Music Scene: The Wild Feathers, Dangermuffin, Turf War
By matthew Godbey Special to The Post and Courier – Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Wild Feathers
Americana quintet The Wild Feathers is what happens when starry-eyed musicians withstand the steely realities of the fabled Music City pilgrimage.
Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns and Preston Wimberly traveled to Nashville, Tenn., in pursuit of “making it” in Music City after meeting in Austin in 2010.
With a shared vision of putting together a band whose members were each vital and heard from in the creative and performance process, a supergroup of sorts was formed from the dejected and/or undiscovered talent littering the streets and bars.
Drummer Ben Dumas was later added to the lineup to help them realize their vision.
Combining alternating lead singers, layered harmonies and a genre patchwork combing Laurel Canyon-inspired rock ’n’ roll — Jackson Brown and Neil Young chief among them — and roots-rock pioneer Tom Petty with the modern garage-blues revolution, The Wild Feathers create an enveloping sound of mind-numbing nostalgia and modernity.
The Wild Feathers will perform Wednesday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at CharlestonPourHouse.com.
Call 571-4343 for more info.
Having helped brighten the local and national music scene, Folly Beach’s Dangermuffin is known for its blues, reggae, funk and rock-based jam style and respected for its work ethic, having toured and recorded nearly nonstop since its 2007 inception.
The trio’s latest of four albums, last year’s “Olly Oxen Free,” spent 18 weeks atop the Home Grown Music Network Radio Chart and was voted the best album of 2012 by HGMN, tying for first with Shovels & Rope’s “O’ Be Joyful” among Charleston voters.
Dangermuffin will perform Saturday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with local quartet Old You. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at CharlestonPourHouse.com.
A free download of the band’s new album will be available for advanced ticket purchases.
It’s been a while since a band like Turf War came along.
The Atlanta-based quintet is that booze-fueled, socially apathetic punk-rock band we wanted to be in, the one pushing its amps in on skateboards for the party when things like responsibility and financial stability were voids within the teenage consciousness.
If you can imagine hipster-punks playing Southern-inspired indie-punk about skating, drinking and growing up in a way that doesn’t feel contrived or gimmicky or trendy or terribly immature, then you have a sense for what Turf War brings to the table.
The band originally formed in Augusta, Ga., in 2009 before moving to Atlanta and signing with Old Flame Records (Dead Confederate, Twin Tigers).
The band spent two years sharpening its sound on the road before recording its 2011 debut, “Years of Living Dangerously,” under the production guidance of Ian St. Pe from The Black Lips.
Turf War will perform Thursday at The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive, with Carnivores. Tickets are $5 at the door. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Go to TheRoyalAmerican.com or call 817-6925 for more information.