We are deep into college football, and in this part of the country these days, it’s like a sick obsession. Since we are a Birmingham-centric music website, and this city is full of college football fans, I thought it would be apropos to post a music video from Tuscaloosa based The Dexateens this week. The University of Alabama has a big game this weekend against a team I, personally, am VERY familiar with. I’ve always heard The Dexateens are the band closely associated with T-Town and The Tide. I’m just now listening to this band, and
I found this video from a few years ago that I really dig.
Here’s the “Bama video”:
The “big game” the Tide has this weekend is against my alma mater, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss, in case you didn’t know) Rebels. Oxford, Mississippi has a rich history of music spawning bands like Beanland, Kudzu Kings, Dent May, Colour Revolt, just to name a few, not to mention home to the legendary record label, Fat Possum Records. One band closely associated with Oxford is Bass Drum of Death. John Barrett (the brains behind BDOD) was born and raised in Oxford and occasionally tweets about Ole Miss sports. This is one of my favorite bands of all time and this video was filmed at the legendary “Dude Ranch” in Oxford. It’s a massive house where John and his friends, some other members of the self-named “infotainment cult” Cats Purring, have had parties and hosted bands (like DIIV, Ducktails, Real Estate and Grimes). This one is wild.
Here’s the “Ole Miss video”:
The other big team in Alabama is the Auburn University Tigers who ALSO play Ole Miss, but next week. Looks like I’m gonna have to do this again next Friday…