Friday, June 6, 2008
The Evening Rig's "Never Been'er" gets 4.5 of 5 stars in Alternative Press!
Unabashedly Midwestern, undeniably good
The Evening Rig - Never Been'er
You know you're looking at the definition of a bar-rock band when their MySpace blog offers up guestlist spots to anyone willing to serve as the group's designated driver. Featuring ex-members of Minneapolis mainstays Cadillac Blindside, the Crush and the Cardinal Sin, the Evening Rig channel hometown legends the Replacements and throw in an extra touch of twang to their infectious choruses, making Never Been'er every bit as enjoyable as the newest efforts from alt-country superstars Wilco or the Weaktherthans. Through a consistent blend of shoegazer and anthemic rock, the veteran quartet are an amalgam of everything great about the Minneapolis music scene and a worthy introduction for those yet to explore alt-country's honest and drunken flair. Listeners seeking screamers and blastbeats need not apply. (HEART OF A CHAMPION) Kevin Wade