The Joy of Painting w/Trenton, Meth Dad & Scott Revey
Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …
Tonight at 12th & Porter, locals Trenton celebrate the long-awaited release of their EP, Dreamers. The brainchild of singer-songwriter Ryan Courtney consistently produces beautifully realized melancholy pop that would be right at home on contemporary radio or television — in fact, they’ve already licensed a song to the ABC series Brothers and Sisters. Quartet Coin embodies similar production values in a decidedly upbeat, groovy setting, and The Joy of Painting delivers savvy, harmony-laden pop — on “Charades,” the opener from the recent 7-inch Lighten Up, the band blends Southern rock and New Wave. The oddball here, Meth Dad Megaband, is also not to be missed. Tour de Fun organizer Tyler Walker usually performs his high-spirited electronic pop solo, with a microphone, a laptop and a tie-dye Speedo. The Megaband, however, augments his electronic tracks with a live band and a ragtag choir of as many as 15, hurling massive amounts of confetti and waving posters with lyrics so you can sing along.