"They knew the lyrics to every song," Jeremy Dawson says. "It was freaking me out. They knew more of the lyrics than I did." Parents are rocking out to Shiny Toy Guns, and their '80s-like sound is bringing in the kids. "Maybe. Kids like what kids like, and normally they don't like what Mom and Dad like."
Oh My God's triumphant appearance at the MidPoint Music Festival six weeks ago was more than merely a great gig by a renowned Chicago band with a fervent Queen City following. It was a celebration of survival, a transcendent Rock show that tapped into the joie de vive of life itself.
A decade ago, a bunch of geographically distant friends met in the upstate New York Dead haven of Watkins Glen and put together a band that tossed caffeinated versions of Folk, Gospel, Bluegrass and Country into the collection plate and halleleujahed their way into the rootsy revival as Old Crow Medicine Show.