Wild Sweet Orange at Mercury Lounge

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I was lucky enough to catch Birmingham, AL rock band Wild Sweet Orange at their Mercury Lounge show last night. I’d heard their EP, but this was my first chance to really see what this quintet was all about. They’ve got a great Southern Rock sound- these guys sound like they’re causing a ruckus at a backyard bbq- but with excellent musicianship thrown into the mix. I was especially impressed with the abundant guitar solos, which were traded off throughout the show. Additionally, the baselines were sophisticated yet fun. For me, seeing a band having a great time onstage is what live music is all about. Their early set at Mercury Lounge was the perfect way to kick off my evening, and I expect they’ve gained quite a few fans in NYC.

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Here’s where you can check them out:

Feb 8 – North Star – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 9 – Penn State – State College, PA
Feb 11 – Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
Feb 12 – Varsity – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 13 – Majestic – Madison, WI
Feb 15 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 16 – Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
Feb 18 – Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
Feb 19 – Birdy’s – Indianapolis, IN
Feb 20 – Basement – Nashville, TN
Feb 21 – Smiths – Atlanta, GA (BMI showcase)
Feb 22 – 40 Watt – Athens, GA
Feb 23 – The Social – Orlando, FL

Listen to four tracks from Wild Sweet Orange on Front & Center!

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