Tonight at 8, former KWOD DJ Andy Hawk's Sounds of Sac showcase returns to the Powerhouse Pub in Old Folsom, with Smoke, Bastards of Young and The Ruin performing. It may be a bit far for midtown-ites, but perhaps the free cover will make up for that.
Of the three bands, Smoke is the only one I've seen live (I think I may have played a show with them back in the day). They're a solid, 4/20-friendly band with heavy Sublime influences.
I'm not sure I could describe Bastards of Young (Swagger City Records) any better than this description of their split LP, found on their MySpace:
Bastards of Young deliver six whiskey soaked anthems that will have you singing along before you even know the words.
The Ruin falls somewhere between the other two artists, with punchy guitar riffs leading into melodic alt-rock choruses.
I've got e-mails out to all three bands asking for permission to post downloadable MP3s, so hopefully you'll have some iPod fodder later today.
Update 5:55 p.m.: Here's a free download from The Ruin:
The Ruin - Slip Away [MF]
[6/03/2009 12:11:00 PM | 1 comments ]