Entries tagged with: Nashville
Jason Isbell @ Governors Ball (more by Dana (distortion Yavin)
Sturgill Simpson has not been shy when it comes to talking about Nashville not playing a part in his new-found success as a country singer, but Wednesday night Nashville recognized, as Simpson took home the award for best "Emerging Artist" at the 13th Annual Americana Music Honors & Awards (he beat Hurray For The Riff Raff and Valerie June). The ceremony took place at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, and the night's big winner was ex-Drive-By-Trucker Jason Isbell who won best Album, best Artist, and best Song (Robert Ellis and Rosanne Cash were also nominated in all three categories). Check out the full list of winners, and listen to that best song, below. Catch Isbell on tour with Damien Jurado next year.
JEFF The Brotherhood at Terminal 5 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
"On October 18th, 2011, JEFF The Brotherhood [were] joined by William Tyler (Tompkins Square), Loney Hutchins (Cleft Records) and Joey Plunket in recording Volume 3 of the Upstairs at United series. Each song in this session was recorded in a single take direct to ¼ inch tape then cut at 45 RPM for the ultimate listening experience."
Jeff The Brotherhood show an interesting side to their influence on this release. They cover Hawkwind and play epic, eight-plus-minute jams that make up the four-song EP that will be released on Record Store Day (4/21).
My guess is that JTB will concentrate on their old garage-punk standards on a recently announced string of dates in May/June. Look for the duo at Bowery Ballroom on June 17th (get your tickets starting at noon on 3/30) and Maxwell's on June 18th (no tix yet). All other tour dates are listed below.
In other news, The Guardian has an interesting article on the growing Nashville scene and how it is "American rock's hottest property"...
its On a sunny Sunday afternoon, this place doesn't look much like hipster central.. Nevertheless, this homely area of East Nashville, across the Cumberland river from downtown, is now home to possibly the biggest concentration of exciting guitar bands in one city since the White Stripes and their garage cohort emerged from Detroit at the start of the last decade.Check out the entire article at The Guardian, and watch a short documentary with the band, with all tour dates, below...
There's Pujol, playing a snarly, unconstrained version of rock'n'roll; there's Natural Child, with their goofy Stonesisms; Heavy Cream, beefing up a more traditional version of indie rock; D Watusi, bringing the beat pop; there are the teenagers of the Paperhead, offering a Sealed Knot-style re-creation of the sound of Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd; there's the noisy sibling two-piece Jeff the Brotherhood, who would be the parents of all this, were it not for Be Your Own Pet, the Nashville teens who caused a brief sensation in the middle of the last decade. Oh, and did we mention one of Jeff was also in Be Your Own Pet? There's more, too - how about Diarrhea Planet, and their toppling-sideways take on hardcore punk?
photos by Andrew St. Clair
Cy Barkley & fans
"Since the unfortunate passing of Jay Reatard, there has been a void in the hearts of scumfucks everywhere. Enter Cy Barkley, a man straddling the line between garage and punk with a black Gibson in hand. Rock Together showcases a more accessible side of Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders' dirty punk music that could put a wistful tear in Keith Morris' eye. "When you say you don't know, please tell me, I'll follow you," Barkley shouts over glammy riffs, pounding bass and unrelenting drums in "Rock Together", the EP's Single. The four track 7" is surely not the height of what this band could be - or will be - but this album marks the beginning of an era for Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders as they expand beyond Nashville's city limits." [Get Bent]Jeff The Brotherhood did in fact play Matchless last night (8/22) with their friends/collaborators/city-mates/label-mates Cy Barkley & The Wayoutsiders. It was the first of three NYC dates for Cy. Catch them at Death By Audio TONIGHT (8/23) and Cake Shop tomorrow. Jeff played LPR with Pentagram one night earlier.
JEFF's Jake told the sold-out show's crowd that it would be the last time Jeff would play NYC "for a while" while the band records a new album. More pictures from Matchless, including some shots of a few partying Titus Andronicus-ians, are below...
As mentioned, The Ettes are about to kick off their "HC" tour with fellow Nashville bands Heavy Cream and Hans Condor. However, the tour has been expanded since we last spoke. It kicks off in NYC tonight (8/2) at Mercury Lounge, rather than Wednesday's (8/3) show at Knitting Factory. Tickets are on sale for the Mercury show and the Knitting Factory show.
Head to Daytrotter to hear a new session by The Ettes. Updated tour dates below...
by BBG, with photos by Diana Lee Zadlo
Its been around four years since Loss released their Life Without Hope...Death Without Reason demo, an impressive and slowing spreading monument to funeral doom that spawned vinyl pressings due to its popularity. Seek out that demo if you can. The three song EP lead to splits with Necros Christos and a four way with Otesanek, Mournful Congregation, and Orthodox.
