Sounds Of Secret Stages 2018: Mattiel

While I may not be there in body, my mind and heart will be away down south in Dixie this weekend. Why, you may ask? Well, it's Secret Stages, y'all! August 3-4 sees this boutique festival take over Birmingham once again, bringing together sounds from all ends of the spectrum. If you're in the vicinity, you should absolutely stop what you're doing and go see some folks do their thing. I've put together a shortlist of some artists I'd make time for if I was at the festival, and I hope you'll check them out regardless of whether you're in Alabama this weekend or not.

Mattiel Brown is a force of nature. Performing as the singularly-named Mattiel, this Atlanta powerhouse works some serious sonic magic. Taking 60s girl group, surf, and soul vibes and dragging them into the uninhibited depth of late night velvet darkness, Brown's songs are feline and fierce. Devil-may-care and just a bit reckless, Mattiel is not to be missed.

[posted 8.4.18]


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