Don't call Murfreesboro-based rock 'n 'rollers Those Darlins an indie-rock band. “There’s no sex in indie rock,” says 29-year-old bassist Kelly Darlin. “It’s all bookish and literary and boring and trying to be clever and smart. It’s not rock ‘n’ roll.” It's quotes like that and songs like "Red Light Love" — even more than the fact they've got a dude drummer — that … [Read more...] about Those Darlins will try to keep ‘it’ under control Saturday night
Skinny DeVille has a wife, three kids, and a new yard in Atlanta that he mows himself. He believes in God. He smokes a little weed. He pays his bills. He’s a rapper. It’s exciting stuff. “I think people appreciate that side of life, the reality, just as much as they appreciate the fantasy side,” says Deville, who Rolling Stone described in 2002 as the most philosophical … [Read more...] about Loveliest DeVille of the Plain: Nappy Roots returns to Auburn tonight
Ed. note -- Regarding our "Auburn only" guidelines, TWER's music content, for a variety of reasons, has been less than strict. We regularly make room for stories on bands playing in Birmingham (but most of them are playing the Bottle Tree, which is run by Auburn folk, so hey). And I figured that the Royal Bangs story was alright since we were playing Tennessee in Knoxville that … [Read more...] about Sleigh Bells bring out the pompoms
Two weekends ago, Bombon’s Angela Ramos, 25, went to the flea market -- they call them swap meets out west -- to prepare for tour. She was looking for sunglasses. She wound up with a Ventures record. That seems like the way the guitarist for a girl surf band from San Pedro, Calif. should spend her Sunday. Hopefully that doesn't come across as patronizing. Ramos has … [Read more...] about Las chicas del Bombon llegado a Auburn.
“It’s kind of a life-changer, I guess,” says Jon Jameson, co-founder and bassist for rootsy Southern California quintet Delta Spirit, on the band’s 2008 appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. “I mean, a lot of bands get on Conan – or got on Conan – and all the other late night shows. They have to fill that space, but that was an exciting moment. He really ended up liking … [Read more...] about We’ve got Delta Spirit – how ’bout you?