While ex-White Stripes man, Jack White, and Akron transplants, The Black Keys, may be making most, if not all of the headlines coming out of the Nashville rock scene these days, when you dig a little deeper you'll find an eager gang of younger bands also putting their stamp on the sounds of rock gone by. There's, Jeff the Brotherhood , a duo who have been featured on these pages multiple times, who've shown themselves quite adept at slacker rock, power pop, grunge, metal, garage rock and pretty much every other fist-raising sub genre in the Rock [...]
Here's a track, "DTV," from the forthcoming Natural Child album, For the Love of the Game . I did an audio review of the album the band released last year on Infinity Cat, 1971 . The 73 they reissued last year was pretty boss , too. With this new track, like usual, the band is keeping rock 'n' roll dirty so you don't have to. You can wash your hands and enjoy their cleanliness. These guys are mucking around in the dirt, grime, and raw sewage in order to dish out some of [...]
Here's the cover art for Natural Child's second LP, For The Love Of The Game , the title of which is pictured freshly tattooed on the back of some poor lady's naked buttocks. Like 1971 , the album continues the band's tradition of releasing records on April 20th, this time through our favorite Fullerton, California label, Burger Records. Though the LP lacks the fiery punk punch of numbers like "Cougar" or "Crack Mountain," there's a string of truly classic and raucous southern fried rock gems here, like the riff-soaked "Baby," heart-ache riddled sing-along "That's How I Got To [...]
The offices over at ATH have been really crazy lately, so when we stumble across a truly fun track, we've got to throw it in the mix! I've spent the last few days jamming to this track from Natural Child , the newest sensation out of Nashville. The group will be dropping their new LP, For the Love of the Game , on April 20th via Burger Records , just before heading out on the road with our favorite Hunx and his Punx [...]
Hear the LP's lead single "Ain't Gonna Stop".
This is a very packed picture post. But it's SXSW...what did you expect? So here's a fraction of a fraction of all the musicians, madness, and maniacs from SXSW 2012.
We're still recovering from SXSW (and we left early). The week long madness of music and drinking does get tiresome, but alongside good friends at Guns In The Sun, Hit City USA, and MFG, we presented an awesome showcase on Friday featuring some of our favorite artists around right now. It started with Harriet, the on the rise Los Angeles group powered by vocalist Alex Casnoff and the deserved hit "We Slept With All Mothers." It continued onwards with heavy sets from punk visitors The Shrine and The Men, crowd pleasing hip hop by A.Dd+, epic anthems from [...]
Here's a huge announcement: Quit Mumbling, Guns In The Sun, Hit City USA, & MFG present Spring Break, an unofficial SXSW event. Collectively, we're bringing you some of our favorite music from the last two years. The Men's sophomore release Open Your Heart has quickly jumped to the top of our favorite releases so far this year, with a killer tracklisting of melodic, full throttle punk rock. By year's end, we are sure this will still be on rotation, and for that reason, we can't wait to host them. Hooray [...]
No real surprise here: Jack White will perform at this year's South by Southwest . As part of Third Man Records' official South by Southwest showcase, the company's director will headline a bill that includes Karen Elson, John Reilly & Friends, The Black Belles, and special guests White Rabbits, Reggie Watts, Natural Child, Electric Guest, and Purling Hiss. The whole shebang is being billed as the Texas Stand-off and the showdown begins Friday, March 16th at 7:30 p.m. at The Stage on Sixth Street. Also, if you're down in Austin, TX next week, keep your [...]
Even though the date they were supposed to play at Strange Matter last year fell through, Natural Child are back for a show tonight (Feb. 15) with two out of the three bands who they were supposed to play with last time, Nervous Ticks and Boney Loner and the Sacred Teachers . Also playing is Fire Bison . Fans of classic rock and roll like the Rolling Stones and the Stooges will love the old school sounds.
