On Thursday night the Earl was busting with the sounds of some damn fine music. A trio of Georgia bands each took a turn treating the folks in attendance to a selection of tunes that ran the gamut of styles. From the psychedelic 80’s flavored rock of Blue Blood to the Southern tinged pop melodies of Slow Parade to the straight forward guitar rock each delivered a hell of a set when their time came to take the spotlight.
Athens’ Blue Blood is a band that continues to impress with everything it does. With every show they play the band continues to get better, which is hard to do considering they started out pretty good. Thursday night Blue Blood took the stage and proceeded to roll through a selection of songs from their debut LP. Fuzzy guitars and booming rhythms forged their way into people’s ear holes while the psychedelic tinged keyboards lubricated the path for Hunter Morris’ vocals to follow. Songs like “This is the Life” and “We Could Never Be Friends” sounded great as they highlighted the band’s evening. Blue Blood’s music draws from the psychedelic sounds of the 60’s and 80’s new wave to create one hell of fuzz filled flavor that seems as if it is made to listen to live. If you missed the show last Thursday don’t miss their next one.
Closing the night out was Slow Parade and their set was equally as impressive. There was something soothing about the band’s music as they delivered a batch of tunes built around resounding guitars, infectious bass lines and sweet vocal harmonies. As they tossed out songs from their debut record Big Plan the crowd was mesmerized by the band’s sonic landscape. Musical layers flowed from the speakers filling the back room of the Earl with pop infused melodies and bold rhythms held together with an underlying Southern flavor. The longer Slow Parade played the better they sounded as they played off of each other and the approval of their fans. This is a band you will hear more from and you definitely need to check their music out.
Starting things off was Atlanta’s Goldwing. They started off strong with an in your face rocker then hit a slight bump before finishing quite strong. Their set was a high octane trip into the world of guitar driven rock music. Consisting of songs from the bands EP, other tunes and a cover or two the crowd was pleasantly surprised when their music stopped bouncing off the walls of the venue.
Yes, Thursday night is never a prime night to hit the town but sometimes you have to throw that reasoning to the wind, especially if there is good music to be heard. Last Thursday at the Earl there was good music to be heard. Blue Blood, Slow Parade and Goldwing delivered the tunes showcasing the abundance of local talent out there waiting to be listened to. Take the time to check out local music because many of you are missing what is going on, those at the Earl Thursday night know all about this.