MXTS 2010 Preview: Generationals

Posted in Music and other Arts by Tara Bouley on January 27, 2010

The booking process is well underway and I’m excited to begin sharing a little background on the bands we’ve booked for MXTS.

Generationals are a band from New Orleans. The founding members, Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner were formerly of the band The Eames Era. When that band dissolved, Ted and Grant were still cooking with steam writing songs so they decided to move forward with a new band. They took over singing duties and voila! Generationals were born. They now tour as a four piece with Tess Burnet on drums Katie Clark on various instruments. As a girl who has always coveted drumming skills, I get really stoked when there’s a lady behind a kit.

I first discovered these guys while, I s**t you not, waiting for a friend to get released from the ER. I was standing outside my car, listening to the left side of the dial, and “When They Fight, They Fight” came on. I immediately went for my Shazam. It was an awesomely refreshing sound, so fun and infectious. Their sound is most definitely inspired by 50s and 60s music, with a unique and modern take. “When They Fight” has become a bit of a hit, but their album Con Law is full of gems, like “Angry Charlie” and “Faces in the Dark.” Needless to say, we’ve been bumping Generationals in the restaurant for months. It’s the kind of music that makes you strut to the beat and dance with a broom in your hand.

We look forward to learning more about them when they rock us all in March. Stalk them on their website where you can stream all of Con Law.


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