Mixing gritty Rock, catchy Pop and urban Blues with an even hand, Sister Seven's latest release, Wrestling Over Tiny Matters
(Arista), is a thorough treat that should have you tossing out those Melissa Etheridge albums in no time
. The Austin quartet are no stranger to the Cincinnati area -- as relentless tour dogs, Cincy stops have long been included in their tour routing. While a way-more-than-capable band, the spotlight on Wrestling
goes to singer Patrice Pike, who possesses some of the most awe-inspiring, soulful pipes in Rock & Roll. But just as impressive is the band's ability to navigate within various genres and never lose their distinct sound.
At Top Cat's on Thursday.