Thursday, May 15, 2014

@AllTheLocalsATL, from Atlanta, GA. May 16, 2014.@Zydecobham



When singer-songwriter-keyboardist John Schmarkey and blues guitarist wunderkind Ty Barksdale lost their respective childhood bands, they teamed up to write songs as a catharsis. While sharing in loss and creativity, they discovered a profound connection that re-awoke their dedication to music. Now, their band, All The Locals, is becoming one of the most distinct modern roots rock bands gigging today due to its organically innovative, multi-genre reach and its transcendent live shows.

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https://twitter.com/AllTheLocalsATL
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 ATL combines the taut, pocket groove of hip-hop and neo-soul and the redemptive qualities of gospel and classic soul with brawny blues and roots rock. Live the band hits somewhere between a soul revue and a Bruce Springsteen show–sweat-soaked and celebratory. The band’s latest EP, All The Locals II, is a watershed in its creative continuum—it showcases a band with an assured artistic identity stretching out stylistically with lush instrumentation.

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All The Locals is John Schmarkey (keys and vocals), Ty Barksdale (guitars), Christian Camp (bass), and Denorris “Deno” Pennyman (drums). Schmarkey writes lyrics with earthy emotionality and brings an unassuming flavor with his keyboard prowess. Barksdale is steeped in blues and adds a lightning rod of dynamics with his fluid style. The rhythm section of Pennyman and Camp is telepathically funky, adroitly shifting feels while keeping the beat consistently bumping. These two came up in Atlanta’s musically rigorous gospel scene.

It’s a powerful union of musical and cultural backgrounds that’s been fortified by ATL living together and cultivating deep connections as a musical family. The four-piece’s moniker evokes this sense of coming together in a pure and natural way. “The name has a real communal feel,” Schmarkey says. “It reflects the diversity of the music because when you travel, you always know the place best places to visit are where the locals are. So, on one level, it reflects our traveling musicality, always going to that down home place in the music.” Throughout the EP Schmarkey’s vocals have a honeyed grit and his writing is cleverly literate. On “Sweet Summertime” he references van Gogh’s Starry Night through imagery and metaphor. At the top of the song he sings: We were rolling like the water in the sweet old summertime summertime/ We were passing out gold, you’re going to wanna come, wanna find us/ And it comes and goes, another color in the moonlight/ We were rolling like the water in the sweet old summertime. “I wrote that song about youth and naiveté, and how at night you feel really alive because there are so many colors surrounding you,” Schmarkey reveals.

The album was produced by John Briglevich (Shawn Mullins, James Brown, Outkast,) at Sonica Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. During the sessions, Briglevich functioned somewhere between a guru and a bandmate. “He brought so much out of us. He’s the kind of guy that can pull out more talent than you thought you had,” Schmarkey explains. Reflecting on the band’s humble origins a year and a half ago Schmarkey says: “When we first got together we had a piece of paper and we wrote down two goals for our first year: To record a record and sell out clubs. We did both of those in the first eight months. But, really, the most meaningful thing has been having people spend their time and money to see you on a Friday night. That is what makes all the hard work pay off. That feels amazing.”
-Lorne Behrman, Rock Ridge Music, NYC

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Saturday's Live Music and Events 5/17/14



@TinRoofBHam : Sat- 6:30pm- @Brad_Shirley_ Album Release Party 10pm- @BrandonStiles http://fb.me/2xxiyhLLA

The Common House: Sat 7pm- @HannahMiller @MattHectorne and Wilder Adkins - @WilderMusic http://fb.me/2bI4bSOmu

@SeedsCoffee : Sat 7pm- The Glass Jars: End of An Era with Special Guest, @JessePayne - @GlassJarsmusic http://fb.me/2TwJLwe7y

Encore PubandGrill in Huntsville: Sat 7pm- VANESSA HILL http://fb.me/3d9DFpMDm

@BottletreeCafe: Sat 9pm- Bowery Presents: Eagulls / Twin Peaks - @EAGULLSUK http://fb.me/6tT1C4tCA

@ChestnutStation in Gadsden: Sat 9:45pm- THE TURN - @TheTurnRocks http://fb.me/3tFu9HNwx

@thenickrocks: Sat 10pm- Amigo @AmigoTheBand w/ @theoldpaints @yhammerheart and @ReverseOrder http://fb.me/1cPfaKXpN

@BhamMoonlight MOTM: Sat 7:30pm- MARK STUART w/ opener Raquel Lily - @iamraquellily http://fb.me/6vCZumYC5

@eclipsecoffee : Sat 10pm- Dust from 1000 yrs / Holy Rollers http://fb.me/6vEHJHFSR

@Zydecobham : Sat 9:30pm- @Beitthemeans CD Release Party w/ Leaderdog - @Leaderdog_Band http://fb.me/6qd84PfJV

@IronHorseCafeAL: Sat 10pm- @FlyByRadio http://fb.me/6JyCB5ojo

@greybar280 : Sat 10pm- James Miller - @jamesmillerCRB http://fb.me/2zuDkT3Nl

@WorkPlayBham : Sat 8pm- Peter Bradley Adams w/ @CaitlinCanty - @peterbadams http://fb.me/1hKbvzHVC

