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June 14, 2017 | doors at 8:30pm
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Triple Ds presents:
COCO HAMES
Little Bandit | Nikki & the Phantom Callers
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Coco Hames
There’s an old saying about how “you have your whole life to write your first record.” For Coco Hames, the songs on her stunning self-titled debut poured from her pen over a sustained burst of inspiration…but they took more than a decade to live out. A deeply personal record filled with poignant ruminations on love lost and found, dreams dashed then rediscovered, these ten songs manage to pinpoint exquisite light amid life’s darkness.

As the frontwoman and indomitable force behind beloved garage-pop combo The Ettes, Hames blazed a memorable trail across the ’00s underground. Last summer, she began work on her solo album at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville. “It was this massive leap of faith for me,” she admits. “After being in a band for so long, this time I was on my own—no gang to hide behind or fall back on.” Hames co-produced the record with Andrija Tokic, who’d helped sire career-making albums for Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and others.

Playing guitar, piano, and electric harpsichord, Hames was aided in her effort by bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs), drummer Julian Dorio (The Whigs), and lead guitarist Adam Meisterhans (The Weight). Other contributors include veteran keyboard/organ wizard Dave Amels of Reigning Sound and vocalists Carey Kotsionis (Bobby Bare, Jr.) and Lillie Mae Rische (Jack White).

“I grew up listening to ’60s pop like Dusty Springfield, but also classic country music, like Patsy Cline, and things that bridged both worlds, like Bobbie Gentry,” notes Hames. “With this record, the end result doesn’t fit into any one category. Which is an exciting thing to me.”
Little Bandit

Nashville's Little Bandit, led by Alex Caress, and Memphis’ Coco Hames are hitting the road together on the “Tennessee Two” tour this summer. The roots-pop singer-songwriters and longtime friends, are joining forces for a run of co-headlining dates starting in June. The shows will also feature Little Bandit serving as Hames’ backing band.
As the frontwoman and indomitable force behind beloved garage-pop combo The Ettes, Hames blazed a memorable trail across the ’00s underground. Signing to venerable North Carolina indie Merge Records, Hames released her self-titled solo debut this spring. She co-produced the record with Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff) and was aided in her effort by bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs), drummer Julian Dorio (The Whigs), and lead guitarist Adam Meisterhans (Rozwell Kid).
NPR championed Hames genre-hopping 10-track effort, observing that she “arms sugary pop hooks with garage-rock fangs.” The U.K.’s MOJO magazine described it as a “shimmering” pop platter, while Uncut raved that theshe “combines the stately emotionalism of '60s torch singers with the all caps exuberance of a particularly sharp garage-rock band...and eloquent twang."
Also released in 2017, Little Bandit’s YK Records LP, Breakfast Alone, was praised for merging “classic country music with a sassy and subtly political twist.” NPR noted that Caress “offers an openly queer perspective on classic country music and the themes of heartache, big dreams and drinking at the bar.”
Caress first drew notice as a member of Nashville dream-pop outfit Ponychase, led by his sister Jordan, and as part of punk-blues star Adia Victoria's band. With Little Bandit – an all-star collective whose members haveplayed with Margo Price, Nikki Lane and Sturgill Simpson – Caress mines soulful strains of both country and pop, with Rolling Stone Country noting the band’s “breed of modern honky-tonk, at once evoking George Jones and Queen's "Somebody to Love."
Nikki & the Phantom Callers
Welcome, and thank you for stopping by to visit. We are "Nikki & the Phantom Callers," a Southern Gothic Rock-n-Roll outfit from Atlanta, Georgia.

Nikki Speake is a vocalist and songwriter from Dadeville, Alabama who started writing dark country numbers at 16. Her first band was an all-girl punk band, Whistle Bait, from Auburn, Alabama which frequently opened for such acts as the Legendary Shack Shakers and the Immortal Lee County Killers. She then fronted the Auburn band, Virgil Otis, which was featured in Southeastern Performer and played the inaugural kickoff for the now famous Old 280 Boogie in Waverly, AL. Since moving to Atlanta, she has played in many local bands, such as Sioux City Sue, 30 Year Old Women From Mars, Shantih Shantih and Midnight Larks. Over this time period, she has opened for Shannon and the Clams, Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, King Kahn and the Shrines, and Southern Culture on the Skids just to name a few.

She has been honored with a super group of Atlanta musicians, dubbed "The Phantom Callers," which include:

Anna Kramer//Bass and Backing Vocals: Atlanta's Sweetheart of Rock-n-Roll! Everyone loves Anna, and her music. She has been a fixture in the Atlanta community for over 15 years, she currently tours internationally as a solo artist, with her band, Anna Kramer and The Lost Cause, and as lead guitarist in Shantih Shantih. Her many noted performances include a duet with the band Weezer, as well as sharing the bill with a range of acts from icons, Ronnie Spector, Wanda Jackson and Country Legend Charlie Louvin, to Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, Mudhoney and Tommy Ramone of The Ramones.
Check her out at http://annakramermusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/shantih.shantih.atl/

Aaron Mason//Lead Guitar: Aaron Mason first moved to Atlanta in 1996. He was a founding member of the instrumental group Ocelot, a main stay of the Atlanta Rock scene from 1998 through 2002. After that he worked as a guitar teacher and co-conspirator with many of ATL’s finest until 2007. He disappeared to the land of Austin, TX until 2014. While there, he crafted his chops in all of the roots of Rock Music while hustling away in the freedom of lance world. After a few years back in Atlanta, Ga, he has re-established himself as a Georgia musician with Blake Rainy and His Demons, Timmy James & the Blue Flames, and now, Nikki and the Phantom Callers. Check out https://www.facebook.com/blakeraineyandhisdemons/?pnref=lhc

Russell Owens//Drums: Russell hails from North Carolina, and is an all around great musician and songwriter - he can play it all. A few of his former projects include Batata Doce, Coma Girls, Mermaids, Dog Bite, Missile Command, Starfighter and Hawkeye Pierce. He currently plays guitar and shares songwriting duties in Roadkill Debutante, another incredible Atlanta band to check out. https://www.facebook.com/roadkilldebutante/
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