sound culture




After meeting at a wedding in October 2016, it was easy to see that love of music was in the air for these 5 dudes. Jams became practices. Practices became rehearsals. And before they knew it, Sound Culture was booked at the Masquerade, The Georgia Theatre, and Smith’s Olde Bar. After a few months of making a name for themselves in the Atlanta music scene, the band knew it was time to record and release some music.

Defined by their powerful vocals, smooth reggae pulse and big guitar solos, Sound Culture’s first EP release has given body to its vast collective of styles. Guitar-wielding brothers Shawn and Josh Lumsden shred riffs symptomatic of growing up to rock & roll in the American South. It’s been said more than once that Erik Gravy Graves’ voice resembles that of Brandon Boyd from Incubus. Graves’ longtime friend Brandon Street sends low frequency melodies through his nicely dialed G&L/Mark Bass rig. All of this to the beat of metal/country/reggae-inspired drummer Taylor Hunt.

Sound Culture has played dozens of shows across the state of Georgia, performing with bands such as STOPLIGHT OBSERVATIONS, IYA TERRA, KASH’D OUT, THE HOLDUP, THE RIES BROTHERS and PETER DANTE among many others. The band made their music festival debut at Alphapalooza in 2017 and again in 2018. In April 2019, Sound Culture won Atlanta’s 99x Talent Tap Battle of the Bands competition securing a spot to perform at the legendary Sweetwater 420 Fest. With plans to finish a full-length album and then strengthen their festival presence in the upcoming year, Sound Culture is fully prepared to headline or provide support for any shows in the immediate future.


Previous SHOWS

8.24.19 - The Vinyl w/ GRECO - Atlanta, GA

7.21.19 - Smith’s Olde Bar w/ PETER DANTE & TUNNEL VISION - Atlanta, GA

6.9.19 - Sunset Sessions w/ STOPLIGHT OBSERVATIONS - Atlanta, GA

6.8.19 - Knobby Knees Music Festival w/ FUNK YOU - Albany, GA

5.25.19 - Setter Lake Music Fest - Thomaston, GA

5.22.19 - The Masquerade w/ PACIFIC DUB, THE RIES BROTHERS, SERANATION - Atlanta, GA

4.27.19 - Oglethorpe University - Brookhaven, GA

4.19.19 - Sweetwater 420 Fest - Atlanta, GA

4.9.19 - Smith’s Olde Bar w/ RESINATED - Atlanta, GA

4.6.19 - Sweetwater Brewery - Atlanta, GA

3.21.19 - The Masquerade w/ THE HOLDUP - Atlanta, GA

2.9.19 - The Masquerade w/ KAYA’S EMBRACE- Atlanta, GA

12.19.18 - Aisle 5 SuperJam - Aisle 5 - Atlanta, GA

8.25.18 - Atlanta Reggae Revival 2 (headline) - The Masquerade (Hell) - Atlanta, GA

8.18.18 - Terrapin Brewery Annual Brewau - Athens, GA

8.11.18 - Night Market w/I.R.E. - Peachtree City, GA

8.3.18 - Smith’s Olde Bar w/ JUSTIN KENNEDY BAND - Atlanta, GA

7.27.18 - Huey Luey’s - Sandy Springs, GA

6.18.18 - Georgia Theatre Rooftop - Athens, GA

5.18.18 - Alphapalooza Music Festival 2018 - Gruetli-Lagger, TN

5.9.18 - Smith’s Olde Bar supporting KASH’D OUT, TUNNEL VISION, SERANATION - Atlanta, GA

3.29.18 - Smith’s Olde Bar (headline) w/ BLACKBERRY BREEZE - Atlanta, GA

3.24.18 - The Masquerade (Purgatory) supporting IYA TERRA + TREEHOUSE! - Atlanta, GA

1.27.18 - Atlanta Reggae Revival - The Masquerade (Hell) - Atlanta, GA

1.9.18 - Smith’s Olde Bar supporting RHYTHM EARTH & BLACKBERRY BREEZE - Atlanta, GA


10.20.17 - Nuçi’s Space - Athens, GA

6.11.17 - Alphapalooza Music Festival 2017 - Gruetli-Lagger, TN


Sound Culture recently made the cover of Atlanta’s V3 magazine!

Sound Culture recently made the cover of Atlanta’s V3 magazine!

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Voyage Interview with Sound Culture
Voyage Interview with Sound Culture 2