In the midst of an aggressive tour schedule, Mississippi duo Water Liars made a stop at The Spy studio. They shared a soulful, fragile tune called “Linens.” It’s off of their latest album “Wyoming,” which was released by Big Legal Mess and Fat Possum Records. It’s the dudes’ second album in less than a year, and we hope to see them again in Oklahoma just as quickly.
It was obvious Ripple Green wanted to go big with their VDub Session. Literally. The trio tried to fit a rain stick into the van but there wasn’t enough room. Who would of thought that we could fit a cello but not a rain stick?
Nonetheless, the Oklahoma City rockers performed a melodic and smooth rendition of “The Mother.” We couldn’t help but hear/enjoy hints of Red Hot Chili Peppers in Joel Parks’ vocals, and obviously we can’t wait to hear what else the three has up their sleeves.
Don’t forget to catch Ripple Green headline a show on the rooftop of The Velvet Monkey Salon at Live on the Plaza this Friday. Tallows, Wuwus and Jabee will be playing too. Don’t miss it.
Shivering Timbers made it a family affair as the husband + wife duo brought their daughter along for the ride of a lifetime. Along with their drummer, the Ohio-based band played a soulful, folky tune named “Evening Prayer.” It’s off of their debut album “We All Started In The Same Place,” which was produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Expect more great things from the uplifting, joyous sounds of Shivering Timbers. Your ears won’t be sorry they did.
We are super excited for NMF6 and are expecting an even bigger, baddasser festival. In order to relieve some of the stress when it comes to creating a schedule, we made a few suggestions for the three days of fun.
Thursday // Tallows @ Brewhouse (midnight)
These Okie music scene newcomers put on a loud, uplifting and exceptionally energetic live set. This set marks the band’s one year anniversary. We’ll bring the white cake and plastic silverware.
Friday // TJ Mayes @ Guestroom Stage (7:30 p.m.)
Rockabilly revivalist TJ Mayes wowed is the Spy Van earlier this year. We can only imagine what he’ll do with a microphone, his brilliant backing band and a couple amplifiers. Should be a fun, powerful set.
Saturday // JD McPherson @ The Sailor Jerry Stage (8:15 p.m.)
JD is easily one of the biggest breakout Oklahoma musician in recent years. Do not miss a free opportunity to see him and his finely tuned band put on a show that’s straight up rock and roll.
Saturday // Broncho @ Blackwatch Stage (11 p.m.)
It’s widely known Broncho shows tend to get rowdy. Two years ago the punk quartet single-handedly exploded NMF with raw, raucous punk energy. Let’s just hope no one throws a TV off of a building this time. Or maybe we don’t.
Seattle’s weirdest punk trio made its way through Oklahoma City shortly before a tour with the reunited Zombies tour. One half Black Lips and the other Black Angels, Night Beats made themselves at home in the Spy Van. The band’s psychedelic noise machine is by far one of the coolest things we’ve ever seen. With the touch of a button it spouted out some funky tones and Night Beats was good to go.
If you’re in Texas this weekend then make sure to catch them at Austin Psych Fest.
Make sure to check back tomorrow for a brand new episode with Seattle-based band Night Beats.