new devils Archive
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, from Subrstrate Radio, is the incredibly binge worthy Season 2 of Welcome to Monotonia.
Episode 1: Erthling
Filmed in an old school in Repton, Alabama one saturday with a group of friends. Go to www.NEWDEVILSMUSIC.com and follow us from your prefered social media link! Thanks to Darrell Nance for filming… [read more…]
Photo by Darrell Nance
Written by Josh Matthews for www.MusicBham.com
The 2017 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest reached its deadline last week and attracted several entries from Birmingham’s new musical talents and unknowns. The Tiny Desk series began in 2008 and features intimate live video performances recorded at the desk of All Songs Considered host, Bob Boilen. The series features all genres of music from amateurs to professionals where artists like Adele, T-Pain, Wilco and Tinariwen have performed. This is the 3rd annual NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Both 2015 and 2016 drew nearly 7,000 entries each with “Lost in a Crowd,” by Fantastic Negrito, and “Someday We’ll Linger In The Sun,” by Gaelynn Lea winning, respectively. The 2017 contest accepted entries from January 13 – January 29. The Judging period runs from January 30 – February 23, with the grand prize winner to be announced on February 28, 2017, at 10AM E.S.T. The grand prize wins a trip to perform live at NPR’s headquarters in Washington D.C. to be produce and distributed as part of the NPR Music Tiny Desk series. They also win a trip to perform live at Brooklyn, NY’s Bell House during the Ask Me Another live show, and additional trips…[read more…]
Originally from Birmingham, AL, Banditos is a group – more like a gang, actually – of six 20-somethings, nowadays operating out of Nashville, close to, and simultaneously very far away from, the gleaming towers and industry hustle of Lower Broad and Music Row.
With the rugged power of a flashy Super Chief locomotive, the Banditos’ self-titled debut album bodaciously appropriates elements of ‘60s blues-fused acid rock, ZZ Top’s jangly boogie, garage punk scuzz a la Burger Records, the Drive-By Truckers’ yawp, the populist choogle of CCR, Slim Harpo’s hip shake baby groove, gut bucket Fat Possum hill country mojo and the Georgia Motherf**king Satellites. From backwoods bluegrass, to slinky nods to Muscle Shoals soul and unexpected bits of doo-wop sweetness, the Banditos recall many, but sound like no one but themselves.
The members of the band first met playing in various punk and rock ‘n’ roll projects around Birmingham at D.I.Y., all-ages venues. In 2010, singer/guitarist Corey Parsons and singer/banjo player Stephen Pierce began busking around town and were soon asked to perform at their favorite local bar. Without a full band they invited friends Randy Wade (drums), Jeffrey Salter (guitar), and Mary Beth Richardson (vocals) to join them.
Salter and Wade…[read more…]
Adia Victoria is establishing a fresh reference point on the musical landscape. From blood-born howls to idiosyncratic phrasing, she is the big red dot saying You Are Here. The Nashville-based artist travels the lands of rock, afro punk, and country, squarely situated in the continent of the Blues. Ask about her artistic goals, and the songwriter/vocalist will say, “I want to shine a light on the unseen, and speak the unspeakable.”
Neo-soul-rock n’ roll, R&B from Birmingham, AL. A…[read more…]
Influenced by Kurt Cobain, Miles Davis, and Fiona Apple, Adia Victoria‘s unapologetic search for self-expression is both critical and clear of normative Nashville tropes. She resets expectations for Black girls with guitars, writing dark-humored lyrics that scrape her own self-awareness against gritty gothic-blues guitar riffs. Balanced out with the inherent honesty of Appalachian twang, Adia’s voice glides with words of coarse reflection, gentle coos thick with swampy rebellion.
Rolling Stone Magazine featured Adia Victoria as one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” The Village Voice called her an “eerie, intriguing songwriter,” with “bone chilling guitar riffs and lyrics topped with candid scorn.” Vogue highlighted the recording artist as one of “5 Beauties Who Answer to Afropunk’s Rebellious Call.”
Adia Victoria will perform at The Syndicate Lounge with Dead Balloons and New Devils Friday, May 27th. You do not want to miss it. This New Music Monday features Adia Victoria’s Sea of Sand EP, a slice of her debut LP, Beyond the Bloodhounds, released May 13th.
-Lindsay McDuffie[read more…]