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This article was originally published by Weld Magazine on July 22, 2016, by Chris K. Davidson. Photo by Jaysen Michael/ Secret Playground Photography.
Syndicate Lounge celebrates two-year anniversary
FOUNDER AARON GREENE TALKS THE CLUB’S GROWTH OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS AND HIS PLANS FOR ITS FUTURE.
Like any great rock club, the Syndicate Lounge has celebrated numerous victories and faced innumerable obstacles. But like any business trying to create positive change in the Magic City, Aaron Greene and his staff have shown impeccable resilience.
In the past two years, the Syndicate Lounge has hosted local and national independent bands and songwriters, put on comedy shows with Goulash Comedy, partnered with business for community events and invited the Spectra Sonic Sound Sessions crew to record sessions for acts such as Looksy, Dan Sartain and Andrew Combs.
For their anniversary, the Syndicate Lounge will be hosting an all-day blowout on Saturday, July 23. Recently Green discussed highlights and landmark achievements, the Birmingham music scene and what’s in store for the venue in the next two years.
Weld: So what celebrations are planned for Saturday?
Aaron Greene: From 12 to 3 p.m., we’re doing a Goulash…[read more…]
On a given night (or on a given album) he’ll swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 50s rock, or a punk speedball. He’s a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing ’em all together seamlessly into his own stew. Yet, the one thing that most people notice about Patrick isn’t his ability to copy – it’s his authenticity. Like his heroes, artists like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Patrick somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own.
His latest record, Daytime Turned To Nighttime, released in September 2015. It was recorded in his adopted community of E. Nasheville, TN and features contributions from long-time collaborator and producer Joe McMahan (Allsion Moorer, Webb Wilder), Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), Bryan Owings(Tony Joe White, Solomon Burke), among others. For Daytime Sweany took a fairly different approach than his usual raw, intense blues sound, opting for more subtle textures and playing. Seminal 70s records by Bill Withers, Bobbie Gentry and Bobby Charles & The Band provide the sonic blueprint, while Sweany wraps his trademark baritone and impeccable acoustic slide work around songs of longing, redemption and growing up.