Mon 22.01.18

Lee Bains III And The Glory Fires

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Rock! Wham! Bam! Southern punk-rock from Alabama, USA!

Rock! Between punk, soul, power pop, country, gospel... An adroit quartet from Birmingham, Alabama USA, so go ahead and add 'southern rock' to that previous list. Have now completed their third CD: the double album 'Youth Detention (Nail My Feet Down To The South Side Of Town)'. Or, from their bio: 'The songs are deeply rooted in Bains’ experience of his hometown, Birmingham, AL. Youth Detention depicts a Southern city in the decades surrounding the turn-of-the-millennium: in the throes of white flight, urban disinvestment, racial tension, class struggle, gentrification, gender policing, homophobia, xenophobia, religious fervor, deindustrialization, and economic upheaval.'


For fans of Drive-By Truckers, and all driven guitar-rascals.
In the press Following on, just taking Britain’s Uncut: 'recently compared them to the best of Drive By Truckers Southern epic songs and says 'Bains admits the influences of Britsh bands like The Kinks, Jam and Blur but also 80s college rockers such as The Primitons, Let’s Active and REM.'
Fun fact Their label name is quite seductive (and so civilized!): Don Giovanni Records!



Hell yeah, this was the gig of the year!!! Music without fuss, raw, unpretentious and straight to the gut! The energy was mesmerising from the very first note. Their political commitment, which Lee Bains III made pretty clear through his lyrics and song introductions, made them even more likeable. I don't think there was 1 person in the AB Club who left without buying their records. Absolutely loved this band and can't wait to see them again! A must-see/hear for those that like Alabama-based rock and having a blast! Awesome!
Super concert d'un groupe plein de fraîcheur et d'énergie, qui nous rappelle que les USA (et le Deep South en particulier), ce n'est pas que Trump (qui en a d'ailleurs pris pour son grade pendant tout le concert). Deux bémols toutefois: le volume était beaucoup trop fort pour le Club et une heure de concert (pseudo rappel compris), c'est un peu court (surtout quand on a déjà 3 albums à son actif).
Impressionnant! Quelle énergie positive Lee Bains III vous communique lors de leur set !!! Pour leur 1ère prestation en Belgique, ils auraient mérité un public beaucoup + fourni! Peu connus chez nous, dommage, ils méritent de l'être! N'hésiter pas à assister à leurs concerts!
Back to basic. Une folle et belle énergie. De quoi se déconnecter du quotidien et replonger dans un punk rock sans chichi et qui va droit au cœur et aux tripes. Quatre jeunes gars qui « déménagent » et partagent. Super soirée !
in een woord fàntastisch !!!
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