Forth Worth-based Matthew McNeal is breathing new life into Americana. By mixing together country, blues, and indie rock sounds, McNeal frequently and successfully crosses the lines that separates the genres. He recently released his sophomore album, Good Luck, is a beautiful departure from the over-produced sound that has overwhelmed current country music. He stopped by Studio 1A for a live performance and interview which you can check out below. Catch Matthew McNeal this Thursday, the 22nd, live at Barracuda for his album release show!
Weaves, an indie pop band from Toronto, Canada, stopped by Studio 1A to play a few songs off their new album, Wide Open. The eccentric album varies from melodic pop to harsh punk rock – every song bursting with emotion. Front woman Jasmyn Burke said that traveling the world and meeting new people helped to develop the band’s chemistry and influenced the writing for the new album. Weaves played a show on Feb 16 at Sidewinder with Palehound, who they are touring with through March. Listen to the full session with interviews below.
– Gab Soong
Sometimes a band’s name is so far from the music it makes that you are left scratching your head. Not so with Bahamas. For the past decade, Toronto based Afie Jurvanen mas been making some of the best music for sitting on the beach. Everything from Jurvanen’s clear vocals to his bright bouncy guitar is designed to take your heart rate down a notch or two. While the good vibes may pull you in, the lyrics, often autobiographical in nature, keep you listening for fun stories or sarcastic anecdotes. Afie brought his band members Christine Bougie, Darcy Yates, Jason Tait and Felicity Williams to the studio in advance of his show at Antone’s and played us a few songs from his new album Earthtones. Scroll down to get the goods!
Midcentury visited Studio 1A to play a few songs from their debut album, Modern Nostalgia. Drawing inspiration from the 80s, the intoxicating melodies of the saxophone and the powerful vocals create a listening experience that is truly both modern and nostalgic. Midcentury will be playing a release show this Saturday at Swan Dive.
– Gab Soong
2.17.18 @ Swan Dive [more info]
Grammy-Award Winners Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines have been icons of Texan country music for the past 20+ years. Not only is Terri an incredible musician in terms of talent, but also in terms of the work she has done for her community. As a musician with epilepsy, she was inspired to open her own community arts center, Own Your Own Universe, where any person – regardless of ability – can learn the joys of music and writing and take ownership of their life through the arts. Lloyd Maines is a renowned music producer and performer, having worked on over 4,000 albums. Join Terri and Lloyd in celebrating Terri’s 50th birthday party on Friday, February 16th at The Paramount Theatre, and listen to their Studio 1A session below!
Lloyd Maines Website
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