Thu, Mar 23 • 7:00PM
The Atlanta Room
EX WIVES / SISTER MOON
$8 IN ADVANCE / $10 AT DOOR
Armed with electric guitars, swooning vocals, and songs that split the difference between rock & roll and dreamy psychedelia, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons pack the biggest punch of their career with Homemade Vision.
Like the band’s debut, Hey Kid — an album whose kickoff track, “Athens,” earned Perley an International Songwriting Award in 2014 — Homemade Vision was recorded in the Howlin’ Moons’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Many of the songs were dreamt up somewhere along the highways and backroads that crisscross America, though, coaxed into life by a group of roots-rock road warriors who regularly play more than 100 shows a year. As a result, Homemade Vision is the sort of wide-ranging record that creates its own geography, building an imaginary place where the influences of David Gilmour, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, and Nebula all intersect.
It’s also the work of a genuine band. Chris Connor’s guitar playing — a flurry of fuzz, crunch, twang and bang — occupies just as large a role as Perley’s voice, while Billy Zehnal’s bass — coupled with cymbal crashes and snare hits from an arsenal of heavy-hitting drummers — glues the mix together. Inspired by love, heartbreak, and everything in between, Homemade Vision is a battle cry from a band that’s spent years fighting the good fight, carving out their own brand of atmospheric, aggressive Americana along the way.
Country/Shoegaze/Pop from Atlanta. Former members of OWNER OF THE SUN, Gold Coast, and Sick Figures started the band Ex Wives in the Spring of 2015 with a catalog of songs penned by Mekenzie Jackson. Speaking to a darkness and lightness of human despair and hope, Ex Wives brings new life to Outlaw Country while mixing in elements of early 90s Shoegaze. Soaring vocals and intricate lead guitar blend seamlessly together and are perfectly backed by rockabilly drums and bouncy bass lines. There is beauty in the pain and light in the dark with these songs audiences will surely adore.
Sister Moon is a rock project launched in early 2017 by Atlanta singer-songwriter Ashley Rivera. Referred to more as an art collective rather than band, the outfit conjures up southern gothic sounds and imagery over inky blues.
Described by Indie Music Digest as having a “catchy mystique, an infectious jagged edge,” Ashley is a young veteran of the ATL music scene. In her maiden collaboration with producer David Rowe (Save Grand Canyon, The Spins) and a coven of accomplished artists who contribute as writers, musicians, and visual creators, Sister Moon blends the dark lyrical content and haunting vocals that Rivera has become known for with a new musical heaviness. The result is a spooky rock soundscape that leaves a listener with, as the lyric sings, “goosebumps on your bones."