Ok kiddies, Stereofly is putting together an awesome SouthEast showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX. There is a kickstarter for this event that will help pay for 30 + acts to go out to Austin and show what the Southeast has to offer. There are bands that are Metal, Folk, Blues-rock, Rap, etc. But I digress. You should go to this link, check out the kickstarter and donate if you have the means. Oh, I forgot to mention, when you donate, you get great MUSIC from the artists involved. If you make a generation contribution of $100, you get a great package of 30 albums. That is a great deal you can’t even get on record store day. But PLEASE go check this out, donate if you can and like always, support local music. -MJM
So it’s been awhile, so for all the fans, here are some new tracks to download and enjoy
So starting this Thursday, we will hit 3 cities in South Carolina with some rockin tunes. First is This Thursday at WPBR Radio Room with 2 Columbia artists, Stagbriar and Say Brother. They will not disappoint you, so don’t disappoint them Greenville, come out and rock out with all of us. Night 2 (Friday) is in Columbia with about 5 bands at NewBrookland Tavern. You will be getting your moneys worth that night! And last on Saturday we will roll down to the coast with Stagbriar, meet up with the ever so lovely and wonderful singer/songwriter RACHEL KATE. The three artists will be playing at The Royal American, and needless to say MJM is super excited for all 3 nights, and hope that all of you are ready. See you at the show! - MJM
Well it’s a neaw year so that means New shows, new music, and good times. First keep your eyes and ears open for a New album which should be out in Feb. or March. It is a split album done with our friends Dables. Also we don’t have too many shows booked yet, but we’ve been working on some new tracks and hope to go to the Jam Room Studio to record our 2nd album. THis will likely happen in the Summer and MAY, be released late this year. Hope everyone enjoyed 2012, and get ready because we’re going to help make 2013 one hell of a year. -MJM
So mark your calendars ladies and gents. after our few shows in August, a few of our fellow upstate bands, friends and ourself have a few shows in Oct. So our bass player and guitar player have birthdays in Oct. so consider these some birthday shows.
Thurs. Oct. 11th at the Radio Room in Greenville,SC there will be
Marshall Brown and Blue Shades (Columbia,SC),-Beach boys/Beatles influenced, indie/folk-rock/songwriter tunes. DO NOT miss them, they are in multiple bands and it is hard as hell to get them out of town. ha
Black Sneaker Souls (Greenville, SC)-Soul/Motown style tunes featuring Jake Garrett from Mason Jar Menagerie, Blue Roots, Foothills Toe Jam, etc. As well as the lovable Nick Brown, Max Price, George Fish(Shallow Palace) and Drew Pack(Italo and The Passions)
The Long Canes (Greenville, SC)-Tom Waits influenced, Indie-rock duo!!!
Friday October 12th The Foothills Toe Jam will be playing The Radio Room, Greenville, SC with a few out of town bands, so let’s show them some love Greenville!
And lastly Saturday October 13th, from 11:00am - NOON,
Mason Jar Menagerie will be playing FALL FOR GREENVILLE at the Michelin Stage near Falls Park and Chicora Alley!!!!! That’s right folks Mason Jar is playing Fall For Greenville!!!!
Got a few shows coming up for Mason Jar Menagerie!!!! Yea!!!
First we play this Saturday, August 11th, at The Wormhole in Savannah, GA on Bull Street, with The Head and possibly Alexander the Grapes. Show starts at 9pm, donation entry and 21+. Hope to see you all out there.
Then we have a short tour with The Stereofly Southeast Showcases.
Friday August 17th @ The Radio Room in Greenville, SC. Get there early and stay late. Good Music and good times to be had starting at 4pm
Schedule is as follows:
04:30-05:00 | Ryan Sheffield (Asheville)
05:00-05:30 | Signs of Iris (Greenville)
06:00-06:30 | Shallow Palace (Columbia)
06:45-07:15 | Masonjar Menagerie (Greenville)
07:45-08:15 | Baby Baby (Atlanta)
08:45-09:15 | Kid Portugal (Atlanta)
09:45-10:15 | Jeremy Ray (Atlanta)
10:30-11:00 | Concrete Animals (Florence)
11:15-11:45 | Abacus (Columbia)
12:15-12:45 | Islander (Greenville)
01:00-01:30 | Italo & The Passions (Greenville)
02:00-02:45 | Grand Prize Winners From Last Year (Atlanta)
Saturday August 18th, @ Art Bar in Columbia, SC also 2 fat 2 fly will be serving delicious wings at the Art Bar!
06:30-07:00 | Joel T. Hamilton (Charleston)
07:30-08:00 | Ryan Sheffield (Asheville)
08:30-09:00 | Jeremy Ray & The Gonzo Orchestra (Atlanta)
09:30-10:00 | Masonjar Menagerie (Greenville)
10:30-11:00 | Sam Sniper (Athens)
11:30-12:00 | Burnt Books (Columbia)
12:30-01:00 | Manray (Athens)
06:00-06:30 | Whiskey Tango Revue (Columbia)
07:00-07:30 | Marshall Brown Band (Columbia)
08:00-08:30 | Mazloom Empire (Columbia)
09:00-09:30 | The Restoration (Columbia)
10:00-10:30 | Abacus (Columbia)
11:00-11:30 | Shallow Palace (Columbia)
12:00-12:30 | Baby Baby (Atlanta)
01:00-01:45 | Grand Prize Winners From Last Year (Atlanta)
06:00-06:30 | Mechanical River (Charleston)
07:00-07:30 | Masonjar Menagerie (Greenville)
08:00-08:30 | Elim Bolt (Charleston)
09:00-09:30 | The Local Honeys (Charleston)
05:30-06:00 | Mountains of Earth (Charleston)
06:30-07:00 | Sans Jose (Charleston)
07:30-08:00 | Manray (Athens)
08:30-09:00 | Carolyn (Columbia)
09:30-10:00 | Sam Sniper (Athens)
10:30-11:00 | Bully Pulpit (Charleston)
11:30-12:00 | Shallow Palace (Columbia)
12:30-01:00 | Baby Baby (Atlanta)
01:15-01:45 | Company (Charleston)
Hope to see you at all or any of these wonderful events. There are great regional artists playing for cheap providing hours of entertainment.
We Are The Upstate did an interview with us, check it out!
It’s Wednesday night in Fountain Inn at Jake Garrett’s house. Fats Domino is playing on vinyl in the back ground, the air is thick with smoke, and everyone’s glass is filled with whiskey. This is an average Wednesday night for Mason Jar Menagerie before band practice. Members Jake Garrett (lead vocals and guitar), Susan Garrett (drums and vocals), and Ameer Raja (bass and vocals) let me sit down with them and ask all about the band.
So first, a big thank you to Steve for letting Mason Jar and Dables use the practice space for recording our split LP. It is going to be about 12-14 tracks, and may be out this Fall/Winter. But had a blast recording in a hot building with little to no air circulation in Columbia,SC during the summer.
Also we have a good weekend tour w/ Stereofly’s Southern Showcase on August 17th @ The Radio Room (Greenville, SC), August 18th @ Art Bar (Columbia, SC) and August 19th @ Pourhouse (Charleston,SC).
So come here some of the best local/regional artists in the SouthEast. There will be a variety of music genres accounted for, so please come out and support local artists.