Formed in Nashville in February 2009 Wrangler Space is dedicated to covering the songs of our favorite Southern Jam band Widespread Panic! Truly offering a lingering lead and an honest rendering of this jam friendly repertoire, Wrangler Space shows always bring out the PARTY in the audience (as it should be!).
Motel Radio is an indie rock band hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana. The band was born out of a songwriting collaboration between college roommates, Ian Wellman and Winston Triolo, that has since grown into a full band consisting of Eric Lloyd (drums), Andrew Pancamo (bass), and David Hart (keys) .
Early writing and recording culminated in the summer of 2015 with the band’s independently released EP “Days and Nights”. The EP earned them supporting slots for national acts such as Drive-By Truckers and Kurt Vile in addition to festival performances at Firefly, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and SXSW among others. The band was named “Best Emerging Artist” at the 2016 Big Easy Awards in their home town of New Orleans.
Motel Radio’s atmospheric, harmony-driven sound and unique dual frontman arrangement garnered the attention of Roll Call Records, who released their EP ‘Desert Surf Films’ in September 2016.
Saturated in soul and marinated in the love of music comes The Quickening out of New Orleans, LA. After parting ways with the Flow Tribe in 2012, guitarist and song writer Blake Quick has assembled a panel of musicians that have enhanced the meaning of "feel good music." Prepare to be blown away by the luscious vocal pairings between the stunning Rachel "Mama Ray" Murray and Quick. The two have a chemistry that boils with excitement and defies the term "frontman" into one cohesive partnership. The rhythm section, coupled by Cody Ruth on bass and Scott Sibley on drums, seem to have a marriage to the groove that Quick lays down. Some think the two are married themselves, they've been playing so long together. The rest of the band is a revolving door of sorts; always welcoming colorful textures to the band by including horns, pedal steel guitar, and various other woodwind and string instruments.
What do you get when you mix Funk, Jazz, Dance, Rock, Hip-hop and Sacred music? You get Southern Komfort, a Jackson, MS-based brass band! The band has been described as an "instant party" due to the ability of this talented group of musicians to cause dancing and revelry wherever they show up.
SUSTO has been given many labels—Americana, alt-country, southern folk, indie rock, even gospel—and though none of these descriptions are inaccurate, they only provide part of the picture. Bandleader and songsmith Justin Osborne’s lyrics bring the full picture into view. He weaves catchy hooks into honest storytelling, utilizing gothic imagery, wry humor, and social commentary to convey his confessional tales. His gravelly, pitch- perfect voice is the ideal vehicle to bring these heartfelt expressions to the listener and the sincerity he exudes while performing is palpable. Pair that with perfectly nuanced folk-rock instrumentation, and SUSTO remains in a genre all its own.
In spring 2014, SUSTO released their self-titled debut album produced by Charleston, SC local, Wolfgang Zimmerman. The album quickly garnered acclaim from fans and critics alike. CLTure named it one of ten best albums of the year, and the music blog Bucket Full of Nails called it, “a flawlessly executed album, front to back.” Ben Bridwell, leader of Band of Horses, lauded it, saying, “I fell in love with the album immediately,” adding, “[It] was so full of great hooks and great storytelling.”
Following the album’s release, Osborne went on an extensive North American solo tour to promote it. Upon returning to Charleston, he solidified a permanent live band consisting of himself (vocals, guitar, keys), Corey Campbell (guitar, keys, backing vocals), Johnny Delaware (guitar, keys, backing vocals), Jenna Desmond (bass), and Marshall Hudson (drums, percussion). They have since completed two more North American tours and opened for major acts such Boston, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, and Shovels & Rope.
SUSTO is continuing to tour nationally, with a North American headline touring beginning on January 13, 2017 to coincide with the release of their new album & I’m Fine Today. SUSTO with be joining The Lumineers for 17 dates beginning in late February.
Big Freedia, known as the Queen of Bounce, is a New Orleans-based rapper and ambassador of Bounce music. A vibrant twist on hip-hop, Bounce music is characterized by call-and-response lyrics over rapid-fire beats and booty-shaking.
