Chancellor Warhol with The Honeymoon Thrillers
- Article by: Libby Funke
- Posted: 09/16/2011
Tuesday night The Honeymoon Thrillers opened for Chancellor Warhol’s The Silver Factory release party at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge.
When the Thrillers took the stage, the lead singer appeared first. In gray skinny jeans and a white V-neck and gray blazer, he was cleaner cut than his tattooed bandmates, each of whom had a distinct style.
The Honeymoon Thrillers’ set outperformed even their fashion sense as they used every square inch of Mercy’s small stage. They jumped into the evening with “Shine,” and the upbeat tune grabbed the crowd’s attention and managed to pull them from their intimate conversations with friends to enjoy some rock music with a vintage twist.
THT concluded the evening with “Paper Tiger” and a promise to come back with more songs after they record at Sun Studios in Memphis. As the stage was recast for Warhol’s set, all eyes watched as though it would float away. Warhol was about to emerge, and no one wanted to miss a moment from The Silver Factory debut.
Warhol strut in wearing a varsity sweater, baseball cap and his signature square-framed glasses.
“It’s September 13, 2011, let’s make some history!” he shouted. The crowd noisily pushed closer to the stage. As Warhol unveiled each new song, he paired it perfectly with alluring guest voices – both male and female.
“Out here I see a lot of faces, people and walks of life,” Warhol announced, adding that he was thrilled to see his music reach beyond age, gender and race and allow everyone to gather to see an artist who’s trying to change the face of music as it’s perceived in Music City.
Then Warhol broke into “On the Moon,” and as the liquid libations started to take hold, fans closest to the stage let their cares fade away as they fell into the groove of the music coursing through their veins.
“Go white boy, go white boy, go!” Warhol shouted to a front stage fan keeping the dancing alive.
Whether Warhol was dancing among his fans, making room on the stage for five guest vocalists or jamming with his entourage, he was able to share this intimate album release party with more than 150 close friends and fans. In the end, The Silver Factory was a hit.