@IronCityBham : Sat 6pm- Live Music in the Grill: Marc Harris http://fb.me/2ppOffk5j

@onasmusicroom: Sat 9:30pm- Ona Watson and Champagne http://fb.me/3tqFx8kG8

@Stillwaterpub : Sat 10:30pm- Tyler Diuguid & Jonathan Breland http://fb.me/2GhxPH7YF

@Pub261: Sat- Slang http://fb.me/6uMkAhrhJ

Alys Stephens @ascbham, Jemison Hall: Fri & Sat 8pm- @ALSymphony - Mozart's Requiem http://fb.me/2YZcWBZHp

@blackwellspub : Sat 8pm- Matt Smith - @mattsmithlive http://fb.me/2JTCf3uOZ

Redzone Bar & Grill, Calera: Sat 8pm- Rebel http://fb.me/6nOI0Fcsl

@MoesBBQBham Lakeview: Sat 9pm- True Blue - @CHTrueBlues http://fb.me/6PmfA10ok

TP Miller's, Kimberly: Sat 9pm- Another Hero - @AnotherHeroBand http://fb.me/6l8OS7CvB

Shooters Bar, Bessemer: Sat 9pm- Megan McMillan - @mmcmillanmusic http://fb.me/340dsYUvr

Gip's Place @HenryGipGipson: Sat 7pm- John Bull Band http://fb.me/3nooUrMv6

@GPBrewing : Sat 11am- YWCA Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Block Party at Good People - (Walk at 10am) - @YWCentralAL http://fb.me/3blLLAUaL


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Friday's Live Music and Events 5/16/14



Foreign Exchange Experience: Fri 9pm- Sound Clash ( OPEN MIC ) - @TheForeign1 @ShaunJudahYo http://fb.me/3h2yJcblW

V.Richards Market: Fri 5pm - @TheOldPaints play for Under the Red Umbrella series
- @vrichards00


Forest Park South Avondale: Fri 5pm- Third Friday in Forest Park and South Avondale http://fb.me/2hkaveqwN

Furniture Factory Bar and Grill in Huntsville: Fri 8pm- The Dozens - @FFactory_Hsv @TheDozensAL http://fb.me/6t4EqMhnA

@BottletreeCafe: Fri 9pm- Fire Mountain Album Release Show w/ Joel Madison Blount - @jmadisonblount http://fb.me/14QwgwnAl

@AboveBirmingham: Fri 9pm- G-Side, Shaheed + Dj Supreme, & @SouthernPhoenyx http://fb.me/6DbBBpoos

@thenickrocks: Fri 10pm- An Evening With: @JasperCoal http://fb.me/3cXcH7ouL

AlleyBAR in Montgomery: Fri 10pm- @HoneyTreeBand FAM JAM http://fb.me/31gfQmf4F

@BhamMoonlight MOTM: Fri 7:30pm- WILLIE SUGARCAPPS w/opener - @BrigitteDeMeyer @wsugarcapps http://fb.me/3u9gz6wSX

@eclipsecoffee : Fri 10pm- King Carnivore / Seymour Blue - @seymourblueband http://fb.me/6qMBp9z4f

@Zydecobham : Fri 10pm- All the Locals w/ JB Strauss http://fb.me/2rAHZ454z

@IronCityBham : Fri 8pm- Year In Celebration w/ The Joy Formidable, Preston Lovinggood and Velouria -... http://fb.me/3VCXLEtT4

@IronHorseCafeAL: Fri 10pm- Rebel http://fb.me/23iwy3fdH

@greybar280 : Fri 10pm- Mayo and Alan http://fb.me/1pzfCGGCO

@BillysSportGril Northport: Fri 7pm- GROOVE DADDY http://fb.me/6rmThZR8X

@BillysSportGril Liberty Park: Fri 6:30pm- SIDEDISH (Sidecar Unplugged) http://fb.me/2iJnuhudA

Superior Grill: Fri- Pharm Hand http://fb.me/6qzdbpLca

@WorkPlayBham : Fri 8pm- Randall Bramblett Band w/ @SevenHandle Circus http://fb.me/32gDOpl2t

@IronCityBham: Fri 11am- Live Lunch - @GlenAndLibba http://fb.me/2B9N79W2c

@onasmusicroom: Fri 9:30pm- Grand Marquis http://fb.me/18UvRSA2F

@Stillwaterpub : Fri 10:30pm- American Animal - @philiprallman http://fb.me/41FmiLeJp

@Pub261: Fri- @HunterLawley http://fb.me/17H1xWsB3

Alys Stephens @ascbham, Jemison Hall: Fri & Sat 8pm- @ALSymphony - Mozart's Requiem http://fb.me/1ggIuqWbc

@TinRoofBHam: Fri 10pm- @WesLoper - @wesloperband http://fb.me/3UtZHV4D5

Beef O'Brady's, Hoover: Fri 6:30pm- The Britt Hendrix Experience w/ Chase Arrington - @HooverBeefs http://fb.me/3jN1oY9Um

