So why do some bands break through to the next level and others don’t?
The more I cover music, the more I’m convinced that random factors might be the most important.
And so somewhere along the line, the fates were not on the side of Those Darlins, the immensely talented Nashville-based band that ended their glorious run this past weekend with a show at The Basement East. Those Darlins was loved by critics, attracted tens of thousands of fans, and produced flat out great music, and I’ll always be convinced that they could have found millions more if things had fallen differently.
Just a little while ago, I checked the Those Darlins Facebook page to see how the final show went and to see what parting words the band had, but that page is already gone. I hope the disappearance of the Facebook page is just temporary, honestly, because that could prove a great platform for Jessi Zazu, Nikki Kvarnes. and Linwood Regensburg to keep us all updated about what life has in store for them now.
UPDATE, 2/4: The Those Darlins Facebook page is back up. Apparently they got hacked and deleted somehow. They’re even adding a few makeup dates for snowed out shows on the farewell tour.
We’ve seen and photographed Those Darlins four times, I think — Savannah Stopover 2014, Bragg Jam 2014, a Dollhouse show in Savannah in winter 2014, and Revival Fest 2015. Here are a few shots from the hissing lawns archives: