One of my favorite Rock bands of the last coupla years, these Georgia sons are playing a coupla one-off headlining gigs after a run of dates opening for the almighty Dinosaur Jr. (and a co-headlining European tour w/ A Place To Bury Strangers directly before that)... and we were lucky enough to land one!
I didn't get to see their set in support of Manchester Orchestra in late '08 @ Orpheum... but I do know they absolutely laid waste to a New World Brewery crowd, a day after their Langerado set earlier last year.
Their sound: an intoxicating blend of Alt-Country, Grunge, Psych, Etc; think My Morning Jacket meets Nirvana meets Pink Floyd. Sure, you'll dig their authentically southern (ie: slide geetars, trucker hats, unpretentious stage presence, etc.) vibe... but that's probably not what you'll focus on. Instead, you'll just get lost in the Rock.
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