Now, after a string of smaller releases Loss is back with their latest LP, Despond, which is out now via Profound Lore. Loss's Despond is a juggernaut that isn't all about barks and darkness; its a genuinely emotional and brooding slab of funeral doom that is genuinely melancholy and crushing. Despond's instrumentation is impressive here, but what is more impressive is the emotional intensity that bubbles beneath the surface.
Loss celebrated the release of Despond on May 20th at the Rutledge in their native Nashville with Pallbearer and Anhedonist (who played NYC with Hooded Menace). Pictures from that show are in this post.
We also sat down with Loss to ask them a few questions about the band and Despond. Read our chat, and check out more of this pictures, below...
photos by Paul Birman
DOWNLOAD: JEFF the Brotherhood - Bone Jam (MP3)
BV photographer Paul Birman happened to be in Nashville last week (10/13 to be exact) on the same day JEFF the Brotherhood were playing a hometown show at "Glenn Danzig's House" which is literally someone's house, though it doesn't actually belong to Glenn. The bill also included Grooms. The pictures in this post are from that show (and they're continued below)
JEFF the Brotherhood's new album Heavy Days was released the same day on vinyl and as a digital download. Their brand new video (a BV premiere) for the song, "U Got The Look", is below.
Tonight (10/21) JEFF kick-off a NYC-area CMJ run of shows in New Brunswick, NJ. Tomorrow (10/22) they play their first NYC gig at the free BrooklynVegan day party at Pianos. After CMJ they take a short break before heading out on the road with Shonen Knife. They're also back in December to open for Ted Leo at Bowery Ballroom. All dates and more pictures from Nashville, and that new video, below...
by Bill Pearis
JEFF the Brotherhood
Nashville's hard-rockin' duo JEFF the Brotherhood are invading the NYC-area for five shows in as many days, including two separate record-release shows at Death by Audio for their two new split-7"s. The first 7" and DbA show (Sunday, 4/19) is with Brooklyn two-piece Sisters. The second 7" and DbA show (Monday, 4/20) is with New Brunswick, NJ's Screaming Females. Other NYC dates include Market Hotel, and Death by Audio again. All dates below.
[Jeff the...] Brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall are Nashville scene mainstays, and were at one point both in Be Your Own Pet. Says the Nashville branch of The Deli:
When it comes to JEFF the Brotherhood and Nashville, there are two kinds of people: those that love their music and those who haven't heard it yet. If you are in the former group, you most likely already own this album; if you belong to the latter, then stop reading this and go buy it right now. JEFF's fast-paced blend of psychedelic garage rock has been waking up neighbors from surrounding basements for a few years now, and as a result a steady fan base has emerged. The Orrall brothers (Jake and Jamin) certainly seem to know what they're doing--their last release, Castle Storm, received a positive response from practically everyone who heard it, and now they're back with a new album, The Boys R Back in Town. JEFF's songs are similar to a shot of whiskey. They're short, they're sweet, and they hit hard.I picked up the Jeff/Sisters 7" at Sisters' show at Dead Herring this past weekend and both sides are pretty good. The show was my introduction to Sisters and I left a fan. For just two guys (singer Aaron Pfannebecker and drummer Matt Conboy), they use a massive stack of amps (and effects pedals) which makes for great knock-you-back indie rock a la Dinosaur Jr., Husker Du or Isn't Anything-era My Bloody Valentine.
Sisters' debut album is due out on Death by Audio Records this summer. They've got more shows coming up in addition to Sunday's 7" release party and all the dates are at the bottom of this post.
Screaming Females, meanwhile, only feature one female, singer Marissa Paternoster... but her pipes have the power of a gang of girls. In addition to the split-7' with Jeff the Brotherhood, their new full-length, Power Move, came out April 14th, and have been getting a lot of attention, most recently in this week's Village Voice:
Whether they're making the floor tremble at Brooklyn DIY hot spot Silent Barn, playing beneath a perilously low and crumbling ceiling in New Brunswick, or performing all lit up at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (where they recently opened for Throwing Muses), a Screaming Females show is a noisy, thrilling thing. Wearing a trademark vintage mandarin dress as she wails and pumps out frenetic riffs, Paternoster's bangs fall over her eyes, her mouth stretched in a cartoonish oval that echoes her glossy bowl-cut as her voice swoops between throat-bleeding howls and catchy choruses, the disciplined racket of the rhythm section seething behind her. The band's new full-length, Power Move, their third, is full of prickly rock and darkly clever tunes that blend angsty yelling, feverish melodies, and guitar-goddess solos in ways that variously recall Sleater-Kinney, Fugazi, and the Gits, with occasional hints of the kind of slinky, dirty blues perfected by the Gossip.Check out their track, "Bell," at the top of this post. Tour dates and videos for all three bands after the jump...