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Nikki Hill

Thursday, July 18
Show | 8pm // Doors | 7pm
$15
Raised in the church choir and steeped in R&B and garage rock rumble, Nikki Hill is a spitfire with the soul-drenched voice of Etta James and the tattooed, beehived-hair aura of Cramps’ guitarist Poison Ivy. ‘Heavy Hearts, Hard Fists’ is a showcase for Nikki’s unfettered versatility, whether it’s the debauched bluster of “Struttin'”, the Stonesy barn-burning blues of “(Let Me Tell You ‘Bout) LUV”, or the touching soul ballad “Nothin’ With You”.

The response has been ecstatic, and now the band tours the globe relentlessly, stunning audiences with their muscular sound, Matt’s volcanic leads, and, of course, Nikki’s inimitable charisma.

Praise for Nikki Hill:

 
“The fast-rising, hard-charging, 20-something, North Carolina born-and-bred singer Nikki Hill has more than earned her evocative “Southern Fireball” moniker. ” — LA Weekly

“If Tina Turner and Little Richard had a daughter and raised her with the help of uncles James Brown and Chuck Berry, she’d be like Nikki Hill.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Hill is a petite powerhouse, with a booming voice that is as sweet and luscious as it is gritty and raw.” — Portland Monthly

“With her stylish, quasi-retro look, 27-year-old Nikki Hill can make you think it’s a hothouse Saturday night in 1954 one minute. Then, with the wave of a finger, it’s no less than the very moment at hand. The sound accompanying that look is an earthy, uplifting foraging through an array of styles — rockabilly shouts, Southern blues, Sunday morning gospel, rebel punk and pretty much anything with roots. Deep roots.” – The Bloomington Pantagraph

“Nikki Hill molds herself in own image” 
– Chicago Tribune