Band of the Month
Combining the grooves of funk, rock, latin, drum and bass, reggae, swing and afro-beat with the harmonic languages of jazz, pop sensibilities, progressive composition and full on improvisation, Uncle Sammy has been turning heads and opening ears on the east coast U.S. and around the world for over four years.
Built around the award-winning, mature songwriting of Kevin Higgins, and representing Texas with their original southern-rockin', genre-bendin' “Farm-to-Market Rock'n'Roll” style of music, The Dust Devils once again state their independence from hype and trends. With the 2007 release of their third album, Change in the Weather, (Little Train Records), the Dust Devils combine diversity with raw talent, allowing them to move about freely on the musical landscape.
There are a lot of cover bands around and a lot of those are Grateful Dead cover bands. You've seen them, they're good. Most include the music of Jerry Garcia, Bobby Weir et al with other cover songs and some originals mixed in. DSO is a different breed of "Dead" band. What Dark Star Orchestra does is recreate the Grateful Dead. Not with hippie wigs and fake beards but through the live music. They play the setlist song for song in the same arrangements used by the Dead members of that period.
Growing up in a quaint little town helped Scott McDonald utilize words like "quaint" in his everyday banter. This in turn, transferred over into his music, providing many more opportunities to use obsolete words and useless phrases. After a brief stint in the "Welcome Back Kotter" fan club, Scott got serious about his music. All it took was one song to change his life forever, PAC MAN FEVER. Those pulsating rhythms, the astute lyrical commentary, the cool, chomping sound effects masterfully placed throughout the entire cut. It spoke volumes.
The Miltones specialize in a brand of improvisational, groove and jamming rock and roll that have made them one of the premiere and most highly regarded live musicians in the Colorado area. The band originally came together to explore a unique expression of musical freedom that's heavy on performance and improvisation and light on ego and façade. The resulting confluence of sound, style, vibe, and pure unadulterated joy and fun, has made the Miltones one of the biggest draws in the area. The band has achieved great critical acclaim in the press and was recently voted best