Just found out about them. Pretty damn good sounding band.
Can't wait to see them with Mumford in Sept
great band, looking forward to hearing them in Guthrie
They played SNL last Saturday. That lead singer has some crazy acoustics. One of a kind sound. I can dig it.
Very very interesting. Never listened to them before. The singer looks like she came straight off her shift slinging collard greens at Moe's Soul Cafe.
I'll take Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe all day over Mumford. Most chicks will disagree. I'm sure Mumford puts on a great live show. I just don't care for their style.
I love them
They were on SNL and then ACL. Previous week of ACL was Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.
Can't stop listening to Alabama Shakes. Great stuff. What a talent.
I have to say I'm a bit grateful for this new folk uprising in the mainstream. It's refreshing to see talented musicians and songwriters garnering some real popularity again (Whether it's the 3 already mentioned in this thread, Civil Wars, Swell Season, etc.)
There's another awesome band out of New Jersey called River City Extension who I think have the chance to be among the next ones to hit it big. Their first album had some awesome foot-tappers, but I worry might have come out too early and they could have missed their window.
Definitely should be in any music lovers library . . .
Found them a few months ago and like them a lot. Should also check out ZZ Ward.
Reminds me a bit of the early Kings of Leon stuff.
We are in an era where you will see less movements and more variety. Music doesn't have the same longevity it once did. It's dated very very quickly because of its over saturation and ease of availability.
Honestly, what we've seen recently is a sign of things to come. The era of the rock star is more than likely gone, and you'll see less and less millionaire music acts. People aren't making much money off their music, and focus has shifted to touring to make their bank.
The Black Keys have already figured this out. They're churning out music very quickly and are always on the road.
Saw them at SxSW last year. Really good live. Can't wait to see them at Guthrie.
If you like AS, Mumford and Edward Sharp then give these bands a listen as well:
The Avett Brothers
The Civil Wars
The Lone Bellow (up and coming... going to be big, imo)
Avett Brothers are one of my go to bands, they have so many albums and they are all great. They are playing late night with Jimmy Fallon tomorrow (the 22nd). Guests will be the First Lady and Scarlett Johansson. Pretty solid. My Dvr is set. They just played Letterman the other night, great as always.
I caught them this past week on SNL. First time I'd ever heard of them. The song I heard was "Always Alright." It was a kickass live performance. By the end of hearing 1 song, I knew this band was hella talented. Made a mental note to look them up when I got back in the office Tuesday morning. The more I hear, the more I like. It's very rare that I'm convinced of the greatness of a band after hearing them one time. Glad I happened to catch them. Bands with real talent are rare these days. The lead singer is a "Pat." When I saw them, I couldn't tell if she was a guy or a chick. But **** she can get down.
I mght check up on these performance dates you guys listed and maybe go check out the band.
FTR I like Mufford and Sons but I don't think they are some super original ground breakers
Alabama Shakes aren't original either, but they encapsulate the humanity and emotion of rock & roll and concentrate it into nice tight stream for three to four minutes at a time. It's truly a breath of fresh air though, because they are such a throwback and something that has been missing from mainstream rock.
I like Here Come The Mummies
In addition to the aforementioned Guthrie show, they're playing Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa in July. The show sold out in about 15 minutes.