In 2015, Freedia collaborated with Beyonce on the Grammy-nominated single, “Formation.” A collaboration with pop-vocalist Sia for “Eye of the Needle” was released in 2015 as part of the Adult Swim Series and Big Freedia’s single “I Heard” was released in February. Freedia’s first LP, “Just Be Free” was named one of the ‘best electronic releases of 2014’ by Rolling Stone and was critically acclaimed in outlets such as Pitchfork.com, SPIN.COM, USA Today, and consequenceofsound.com.
Big Freedia maintains a rigorous tour schedule which features her legendary shake team and Bounce dance moves like “the twerk” (popularized by Miley Cyrus in 2013), “the shake” “the wiggle,” “the bend ova,” the “hands on the ground,” to name just a few. She and her shake team are a festival favorite, often known to steal the show at Outside Lands, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and Bumbershoot.
In 2015, Big Freedia penned her first memoir, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! on Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster. The book was hailed in the press by outlets from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork to Out and Bust.
In 2012, Big Freedia made her television network debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! She has also appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, Watch What Happens Live, NPR’s All Things Considered, NPR’s Marketplace, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and The Real. Her TV show received the GLAAD Media Award in 2014 and was nominated again for the award again in 2015.
Big Freedia’s sophomore album will be released in 2017.
With members in their early 20s, Young Valley is a fitting name for the Jackson, Miss.-based alternative country band. Frontman Zach Lovett, or “Z,” became a household name in Mississippi’s singer/songwriter conversations and wanted to
explore the idea of having a band to accompany his songs. While attending Delta State University, Lovett met drummer Spencer Thomas and bassist Carson
Braymer. The trio played together in the bluegrass band Dandy and the Lions. During the summer months, Thomas and Braymer joined guitarist and Lovett’s fraternal twin Dylan in the Jackson area. The band has evolved with new members with the lineup consisting of Zach Lovett - Acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals, Spencer Thomas - Drums, vocals, Dylan Lovett - Electric guitar, vocals, Ethan Frink - Bass, backing vocals, Kell Kellum - Pedal Steel, and Phill Thompson - Violin, keys.
Young Valley recorded a four song EP at the former Morning Bell Studios in the Duling School as a way to memorialize their summer jam sessions. Their first full-length project began when Zach’s mentor Byron Knight began building a new studio near Highland Village. The resulting 2014 album No Filter mixes Young Valley's live show—an organic, fun and raucous experience—with delicate studio touches and would not have become fully realized without the support of the communities of Fondren and Jackson. In addition, Young Valley has shared the stage with Lucero, The Weeks, Futurebirds and Phosphorescent.
MYFEVER sonically weaves a blend of alternative and arena-styled rock, with a southern tone reflecting the influence from their congenial origins. The first EP release “See The Light” (2015), was recorded in the band's very own back yard of Miramar Beach, Florida with producer Jeremy SH Griffith. The EP provided a style of warm melodic complexity, hooking listeners into a curiosity for more.
Now residing in Atlanta, Georgia, their latest EP release, "Born For Spaces” (2017), has opened a new iteration of their sound. The first single "Golden" captures listeners in a suspended state of endless space. A choir of massive guitars and airy drums place you in a semi-fantasy state of mind, as the search for the “Golden Horizon” is voiced. The track “Childhood Keepsake, Circa 1991”, reveals a more tender side and embodies a consistent theme throughout the EP that is pure nostalgia. The sonic behavior of the songs feels almost familiar at first listen like sentimental memories emanating audio. Small hometown roots can be found in every note and every lyric. It’s honest, unapologetic and bolstering of a clear humanistic message.
Gratifying and soulfully reflective, MYFEVER continues to fuse modern essence into a recognizable big sound. Each release reaffirms the band's dedication to making pure, honest, real music.
FLVSH BVNG! presents Mississippi's first art inspired bass music monthly event hosted at Martin's Restaurant & Bar.
