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New Music Monday – Long Bony Arms

New Music Monday - Long Bony Arms

Long Bony Arms is the latest project from Bham singer/songwriter Nathan Peek. Nathan is no stranger to the Birmingham music scene, previously as a part of The Nathan Peek Band and Kids Your Age. LBA consists of members from each: guitarist Hank Jones, bassist Casey Patton, and drummer Jason Vickers. LBA’s music highlights the band’s easily recognizable personality crisis; playing everything from garage rock to power pop to country, and portraying each with as much energy and vigor as an audience can stomach in one night.

For fans of Wilco, Golden Smog, Soul Hat, White Denim, Ryan Adams, Paul Westerberg and Tom Petty.

Featured here this New Music Monday is their most recent single, “In the Beginning.” You can see Long Bony Arms perform live this Saturday, November 12 at Egan’s Bar in Tuscaloosa.

 

“In the Beginning”

Long Bony Arms

In the Beginning, single

independent, 2016

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CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival

CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival

That “magic feeling on the mountain” continues like nowhere else in the Southeast!  Come join us October 7-9, 2016 as we celebrate CukoRakko’s third year of spring and fall festivals.  Held at the beautiful Horse Pens 40 in Steele, Alabama, this friends and family event features 3 days of music and mixed media arts.  Enjoy yoga, rock climbing, glass blowing, blacksmithing, disc golf with a PDGA tourney, camping, hiking, kid’s activities, food and drinks, crafts and more. The CukoRakko line-up includes:

THE HEAVY PETS

FUNK YOU

COL. BRUCE HAMPTON & THE MADRID EXPRESS FEATURING CARTER HERRING

BACKUP PLANET

WINSTON RAMBLE

DANK & FRIENDS

THE CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT BAND X2

MARADEEN

MAMA’S LOVE

THE STOLEN FACES

JASON BAILEY BAND

BOY NAMED BANJO

ROYAL & TOULOUSE

BIRD DOG JUBILEE

SEEDS?

HARKESTRA’S GRATEFUL GOSPEL JAMBOREE

CukoRakko is the Creek Indian word for ceremonial ground, stomp ground, big house and…

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Baby Baby, Creature Camp, Red Harp & The Blackfoot Gypsies

Baby Baby, Creature Camp, Red Harp & The Blackfoot Gypsies

BABY BABY // CREATURE CAMP // RED HARP // BLACKFOOT GYPSIES
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH I 7PM DOORS / 8PM SHOW
$8 ADV/DOS I 18+

Baby Baby-
The fine southern gentlemen of BABY BABY have been performing since late 2009. Started by singer/guitarist/raconteur Fontez Brooks and drummer Grant Wallace, the band now features Colin “CowCow” Boddy and Hsiang-Ming “New Guy” Wen.

Straight out of Carrollton, GA. The band has graced the stages of Made In America, Riotfest and Afropunk, as well as losing all their money on condoms and beer during The Warped Tour.

Searching to define their music, the only description is “Fun Rock” – a mélange of Indie, English and Swedish Punk, Bayou Rock, Vaudeville and Carnival. If Tony Robbins put on a Hawaiian shirt and a pair of swimshorts, downed a bottle of bourbon, listened to nothing but Blink 182 and GG Allin for 24 hours and then decided to deliver a musical motivational speech, pick up your girlfriend and steal your cab this is what it would sound like. On fire.

It is not meant to be taken seriously. It is supposed to put a large grin on your face and if you do decide a mosh pit is in order, they…

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Baby Baby

Baby Baby

Baby Baby is from Atlanta.
“I am Fontez Brooks. I sing songs and play the guitar.”
“I am Colin Boddy. I like a good cocktail kit and yelling is fun.”
“I am Grant Wallace. I hit drums and have a thriving lawncare business.”
“I am Hsiang-Ming Wen. I slappa da bass and haven’t had a hair cut in years.”

“We play fun-rock. We’ve played it at Riotfest, Made In America, Afropunk Fest(s), Warped Tour and for Red Bull’s 30 Days In L.A. We’ve toured with Fishbone, Black Lips and some other bands worth mentioning but we won’t.”

Their new record is “Semifamous”.

Their managers say they are “a mélange of Indie, English and Swedish Punk, Bayou Rock, Vaudeville and Carnival”.  But what do they know? Sometimes upper management uses big words which we don’t understand.

Their booking agent says that they are the shit.

“We kinda believe him because he got kicked out of a show once for trying to make sure we were properly taken care of. Good Guy Gregg.”

