529 Flat Shoals Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30316
9:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2013
hurray for the riff raff,
9PM | $10| 21+ Brought to you by Tight Bros
9:30 Rolling Nowhere
11:30 Riff Raff (headline)
Hurray for the Riff Raff:
Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda lee Segarra, a 25 year old Puerto Rican from the Bronx. After leaving home at an early age to travel the country, she eventually settled in New Orleans where she began to perform and record with a revolving cast of musicians. She released two records (2008's It Don't Mean I Don't Love You and 2010's Young Blood Blues) mostly consisting of delicate folk and country songs. In 2011, the UK record label Loose Music (Felice Brothers, Dawes, Deer Tick), released Hurray for the Riff Raff, an album that collected the best songs from those records. The Times of London named Hurray for the Riff Raff one of the Top Ten Albums of 2011. Phil Alexander, the Editor-in-Chief of Mojo Magazine, raved that they "have immense potential and seductive power" and named them second best band at SXSW 2011.
Back in the States, Alynda and her longtime gunslinger on fiddle, Yosi Perlstein, met up with a young honky-tonk band called the Tumbleweeds, just as Alynda began to expand her musical palette to include rock n roll, pop, and soul. In the tradition of Bob Dylan with Band and Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Alynda and Yosi recruited the Tumbleweeds to be their touring band, drastically altering the sound of Hurray for the Riff Raff.
Look Out Mama is the result of almost two years of Alynda and the Tumbleweeds criss-crossing the USA, playing over 100 shows in small bars and clubs. Recorded in Nashville by producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes), Look Out Mama is an exploration of classic American music as interpreted by Alynda lee Segarra. From the Swamp Pop of "Little Black Star" to the Classic Country of "Look Out Mama", to the Psychedelia of "Ode to John and Yoko" and even the Surf-Rock of "Lake of Fire", Look Out Mama covers a wide array of musical ground, with every song unified by Alynda's soulful vocals and expert songwriting.
Sam Doores + Riley Downing & the Tumbleweeds:
The elusive Sam Doores & Riley Downing with the backing band The Tumbleweeds are a honky-tonk, old country-blues, early R&B, and gospel-influenced New Orleans band. The band has toured the U.S. and Canada, often performing alongside New Orleans' Hurray for the Riff Raff. In May 2012, Sam & Riley played New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival, while Riley was tapped to open for the Alabama Shakes' 2012 fall tour. In October 2012, the band released Holy Cross Blues, which was recorded at Nashville's Bomb Shelter with Andrija Tokic, who co-produced Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls and Hurray for the Riff Raff's Look Out Mama. Holy Cross Blues reaches a bit further back into American history to early blues, gospel, folk, and country. Here you'll find the call-and-response-style field song "I Got Found", Downing's old west lament, "Throw Another Cap on the Fire," and a '60s folk/doo-wop version of Abner Jay's "I'm So Depressed." Holy Cross Blues seems to capture some of the "thin, wild mercury" of Dylan's Blonde On Blonde sessions--the sound of 3:00 a.m. The band's live show is a must see for fans of Shovels & Rope, Alabama Shakes, and the Felice Brothers.
Defying current genre classification, Atlanta's own Rolling Nowhere has unofficially been described as a Junkyard Folk band. This loose term accurately describes a band that bends the current alt-country/folk/rock genres and seems to consistently evolve its sound with every show.
Combining their love of Classic Country, Old Timey Folk and Psychedelic Rock n Roll, the result is a sound somewhere between early Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Blitzen Trapper and the Grateful Dead.
The band has down home 3-part harmonies, a mutual love of songwriting, and a wide array of instrumentation including; the Canjo-a washboard percussion experiment, upright bass, telecaster guitar, drums, dobro, banjo, mandolin and fiddle.
If you're looking for travelin' music or actually thinking of hopping a freight train, Rolling Nowhere is your medicine.
When whiskey won't kill the pain reach for a shot of Rolling Nowhere!
Brad Cochran: Vocals, Guitar, Canjo
Mark Petty: Upright Bass
Reed Van Hoosear: Dobro, Guitar, Drums,
Matt Green: Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Drums
Jess Hopkins: Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Vocals