Third Shift Spotlight: Magnolia Sons

Our big show is right around the corner!  We’re teaming up with Third Shift Lager and some of our pals Electric Western RecordsElevent Productions, and East Nashville Underground for a one-night, two-stage, ten-band bill celebrating the diversity of Nashville’s independent music scene, and to send off the bands that have been selected to represent Nashville at South By Southwest 2013. The show is March 2ndadmission is totally free, and Third Shift is going to buy your first beer.  Starting last week, we began spotlighting a different artist on the bill each day. Last week you got to know retro-rockers The JAG, Americana-fueled The Howlin’ Brothers,  the laid back rock stylings of Los Colognesand the bluesy gritty soul of Luella & The Sun, and we sat down with swinging rocker Jacob Jones. This week we kicked things off with an interview with blues extraordinaire Patrick Sweany! Today, we’re bringing you the scoop on one of our favorite live bands around, retro rock and soul revivalists Magnolia Sons!

Magnolia Sons

Magnolia Sons hint at bringing back some of that old Motown sound and vibe with their large, 8-person ensemble, upbeat rhythms, and power-in-numbers vocals. All of these factors create a large sound that fills venues with uncanny excitement. They just played the Road to Bonnaroo 8 off 8 at Mercy Lounge yesterday, and they certainly put on a spectacular performance on Friday night of the Winter East Nashville Underground Music Festival. Check out our review of their performance here. Now we’re delighted to have them playing our Third Shift SXSW Send Off Show at The High Watt this Saturday, March 2.  Check out some of their tunes below: 

Also, check out this awesome live video of them performing The Yardbirds’ classic song “For Your Love” at the Welcome to 1979 studio.

It’s becoming more and more clear why you can’t miss this show, but here’s one more reason not to: Magnolia Sons. 


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