Saturday, January 1, 2011

Evening Rig Show + The 4onthefloor

The Evening Rig and The 4onthefloor
Triple Rock Social Club
Monday, Jan 3
21+ $3

"Nostalgia remains one of the most powerful forces in rock—a fact Twin Cities combo The Evening Rig uses to its advantage throughout its second album, Is Doin’ Stuff. On this set of heartland reminiscences, The Evening Rig takes the throat-searing intensity of Jason Miller’s prior band, pop-punkers The Crush, and sets it atop vastly different sonic terrain: a pleasing mix of 'Mats-styled rumble and acoustic bar-room weepers. Whether going full-throttle or humming along in a lower gear, Miller’s songs stick to what he knows—bar rooms, broken hearts, and nights of teenage debauchery gone by. It’s a formula The Hold Steady has ridden to massive success, and although Miller’s not quite Craig Finn's equal as a wordsmith (who is?), his band possesses equally meaty hooks."

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