The Revivalists, Sassafraz, and the Burning River Ramblers Throw Down Exciting Show at Beachland Ballroom


  • November 13, 2014
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The Revivalists pack a high-energy NOLA-style punch, and they certainly brought everything they had last night to the Beachland Ballroom.

"Cleveland! Let's make this Tuesday a Friday real quick!" Frontman David Shaw leapt around the stage and got everyone in the room moving. 

The Revivalists sport a groove-based sound (see music video below), one that certainly carries New Orleans DNA, but one that also builds on itself with every turn in the melody. Guitarist Zack Feinberg clearly has some Allman Brothers in his approach to the instrument, and his riffs often led the band deeper into funk throwdown territory. 

At one point, the band introduced a new song — sort of a bass-driven tune tinged with wah-funked guitars and jaunty brass. "When I'm Able" and "When I Die," a great pairing from the band's latest album, worked splendidly in the live setting.

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