A Mobile favorite is returning to Callaghan’s for another evening of classically inspired modern rock. Los Colognes is one of the many bands that have exploded in popularity since first performing at the intimate Oakleigh Garden District venue.
The six-piece from Nashville has toured relentlessly since the release of their debut, “Working Together.” Inspired by organic rockers such as J.J. Cale, their nostalgic sound has earned an ever-growing fan base as well as slots on the lineup at Hangout Fest and the Austin City Limits Festival. They are also gaining notice across the pond, with a recent tour through the UK.
For Saturday’s performance, Los Colognes will follow fellow Nashville (by way of Birmingham, Alabama) band Willie & the Giant, self-described as “a double-shot of vintage rock ‘n’ soul, tastefully wrapped and carried like a party gift into the now.”
In order to capture its vintage sound, Willie & the Giant entered the analog environment of Nashville’s Welcome to 1979 studio to lay down tracks for their debut single “Ain’t Gonna Wait/Poor Boy.” Discreet listeners may notice the band opted to record the track live in the studio.
With a soulful groove and heartfelt lyrics, it’s a throwback to classic Motown that could tear through the hardest heart. Currently, the band has returned to the studio to complete a full-length album. Willie & the Giant will also stop by Mobile Records at 140 S. Sage Ave., for an in-store performance at 2 p.m. the same day.
Los Colognes, Willie & the Giant
Date: Saturday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $10 at the door