The Minks are part of Nashville's psychedelic music scene, heavy on the rock and roll. We're talking low-down, all the way, purse-lipped, eyes-shut, head-whirling kind of groove. In 2015, on a search for creative community, Nikki Barber started the band based on the idea that "if you don't create, you'll combust". Just like a rock and roll circus, you never know what you're going to get, but you know it'll be good. The band's palpable sound has roots in every music fan's top tenâ€”from Lou to Patti to Creedence to Hank - but blends them into something totally original and current. Mixed with raw, jangly instrumentation and soulful saccharine vocals, it's as much a throwback as it is an answer to the often overlooked underbelly of Nashville's rock and roll scene. Look for them, on tour forever, spreading the gospel of letting your hair down and having a good time.
The Minks are here. Let's boogie.
the Minks - Creatures of Culture video
the Minks - Keep Warm (LIVE) video
The Split Coils
The Split Coils are J. Russell on vocals and guitar, Katelyn Russell on percussion and vocals. Joseph Ballaro on bass, Jon Scerbo on drums, and Nick Lloyd on keys. They crackle with the energy of veteran musicians tucking into new material. J. Russell first appeared on the scene in the emo band Hot Rod Circuit in the late 90s, and later fronted Diamond J. and the Rough.
Heavy hitting alt rocky group from New Haven, CT blah blah blah we rock :)