June 30, 2017 will be the conclusion of the FLVSH BVNG! 6 month Art & Music Showcase and we have some great entertainment this month to make it special. Stay tuned for more announcements as we lead up to the show :)
1st VISUAL Artist Announcement: T.j. Legler
2nd VISUAL Artist Announcement: Three Moons Designs
Plus, FLVSH BVNG! will take the production even further by bringing in custom 3D visual stage artist: Videonauts
Ryan Viser started playing the trumpet in Brazil at the age of 11. Growing up around the various beats of street drummers and sounds of Carnival, Ryan developed a healthy appreciation for music at a very young age. Continuing with the trumpet after coming back stateside brought an introduction to Jazz and improvisation that continued from Jr. High all through the college years. With a natural creativity and ability to improvise, Ryan has always enjoyed performing and creating various musical styles and is well known for his work in the Reggae band, Stiff Necked Fools (2009 – 2014) where he spent a great deal of time playing and touring the country.
Always having a love for electronic music, Ryan began dabbling in the world of production, seeking to combine his electronic creations and aggressive trumpet style to form a new experience. In 2013, he launched the self titled solo electronic trumpet act, Ryan Viser, and hasn’t looked back since. A mere year later, his track “Steppin Up”, won the Management’s Choice Award in The Untz Challenge V, giving Ryan the opportunity to shine on the stages of 6 major music festivals including Electric Forest, Wakarusa, Sonic Bloom, and Summer Camp. 2015 was a break out year and saw Ryan joining up and touring the country twice with Filibusta, playing more festivals and shows, releasing his debut album, Metamorphosis, and also being named as one of the top 10 artists in Future Funk by The Untz. Album #2, Louder and Louder, dropped in February 2016 and represents the next step in the evolution of brass infused bass music.
Coming out of the dirty south, my name is Josh Berry aka Notorious Conduct... I am from Madison, MS, currently residing in Denver, CO. My music represents who I am and who I have become... bass music is about that feeling inside... melodies are great and give the song the character that you want but when it comes to the bass frequencies thats what really makes people feel the music through their
body mind and soul.. the energy that I want to bring out the best energy with my music to make people understand my vision... I love to take you on a musical adventure through bass frequencies and make you always wonder what is gonna happen when the drop comes. Leaving that anticipation of not knowing what comes next and then just blowing your mind with something crazy is unreal... I hope to take you on a journey one day through my bass music... much love.
STONEWALL MACHINERY. That was the name of Mr. Jim Simonton's business, tucked away in the trees off Highway 469 in Florence, Mississippi. We called it "The Desert" on account of the dirt and gravel pit on the property, an ironic name given the overall lushness of the area, the woods of oak and pine and wild blackberry bushes all encroaching on the small house trailer serving as S.M.'s headquarters.
The Florence boys used The Desert as a retreat, a place where we spent countless nights without permission, in the throes of adolescence and devious behavior. We dreamed, told stories, partied, and lived. We formed a rock n' roll band, with various line up and name changes to follow. In early 2014 we tragically lost Mr. Jim Simonton, and as we debated what to call our newly formed lineup, it didn't take long to find a fitting name: STONEWALLS
The Grateful Dead continue to have one of the most rabid and loyal followings of any band in history, and deservedly so: They wrote great songs, and they were excellent musicians and terrific improvisers who never played a tune the same way twice.
Grateful Dead cover band The Stolen Faces deftly capture the spirit of the Dead, covering a wide variety of songs from the band’s expansive catalog and delivering them with the sort of energy and spontaneity that might have you thinking you’re standing in the Fillmore West in 1971. Led by bassist Christian Grizzard, the group features guitarist Jack Silverman and a rotating cast of some of Nashville’s top session and touring musicians, including Annie Sellick, Will Harrison, Jamie Rogan, John Wallum, Allen Thompson, Jon Loyd, Dave Coleman, Brian Kotzur, Matt Martin, Scott Hylbert, Chad Stuible, Ben Cameron, John Jackson and Jeff Sturms, folks who have worked with Bob Dylan, George Strait, Billy Currington, Eddie Money, Silver Jews, Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, Lou Rawls, Love & Theft, Grayson Capps, Nell Carter, Johnny Hiland, Sonia Leigh … the list goes on and on.
But despite their diverse musical backgrounds, the members of The Stolen Faces all share a love for the Dead, and for the freeform jamming and good vibes that music entails. The group puts a high premium on nailing the vocal harmonies, and has the instrumental firepower to take the extended jams into some seriously trippy sonic territory. In a short time, touring through Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas, they’ve begun to establish a reputation as one of the Southeast’s most solid and rockin’ Dead bands!
