This Thursday night the decibel level at the EARL may set all new world records. To say the back room will be loud would be a gross understatement as two bands roll into town with two goals. One, to offer up some bad ass Southern flavored rock music and two to test the tolerance of the human ear. Seriously folks these dudes are loud, but in a good way.
Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires (LB3) are the hot name in music right now. After a brilliant debut they have joined the ranks of Sub Pop and unleashed their follow up record Dereconstructed (review coming soon). With a new record to hock LB3 has hit the road hard playing their tunes in any city, town and hamlet that will have them. Lucky us here in Atlanta that they make a stop at the EARL. Their live shows take the music to another level with vicious guitars, thunderous drums and Mr. Bains' destructive growling vocals. The music tramples into your ear with the subtlety of a charging rhino, stomps around a bit before leaving much in the same manor and you will do nothing but ask for more. Look for a set list highlighting the latest record but I am sure they will toss in songs from their debut and maybe a few other treats. LB3 is what experiencing live music should be because when they are done playing you will be left drained.
Also assaulting your auditory senses will be the Bohannons. Much in the same way as LB3, they rock and they rock hard. While their albums do a great job conveying their powerful music nothing beats seeing it up close and personal. The Chattanooga band will be blistering the crowd with songs from their critically acclaimed record Unaka Rising and teasing them with a taste of some new material and what is to come. I can't think of any other band to team up with LB3.
These bands are two of the most incredibly bad ass live acts I have ever seen. They play wide ass open and refuse to slow down until the set is over or they are too exhausted to go on. They give everything they have in each performance and when the music is done it will stick with you for weeks to come. Not just because of the ringing in your ears but due to their well written songs and unforgettable guitar riffs. If you have never seen these bands live I suggest you make it a point to be there. Get there early so you don't miss any of the music because in addition to these two bands local act the Zoners will be sharing the stage. Oh yeah, bring earplugs.
WHO: Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, The Bohannons & the Zoners
WHEN: Thursday, June 5th, 9pm
WHERE: The EARL