To celebrate Magic Kids’ release of Memphis a little over a month ago, the band joined together with the Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra to bring the arrangements of their debut to life. Levitt Shell, supposed home of Elvis’ first public performance hosted every type of Memphian- young and old came together to share the music, Zach from Goner gave a beautiful introduction. The band rolled through their record with confidence and fun- they charmed us, Bennett led the band, almost falling off the stage a couple of times….but those songs…flanked by the boom of the full orchestra they were intended to be played with blew us away.
We’ve said it before, but hearing Magic Kids’ songs in that context really drove home the fact that they’re writing timeless, classic pop songs that should be treasured for a long time to come. The night was a memorable one but luckily we have a couple of these videos to help us experience these treasures in full HD vision. Directed by Joel T Rose.
Magic Kids begin a full U.S. tour with fellow-Memphian Bosco Delrey this Friday. Go see them live and catch something special.
Buy Magic Kids Memphis HERE
Fri 11/05 Dallas, TX @ The Cavern Ω
Sun 11/07 Houston, TX @ Numbers Ω
Mon 11/08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon Ω
Wed 11/10 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 Ω
Fri 11/12 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/Bosco, Big Troubles
Sat 11/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn Ω w/Bosco, Fergus & Geronimo, Sweet Bulbs
Mon 11/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern Ω
Tue 11/16 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle Ω
Wed 11/17 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird Ω
Thu 11/18 Nashville, TN @ The End Ω
Ω = w/Bosco Delrey