Turn it up, Monday morning: The Lone Bellow

Week 38: The Lone Bellow

Okay, who wants to accompany me to see The Lone Bellow in Boston on November 20 at The Paradise Rock Club? I absolutely love this indie folk rock from The Lone Bellow who originated in Brooklyn. The group just recently released a self-titled debut album which I’m quickly powering through. I love it so much and it’s amazing how much they kind of feel like The Genuine to me (they are still one of my favorite “Turn it Up” features I’ve ever done) out of Winston-Salem. I guess you could say this band’s music just feels like home.


I have no idea the lyrics. But I cannot turn this off. Repeat. And again.

I raved about The Genuine, a local band in Winston-Salem, a few weeks ago in a Turn It Up post. And tonight I’ve aimlessly landed on some more of their songs. I recognize the one above, “The Light of Love,” from when I saw them perform. I have no clue most of what he’s singing but:

1) I love it.

2) This is filmed in Black Cat. Only the BEST restaurant in Boone.

3) This makes me double-happy.

Listen. And enjoy as much as I am.

Turn it up, Monday morning: The Genuine

Week 26: The Genuine

You guys, this is my FAVORITE post for a “Turn it Up” yet. Why? Because I was at a bar in Winston-Salem on Friday night and suddenly heard a great familiar indie, folksy tune and was completely mesmerized by this band, The Genuine, and their music. I loved it so much that I hurried and snatched a business card after the set. Absolutely entranced. No surprise with the acoustic nature and dreamy vocals. The song, “Western Carolina” below is just one of theirs.

If you like music with a soul that sounds like it comes from North Carolina; listen. Right now.

Sorry, I’m being a little bossy with my recommendations lately — but this band is so fly.

If you like it, check out more on their site.

And if you really like it, message me up and let’s go to their next Winston-Salem show.