Saturday, October 31, 2015

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires punk up Southern rock, with Pujol (Will's Pub)

Posted By on Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 2:12 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND  

click to enlarge Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires at Will's Pub

As sweet as it’s been seeing some canonical titans like Meat Puppets and Gang of Four play this week, it’s good to be back to the frontier. And probably the most notable young name to roll through this week is Alabama’s Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires (Oct. 29, Will’s Pub).

click to enlarge Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires at Will's Pub

click to enlarge Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires at Will's Pub
Across releases on Sub Pop and Alive Records, this rising band is shaping up to be one exciting prospect. Lately, they’ve been red-lining their Dixie soul and riding a bolt of boogie and blare. Bains and the boys do Southern rock the way Jon Spencer & the Blues Explosion do the blues: jacked, cranked and crackling. And that combination of heart and blister left an impression like a branding iron in their Orlando debut. It’s the most refreshing, convincing and punk take on Southern rock to come along in a very long time.

click to enlarge Pujol at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Pujol at Will's Pub

Speaking of punk, underrated Nashville opener Pujol is one of garage-punk’s best songwriters going right now. But that’s because he’s more concerned about good songs than being punk. And he and his band ripped plenty of them with hooks, power and efficiency, leaving little room for bullshit.

click to enlarge Pujol at Will's Pub - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Pujol at Will's Pub

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