Just last month, Lee Bains III traveled to Oxford, MS to perform a solo set at the Gertrude C. Ford Center at the University of Mississippi. The performance was presented by Ted Ownby and the folks at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Ahead of his show, Lee sat in on some classes at the Center and also took a moment to discuss Southern Identity with Professor Darren Grem for the Southern Documentary Project. Lee and the Glory Fires are set to hit the road this spring. All those dates are over here.
It'll be fun in the sun when Natural Child hits the stage at this year's Hangout Music Festival. The beachfront extravaganza takes place May 15-17 in Gulf Shores, AL. Natural Child will be joined by the likes of My Morning Jacket, Beck, Future Islands, Father John Misty, Drive-By Truckers, the Preservation Hall Brass Band, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, and Jeff the Brotherhood. All ticket and zinc info available here. Check Natural Child's tour dates while you're at it.
Freakin Weekend is upon us. The sixth incarnation of Nashville's Dead's annual soiree will see the masses invade the Exit/In March 12-14. We'll have two bands in the mix this year, Natural Child and Music Band. They'll be joined by acts ranging from local stalwarts Jeff the Brotherhood and Those Darlins to noisy national weirdos Destruction Unit and Wolf Eyes to out of the woodwork scene alumni Kintaro (featuring Wez and Zack from Natural Child). Three day passes go on sale this Friday for $40 at nashvillesdead.com.