A new weekly blogroll of what the Creative Loafing music team is listening to right now.
The Body, The Blood, The Machine (2006)
Straight up, uncompromising rock n' roll. It's filled to the brim with loud guitars, catchy tunes, and smart lyrics. The icing on the cake is the storyline that ties it all together: a Christian-based government runs the United States, oppressing its proletariat and a young couple on the run for their lives.
Recommended tracks: "Here's Your Future" and "A Pillar of Salt"
We All Belong (2007)
Sure, their name sounds like some bad '80s rapper, but don't let that fool you. Dr. Dog borrows from the best elements of The Beatles, The Band and The Beach Boys — layered vocal harmonies, ear-catching melodies and quality songwriting — to create something of their own. They'll be playing Crowbar Thursday, February 19.
Recommended track: "The Way the Lazy Do"