Get Gone, the potent debut album by the Shreveport, Louisiana natives in Seratones, makes a strong case that this little-known corner of the state is fertile ground, musically speaking. A.J. Haynes (vocals), Connor Davis (guitar), Adam Davis (bass) and Jesse Gabriel (drums) serve up a combination of Southern musicality, garage rock ferocity, and general badassery.
Haynes’s powerful singing voice, first honed at Brownsville Baptist Church in Columbia, Louisiana at age 6, rings across every track. Davis’s bass and Gabriel’s playing propel every song with the grit, energy, and rawness of punk, the feeling of soul, and occasionally, a little jazz swing. The other Davis offers a clinic in guitar riffs, from swaggering blues to searing interstellar leads.[read more…]
Seratones Prepare for the End of the World
(And hope that you’re having as much fun as they are!)
By Sara Jane Overby
Seratones are a hard-working band from Shreveport who rocked this summer’s Sloss Music & Art’s Festival. They will find their way back to Birmingham this Wednesday, October 26, to play WorkPlay. We had a chance to catch up with Seratones’ guitarist Connor Davis and bassist Adam Davis at Sloss and they painted a pretty adventurous picture of what you can expect during their live performance.
Yesterday was the first time I’ve had the chance to see you guys perform and y’all killed it! You guys have played Birmingham before though, right?
Connor: Yeah, we’ve played Birmingham three times now. Actually four times! We played Secret Stages early on as a different band. Our lineup was nearly the same as the Seratones have now, except our bass player and band name were both different. We came back the next year as the Seratones, and it was fun as hell. Not long after that we opened up for St. Paul and the Broken Bones at the Alabama Theatre at their homecoming show. It was pretty special.
So you guys opened up for St. Paul and the Broken Bones? They’re awesome!
Twenty Artists You Must See at Hangout 2016
Over 70 artists will perform at The Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL this weekend. These are the 20 artists that Mother Plug Music is excited to see perform. Check out our recommendations below, in no particular order, as you begin to plan your weekend!
Formed in New Orleans, this crew has a sweet rock n’ roll sound with a NOLA-funk soul. This seven-piece brings all the feels to the stage, from their hit song “SoulFight” to their newly released “Wish I Knew You,” as seen on the Today Show. They were listed by Rolling Stone as one of the “Top Ten Bands You Need to Know.” The Revivalists will perform on the BMI Stage on Friday, May 20 at 6:15pm.
Big Boi from Outkast collaborates with Phantogram to create the magnetic sound of Big Grams. Electronic, pop and rap music come together smoothly for these legendary artists. Big Grams performs at the Surf Stage on Friday, May 20 at 2:30pm.
Lights, camera, beach! This buzzing electronic producer out of New York will bring the party….[read more…]
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Close your eyes and listen, and you might imagine someone who looks a bit like Otis Redding. Open them, and you’re likely to see someone who looks more like your neighborhood bank teller.
That man in the golden shoes in Paul Janeway. He was, in fact, a bank teller in Alabama not too long ago—and this stupendous seven-piece band from Birmingham has only been doing this since 2012. It’s got heart and soul and flair, with a well-worn sound buoyed by strong, fresh songwriting. (Bob Boilen)
Seratones are beasts of the Southern wild. The four-piece rock band, hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana, play rocking, swinging, soul-stirring tunes that are uniquely their own. Their debut single “Necromancer”/”Take It Easy” is set for release October 16 on Fat Possum Records. It is produced by Jimbo Mathus. Here’s a dose of the good stuff.
The band’s sound owes much to the commanding vocals of frontwoman AJ Haynes. At age six, Haynes began singing in Brownsville Baptist Church in Columbia, Louisiana, where she was taught to project her voice to hit the back wall. “Church was where I was introduced to the spirit, y’know?”…[read more…]