Krewe on First: Fri 8pm- Mandi Rae - @mandiraemusic http://fb.me/1eosQXfnT

@MoesBBQBham Lakeview: Fri 8pm- The River Dan Band http://fb.me/2wGQJD0MJ

@SoundAndPage: Fri 8pm- @JamesApollo http://fb.me/6MCjLJB3p

@roguetavern: Fri 9:30pm- TOMMY CROWDER BAND - @COUNTRYFIRE http://fb.me/1PGBZLZhT

Innisfree Birmingham: Fri 10pm- Almost Brothers - @almostbrother @DerekSellers @innisfreepub http://fb.me/6To1LTClA

It'll Do Tavern, Montgomery: Fri 9pm- CONFEDERATE HIPSTER http://fb.me/6NgoEuIfw

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Thursday's Live Music and Events 5/15/14



@AvondaleBrewing: Thur 5:30pm- @BenWalkerMusic @amaciofavor @KrymsonWyte205 @benzenmusic- @WildSouth AL... http://fb.me/40ZkYSNUM

Foreign Exchange Experience: Thur 7pm- EXPERIMENT: An Open Mic The Send Off!- @Theforeign1 @Afreevoice http://fb.me/3szUH73KS

@thenickrocks: Thur 9pm- Falseta / @OwenBeverly - @Falsetaband http://fb.me/2lf0uXKfW

Humphrey's Bar & Grill in Huntsville: Thur 9pm- Tres Locos http://fb.me/2DWCKlyAk

@BottletreeCafe: Thur 9pm- Them Natives album release show w/ Ladonna Smith & Davey Williams, Hawaii, and special... http://fb.me/1MTDdGG3X

@WorkPlayBham : Thur - 6pm- Eric Watters 9pm- ZOSO http://fb.me/3uzbWRxkB

@BhamMoonlight MOTM: Thur 7pm- SMOKEFREE SOUNDS- with VERDURE, and KENDRA & SARAH http://fb.me/2wx2SztHX

@Zydecobham : Thur 10pm- An Evening with Charlie Muncaster - @CMuncasterMusic http://fb.me/243flC5Hd

@IronHorseCafeAL: Thur 9pm- Danny & Randy http://fb.me/3u0yIHq7O

@BillysSportGril English Village: Thur 7:30pm- STEVE MCCULLOUGH TRIO http://fb.me/3zg7sVs8X

Superior Grill: Thur- The Wringers http://fb.me/2S6Ah30eS

@onasmusicroom: Thur 8:30pm- Steve Roberts Quartet with Ashley Roberts http://fb.me/1Pk1CgZVP

@Stillwaterpub : Thur 10:30pm- Rickie Castrillo & friends http://fb.me/3whq9oGHL

@Pub261: Thur- John Mac & Gio http://fb.me/6Nack58ei

@TinRoofBHam : Thur 10pm- @MattBennettBand http://fb.me/6NLUqVNZF

Merrimack Performing Arts, Huntsville: Thur 7pm- @TheSweeplings / @thePaulMcDonald http://fb.me/2DZmk0ih8

@MoesBBQBham Lakeview: Thur 8pm- Pete Stein - @PeteStein_TSC http://fb.me/3zgmwCP52


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Monday, May 12, 2014

Wednesday's Live Music and Events 5/14/14



@thenickrocks: Wed 9pm- @LambsLikeLions http://fb.me/17dg2Woai

@RojoBirmingham: Wed 7:15pm- Pub quiz (trivia night) with host Leah Shea Hogan http://fb.me/2VeL1q1EV

@IronHorseCafeAL: Wed 8pm- @MillerLite Singer/Songwriter Night hosted by Rick Carter http://fb.me/2UiDaEoBg

@BillysSportGril Liberty Park: 6pm- Join Goodfellas every Wednesday night http://fb.me/1nGKkvRRZ

Superior Grill: Wed- Rex & Rockett http://fb.me/38uzPD7NG

@BottletreeCafe: Wed 9pm- Curse / In Snow / Deism http://fb.me/2DKTFK4jh

@WorkPlayBham : Wed 6pm- Beverly Owen and Friends http://fb.me/1khCsReBT

@onasmusicroom: Wed 8:30pm- Chansonnier Jazz Trio http://fb.me/3qFSjHsZw

@Stillwaterpub : Wed 10:30pm- The Big Tasties http://fb.me/1qcPEtCMm

@ParksideBham: Wed 7pm- Adron - @adronmusic http://fb.me/6RxmqoxZk

@seedscoffee: Wed 7pm- @Sam_Hadfield http://fb.me/1i3lYv6n2

@Pub261: Wed- @HunterLawley Acoustic http://fb.me/2wCZOwWna

@roguetavern: Wed 7pm- @LoveAndTheft - via: @1047WZZK http://fb.me/3O6lyuhV7

Cajun Steamer in Trussville: Wed 2pm- - MissUsed http://fb.me/1ljlK9hw2

@PaleEddies : Wed 9pm- Open Mic w/ @FinneyJames http://fb.me/1g3mD6gpn

Little D's Bar & Grill, Bessemer: Wed - Creative arts open mic w/ Jason Henley - @BigHillDilligaf http://fb.me/3dbf1urlp


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