Swagger Swerve

Episode 23

Swagger Swerve with the Stone MGs: Love Kings of Leon? Me too. Similarly The Stone Mg’s: literally bridging the gap between soul and rock

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Good musicians sing about their struggles. Music is a reflection of their environment” – SJ Warman

"I Need You" – The Stone Mg’s:



  • Their inspiration behind their hit “I Need You” and how it is about “going back into the other side”.

  • What their process is, being a thousand miles apart but still managing to write songs together.

  • Their music influences growing up in the 80’s including some of the big names such as Led Zeppelin, The Doors, New York Dolls, Tom Petty, Motown, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Al Green.

  • How they decided that being a musician was the thing that they wanted to do.

  • Commercialism has affected the music scene in Austin, Texas specifically the live performance scene where musicians tend to shy away from the high cost of living.

  • How their current moods affect their creative process and how things just come out naturally according to emotions at a given time.

  • Their principle, a quote from Duke Ellington; “I don’t need more time. I need a deadline”, when it comes to deciding when a song is ready. How they produce a music that’s authentic to them, to their brand.

  • How the name “The Stone Mg’s” came to be

  • How the internet has changed how people, not only musicians, connect to other people and how it’s shaping the music industry nowadays.  

[In making music] “We never force it. It never comes out right when we try. It really does have to come organic” – Rodney

“When it comes out, it comes out. We don’t force it and we do it because we love doing it” – SJ

The Stone Mg’s is to release an EP very soon and a music video is in the works scheduled to be released in the summer. Fans can expect more awesome music and treats from the band this 2019 as they are going to schedule some giveaways to go out.

Be sure to check out The Stone Mg’s here:

Website: https://stonemgs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestonemgs/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestonemgs/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thestonemgs

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Fd43BfYHf5kL1mOU3mSSY


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