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PopCult Best Bet: Mark Bates and The Vacancies (Song Of The Week!)

July 11, Mark Bates and his band, The Vacancies bring their Earthy Alternative sound to The Blue Parrot.  As a special preview, PopCult presents a preview song right here for your listening pleasure.  “Spiral Down,” is a wonderful mid-tempo ballad that sounds for all the world like a lost track from rock legends, The Band.  This tasty slice of Americana ought to be enough to entice you to come out Friday night.  The band starts playing at 10 PM. The cover is a mere five bucks, and if all goes according to plan, the RFC crew will be on hand to record a couple of numbers for upcoming shows.

Until then, listen to this great song,

“Spiral Down” by Mark Bates and The Vacancies

“Sprial Down” by Mark Bates and The Vacancies.


Above, Mark Bates (center) and The Vacancies.


  1. Stephen Beckner

    Excellent song.

  2. Elvis Capone

    The sound parts of my computer is all busted up, so I can not hear the song. However, I am required by law to ponder the hypothetical situation in which Mr. Bates would have a butler.

    Bates (to butler): Surely, then, Jeeves, my tea will soon go blind.

  3. Longtime Listener

    Man, that’s a great tune. Does this mean we’re going to see the return of the “Song Of The Week” in PopCult?

  4. Mexican Romeo

    Man, that’s a really great song. Great recording, too. How about more from Mr. Bates and his crew?

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