New group songwriting from the South and Philadelphia
Here are two bands that offer original music with a rock sound. Known for their progressive songwriting and energetic live performances, Mo Lowda & The Humble began in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia. Following the release of their first full-length, "Curse the Weather, the band started to hit the road. They've played shows throughout the country, including those at summer festivals such as Firefly. The band's 2016 sophomore release, "Act Accordingly," was a short and sweet embodiment of the band's natural progression, and they're coming to Michigan with a new release on the way.
After seven years of touring the world, a few original projects under their belt and an unwavering devotion to their craft, The Vegabonds have completed "What We’re Made Of," a new album with hard-hitting lyrics about real-life situations like growing up, moving on, heartbreak, loss and the struggles that accompany it all. They incorporate their instruments into every song, making not only the lyrics come alive but awakening listeners’ senses allowing them to feel the emotion in every note. The new Vegabonds single, "Oh My Lord," "happened really organically,” states Allen. “We were all just jamming in our rehearsal space and the next thing we knew there was a chant in the room that said 'Oh My Lord.' From there I wrote some lyrics about the recent loss of my grandfather and whirlwind of changes that were happening in those months. We all knew right away that we wanted that to be our first single."