we are coming for your dreams babies and gentlethems! Track to get concert, live stream and tour updates. “And my friends' wives will say things to me like, ‘Parker, when are you gonna meet somebody and join the club?’ So I always say, the only thing standing in between me and a great relationship is that the idea has never occurred to me.”, Then there’s “Magnolia Sunrise,” which unfolds somewhat uneventfully, with Gispert grabbing breakfast at a local diner (“Coffee, Tennessee / grits made to order”) before an anxious waitress shatters his mundane tranquility: “There’s still a lot that could go wrong,” she tells him. we are the undisputed big tongues of juke juke. “So I can’t really say what comes next. And things got a lot sweatier and funkier from there as I witnessed the crowd — who I’m sure hadn’t heard most if not all of these new tunes — sang along to choruses like “I’m Gonna Do It by Myself” that just begged to be sung by an eager audience. “I’ve moved away,” he reports. HEART IS FREE. A longtime resident of Nashville (by way of Atlanta, and then Athens), Gispert last year accepted an invitation from a friend to visit his 100-acre hemp farm, located roughly an hour outside Music City. Which left Gispert, who had spent the majority of his adult life either in the studio or on the road with the band, at a crossroads. 4. The Business now consists of Billy Gordon (lead guitar/vocals), Logan Davis (bass/vocals) and Steve Colmus (drums). 1.3K likes. If you love The Stones, The Faces, The Black Crows, Jerry Lee Lewis, bourbon whiskey, fatback bacon, rare steak, grandma's fried chicken, cold beer, unbridled passion, or throwing rocks at windows in abandoned buildings, then you will love this band live and their new record. we are tonight only! Building G J. Roddy Walston and Palm Palm rock a sold-out Ottobar on Jan. 19, 2020. “I was at a Nikki Lane show,” Gispert recalls, “and in between songs this woman in the audience kept yelling (in a heavy southern accent ) “C’monNikki! But it’s one that Gispert felt compelled to explore. Movies. Water from a well. Join him as he shares a single dose of strangeness. “No heat or AC. a soft dream. All the drama. As the guitar accompaniment builds and the orchestral strings turn frantic, Gispert intones, ominously, “One Saturday morning / there will be no warning.”, The narrative, Gispert says, “is based on a real interaction I had, at a diner right down the road that I’d go to all the time in the mornings. One thing he can say for sure: the farm that served as both inspiration and companion to Gispert throughout the writing process for Sunlight Tonight is now a thing of the past. Nashville, TN J. Roddy Walston and the Business (JRWATB) is an American rock band based in Richmond, Virginia.The band was formed in 2002 in Cleveland, Tennessee by J. Roddy Walston (vocals/piano/guitar). J. Roddy Walston & The Business is a blues rock n' roll band from Baltimore, MD. Last Spring at SXSW, J. Roddy introduced his new project, Palm Palm — mixing a bit of New York Dolls with a health dose of early Van Halen — and he brought that flare to the Ottobar in Baltimore on Sunday night to a sold-out crowd. “And then there was the second phase, the studio phase, which was very much a team effort, with Emery shaping the record sonically and production-wise.”, When it comes to playing this material live, however, Gispert has been going it alone—an atypical arrangement for him onstage, but one that he’s been finding incredibly satisfying. 2. Although J. Roddy has been fronting a band known for its sweaty, high-energy shows, this new tour has been billed as “A Single Dose of Strangeness,” partly because, as he described to the crowd, he’s putting himself out there in a way he hasn’t before. Ask to play in your city. The Business now consists of Billy Gordon (lead guitar/vocals), Logan Davis (bass/vocals) and Steve Colmus (drums). Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. “It was like there was one phase of the record, which was me alone writing everything,” Gispert says. ( Log Out / “I feel really comfortable up there by myself, and in some respects I'm able to connect with the crowd in a way that I never was able to do with a band.”, That said, Gispert still gets plenty of opportunities to play with his band, as the Whigs continue to reconvene for sporadic live shows, including a recent spate of dates celebrating the tenth anniversary of their 2008 record, Mission Control . Check out their new album Essential Tremors, out now! Stars and Bars: Welcome to Rams Head Live! I CALLED YOU. J Roddy Walston, Richmond, Virginia. Hamden, CT, 06514. Bandsintown Fist Logo. For starters, he says, “I wrote all of the songs for the record while outside, and that’s something I’d never done before. “So I thought for my first solo album it would be a good idea to have one track that was uniquely ‘Parker.’ Because there are so many love songs or political songs or whatever out there already.”, Which is not to say that Gispert shies away from those topics on Sunlight Tonight . @ Howard Theatre — 6/28/17, Music Park: Vanessa Williams @ Howard Theatre – 3/10/17, Music Park: Jazmine Sullivan @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 2/14/17, Music Park: Ginuwine @ Howard Theatre — 1/27/17, Live Review: Young Dolph and Key Glock @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 3/1/20, Live Review: Cam’ron @ Howard Theater — 2/20/20, Live Review: Jasiah @ Songbryd Music House — 2/15/20, Live Review: EarthGang and Mick Jenkins @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 2/12/20, Live Review: DRUM TAO @ Strathmore Music Center — 2/7/20, Live Review: Lupe Fiasco @ The Kennedy Center — 11/14/19, Live Review: Yelawolf @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 11/5/19, Live Review: Maxo Kream @ U Street Music Hall — 10/25/19, Live Review: Young Thug & Machine Gun Kelly @ The Anthem — 10/22/19, Live Review: Wale @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 10/9/19, Live Review: Spirit Adrift @ Songbyrd Music House — 6/13/19, Live Review: Sick Of It All @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 6/6/19, Live