WYMA has been all in for Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires from the get go. We raved about their debut CD There Is A Bomb In Gilead when it came out and it cleaned up on our Best of 2012 year end lists (John's too - here).
Now the Birmingham, Alabama band has left its native South for a major tour. I saw them in Portland this week and was floored by how great it was. The set consisted of almost all brand new songs from an upcoming release they just finished recording in Nashville. It had a much harder edge and they tore through the songs with abandon. It took me back to the glory days of Jason and the Scorchers and that's about the highest praise I can grant a live show.
Here's a peek of the kind of night it was:
You need to see Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires on this tour if you live within striking distance of any of the following cities:
Thursday, October 17 – Seattle, WA – Sunset*
Friday, October 18 – Missoula, MT – The Palace*
Saturday, October 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court*
Sunday, October 20 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge*
Monday, October 21 – Wichita, KS – Barleycorn’s*
Tuesday, October 22 – Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory*
Wednesday, October 23 – Dallas, TX – Live Oak*
Thursday, October 24 – Austin, TX – Holy Mountain*
Friday, October 25 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s*
Saturday, October 26 – Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s*
Wednesday, November 6th – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle+
Thursday, November 7th – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light+
Saturday, November 9th – Whitesburg, KY – The Summit
Monday, November 11th – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge w/ Wyldlife, The Brooklyn What
Thursday, November 14th – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree+
Friday, November 15th – Nashville, TN – Stone Fox+
Saturday, November 16th – Chattanooga, TN – Sluggo’s+
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I'll try and check out the Mercury Lounge show.
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