Down the Old Cold River with The Growlers

The Growlers – “Old Cold River”

Somewhere in a roadhouse with dusty red velvet curtains, on an old redwood cabaret stage, for an audience of ghosts next to a country highway to nowhere, The Growlers begin to play. In a swirl of reverb and tinsel, the zombified spirit of Elvis dirty dances with Marilyn, as Hunter Thompson smokes through a diamond studded cigarette holder with Marlene Dietrich. Nearby the old cold river flows, perpetually, indifferent to the souls it carries to the ocean, long after the road is silent. What is music, other than a mind altering substance? If so, this is gr8 music!

The Growlers
“Old Cold River” (mp3)
from “Are You In Or Out?”

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The Revelators hath Hell to Pay for they doth rock

The Revelators – “Hell to Pay”

A monster track with a message. Now I’m not sure exactly what that message is – I expect it’s a little different for everyone! But Listen up and take heed. Wow, the saxophones and this record are shredding. Yes, I called it a “record.” That’s praise. This rocks.

The Revelators
“Hell to Pay” (mp3)
from “The Revelators”
(Head Records)

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Rocket 350’s “Six Gun” shoots fast and straight

Rocket 350 – “Six Gun”

How much reverb can you stack on a twang guitar before it drowns? There really is no limit. Rocket 350 is a wild rockabilly band with some south of the border twists and dub sensibilities. Really. This song rocks. I love that freaky twitch in the vocal on the chorus. Gives me goosebumps.

Rocket 350
“Six Gun” (mp3)
from “American Grease”
(Beatville Records)

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