Check out their shit here, or come see their show this Thursday, September 29, at The Syndicate Lounge at 7:00. It’s going to be the shit x4 because joining them are Creature Camp, Red Harp

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Dylan LeBlanc

Dylan LeBlanc

An Interview with Dylan LeBlanc

Introduction by Josh Matthews
Interview by Sara Jane Overby
Photography by Mary Fehr

On his third studio album, A Cautionary Tale, Dylan LeBlanc proves that he’s not just a product of his environment, but someone who can conjure some magic deep beneath the layers of his musical upbringing and emerge as an aberration, oddity or outlier in music. The latest album produced by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) and John Paul White (The Civil Wars), A Cautionary Tale is an emanation, not of the son of a songwriter, but a young man discovering his rite of passage as a musician and individual. Critics have deemed him the “new Neil Young,” a flattering comparison, though unjust. Those who were captivated by his voice and guitar playing at this year’s Sloss Music & Art’s Festival got to know him simply as Dylan LeBlanc, free from other associations.

Mother Plug Music’s very own Sara Jane Overby got to catch up with Dylan pre-performance in the Garden & Gun artist’s hospitality tent to talk about A Cautionary Tale, life on the bayou, and the music of JJ Cale and Bob Dylan.


Hey Dylan!

Dylan: Hello!

So tell me a little bit about Cautionary Tale and what it was like to kind of release that…

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Sonia Leigh w/ Johnathan East

Sonia Leigh w/ Johnathan East

A rising star in her adopted hometown of Nashville, she’s become a popular figure on Music Row, with a pair of #1 hits to her name and a reputation as a writer who stretches country music far beyond its limits.  No stranger to the mainstream, her album 1978 December (2011 on Zac Brown’s Southern Ground) reached number 43 on the country charts. Her independent release “When We Are Alone” was featured in the hit television show Nashville and landed her a cameo.

Yet Leigh saves the most forward-thinking music for herself:  from the roots-rock swagger of her first Top 45 single, “My Name is Money,” to her breezy summertime hit “Put It In Your Pocket,” she’s carving a unique path that winds in and out of country music. Recent recording sessions in Los Angeles and London have found her branching out even further. Leigh has proven to be a shapeshifter, releasing the timely dark pop anthem “Live Like Ghosts”, the latest in a pair of singles featuring the mysterious Rob The Man.

Leigh is enjoying her independence, chasing down her muse no matter the direction it leads her. We’re lucky to be along for the ride.

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Sonia Leigh

Sonia Leigh

A rising star in her adopted hometown of Nashville, Sonia Leigh has become a popular figure on Music Row, with a pair of #1 hits to her name and a reputation as a writer who stretches country music far beyond its limits.  No stranger to the mainstream, her album 1978 December (2011 on Zac Brown’s Southern Ground) reached number 43 on the country charts. Her independent release “When We Are Alone” was featured in the hit television show Nashville and landed her a cameo.

Yet Leigh saves the most forward-thinking music for herself:  from the roots-rock swagger of her first Top 45 single, “My Name is Money,” to her breezy summertime hit “Put It In Your Pocket,” she’s carving a unique path that winds in and out of country music. Recent recording sessions in Los Angeles and London have found her branching out even further. Leigh has proven to be a shapeshifter, releasing the timely dark pop anthem “Live Like Ghosts”, the latest in a pair of singles featuring the mysterious Rob The Man.

Leigh is enjoying her independence, chasing down her muse no matter the direction it leads her. We’re lucky to be along for the ride.

Sonia Leigh plays the Still in Gadsden, AL on Sept. 9. Tickets…

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The Bright Light Social Hour

The Bright Light Social Hour

The Bright Light Social Hour played to a packed Shed Stage at Sloss Fest this past July. Loud, high-energy, space-rock anthems were peppered with reminders to love each other, leaving an impact only certain kinds of rock shows can offer. Read our interview below to get a feel for the dudes that made it all happen.

Words by Lindsay McDuffie
Photos by Darrell Nance

Hey guys! We seem to share an enthusiasm for space, so let me ask you, what’s your name, astrological sign, and how do you contribute to the band?

I’m Curtis, I’m a Scorpio, and I play guitar and sing.

Jack, I’m a Cancer, I play bass and sing.

I’m Edward, I’m a Cancer, and I make coffee. Sometimes play keyboards.

I’m Joe. I’m a non-practicing Capricorn, and I play drums and do a lot of studio stuff.

Well, welcome to Birmingham! Being the home of Sun Ra, we also think “Space is Still the Place,”—which is the name of y’alls new, really freakin’ cool album. It gets better and better every time I listen to it.

 Thank you.

I wanted to start by asking about the second line on that album: “The weight of weightless faces faces straight.” That’s a great line. Who writes the lyrics?

 That was Jack’s…

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