Featured photo: Seratones perform at Bear’s on Fairfield. Photo by Casey Habich.
Shreveport natives Seratones have announced that they will celebrate the release of their debut album, Get Gone, at a free, all-ages block party in downtown Shreveport on Saturday, May 21. The party will be held, 5-9 p.m., at 710 Texas Street in downtown Shreveport, and will also feature performances by Joshua October and The Wool, Blood Punch, and Hwy Lions, as well as food and beer vendors. Donations are requested to pay the bands. Following the concert, there will be a dance party birthday celebration for Seratones members A.J. Haynes and Jesse Gabriel at 9:30 p.m. at Artspace. Admission to the dance party is $10 at the door. The block party is sponsored by Tipitina’s Foundation, Shreveport Regional Arts Council and The Lofts at 624.
The block party will function as a homecoming of sorts for the band, who’ve had one heck of a year. In just the past two weeks, the band has been featured in Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly and their new record has been spotlighted by NPR. This year, they’ve also toured the nation opening for The Dandy Warhols and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, performed live on CBS This Morning and generated a huge amount of buzz from several well-received shows at SXSW. If you’ve yet to see them perform their unique blend of bluesy, punk-inflected rock live, this block party is the perfect opportunity to correct that situation.
“We love our city and wanted to have a big celebration with our friends and family,” said A.J. Haynes, lead singer of Seratones, in a press release. “This album means so much to us. All of our success is because of how much we love what we do and how much our city loves us.”
Get Gone will be released on Fat Possum Records on Friday, May 6. Copies can be purchased locally in Shreveport at Day Old Blues Records and the record can be purchased or streamed via Spotify, iTunes or FatPossum.com.