If you’re caught not
gettin’ down at a Particle concert, it may be assumed that you’re either
not hip enough to groove, have a fat rock in your shoe or are sadly too
self-conscious to let your limbs loose.
The band’s skronky
Psychedelic Blues with a side of Soul and a sprinkle of Pop melodicism
was an easy sell to local fans of the Buffalo Killers’ loping Psych Pop
thunder and the Heartless Bastards’ quirky Indie Blues mutations.
Either there’s an evolution/revolution
going on down in the hills of Tennessee or someone has spiked the water
supply with a chemical blend of adrenaline and amphetamine, because the
Riff Rock sounds emanating from the state these days could strip the
bark off a redwood tree at 50 paces.
What is awesome and innovative about 10
String Symphony is that while both Sedelmyer and Baiman are profuse in
the Bluegrass, Old-Time and Celtic styles, they possess an open-minded
bent for blatantly Progressive music as well.
While not quite a critical darling, The
Head and the Heart has used its organic formation and deeply felt belief
in its songs and each other to attract a large, intensely loyal and
well-deserved fan base.
Early last year, former Karate
vocalist/guitarist Geoff Farina joined forces with Brokeback/Tight
Phantomz bassist Pete Croke and ex-Chisel drummer John Dugan to create
Exit Verse, a power trio for the 21st century.