Larkin Poe
December 30, 2017 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Larkin Poe covers Spoonful, Teardrop, Hey Sinner/Black Betty, The Thrill Is Gone, Come On In My Kitchen, Preachin' Blues, One Way Out, No Particular Place To Go.

Larkin Poe is an American roots rock band from Atlanta, GA fronted by sisters Rebecca Lovell (born January 30, 1991) and Megan Lovell (born May 12, 1989). Featuring strong southern harmonies, heavy electric guitar riffs, and slide guitar, they are often touted as "the little sisters of the Allman Brothers".[1] The band performed at the 2014 and 2016 Glastonbury Festival, and were voted "Best Discovery of Glastonbury 2014" by England's The Observer.

Both sisters have also toured as backing musicians for a variety of other bands, most notably Elvis Costello, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, and Kristian Bush of Sugarland.


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While not directly addressing Jessica’s departure, Rebecca did say, “The decision was based more on trying to make the healthiest decision for us as sisters. ... Ultimately, that is the most important thing, being able to have those relationships intact and healthy. Touring on the road and being in a band and doing business with family is hard. I think everybody says you’re not supposed to do business with your family, right? ...

“It’s a double whammy in that we’re family and you’re doing business stuff ... and you’ve got three heated, bullheaded little girls, who are all sisters, playing together. It was time for her to move on and do something else and let us all be friends.”

Also contemplative, Megan added, “I think it has really served us the best. And Rebecca and I are really close in age. We’ve always been very close growing up, just inseparable. ... We’ve never spent more than two or three weeks apart in our entire lives.”
posted by cult_url_bias (20 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
Wow. Thanks.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:03 PM on December 30, 2017


I saw them open for Elvis Costello at the Gillioz in Springfield MO and the only concert that may have beaten it for best of my life was Tom Waits at the Orpheum in Memphis about 10 years ago. They were a big part of why it was that good.
posted by middleclasstool at 3:22 PM on December 30, 2017


Yes, I am a middle-aged white guy. Why do you ask?
posted by middleclasstool at 3:23 PM on December 30, 2017 [1 favorite]


That's some amazing time on the slide guitar, deep in the pocket.
posted by spbmp at 3:25 PM on December 30, 2017 [1 favorite]


Dazed and Confused in their own bedroom!
posted by Oyéah at 4:23 PM on December 30, 2017 [3 favorites]


They fuck you up, those rhythm and blues.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get in as early as you can,
And make some blues yourself.
posted by gwint at 4:52 PM on December 30, 2017 [6 favorites]


They're really really good!
posted by ashbury at 7:07 PM on December 30, 2017 [1 favorite]


Dazed and Confused in their own bedroom!

Always had a whole lotta love for that song.
posted by flabdablet at 8:15 PM on December 30, 2017 [1 favorite]


Jesus Christ that DaC cover is good
posted by middleclasstool at 8:39 PM on December 30, 2017 [2 favorites]


Sweet jesus, all this and War Pigs too?

I like them quite a lot (thanks for posting) but in observing that they are rather attractive... with all the #metoo stuff happening, I feel like thinking such a thing either muddles their appeal (to me personally) and makes me feel ashamed to even think it. Things are so damn confusing these days.

Yeah, middle-aged white guy here as well. *shrug*
posted by BigBrooklyn at 9:50 PM on December 30, 2017


Dazed and Confused in their own bedroom!

American Girl
in the hallway!
posted by Lyme Drop at 11:25 PM on December 30, 2017 [1 favorite]


in observing that they are rather attractive... with all the #metoo stuff happening, I feel like thinking such a thing either muddles their appeal (to me personally) and makes me feel ashamed to even think it. Things are so damn confusing these days.

It worries me, a bit, that some men find this confusing.

My view:

It's ok to find people attractive. It's not ok to be a creep or do creepy stuff. Sometimes being a creep is harassment and a crime, and sometimes it's legal, but it's still immoral and unpleasant. It's illegal to sexually assault people.

If you find yourself wondering whether something is creepy, it's best to assume that it will come across as creepy (and something which comes across as creepy is creepy, because that's how subjective experience works) and not do it.

It's not OK to assume that how attractive you find someone is something that they or anyone else should know about. Unless you're really confident that it won't be creepy, see the paragraph above.

Men saying that behaving decently is confusing seems like a cop out. String theory is confusing, being a polite and considerate human being is a baseline expectation for anyone over about 7 years old.
posted by howfar at 5:42 AM on December 31, 2017 [8 favorites]


Thank you!
posted by james33 at 6:18 AM on December 31, 2017


Hey! I saw them playing before a Braves game at the old Turner Field. They did really well performing in a tough situation. True professionals.
posted by mumblelard at 8:24 AM on December 31, 2017


...also, in my own personal 21st century etiquette guide, since they are performers, one has more latitude in discussing their appearance. Unless you are Jandek, your appearance is part of your performance. Being civil and not being creepy rules still apply.

In the workplace on the other hand, one should never comment on a coworker's physical appearance in any way. Coworkers are not tall , short, attractive, tired looking, well dressed, or freshly shorn. These two rules produce a confusing conflict if you are actually a performer, but I am not a performer, so I will defer to others on this bit of etiquette lawyering.
posted by mumblelard at 8:38 AM on December 31, 2017


Everybody else here is talking about how awesome their music is. Nobody cares if you think they are attractive.
posted by hydropsyche at 8:49 AM on December 31, 2017 [3 favorites]


"?It's ok to find people attractive. It's not ok to be a creep or do creepy stuff. Sometimes being a creep is harassment and a crime, and sometimes it's legal, but it's still immoral and unpleasant. It's illegal to sexually assault people."

Oh yes, howfar, I know this and have so far managed to avoid doing anything near these lines, AND I realize that sex appeal (for both sexes) has a HUGE role appeal in music/performance. I'm just a jew, so I internalize everything and second-guess normal feelings constantly.
posted by BigBrooklyn at 9:46 AM on December 31, 2017


BigBrooklyn: Sweet jesus, all this and War Pigs too?

Amazing. I've never heard a lap steel sound so metal.
posted by signal at 3:11 PM on December 31, 2017


"You can't beat two guitars, bass, and drums." - Lou Reed
posted by flabdablet at 12:08 AM on January 1 [2 favorites]


Yow. This is terrific.
posted by conscious matter at 1:57 PM on January 10


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