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Oxymorrons Look Alive At The End

Oxymmorrons and their eclectic group of touring artists stopped by The End in Nashville, TN on September 18, 2023 for their Look Alive Tour. For a Monday evening, the venue was full of enthusiastic fans from across the country. One couple was from Chicago and planned a trip to Nashville just to see the show!

The first artist to hit the stage was The Raging Kids, a solo act that has had music featured on Apple & other commercials. With just a guitar, dynamic vocals, and catchy tunes, The Raging Kids had the crowd singing and dancing along. His song "Shiver and Shake" was made to be played in front of an audience, as it gets everyone clapping their hands!

Photos by Jennifer Mullins

Next up is a band I can only describe as 90's grunge that would fit perfectly in movies like 10 Things I Hate About You and Bring it On. Sorry Mom is a NYC-based band that is self-described as femme queer punk. While it's definitely not a band I would expect to see on a tour like this, I was immediately enthralled by the trio. With shoes kicked off, the lead singer played an interesting kazoo/horn type instrument while also playing the guitar-I'm barely coordinated enough to tie my shoes so color me impressed by this move!

Photos by Jennifer Mullins

While Rivals was the direct support and not the opener, it was clear they were the crowd's favorite of the evening, as the venue filled up even more. I was first introduced to them when they toured with Set it Off earlier this year and have been hooked ever since. Kaylie's raw and powerful vocals showcase her natural talent while distorted guitars and dynamic drums bring the music to life. The band undeniably shines in the lyrics of their songs.

Photos by Jennifer Mullins

Oxymorrons came on next! The band is a 4 piece out of NYC that sends a message of positivity and love through their music. Not quite trap metal and not quite nu metal, they have a sound all their own. At one point during the show, the band explained why there are two r's in their name instead of one, and the explanation is pretty simple: someone else owned the name and wanted $20K for the rights. They had the crowd involved by saying "two r's not one," which also happens to be a shirt design available for purchase on tour.

Photos by Jennifer Mullins

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