ear would say the new music feels like a healthy evolution of the Airpark sound with an
emphasis on soulful vocals, drums that groove particularly hard and the occasional nod to ‘70s pop
jams. The first single ‘Devotion’ is a shining technicolor example of all of the above.
-The record was mastered by Mark Chalecki at Little Red Book Mastering in L.A. He’s also worked
with Cass McCombs and A.A. Bondy, whom Ben and Michael are big fans.
-What’s next you ask? Heavy fall touring. The live show has taken on new life with frontman Michael
using a mid ‘60s Hofner violin bass that sounds fantastic and enhances the aforementioned
“particularly hard” groove found in their songs. Witness it for yourself in a major city near you…
Born and raised in rural Missouri, relocating to Nashville in 2005, Bones' sound blurs genre boundaries as the product of years on the road and in the studio with a variety of bands. Formerly guitarist to Yelawolf & Mikky Ekko, Bones is currently in the studio recording his third solo album.
Wick-it The Instigator
Wick-it the Instigator is a multi-genre DJ and producer known as a breath of fresh air in an otherwise over-crowded EDM scene. His SoundCloud page is one of the top 200 most active pages on the entire site, garnering more then 40,000 followers and over 7 MILLION plays. Impressive numbers like these, which recently landed him at #5 on Billboard's Next Big Sound chart, aren’t just a testament to his top-notch production skills, but also his keen ability to build and harness a highly interactive online fan base (1,500+ Facebook Fans added weekly). In 2012, Microsoft recognized that direct audience connection and chose Wick-it to produce a song for their Windows 8/Angry Birds: Star Wars commercial that they blasted to millions of prime-time viewers. With successful headline tours supplemented by huge sets at major festivals, it’s obvious his talent and success extend far beyond the studio.
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Black 13 artists will be tattooing pre-designed imagery for flat rates during the event. If you’re interested in getting tattooed Black 13 will begin posting designs on their Instagram (@black13tattoo) the day before the event. Tattooing will take place on a first come first served basis starting at 8:30pm in the back room of Mercy Lounge.