Southern blues rockers take fans for a musical ride at Minneapolis tour stop.
Nashville-based, Alabama-bred Banditos perform live at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis on Thursday, September 28. For those who don’t know, the Entry is the little sister venue adjacent to the First Avenue night club made famous by Prince in the 1984 film, Purple Rain.
Additionally, saying the words “night club” makes me feel like it’s the 1980s again.
Banditos Steal Hearts with Southern Psychedelics
“This is alright,” drawls banjo player, Stephen Pierce, opening up the set.
Lead singer Mary Beth Richardson channels Janis Joplin in voice and manner. Taking to the floor at one point, she mills about the crowd, singing, stomping, and grooving, despite having a cold, no doubt attributable to many months on the road in support of new record, Visionland out on Bloodshot Records.
According to the group, the title is a nod to a “defunct $60 million theme park that was built in the late ‘90s near some of the band members’ childhood homes in Bessemer, Alabama.”
For a country-folky-hippie-bluesy thing, check out Banditos as they head back out on the road next month with a first stop at the Revelry Room in Chattanooga December 8.
Banditos perform “Strange Heart” from new album, Visionland at JBTV.