Episode 321: Turn Out The Lights - Julien Baker

Episode 321: Turn Out The Lights - Julien Baker

To say Julien Baker wears her heart on her sleeve would be an understatement. On Turn Out The Lights, the Memphis, Tennessee native (now based in Nashville) turns up the feels on an emotional roller coaster of an album that drags the listener down to the bottom and doesn't offer a clear way back from the depths.

Kevin, Eduardo, and Marcus are spending some time with this elegiac powerhouse of an album and considering the truth in "downerism" and if it's OK to feel oh-so-not-OK.

PLUS! Soul Man Gregory Porter is back and hitching a ride with Nat King Cole to make you "Smile" on his latest LP, Nat King Cole & Me.

“The Iambic Cleaning Song” - Healy

“The Iambic Cleaning Song” - Healy

Sounds Like:

Chance the Rapper; Memphis hip hop; chillaxation

Why You Should Care:

Perhaps one day when we talk about music from Memphis we won’t automatically think of Sun Records. Healy could start that revolution with the mellow brand of hip-hop presented on his great debut album A Galaxy with Skin. His singsong delivery and minimal yet bluesy instrumentation illustrate that he’s more than familiar with the musical progeny of his home city.

WIN STUFF! 2 Tickets to see LUCERO @ The 9:30 Club Wednesday, April 25th!!

For 14 years now (their birthday was on the 13th of this month) Memphis, Tennesee's Lucero has been spreading it's whiskey soaked tales of life, love and hard Southern livin' all across this great land. Next Wednesday frontman Ben Nichols and his gang of rebels, rogues and sworn brothers will be making a stop at the 9:30 Club in support of their new record Women and Work, and we've got your chance to win 2 tickets to experience the sweaty rawk spectacle that's sure to take place.

There are two ways you can enter:

  1. Simply leave a comment below with a valid email address telling us your favorite memory from a past Lucero show at the 9:30 Club, or anywhere else for that matter.  
  2. Tweet out or retweet the following:
    "RT to enter to win 2 tix to see @luceromusic at the @930Club in DC on Wednesday, April 25th. @chunkyglasses #womenandwork #FREERAWKRULES"

We'll pick a winner at random Sunday evening, and announce the winner Monday morning via Twitter. GOOD LUCK!!