This Birmingham band was in Memphis last night.
They played at the Poplar Lounge. Not exactly room for a huge audience, but a great place for a band swinging through town that hasn’t developed a huge audience here.
I only knew them because their record was playing over the speaker at a record store in Birmingham when Matt and I were there last month. The first song came on and we both looked at each other and said, “Do we know this?” I guess we think we should know all good music. We hadn’t heard it and it had a great electro, dancey sound. Sounded like it could have been old. Turns out it was the Grenadines. The singers are married. She is adorable. Long pretty blond hair and pale skin. Plus, she knows how to use it. The perfect female front person. I’ve loved the whole record. I also like that this is a great southern indie band that isn’t following in the footsteps of the only southern music that seems to get hype. Music like the Alabama Shakes. They are fine if that’s your style. It’s not mine so I like to see this sound being made, too. Check it out! Lots of good loud guitar, slight 90’s sound and some electro. WIN WIN
Oh yea they are playing at Proud Larry’s tonight (saturday)
Us at Charlemagne Music – think the formal name is record exchange
If I didn’t need 7/8 hours of sleep before anchoring the morning news, I would see local natives tonight at Minglewood Hall. A mix of cool sounds and a loveliness. The kind of touring bands we must support to keep them stopping through Memphis. Enjoy while I snooze.
I had to have some of my own.
We visited with a couple Matt went to law school with who also went to Sewanee, as Matt did.
They told us about this wild grocery store that I’d never heard of in Memphis – The Winchester Farmers Market.
However, it’s not exactly what you’d picture when you hear farmers market. This is in an old Kroger building and is full of shelves of international foods, mostly Mexican, Indian, and Asian. I’ve been to plenty international markets – this is bigger – more variety – than any I’ve seen.
Though, I was specifically on the hunt for these chili powder coated dried mango bites. It took me well over an hour to finally track them down. I also left with a perfectly sweet pineapple and the cheapest navel oranges I’ve found, but I could have gone home with any kind of noodle, fish, pepper, or exotic cactus!! A fun way to spend a Sunday! Mom will love it. She’s visiting in two weeks.