Sounds Like: The harmony-heavy, guitar-fueled house band at a Big Pink keg party in 1968
For Fans of: Grateful Dead's American Beauty, Little Feat's Dixie Chicken, Dawes' North Hills
Why You Should Pay Attention: Already cult favorites in Nashville, Cordovas have built honorary home bases across the globe, thanks to recurring shows in Todos Santos, Mexico – where ringleader Joe Firstman runs the yearly Tropic of Cancer Concert Series – and a touring schedule that recently including headlining gigs in Sweden and a stateside run alongside the Turnpike Troubadours. The band's sound, though, is decidedly American. Caught halfway between Duane Allman's Telecaster twang, the Dead's hazy harmonies and the stoned swoon of California's folk-rock heyday, Cordovas wring new life from older influences, hoisting their freak flag high on their upcoming album, That Santa Fe Channel.
They Say: "We did everything live," Firstman says of That Santa Fe Channel, which was produced by the Milk Carton Kids' Kenneth Pattengale. "Even the harmonies were recorded together, with all three of us singing. We probably did 15 takes of the first song, 'This Town's a Drag.' Kenneth wanted it to sound as real and authentic as possible, and when I listen back, it gets better and better every time."
Hear for Yourself: "I'm the One Who Needs You Tonight" is rich with harmonies and Grateful Dead inspiration. R.C.
Over the course of 3 self-released EP’s, The Breton Sound has crafted an on-going catalog of songs that are familiar, yet fresh. With influences ranging from Weezer to Muse, Foo Fighters to The Beatles, Oasis to Van Halen, the idea that the song should stick in your head has always been paramount, and the energy and volume needs to be there to back it up.
Writer Alex Rawls of MySpiltMilk.com writes
“...[they] trade in the same sort of big rock as Foo Fighters—poppy but heavy, scaled up to energize arenas. They don’t play them yet, but when 14,000 people are ready, so is The Breton Sound.”
On stage, the foursome (singer/guitarist Jonathan Pretus, guitarist Stephen Turner, drummer John Bourgeois, and bassist Joe Bourgeois) is live, loud, and fun. A high energy show has always been at the core of what the band does. Between Turner’s guitar fireworks, the Bourgeois brother’s solid and fierce rhythm section, and Pretus’ propensity for climbing speaker stacks or venturing out into the audience to join in sing alongs, a Breton Sound show isn’t just your standard guitar band show.
Having brought their show to clubs and festivals around the south and midwest, including stops at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, New Orleans’ Jazz & Hertiage and Voodoo Music Festivals, Houston Beer Fest, and Gulfport Music Fest, the band’s growing reputation as a top-notch live act was recently echoed by Thrillist.com in their coverage of the 2016 Voodoo Music Festival:
“Their classic sound is a relative rarity this days, but seeing them live will instantly make you wonder why that's the case. The group's powerhouse performances are rapidly gaining a reputation throughout the region.”
In 2016, fresh off of being named the recipient of the Louisiana Music Prize, and under the guidance of long-time producer Tom Drummond (bassist for fellow New Orleans rockers Better Than Ezra), the band tracked the five songs that make up their new Self-Titled EP (TBD 2017). Having honed and refined the songs live over the years, the band feels that the new recordings make the strongest statement about their identity as a band. Brash, loud, fun, confident, and real.
Paste Magazine named The Breton Sound “One of 2 Louisiana Bands You Need To Listen To.” Their new EP will show exactly why.
Space Kadet is a culmination of musician friends Rohan Prakash (drums and samples), Alex Etheridge (Bass and Synths), Thomas Garret (Guitar) and Phil Ordonez (Percussion). Space Kadet explores many genres on the electronic instrumental spectrum with a deep emphasis on creating a spacy funky vibe. The band caters to any variety of music lovers ranging from down tempo abstract dubs, drum and bass, deep dub, electro jazz, high energy funk and more. Recently the band has shared the stage with praised acts such as Zoogma, Sunsquabi, The Werks, Elliot Lipp, Mr. Bill, Govinda, Late Night Radio, Higher Learning, Modern Measure, Stratosphere all stars as well as playing acclaimed festivals such as Purple Hatters Ball and Zen Awakening. Space Kadet came together to form an always changing, never ending, space odyssey.