“There is something going on here that a lot of people don’t know about and that is changing. Why is it changing? It’s changing because of groups like Lily in the Weeds. Lily in the Weeds are a Psychedelic Blues Rock band that are swiftly making a name for themselves. Be it the hypnotic vocals of Alex Burnsides or their live show, this is a band on the rise and one that is helping shape the music scene here in Columbus. They show no signs of slowing down either, so if you get a chance, I would highly recommend checking them out.”
“…I considered his words and I let them weigh me down. I didn’t move like her, I wasn’t as confident as she is… how could I possibly think anybody would want to watch me when they could watch her?! Drawing comparisons between artists merely because they are both women pits us against each other when we (and they) should be celebrating and learning from one another. At first, it rattled me. And then it infuriated me. Finally (with an assist from a sexy, gritty blues riff from Mike) it inspired me to write Burn the Witch.”
“Support your local music scene! Especially with this band, because they’re all wonderful people. […] There is an EP that they got, that they’re promoting, High Road. I don’t know why I transitioned to it like that, but you heard about it. You gotta get it! Four of the songs from this episode are on it and I highly recommend it! I’ve been listening to it all week since I got it last Monday.”
“As we’ve noted numerous times, the local music scene that dwells in Columbus and throughout Central Ohio is vibrant, eclectic and filled with very good bands. Whatever your personal taste in music may be, there is sure to be an artist, band or sound that speaks to you.
Lily in the Weeds is most certainly one of those bands.”
“On this all-new episode, we are joined by Lily in the Weeds in the studio.
Alex Burnsides, Michael “The Professor” Furman, Andy Bailey and Matt Bailey share stories and laughter with us, with their music as the backdrop that has a hint of danger to it. You’ll hear us poke a bit of fun at Tony Casa from Zoo Trippin’ (hint: we really dig Tony), why Alex channels her anger into her songwriting and so much more.
It’s a wild hour that embodies why we call this podcasting without a net…”
“[H]earing each other play was a deal-maker, and the two decided to form Lily in the Weeds — a name Furman derived from an Oscar Wilde poem — in fall of 2016.
Then, they found the Baileys who both typically played in jam bands, which are typically rock groups that play music with sections of improvisation within their songs. The group started writing songs together, but hesitated to book shows in the the first few months playing together.”
“Burnsides sang backup vocals in the over-the-top blues-rock band Zoo Trippin’ and Mike Furman played guitar in the low-key blues-rock band Gold From Grief. The two joined forces in late 2016 to create psychedelic blues-rock group Lily in the Weeds, adding identical twins Andy (bass) and Matt (drums) Bailey.
They’ve taken their time coming up in the local music scene, playing a few shows here and there while preparing to record a debut EP in the next few months.”
“The event will unite artists of different genres and backgrounds who rarely have the opportunity to work together.
‘In a lot of ways, it does sort of illustrate that there’s a lot more commonality amongst all of us than we realize,’ Miller said. ‘It’s very communal and kumbaya.’
This year, the event features local musicians from bands such as The Worn Flints, Lily in the Weeds and The Wet Darlings.”