In support of their Bloodshot Records debut album,
are performing at:
Friday, November 27
9 PM show | $10-12 | 18+
Originally from Birmingham, AL, Banditos is a group - more like a gang, actually - of six 20-somethings, nowadays operating out of Nashville, close to, and simultaneously very far away from, the gleaming towers and industry hustle of Lower Broad and Music Row.
With the rugged power of a flashy Super Chief locomotive, the Banditos’ self-titled debut album bodaciously appropriates elements of ‘60s blues-fused acid rock, ZZ Top’s jangly boogie, garage punk scuzz a la Burger Records, the Drive-By Truckers’ yawp, the populist choogle of CCR, Slim Harpo’s hip shake baby groove, gut bucket Fat Possum hill country mojo and the Georgia Motherf**king Satellites. From backwoods bluegrass, to slinky nods to Muscle Shoals soul and unexpected bits of doo-wop sweetness, the Banditos recall many, but sound like no one but themselves.
The members of the band first met playing in various punk and rock ‘n’ roll projects around Birmingham at D.I.Y., all-ages venues. In 2010, singer/guitarist Corey Parsons and singer/banjo player Stephen Pierce began busking around town and were soon asked to perform at their favorite local bar. Without a full band they invited friends Randy Wade (drums), Jeffrey Salter (guitar), and Mary Beth Richardson (vocals) to join them.
Rolling Stone Country just premiered the band’s new music video for “The Breeze”: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-banditos-rowdy-riverside-the-breeze-video-20150610
Consequence of Sound launched the tune “Still Sober (After All These Beers)” and you can listen here: https://soundcloud.com/bshq/still-sober-after-all-these
NPR Music also premiered the song “Cry Baby Cry” saying, “Three vocalists, a wicked guitarist who also plays pedal steel, a banjo, an upright bass and a hot-footed drummer guarantee that every song they play is stuffed with crazy rhythms and melodic energy... The group came up in rowdy bars, and it shows. It plays to fill the room and turn it on.”
“Cry Baby Cry” - https://soundcloud.com/bshq/cry-baby-cry-by-banditos
Marc Maron is a big fan: https://twitter.com/marcmaron/status/617785311049879552