The Dustbowl Revival at Lafayette’s Music Room 

Americana roots rock band the Dustbowl Revival play Lafayette's Music Room this Thursday night. Formed in Venice Beach in 2007, the Dustbowl Revival came together after band leader Z. Lupetin, a transplant from the Midwest, posted a Craigslist ad seeking musicians who were interested in string-band and brass-band traditions. Since then the band has been playing on front porches and festivals and everywhere else in between.

The eight-person band recently released their fourth studio album With a Lampshade on, a record that fully showcases the band's strength as a live act. With a Lampshade on features a mixture of live and in-studio recordings, with the live songs recorded by Alex Chaloff at the Troubadour (L.A.) and the Great American Music Hall (San Francisco), and the studio tracks recorded by Matt Marinelli at Coral Sound in Long Island City, New York.

click to enlarge The Dustbowl Revival
  • The Dustbowl Revival

By mixing up the album with live and studio tracks, With a Lampshade on perfectly captures the band's strength as a live act, but the studio tracks hold their own as well. This latest album sees the band blazing through original songs and folk traditions alike, and their take on "Old Joe Clark" sums up the band's take on Americana swing perfectly. While the band's other albums had more of an old-time feel, With a Lampshade on finds the Dustbowl Revival hitting a much more soulful vibe while they sing stories about preachers, drinkers, lovers, and everything in between.

Related Locations


Speaking of Lafayette's Music Room


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment



We Saw You

Spirit Fest, Butcher's Dinner

News Blog

Supreme Court Sets Two More Execution Dates

News Blog

$28M Raleigh Town Center to Break Ground

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Seven Days In Entebbe

Hungry Memphis

Feast on the Farm with David Krog

News Blog

Commission to End Poverty in Memphis Forms

Politics Beat Blog

On Doing No Harm


More by Chris Shaw

Readers also liked…

  • Country Outsider at 60

    Gearing up for Dwight Yoakam at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica.
    • Nov 10, 2016
  • Support Local Music

    Music Editor Chris Shaw says farewell.
    • Feb 9, 2017
  • Snowglobe Returns

    Brad Postlethwaite on his band’s first show in four years.
    • Jul 28, 2016
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation