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Silo the Huskie

By · June 10th, 1999 · Gig of the Week

Fans of smart, catchy AltRock should not miss this weekend's appearance of Columbus' Silo the Huskie.

Formed in '94, the band has suffered through lineup changes and even a brief split, but now they've returned with a fantastic, self-titled full-length. Why this band isn't on some kind of big indie label is beyond comprehension. Their debut rocks with a slightly skewed psychedelic sway, buoyed by some phenomenal songwriting and melodies that will pierce your skull. While certainly a Pop band, the band also retains a more sprawling base and an organic, almost rootsy vibe, similar to the mind-bending Pop of Built to Spill. Highlights of the album include the hook-laden "Hotel Mary Appalachia," the quiet, quasi-Neil Young ballad "While You Were Out," and the unique, creeping "Spiral to a Yardsale."

At Top Cat's with Circus of the Sun and Pale Shebah.



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