Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Tomorrow: St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Valley Queen @ House of Blues

This show isn’t all about the headliner… St. Paul & the Broken Bones, an American eight-piece soul band based in Birmingham, AL, caught my attention awhile back with their Tiny Desk Concert.  It’s an incredible performance, but to be honest, their coming to the House of Blues wouldn’t have motivated to buy a ticket (maybe Beachland).  


"As much as Young Sick Camellia suggests the band’s terrific energy, Janeway says the albums can’t compare to the live shows.

‘That’s the ticket,’ he says of performing in front of audiences. ‘That’s the magic. That’s where you get instant gratification or instant non-gratification. There’s not a lot of jobs or situations where that happens. That part of it is nice. With any great show I’ve seen, I always like to think that you’re trying to make this moment of connectivity with an audience and with yourself. You get to be the conduit of that kind of thing. It’s pretty great.’"

(Via In Advance of Next Week's Show at House of Blues, St. Paul and the Broken Bones Frontman Talks About the Band's Latest Album | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog.)

When I saw Valley Queen was opening, my draw dropped.  I don’t even remember how I came across them, but several of their songs have been some of my recent favorite.  I’m including their most recent video for Stars Align below, but also check out Gems & Rubies below that - it’s arresting.


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