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The Weeks with Blank Range

The Weeks with Blank Range

That’s the sound of Easy, The Week’s long-awaited followup to their breakthrough al-bum, Dear Bo Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis — a place filled with the ghosts (and gear) of the Replacements, ZZ Top, and Big Star, all of whom traveled to Ardent to create their own landmark albums — Easy finds The Weeks doubling down
on a mix of groove, grit, and guitars. It’s swaggering and sharply-focused, shining new
light on a band of brothers who, although still in their mid-20s, have already logged a
decade’s worth of sweaty gigs together.
If Easy bears resemblance to the raw, rowdy attitude of the The Weeks’ live show, it’s
because the album was written at the end of a busy, five-year period that found the
group rarely leaving the road.
“We moved to Nashville in 2010,” remembers frontman Cyle Barnes, who formed the
band in Jackson, Mississippi, with his three longtime bandmates: drummer (and twin
brother) Cain Barnes, guitarist Sam Williams, and bass player Damien Bone. “We spent
2011 to 2015 touring. November 2015 was the first time we ever spent an entire month
in Nashville.”

Those years on the road were eye-opening for The Weeks, all of whom were just teen-
agers when they began playing together in 2006. By…

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Music Monday

Music Monday

Introducing MUSIC MONDAY, MusicBham’s weekly feature for Magic City Weekend. Every Monday we highlight the week’s shows performing in Birmingham! Check out our video and artist’s Spotify playlist below, and as always, don’t forget to follow us @MusicBham and @MagicCityWeekend on FaceBook and Instagram! In this edition, we preview the show’s for April 9 – 15.
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The Weeks, King Magnum

The Weeks, King Magnum

The Weeks

The Weeks stake a claim as heirs to the timeless tradition of Southern rock. Dear Bo Jackson, the Nashville-based band’s Serpents and Snakes debut, sees them enriching their already well-seasoned sonic stew with the classic flavors of soul, R&B, funk, and heavy boogie to fashion a forward-facing sound all their own. Big brass, lush strings, and twangy pedal steel have been fused into their distinctive sludge pop, with Sam Williams’ greasy guitars and the highly charged engine room of bassist Damien Bone and drummer/Cyle’s brother Cain Barnes. Throughout the album, songs like the aforementioned “Brother In The Night” and the exuberant title track see Cyle Barnes rending his throat raw as he testifies dramatic and truthful tales of modern Southern lives, always full of hope despite often punishing circumstances.  

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