Category Archives: Music

Zach Williams and the Bellow

Zach Williams is one of the best musicians I’ve heard in a long time. He also happens to be one of the most genuinely nice people I’ve met in a long time, which is why I’m asking everyone I know to support his fundraising campaign on kickstarter.com. With three days to go, he’s met his goal of raising $20K to cover the hard costs of producing an album, which means he will receive the money pledged. Anyone who knows anything about making music, though, (and I don’t) tells me that the cost of promoting and touring far, far exceed the base amounts needed to simply produce the record. For $10, you’ll get a digital copy of the record. Pledge $50 and you’ll get a signed physical copy (plus the digital copy). $100 gets your name in the album credits, $250 gets a thank you video from the band, $1000 ensures the band will record a cover of your choosing, and for the really supportive folks who pledge $4,000 or more, Zach Williams and the Bellow will play a private concert (plus all of the above). Incentived yet?

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A Hoedown in Brooklyn-town

Remember way back in November when I revealed to Garden & Gun readers that one of my favorite musicians, the Brooklyn-based, Georgia-raised Zach Williams, would be launching a pot-luck music event come Spring (sure, you do!)? Well, the time has come (though the slush outside might suggest otherwise). You can catch Zach Williams & the Bellow tonight at the Bell House.

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Tennis at the Bell House Tonight

Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore met in college in Colorado, got married, sold all their stuff, bought a boat in Florida and sailed around the Keys up the East Coast to the Chesapeake. Along the way, they decided to form a band, which they named Tennis, and wrote songs based on the places they encountered during their voyage. South Carolina is (for obvious reasons) my favorite, but they’re all good. Tennis is playing at the Bell House tonight.

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Johnny Cash Birthday Bash

On the heels of the release of Columbia Records’ Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis to Hollywood, a two-CD, 57-track set featuring radio broadcasts, radio ads, and home recordings from Cash’s early years, folks all over the country (the world even?) are poised to celebrate the Man in Black’s birthday. Tomorrow, February 26, would be Cash’s 79th. Here in New York City, you can raise a glass, hear covers played by Alex Battles and Whiskey Rebellion, and watch rare video footage at the Bell House in Brooklyn tomorrow night. Cheers to you, Johnny.

 

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G-Love’s Fixin’ to Die

The Avett Brothers–produced new album from G-Love is out today. Click above to hear the title track.

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Two Music Notes

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Click here for info on a casting call for My Morning Jacket’s upcoming taping of VH1’s Storytellers plus a note about the new Bonnaroo lineup. Everyone’s excited about the 10th Anniversary of this Tennessee tradition . . . except maybe this guy.

2011 Bonnaroo lineup, Manchester Tennessee, Bonnaroo 10th Anniversary, Jim James, My Morning Jacket, Jessica Mischner, Southern in the City

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Snapshots from the Grammys

Lots of Southern folks in attendance at the Grammys last night: Kings of Leon, the Avett Brothers (including the stand-up bass player they won’t officially let into the band), Usher, Lady Antebellum, and the belle of the ball, Cee Lo Green (accompanied by some creepy faux-muppets).

2011 Grammys, Cee Lo Green, Avett Brothers

2011 Grammys, Avett Brothers, Cee Lo Green

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