Do you need a little pick me up for your commute to work? Maybe you need a few new artists to add to that playlist of yours. Whatever the case may be, here’s a few artists you definitely want to check out.
Back in 2015, Consequence of Sound stated, “Sleep on these guys at your own risk, because what they did on Friday afternoon was unholy… leaving a trail of scorched earth and melted minds.” That was at Lollapalooza in 2015. Now fast forward to Voodoo Fest 2017 and their performance at the Toyota Music Den and yea, that pretty much sums up their 35 minute set. What I witnessed was the epitome of everything that is great about music. Gritty blues, power surging rock, and an uncanny stage presence that left me and everyone else in utter disbelief. So trust me when I say you need to add them to that playlist of yours. Their powerful live show carries right over onto the record.
Guitar & Lead Vocals – Kevin McKeown | Drums – Eric Owen
New album – “Don’t Wake the Riot”
He’s one man armed with old bastardized mid-century guitars, hand-me-down fiddles and banjos, home-made contraptions with just enough tension on a string to be considered an instrument and any random percussive item he can get his hands or feet on. Lincoln Durham is a self-described obnoxious Southern-Gothic Psycho-Blues Revival-Punk One-Man-Band with a heavy amped edge, preaching the gospel of some new kind of depraved music.
“Durham unleashes unfiltered swampy blues in the same vein as The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, singing with the rawness of Tom Waits and playing with the inventiveness of Jack White.” – JamBase
Latest Album – Revelations of a Mind Unraveling
Heymoonshaker are the unlikely pairing of two art forms that are decades apart; Grit-your-teeth, raw, blues guitar and expansive, heart-pounding beatboxing. I ran across some random 11 minute video of them on YouTube one day where they were performing live on a London street corner. The strumming bluesy guitar, Balcon’s raspy voice, and the intriguing mix of Crowe’s talents as a beatboxer had me hooked instantly.
Andy BaLcon: Vocals/Guitar
Dave Crowe: Mouth Percussion