An eclectic evening of Country / Folk, Pop, and Rock 'n' Roll with Nashville's CeCe Hetrick, San Diego's Mittens, and Atlanta's own The Tomb Tones.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Door is Cash Only.
Evolve or die. It’s a simple maxim that artists who have the wherewithal to challenge their creative acumen choose to follow, while others simply stand pat and look to skate by on the laurel s of their prior successes. Naturally, Nashville-based singer / songwriter CeCe Hetrick is most decidedly in the first camp as she looks to springboard from the sonic coolness of and warm reception to her prior indie releases with a brand new series of singles — starting with the infectious groove of “Anytime Soon,” which is set to be released via digital platforms on August 24, 2018.
“The new stuff I’m doing now is more like, ‘Okay — let’s get a little more real. Let’s be a little more honest with ourselves. Let’s talk about what’s happening right now, and what’s going on in the world,’” CeCe believes. “My next few singles will have that same message of, ‘Let’s build each other up. Let’s fix what we see as being broken. Let’s be blunt about it, and just get down to it.’ The challenge as a writer is to keep being true to yourself and keep saying what you feel — but also come from a place of kindness. When you say what you feel, listeners really appreciate that. A lot of times, people feel they can’t say what they want to say, so I like the idea of me being able to be a vessel for them. I want to be the person who maybe inspires them.’” CeCe feels her rightful artistic position resides in being in front of an audience, any audience, night after night. “I just want to get out there and play,” she declares. “Releasing new music and new singles is great but, really and truly, people don’t get the gist of what I’m about until they see me live. I feel like playing live also shows exactly who I am as an artist. And performance is pretty much everything for me.”
What does CeCe want an audience to get out of attending one of her shows? “I want them to feel like they went back in time, like it’s been an authentic, old-school kind of experience,” she theorizes. “It’s nothing flashy, either — we just let the music speak for itself. Sure, you can hear my music through your phone or out of your car speakers, but you need to see me face to face to get all of it — to experience the energy I like to bring to the stage. And I’m always excited to see the way people have so much fun at our shows — at least, they look like they’re having fun!” she concludes with a hearty laugh.
As she forges her new artistic path with this upcoming series of fresh and exciting singles, CeCe Hetrick feels nothing can stop her. “I just gotta keep going,” she believes. “And I feel like I have a lot to say as an artist, whether people want to hear it or not.” Not to worry, CeCe — if “Anytime Soon” is any indication of where you’re headed, we’ll all be along for the ride for many years to come.
Mittens is a pop rock band from San Diego, CA. They were awarded “Best Pop Band” for the 2019 San Diego Music Awards and awarded “Best Rock Album” for the 2018 San Diego Music Awards.
“There is no doubt that they have become one of the brightest sparks on the local music scene… This isn’t a band that just writes songs, they write singles.” – North Park News
“What we have here is… wonderful pop rock, mixing up jangly reverb guitar, girl group vocals, indie rock sensibilities, and sixties AM radio melodies.” – San Diego Troubadour
“This pop rock four top pulls inspiration from The Cardigans, Rilo Kiley, and L'arc-En-Ciel, turning it all into their own three-part harmonies. Their positivity makes them a group to catch live, and maybe they’ll teach you their handshake.” – DoSD
The Tomb Tones are an Atlanta-based rock’n’roll trio that plays mostly original rock tunes, blending a bit of surf rock, doo wop, golden oldies, punk, and oh yeah, they’re like 90% about death or dying. Or monsters. You know. Horror movie stuff.
Vile King Kyle is on the guitar and vocals. His first electric guitar exploded in a car fire, and nothing was left but the strings. True story. It was probably the most badass thing he’s ever seen.
Brent Cognito is on the drums. He was on a secret mission or something, but got distracted and ended up in a horror rock band. Go figure.
You don’t want to mess with Carl Sin, the guy on bass. Word on the street is, he eats peanut butter directly from the jar. He’s a baaad dude.