The Revivalists Show Preview

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    Fri Mar 06 2020

By: Emma Noraian

Alternative rock band, The Revivalists, are coming to The Sylvee next week on March 11th. The eight-member band formed in New Orleans in 2007 and have been taking over the alternative song charts ever since. They formed when two current members Zack Feinberg and David Shaw met on a bike path and had the idea for the band. Soon after, Ed Williams, Rob Ingraham, George Gekas, Andrew Campanelli, Michael Girardot, and Paulet “PJ” Howard, joined.

In September of 2016 their song, “Wish I Knew You,” reached number one on the Billboard Adult Alternative Song Charts, it is possible that you have heard this song without even knowing it was them! In January of this year they released a new EP titled, Made in Muscle Shoals, with five remastered songs that combine rock, folk, country, and R&B sounds. A January 30th Rolling Stone article describes it as, “anthemic, uplifting brand of roots rock with the northwest Alabama's trademark gritty soul on reimagined versions of the Revivalists' songs.” One extra song on the album is a Bee Gee's cover of To Love Somebody and one other is a previously unreleased song, Bitter End. In addition to the 2020 album, they have albums titled, Take Good Care, Men Amongst Mountains, City of Sound, and Vital Signs. They have preformed on Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan, and just recently released a short documentary detailing their recording process in the studio.

The New Orleans-based opening act, Tank and the Bangas, was nominated for a 2020 Best New Artist Grammy and won the 2017 NPR Tiny Desk Contest. Culminating genres of funk, soul, hip hop, rock, and spoken word, the group has produced multiple albums since forming in 2011.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 through the venue's website, The band requested that $1 from each ticket goes to a cause they are passionate about like the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Songs for Kids Foundation, and Upturn Arts. The concert is open to all ages and will be at The Sylvee next Wednesday.