Review: HATE @ Baltimore Soundstage — 6/4/19, Book Talk: How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy, Live Review: Calexico and Iron & Wine @ The Anthem — 2/7/20, Live Review: Hozier @ The Anthem — 11/18/19, Live Review: Angie McMahon @ The Anthem — 11/18/19, Live Review: The New Pornographers @ 9:30 Club — 11/5/19, Live Review: Built to Spill @ 9:30 Club — 10/4/19, Live Review: The Head and the Heart @ The Anthem — 10/3/19, Live Review: Shakey Graves @ The Anthem — 9/13/19, Live Review: The Wallflowers @ Rams Head Live — 8/23/19, Live Review: Deer Tick @ Wolf Trap — 6/20/19, Interview: iNTeLL (of GFTD and 2nd Generation Wu), Best of the Year: Top 10 Moments of 2019 by Will, Live Review: Bad Bunny @ EagleBank Arena — 11/1/19, Live Review: Big Freedia w/ Low Cut Connie @ 9:30 Club — 10/29/19, Live Review: Buddy Guy @ State Theatre — 10/14/19, Live Review: Los Lonely Boys @ The Birchmere — 9/30/19, Live Review: Burna Boy @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 9/15/19, Live Review: Gary Clark Jr. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion — 8/25/19, Live Review: Santana @ Jiffy Lube Live — 8/14/19, Live Review: Dead Kennedys @ 9:30 Club — 3/11/20, Live Review: The Bouncing Souls @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/18/19, Live Review: Twin Peaks @ Black Cat — 12/11/19, Live Review: Culture Abuse @ Black Cat — 12/4/19, Preview: Twin Peaks @ Black Cat, 12/11/19, Live Review: Plague Vendor w/ No Parents @ DC9 — 10/11/19, Interview: David Nicholas of Spectrums (@ We Fought the Big One — 11/3/17), Don’t Miss: Sansyou @ Black Cat, 10/06/16. For nearly two decades he’s been the “J Roddy Walston” of the “and the Business”. Official Website for J. Roddy Walston And The Business. WAYS AND MEANS. and a moving truck full of synths, pianos, tape machines and sequencers. It’s one not to miss. I ended up staying there for a year.”, That plot of land was where Sunlight Tonight came into being. “A lot of guys from rock bands that go solo, they just hire another bassist and drummer and go make another album,” he says. “When we do get back together to play, it's fun and it's fresh and it has new life.”, As for what the future holds, Gispert is open to any and all possibilities that might follow in the wake of Sunlight Tonight . Bandsintown Fist Logo. The Business now consists of Billy Gordon (lead guitar/vocals), Logan Davis (bass/vocals) and Steve Colmus (drums). J Roddy Walston Presents: A Single Dose Of Strangeness with J. Roddy Walston, Palm Palm, Parker Gispert – February 5, 2020 at A&R Music Bar in Columbus, OH. “I didn't need to project over a band, so I was able to sing in registers I hadn’t really used before, like a lot of high falsetto,” he explains. 6. What followed was some heavy rockin’ as the band played glam tinged grooves with some thick David Lee Roth swagger. Hear J. Roddy Walston and the Business's new song "The Wanting." “And the good thing is, I was on this secluded property, so nobody could see me—it didn't matter if I looked like a total goofball just wandering around in my jean shorts strumming an acoustic guitar.”, The material that Gispert came up at the farm with was primarily acoustic-based, but at the same time still incredibly diverse, from the dark folk of “Magnolia Sunrise” to the ambient tones of “Life in the Goldilocks Zone”; the T. Rex-y groove-glam of “Volcano,” to the lo-fi garage-fuzz of “Is It Nine”; the exuberant mariachi-horn-rock of “Too Dumb to Love Anyone” (the one composition Gispert says was originally written with the Whigs in mind) to the oddball genre exercise “Do Some Country.”, That last one also features some witty wordplay (“I am a rock artist,” Gispert sings, before adding, “I paint pictures on limestone”), as well as a unique origin story regarding its title. YOU KNOW ME BETTER. No Upcoming Tour Dates. “I'd always thought about it in the back of my mind as something that I wanted to do one day, but ‘one day’ had never really come.”. 5. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. It was just confusing. we have deux peaux and he has the funky foot (Raphael Katchinoff, drums). All the fear. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Usually I’d be in a cramped apartment or a studio space—not, like, walking around outside in a big open field at 1:00 AM, just singing and playing.”, He laughs. “Yeah. Management / Booking . J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Soundtrack: Conan. and a moving truck full of synths, pianos, tape machines and sequencers. Although it was so much fun to hear these tunes stripped down to their essentials, things got kicked into high gear when J. Roddy announced the rest of Palm Palm — Charlie Glenn, Jr., on guitar, Andrew Carper on bass, and Raphael Katchinoff on drums. For years J Roddy Walston & the Business have been teetering on the edge of commercial success. J Roddy Walston Live - Dont Break the Needle - Ardmore Music Hall PA - 1/20/20. J Roddy Walston and the Business. Links: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify. Now he’s just him, and a whole rack of songs…. ( Log Out / Find J Roddy Walston and The Business tour dates and concerts in your city. Known for their rowdy live shows, Walston and the Business smooth out … we have the coco and we use him (Charlie Glenn, guitar). “I didn’t want to go that route.”, Ultimately, his change in musical direction was helped along by a change in geography. After quitting the music industry in december of 2019 he’s back and some would say backer than ever. The farm was like my collaborator—it kind of answered everything for me, as weird as that sounds. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The group announced on their social media in late 2019 that they would disband at the close of t… No active crops. So when that slowed, I found myself in a place where I was almost paralyzed, like, What do I do next ? J. Roddy Walston and the Business is an American rock band based in Richmond, Virginia.The band was formed in 2002 in Cleveland, Tennessee by J. Roddy Walston (vocals/piano/guitar). No animals. 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