Nashville smokin' classic rock revivalists band Natural Child is heading out with Oakland's Hunx and His Punx for an April tour, with a stop at Tempe's Yucca Tap room on (yep, you guessed it) 4/20. Weed, dude. Natural Child's bio is a pot-brownie-filled hoot...To wit: summer 2009 wez ate brownies had a vision. He told big black zack and called seth 3 times. They started the nashville-based three piece rock band called Natural Child. Maybe known as much for their incessant rambling on-stage banter as their unprecedented pure rock [...]
The San Francisco group set extensive North American tour.
Everybody Taste loves us some Natural Child. Nobody spits booze, bongwater, or fire quite like this scuzzy punk-meets-country Nashville trio. In 2012, these Infinity Cat veterans will be dropping two records on another of our favorite labels, Fullerton, California's Burger Records. Burger—who already have a cassette version of the band's debut LP, 1971 , under their belts—will be reissuing the band's 7-track cassette Bodyswitchers in March and a new LP, For The Love of The Game , in May. Below, you can stream the first taste of the new full-length by way of riff [...]
"Always Forever" was shared back in December as the lead single from the forthcoming solo Hunx album Hairdresser Blues due out via Hardly Art on February 28th. The hott new video for the single was directed by Hannah Lew of Grass Widow, who was also responsible for Hunx & His Punx super adorable video for "Lovers Lane" Click here to view the embedded video. Hunx & His Punx is returning to Glasslands on Friday, April 6th with Natural [...]
So, as the New Year approaches, here are our favourite albums of 2011 for your consideration. Feel free to dispute, argue, or otherwise put us right because, if nothing else, music is as about as subjective topic as it is possible to get. Some of these may not be the "best" albums of the year as far as the critics are concerned, but that matters not, as they were the ones we enjoyed listening to most - give them a try, you might feel the same. 50 Jessica Lea Mayfield [...]
Words, videos and photos by Brendan Sullivan This past year, I witnessed somewhere between 80 and 90 concerts, depending on your definition of what qualifies as a "concert" and also on my list-making abilities and forgetfulness. I can't think of any that I genuinely hated. I can think of some that were lackluster, some that I had high hopes for that let me down, some that were fun at the time but leave me with nothing stellar to write about now, and some that were really good but didn't quite make the grade. [...]
Our sixth guest top ten comes courtesy of our very own Chris T Popper, a small but perfectly formed (and often irritating) younger sibling who has been stealing my records since he had invisible friends as a small child. Chris T Popper’s Top 10 10. Little Barrie – Tip It Over The Nottingham trio start off my top 10 with the fabulous Tip It Over . Heavy guitar providing a great riff coupled with a momentum that creeps up on you. There’s some [...]
Nashville's now defunct MEEMAW was an all-star trio that featured soon-to-be Infinity Cat regulars Daniel Pujol of PUJOL, Wez Traylor of Natural Child, and Jessica McFarland of Heavy Cream. Considering ET's adoration for Natural Child's debut LP 1971 and Pujuol's Nasty, Brutish, and Short (and really all things Infinity Cat), I did some digging this morning and gave MEEMAW's debut Glass Elevator a listen—and this shit is wild. Dirty southern rock is an apt descriptor, but it doesn't really go far enough. This record's full of fuzz, [...]
words and pictures by @braidofsmoke On Saturday, September 17th, Hunx and His Punx came to The Knitting Factory and put on their usual amazing, crazy, outrageous, heart-pumping show. They were joined by Tennessee's Natural Child , Queens's The Beets , and Brooklyn's Habibi . Natural Child @ the Knitting Factory 9/17/11 Let's just start out by saying that when Natural Child comes on stage, you think, "Ah, these guys are going for the [...]
photos by Devan Council Hunx strikes a pose Hunx brought his Punx back to NYC for a show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Saturday night (9/17). Natural Child were one of the openers and that's where our pictures begin (we missed Hunx's new labelmates The Beets). You can see the rest below... Continue reading "Hunx & His Punx & Natural Child @ Knitting Factory [...]