Saturday, February 2, 2008

Wild Sweet Orange

So I was flipping through an issue of Entertainment Weekly a couple of months ago dying to see which celebrity was pregnant, entering rehab, divorcing, etc. when I came across a small write-up on a folk-rock band out of Birmingham, AL called Wild Sweet Orange. Thank you EW, because I have been enjoying their music ever since. I am far from being on the forefront of this band's wave, but I am certainly enjoying the ride now. The intensity and emotion pours out of each song regardless of the tempo. It would be easy to classify them as another southern folk/roots/rock band, but you might miss out on some of the other elements. I can hear strains of bands like The Cure and The Waterboys at the same time as I hear The Old 97's. If you, like me, don't watch Grey's Anatomy and you haven't heard them yet, then I HIGHLY suggest you take a listen and keep a watch out for their debut which looks like a Spring release on Canvasback Music. If you like what you hear, get out and see them on their current tour (dates below).

Wrestle With God
I'm Coming Home

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Fri 02/01/08 Greensboro, NC Greene Street
Mon 02/04/08 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Tue 02/05/08 Toronto, ON The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern*
Wed 02/06/08 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
Thu 02/07/08 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Fri 02/08/08 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
Sat 02/09/08 State College, PA Pennsylvania State University
Mon 02/11/08 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern**
Tue 02/12/08 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre*
Wed 02/13/08 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre*
Thu 02/14/08 Urbana, IL Canopy Club***
Fri 02/15/08 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
Sat 02/16/08 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
Mon 02/18/08 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern
Tue 02/19/08 Indianapolis, IN Birdy's
Wed 02/20/08 Nashville, TN The Basement
Thu 02/21/08 Atlanta, GA Smith's Olde Bar
Fri 02/22/08 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
Sat 02/23/08 Orlando, FL The Social

*with The Whigs
**with Tom Schrader & His Ego
***with Dusty Rhodes & The River Band