The world famous GENERATIONALS are coming to Tooth & Nail Winery on Sunday, October 22nd! This indie band from New Orleans are critically acclaimed by the New York Times, KCRW, KEXP, amongst other stations. Proceeds will benefit Templeton Unified School District Music Programs. Tickets for General Admission are $20. Reviews/comments from KCRW and the New York Times: KCRW DJ Eric J Lawrence, ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW Pop music is old enough now that it will be virtually impossible to make any music that doesn’t have some sort of “retro” feel to it. The trick is to make that “retro” vibe feel organic and fresh again without wallowing in pure pastiche. A difficult task, but thankfully many young bands are up for the challenge. New Orleans-based indie-rockers Generationals fit such a bill, with a more than passing nod to ‘80s-era New Wave legends New Order and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. But whereas these bands prominently featured the then-new synthesizer technologies, Generationals use electronics more subtly, appreciating how they can add color to a rock & roll groove. Nonetheless, the key thing that both current and predecessor bands intuitively create is the catchy hook. This was ably demonstrated on Con Law, Generationals’ debut album and one of the best releases of that year. …it has whetted the appetite of a number of us KCRW DJs, as it seems to have done for our listeners as well, as a couple of y’all have even cited them in frequent Top 10 lists. ..New Orleans indie-pop pair, Generationals, are pretty darn easy to love. Their subtle use of electronic elements in their music is just enough to keep me dancing, but not so much that it sounds robotic. Just good ol’ fashioned new wave pop. I challenge you to not find your shoulders start to move to the music as you listen to “Ten-Twenty-Ten.”
NY Times reviews on America’s up-and-coming talent. Generationals, are steeped in the classic sounds of bygone eras. “Con Law,” shimmers with the music of the British Invasion, Stax soul, Wall of Sound production, 1950s doo-wop and California-dreaming jangle filtered through a contemporary indie-rock lens. What Generationals are good at is writing rock and soul ear worms that replicate the sonic aesthetics of classic 1950s and ’60s records. “Con Law” was recorded entirely in analog…which helped to result in phenomenal tracks like the foot-stomping “Nobody Could Change Your Mind,” with its propulsive shuffle beat, jump-up horns and fuzzed-out guitar, and the Motown-sounding “When They Fight They Fight,” both of which will catapult you shimmying from your bar stool to the dance floor.