If you’re a longtime fan of record label Communion, or just love discovering new music, head on down to The Basement tonight, Oct. 12 to hear four great bands hand-picked by Asbury Park to Nashville transplant Nicole Atkins. She curated Machete, Seratones, and Jake La Botz to perform this month’s showcase, following in the footsteps of September’s featured curator The Weeks.
A few tickets are still available here, so grab yours and keep on reading to find out more about the show!
Psychedelic garage rock band Machete are generating buzz on the strength of their local shows and the incredibly talented lineup, which features members of The Ettes & JP5 (Jem Cohen), Secret Club (Nate Moran), Clear Plastic Masks (Matt Menold), and songwriter Mick Leonardi. The band have been recording at The Bomb Shelter, and even though the tracks have yet to see the light of day, we’re anticipating hearing new music from them live tonight.
Shreveport, Louisiana quartet Seratones infuse gospel music into rock and blues, and their 2016 debut release Get Gone shows off the potent mixture across eleven tracks. The band have been on the road with the likes of The Dandy Warhols and St. Paul & the Broken Bones, honing their raw and soulful show. Be sure to catch album standout “Don’t Need It” live for James Brown level swagger and freewheeling guitar riffs.
JAKE LA BOTZ
Singer-songwriter Jake La Botz plays a rootsy style of blues that reveals the places he’s called home: New Orleans, Chicago, the Mississippi Delta, and currently Nashville. The geographic variety of residencies matches La Botz’s diverse work history as a roofer, factory worker, boilermaker, and obituary writer. He teamed up with producer Jimmy Sutton (Pokey LaFarge, JD McPherson) to create 2017 album Sunnyside. Listen to single “How I Wish She Was Mine” below.
Machete, Seratones, and Jake La Botz will perform tonight, Oct. 12 at The Basement. The show is 21+, begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $10.