Sounds Of Secret Stages 2018: Phantom Limb

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.

"Weirdo rock" might mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Regardless of who epitomizes it in your mind, I'd offer up spacey scuzzstronauts Phantom Limb as purveyors of said way the heck far out rock sounds. These Birmingham dudes make all kinds of crazy noise, featuring  plenty of filthy sonic sneers and outlandish guitar shenanigans. Listening to the unhinged clamor of songs like "Townies" and "Linoleum Telephone," I wouldn't be at all surprised if Phantom Limb's live shows left a trail of destruction and busted eardrums in their wake.    

[posted 8.3.18]


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