26.8.12

The Revivalists - Live @ Tipitina's 7​-​30​-​10



Band/Artist: The Revivalists
Year: 2011
Genre: Jam, Alternative rock, Blues Rock, Jazz Rock
My Review:
I was supposed to see this band live on halloween last year, but they hadn't come on by the time I left. Not very surprising since New Orleans seems to have a second boost of energy around 2am.
Now normally I hate live albums, because they sound flat and you deal with that annoying cheering and the band trying to play off of the crowd, which can only rarely hold that energy when recorded and listened to on speakers or headphones. This one manages to pull off that feat pretty well but since thy play weekly at Tipitinas bar, I would guess that it just comes naturally to them, and the recording process had plenty of opportunities to be perfected.

As far as the music is concerned, The Revivalists are a funky New Orleans jazz/blues rock band, with elements of the brass band scene, and a modern rock band appeal. The vocalist has an interesting mealymouth sort of sound to his singing that sets him apart, and works really well with the rest of the players. They know how to make a melody, and on this album, make melodies they do indeed.