200 41st Street S
Birmingham, AL, 35222
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Morning Teleportation formed in 2005 when Tiger Merrit (vocals/guitar) moved from Chicago to Bowling Green Kentucky for college and met up with childhood friend Travis Goodwin (keyboards/saxophone/vocals). From the beginning the band has been a roller coaster ride of Rock and Roll sound traveling in and out of psychedelia, indie rock and jazz. Most of the last few years has been spent either in the studio or on the road playing for crowds at Bonnaroo and Sasquatch and supporting the likes of The Flaming Lips, Cage The Elephant and Modest Mouse.
To see the band perform live is to witness a cacophony of improvisational mayhem and melodic twist and turns. Merrit’s vocals dart sharply in and out of the hectic back beat that the rhythm section holds down. The sound may be more modern but make no mistake, these are boys who want nothing more than to have a good time in the classic rock idiom. If they can make the crowd smile they can leave happy.
Morning Teleportation is a house party, a futuristic hootenanny and a backroom jam session all rolled into one.
Dogwood Lung is a synthesis of magnetic indie rock hooks, with brooding post-rock instrumentals, and songwriting ranging from a contemplative melancholy to a heart-wrenching fury. They cut their teeth in the raucous house-show scene in native Auburn, AL, where they developed a feverishly passionate live presence.