The Southern Belles, The Dirty Lungs, Step Sisters

The Southern Belles

The Dirty Lungs

Step Sisters

Fri · April 27, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Southern Belles
The Southern Belles
Psychedelic, American, Rock & Roll from Richmond VA

The Southern Belles are Adrian Ciucci (guitar/vocals), Tommy Booker (keys/vocals), Aaron Zarrow (drums/vocals) and Andrew Carper (bass). Playing a high-octane mix of funky southern psychedelic Rock & Roll, the Belles perform hundreds of shows and festivals each year. Their ability to instinctively communicate with one another was apparent right from the start, but as they've continued to play together this cultured ability has grown exponentially. The Southern Belles road-tested sound has earned them a devout following, with fans traveling far and wide to catch the show. With their new album in process, to be released in Spring of 2015, the Southern Belles are picking up steam and gaining national notoriety for their original compositions and song craft. Their songs are both fun and moving, with lyrical stories evoking familiar emotions and complex musical journeys. Wherever the Southern Belles are, they are sure to bring the party with them.
The Dirty Lungs
The Dirty Lungs
Heavyish Garageish Psych Rock from Birmingham AL

If you've spent any time in Birmingham, Alabama, you’ve seen a Dirty Lungs sticker slapped on something. Though the city’s musical landscape has changed dramatically since the band formed in 2006, the Dirty Lungs are still standing--and they’re just as gritty and focused as ever.
Several tours and member changes have contributed to the constant evolution of their sound. The Birmingham-staple garage-surf outfit has continuously reinvented itself and now moves forward as a four piece. They’ve shared the stage with bands such as British Sea Power, Jacuzzi Boys, The Clientele, and many others. This summer they prepare to release their Communicating Vessels debut.
Their new record is not, by any means, the archetypical Nirvana-esque rehashing of an old Kinks record that seems to egress from every garage in America these days. The influences beneath Dirty Lungs are indeed abounding, and Mitchell’s vocals are the force that unites them all.
To compare Dirty Lungs to any particular album would be unfair--their latest release is an extension of their own sound reinforced by a focused exploration into new musical realms. Produced and Engineered by Michael Shackelford (studiophonic) with mixing by Lynn Bridges, they assured the band’s music would leave listeners anxiously anticipating the future of this long-standing Birmingham band.

Carson Mitchell = Junk, Vox
Ra-jaan Parmely = Drum Set
Justin Ward = Bass, Vox, dudes
Step Sisters
Step Sisters
Garage, Punk, Indie, Psychedelic, Rock n Roll from Nashville TN

In February of 2017 Step Sisters entered the studio with Jeremy Fergeson of Battle Tapes in Nashville to record their first full length record. With the freedom that Jeremy provided as a knowledgeable engineer and co-poducer, Step Sisters recorded the majority of the 12 song album “Berseker” in just 4 days. The recording exemplifies the album’s title bringing unarmored, unhinged emotion and music that attacks with reckless abandon.“Caterpillar” and “Waste My Head” are crushingly heavy, laden with thick guitars and fast pulsing bass while “Be Strange” and “Whistler” show a focused intensity that highlight their range in songwriting ability. Mixed and mastered by Fergeson, “Berserker” will be released on December 7th, 2017.

Step Sisters formed in the summer of 2014 after longtime friends Nate Smith (Drums) and Adam Swafford (Guitar, Vocals) went looking for additional members for their new project, The Volts. Matt Johanson (bass) and Clint Wilson (Vocals / Guitar), were asked to rehearse a Volt’s set. The foursome’s musical connection was immediate with this lineup and within three months the newly formed Volts were performing around Nashville. When the musical fingerprint of the band started to emerge they group toured under The Polish Falcons before finally becoming Step Sisters.
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205