JOHN THE CONQUEROR funks up THIS Monday night July 28 at 8pm. From Jackson Mississippi to the streets of Philly to Horizon Records JTC is bringing their thumpin’ new record and a mighty good time.
July 23, 2014

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Oh hell yeah. From the down home grease and grit of Jackson, Mississippi to the streets of a Philly project where they are now located JOHN THE CONQUEROR is bringin’ it in a most delightful old school bluesy way, we likey a lot. They are gonna light this place up!
This is their only Greenville stop.

Three years ago, Michael Gardner sold his bass and bought a drum kit. Pierre Moore bought a cheap microphone and plugged it into a practice amp. Like their good ol’ days growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, they were playing the blues! Within weeks of forming their two-piece juke group, they met Ryan Lynn. The friendship came immediately and once Ryan picked up the bass, the music quickly followed. By combining musical elements from the genres they loved, the songs poured out in an inspired fury.

Only three months after meeting, they chose the name of the folkloric slave hero, John the Conqueror, and took to the stage in Philadelphia, playing their own blend of the southern rock from their childhoods, the punk of their adolescence, and the blues and soul they had always

REIGNING SOUND Shattered out NOW on CD/LP, first Reigning Sound newbie in 5 years and debut offering from Merge Records. This is good. Very good.
July 23, 2014

Falling Rain audio streaming

Legendary and beloved Reigning Sound boss-man Greg Cartwright honored us with a release day show here store-side Tuesday night as he released the first new RS record in 5 years and his debut on Merge Records. yes yes yes. We had great time, a sterlin one hour duo set was played , nice people showed up, Greg shopped for records. all was well.

The band’s principal songwriter/member is Greg Cartwright, who’s been leading the shifting cast of characters since 2001. You may be familiar with some of the band’s work, as this album is preceded by five studio efforts as well as numerous EPs and live records. Or perhaps some of Greg’s other projects have been on your musical radar: The Oblivians, Parting Gifts, Compulsive Gamblers, 68 Comeback, Deadly Snakes, Detroit Cobras.

Regardless, as far as Reigning Sound is concerned, this is as good a place to start as any because through many line-up changes and mood swings, the central, constant feature is the way Greg writes songs. This particular embodiment of the band includes longtime keyboardist Dave Amels, who joined the band seven years ago when Reigning Sound recorded an album, consisting mostly of Cartwright’s songs, with former Shangri-Las lead singer Mary Weiss.

Dave proved to be key in putting together the current line-up as well. About three years ago, Greg was asked to make a promotional EP for Scion. Recordings were set to take place in Nashville where he had lined up two local friends to round out the band, but as fate would have it,

Tower of Song is a series of FREE CONCERTS at Horizon Records in our adjoining Bohemian Cafe, truly a unique listening and performing experience for artists and audience.
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