BAND: THE REVIVALISTS
GENRE: SOUTHERN FLAVOR ROCK
VENUE: ALLEY BAR, MONTGOMERY, AL
Before the band was ready to go onstage, before the doors to the back room at the Alley Bar were even opened, the crowd tried to rush for the stage. Twice. The excitement in the air was palpable. From the band’s first chord onward, there was hardly a seat filled. Nearly everyone crowded the dance floor, sucked into the music.
This reaction was well deserved. Nor is it surprising that this band from Louisiana was named Best
Emerging Artist at Gambit Magazine’s Big Easy Awards in 2011. The band has a rich, full sound that cuts straight into the soul. Their New Orleans roots can be felt and heard in the undercurrents of the music, creating a lively blend of jazz and rock. And the energy… I’m sure even if the audience wasn’t into it, the music would be filled with energy. Energy like that, however, can only leave you with one option: get up and dance.
Their albums can be purchased at their site store, or even streamed on Spotify if you want to listen before purchasing. Their new album is due for release this year. (Early 2012 according to their website.) Honestly though, the album is good, but you really have to see them live in concert to get the full effect of their music. The energy that they radiate in a live show makes their albums feel almost tame in comparison. So take a look at their show list and see if they’re coming to a town near you. If they’re not, shoot them a Tweet or a message and tell them you want them to come to your home town.
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