Soul-pop duo Lawrence announced as the last show of Nickel Plate Summer series also featuring Houndmouth, Colony House, Waxahatchee, and The Main Squeeze.
As NPR writes, “siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence are not your typical pair.” Clyde Lawrence and Gracie Lawrence have been writing songs and listening to countless Stevie Wonder, Randy Newman, and Aretha Franklin records in their family’s New York City apartment since they were little kids. After years of playing together, they officially created Lawrence, an eight-piece soul-pop band comprised of musician friends from childhood and college. The band has since gained a devoted following for its high-energy, keyboard-driven sound, which features tight, energetic horns and explosive lead vocals. Tickets go on sale April 8th at 10am.
Check out the other shows in the summer series:
Houndmouth (June 18) | TICKETS
Houndmouth is an American alternative blues band from New Albany, Indiana formed in 2011, consisting of Matt Myers (guitar, vocals), Zak Appleby (bass, vocals), and Shane Cody (drums, vocals). Houndmouth formed in the summer of 2011. After playing locally in Louisville and Indiana, they performed at the SXSW music festival in March 2012 to promote their homemade self-titled EP. Geoff Travis, the head of Rough Trade was in the audience and offered a contract shortly after. In 2012, the band was named “Band Of The Week” by The Guardian. In 2013 Houndmouth’s debut album, From the Hills Below the City, was released by Rough Trade. This led to performances on Letterman, Conan, World Cafe, and several major festivals (ACL, Americana Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Newport Folk Festival). SPIN and Esquire.com named Houndmouth a “must-see” band at Lollapalooza, and Garden & Gun said, “You’d be hard pressed to find a more effortless, well-crafted mix of roots and rock this year than the debut album from this Louisville quartet.”
Colony House (July 16) | TICKETS
With their authentic approach to independent rock and roll, Nashville-born outfit Colony House has spent over a decade building their career on virtues that seem to seldom remain: honesty, accessibility, and family. Even in the height of the digital age, there is a growing pressure among artists to keep a barrier of anonymity between themselves and their fans. Colony House has found a way to remove the “fourth wall” by consistently placing heart in front of ego. As a result, their art has remained fully tangible, yet equal amounts of musically and lyrically untouchable.
Waxahatchee (Aug. 5) | TICKETS
Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield, a lyricist who has always let her listeners know exactly where she is at a given moment, spent much of 2018 reckoning with these questions and revisiting her roots to look for answers. The result is Saint Cloud, an intimate journey through the places she’s been, filled with the people she’s loved.
The Main Squeeze (Aug. 19) | TICKETS
There seems to be an aura in the air when the five members of The Main Squeeze enter a room. A multicultural five-piece from Los Angeles, The Main Squeeze has built a cult following in the States on the road – putting rubber to pavement and playing over 1,000 shows together over the past nine years. For a group of men with completely different backgrounds, tastes, religions, and opinions, there’s already a spirit shared amongst them when they sit down to play together.