By: Andy Cheng
Though it’s been around since the early ’90s, The Features has always been a band of indie goodness, more so in Great Britain than in the U.S. (it’s been more well-received there than here). Originating from Sparta, Tennessee, it’s a bit surprising that the band isn’t a country group. However, it has recently been working closely with fellow Tennessee natives Kings of Leon, opening for the group at concerts and, in 2009, signed on with it to create a record label imprint, allowing KOL to oversee The Features’ upbringing and musicality, as well as attach the KOL brand to its productions. This led to the release of Some Kind of Salvation (2009) with the imprint Serpents & Snakes, as well as Wilderness (2011). So what if the group got a fortuitous endorsement by Southern-rock stars? Well, this means its coming out of the woodwork and conveying the musical vivacity of Tennessee. Let’s see how the Kings have changed them.
The Features at The Wire, 247 N. 2nd Ave., Upland, (909) 985-9466; www.thewire247.com. 7PM. $12.