Future Elevators Archive

MRYGLD w/ Jesse Payne and Future Elevators

MRYGLD (pronounced ‘marigold’) is a rock band from Birmingham, Alabama formed in 2017 by Brandon Snipes (vocals, guitar) and Shane Jewell (lead guitar). Brandishing infectious melodies, arena-ready guitar riffs and driving rhythms, their sound is further distinguished by having two lead singers: Snipes and Alyssa Jewell (vocals, keys).

The Jewells met Snipes in 2015 when they saw him play at a local music festival. A conversation after the show led to instant chemistry over shared musical tastes. After over a year of playing shows together with their respective bands, B. Snipes and Crimson Cabins, they decided to form an epic rock band. After recruiting Kyle Blair (drums) and James McCauley (bass) the lineup was set and MRYGLD was born.

[read more…]

Welcome to Monotonia

Welcome to Monotonia

Birmingham Alabama is bursting at the seams with incredible talent, from an amazing visual arts community to some of the best music in the Southeastern region.  We have all the talent but not a whole lot of resources to find out about it.

Welcome to Monotonia is a Birmingham web series designed to expose the pure raw talent of  both the local and traveling artist and musicians who perform in our city!

Compiled here in it’s entirety is the incredibly binge worthy Season 1 of Welcome to Monotonia.

Episode 1: Creature Camp

[read more…]


16 Alabama Bands Travel to SXSW

16 Alabama Bands Travel to SXSW

The Yellowhammer State has a lot to be proud of–most notably, our musicians. There’s something in the water here, frequently credited to muses cooing from the Singing River in Muscle Shoals, the historic town where modern American music began. Now, we all get to take a drink.

Sixteen Alabama bands are travelling to Austin, Texas, in March to play officially and/or unofficially during SXSW Music Festival.  Read below for schedules and recent news from each band/artist.


Banditos
1960’s garage rock n’ roll with country swagger and powerful Joplin-esque vocals, Banditos turn their energy dials up to “11” every damn show. Split between Nashville and Birmingham, they are finishing work on a new album, set to release this summer.

SXSW:
3/15 – evening @ Continental Club – Bloodshot Records Showcase
3/16 – Noon @ The Blackheart
3/16 – 4 PM @ Waller Creek Pub
3/17 – 2 PM @ Plum Creek Sound
3/17 – afternoon @ Yard Dog – Bloodshot Records day party


Belle Adair
This Florence-based band has received accolades from numerous critical outlets, including NPR Music, Paste, and Spin. Belle Adair’s records play like a comfortable forty-five minute dream, sweeping you into pop-inspired ambient instrumentals that are anchored by the acoustic roots from which…

[read more…]

4th Annual Downright Brewfest

4th Annual Downright Brewfest

The Road to CukoRakko Concert Series continues with the 4th Annual Downright Brewfest on Saturday, August 29 will feature music from Downright, Dank, Jet Stream Lights, Scalici Alley Project, Future Elevators and more TBA… Activities will include Rock Climbing Wall, Blacksmith and Metal Casting Workshop and more!

[read more…]