Fans of Pete Yorn would be wise to check out Matthew Mayfield’s performance at Rumba Cafe on Saturday night. The Alabama singer-songwriter fronted Moses Mayfield (2002-2008) before embarking on a solo career that has yielded a couple of EPs and a full length, Now You’re Free, which contains 11-tracks of mid-America somber/soundtrack pop.
Snag four free tracks through NoiseTrade.com in exchange for your email address.
Saturday night’s show is a co-headling gig with Matt Duke. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and should run you about $8.
All testosterone, these men of Alberta Cross, despite what one of the local rags says (surprisingly, it wasn’t Petric that made the mistake).
Early this year, at SXSW, I stumbled into a day party at the Red-Eyed Fly and while waiting for the band I wanted to see (I think it was Rumspringa) play on the indoor stage, I made my way towards the back doors to the outside stage where I caught the last song of Alberta Cross’s set. You ever get those moments where you hear something for the first time or you see a band live for the first time and you get chills? I swore I was looking at Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) as I watched Petter Ericson Stakee swing his head back and forth and the voice … not only did he look like Hoon, but he sounded like Hoon too!