This is a reprint from Beatlanta, thanks Adam and Chris!
Shathouse Rats were just some down to earth guys, drinkers. They came across as modest toward their music and talent, but eager to let folks know what they’re up to right now. I say these guys have something going for themselves. It might not be for some, but for me it was hard to place them in the same arena as any bands I know in Atlanta right now. That makes them all the more appealing. They mix several genres from punk to blues to rock and attitude. They have an old school jail rock feel to them.
In the interview we talk about the Picaflor show on March 18th, the band’s upcoming release and tour plans as well as their music, style and aspirations.
Shathouse Rats will be performing at Picaflor this Friday with Qurious and Imagination Head. For more details about the band, click here
I had the opportunity to check out a band from Philly at WonderRoot last night. Their name is the National Rifle and I was stunned at how tight their performance was. The band members definitely locked in at WonderRoot- the melodicism and charm of the individual parts stood out, yet it all coalesced to create a powerful and moving sound.
I could hear strands of bands like the Hold Steady and Bloc Party, so fans of those groups will enjoy. However, I also heard a bit of Bruce Springsteen. I feel that may because the singer/guitarist rocked out with a Telecaster and had a similar swagger and pseudo-imprecision as the Boss.
Overall, I had a great time and this band from the city of brotherly love proved Philly is churning out some A grade indie music acts.
National Rifle is still on tour, check the dates below to see if they’re coming to a town near you. For other news related to the band, click here.
National Rifle MARCH/APRIL 2011 Tour
New York, NY
Howards Club H
Bowling Green, OH
The Lake House
Lemp Arts Center
St. Louis, MO
The Prophet Bar
Miles From Pangaea are a three piece progressive/ambient instrumental rock band. They’ve been blowing minds’ around the Atlanta area for the past three years and here’s the single Hypoxia off their new album being released in May. Fans of the Omar Rodriguez Lopez group, early Pink Floyd and Can will enjoy.
Listen to Hypoxia here
For more about Miles From Pangaea, click here