….the culmination of a year and a half’s worth of internal and external exploration, both a labor of love and humility. If nothing else, we have learned a lot about ourselves as writers, and human beings, and if I am fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to live long and look lazily upon my life, I will remember “Home of the Strange” as our modest coming of age story; a moment that will cast long, happy, shadows in the dog days.
The writing process began on the road in the fall of 2014, as we found ourselves on tour with Kings of Leon at the twilight of the “Mind Over Matter” album release. For us, the tour was a victory lap after several years of sprinting through life. Gratitude is a difficult concept for the human animal; us, who are often fickle, unimpressed, bored. This disquiet is what propels us all to do scary, beautiful, impactful things, but it also plots our depression, our manias, our great undoing. On that tour we felt gratitude; this magnificent calmness, that made everything in the world full of…
Sturgill Simpson – Band of Horses – Primus – St. Paul & the Broken Bones – Cage the Elephant
Young the Giant – Lord Huron – Tyler, the Creator – Purity Ring – First Aid Kit – Manchester Orchestra – Big Gigantic – The New Pornographers – Robert Delong – Noah Gunderson – Cathedrals – Milo Greene – Paul Thorn – Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas – Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires – Grifters – Kaleo – Blank Range – More TBA
Modest Mouse may have just produced the best album of their career, quite possibly the best album of 2015, with A Stranger to Ourselves. The Avett Brothers need no introduction. They didn’t have to travel the world to garner the attention of music’s most legendary singers and songwriters, but to see them live it’s clear how passionate and dedicated they are to their fans. These two headliners alone make Sloss Music and Arts Festival the biggest concert ticket Birmingham has seen yet. But what about the rest of the line-up? These two headliners alone make Sloss Music and Arts Festival the biggest concert ticket Birmingham has seen yet. But what about the rest of the line-up?
The music enthusiast already plugged-in knows that these headliners are just the icing on the cake and the rest of the featured artists are well worth the price of admission. But for those of you who are not as plugged in, well allow us here at Mother Plug Music to do our job. This is everything you need to know…