Despite their age, ZZ Top still continues to have a cult following. It must be the cutting edge rock attitude they bring along with the bluesy riffs. Known for their beards as well as their guitar playing, ZZ Top is one fun band. Taking a break from the underrepresented, it would be worth a couple seconds to check these guys out if you haven’t already. This is their number “Tush” with vocal contributions from bassist Dusty Hill. It makes for double the fun when both your bassist and guitarist can sing. ZZ Top quickly rose to fame in the early 1970’s due to their charismatic live performances and sense of humor.
Candlebox’s self titled album managed to sell two million copies. This was quite an accomplishment as it was their first album. The song “Far Behind”, one of the only so called catchy songs on the record, was described as taking the heavy sound of Alice In Chains from the previous generation and confining it to the constraints of a pop song with heavy alternative influences. This album may have been well known for it’s time, but similar to Saving Abel,Candlebox got lost over time. Here is the golden oldie from 1993:
This little number by the Crash Kings at one point topped the alternative charts in the U.S. Now is the perfect time to shed some light on the Crash Kings as they are about to drop a new album this month. The Crash Kings received some superb production from Dave Sardy and it shows on the track “Mountain Man”. For a trio, the Crash Kings achieve a big sound and some killer vocals.
The Cowboy Junkies are an alternative blues-rock band and are two time nominees for Group of the Year at the Juno Awards. Hailing from Canada, the group is currently promoting their themed album series consisting of: Remnin Park, Demons, Sing In My Meadow, and Wilderness. The themed album series was an 18 month long production and the band is using their current tour to show off some brand new music. They are an experienced band with albums that have gone 2x platinum, platinum, and gold in Canada. The Cowboy Junkies will be performing in Harrisburg on March 7 at the Whitaker Center. Be there or be square!