This Week, Leon Bridges Was A Big Seller.
Each week, we take a survey of the local music scene and try to determine which acts in town are really putting in work and seeing it pay off. Which bands have the most intriguing shows coming up? Which bands are getting the most press around town? Which bands have accomplished the most notable feats of late? Based off these criteria, our music writers submit a list to be weighted and compiled into a master list revealed each week in this here space. We like to think it's fairly revealing. Check out our previous Buzz Rankings here.
Perhaps it's no real shocker, but after dominating the charts this week, Leon Bridges once again finds himself atop our weekly, local music power rankings, too.
It's the third straight week he's achieved this particular feat, and his 10th win in the past eight months now. You might say, he's on something of a roll.
Plenty of others were hot this week, too, though. Take Ms. Erykah Badu, who went viral thanks to a video of her performing with The Roots and received the prestigious Ella Fitzgerald Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Other luminaries like the Old 97's, meanwhile, will play an insanely packed show this Saturday at the tiny Twillite Lounge as part of that bar's second anniversary celebration, and the Toadies announced a new album due out this fall.
Speaking of new albums: Radioactivity released its sophomore effort this week, and acts like Jonathan Tyler, Nervous Curtains, AV the Great and Buffalo Black each teased their upcoming releases, too.
Elsewhere: Riverboat Gamblers rocked Three Links as part of last month's Sound Select show; Sarah Jaffe was among the first batch of acts announced as part of this year's Oaktopia festival; and Memphis May Fire played last weekend's Warped Tour.
(Also receiving votes this week: Ishi, Biographies, Tru Def, Sealion, Bummer Vacation, The O's, American Werewolf Academy, Matthew McNeal, The Roomsounds, LEV, War Party, Cygnus, Pale DÄ«an, 88 Killa, Squanto, Medasin, Vincent Neil Emerson, Colton Carlyle, Rat Rios, Tony Ferraro, Brandon Marcel, These Machines Are Winning, Valise, Brave Young Lion, Doug Burr, Neon Indian, Dead Flowers, Grave City, Seryn, The Blank-Men, Bosque Brown, The Naptime Shake, -topic, Pearl Earl.)