Mojo Stone is a music act from Los Angeles. (Amanda Björn Photography)
Following all of the hype that surrounds the annual two weeks of Coachella madness, I think we can all agree it’s time for something a bit more humble; that we’re all craving a show that’s much more of a performance than it is a Grecian spectacle. That’s why this week I’m pointing you in the direction of The Satellite in Silverlake for a little homegrown Los Angeles talent.
The band is called Mojo Stone, and you may or may not have heard about them. The band has been gigging around the city for the past few years and they’re known for their live shows. Led by frontwoman Natalie Meadors, Mojo Stone explodes in every single one of their shows with a mix of soulful rock and folk.
Meadors’ is definitely impressive as a vocalist, but it’s her stage presence that really gets the crowd going. Energetic, yet humble and endearing her performances are always engaging. Stylistically she’s got some hints of Joplin.
Because she is talented, Meadors has been able to attract a band that is equally talented. Their songs really get you going because they’re just so damn fun. But if pay attention, you’ll notice some complicated drum fills, and overall shredding on the guitar and bass respectively.
A Mojo Stone show is like a trip back in time, only it’s not, because they’re not meant to be a throwback band. They just happen to do some old school shit. You might peg the music as old sounding, but it’s not. It’s more progressive than that. But classifying who these people are is beside the point. The point is, Mojo Stone’s playing a show at The Satelite in Silverlake this Thursday. Tickets are $8. Wannna hear how they sound first? Check them out here: https://soundcloud.com/mojo-stone