Band of Heathens, The Trishas, Charlie Shafter

Tuesday, December 28, at the Granada Theater

Band of Heathens is technically from Austin, but the band comes off like it might have spent a great deal of time in New Orleans learning the rich mixture of sounds that mark that city's eclectic scene.

In moments, this outfit is reminiscent of The Band circa the early '70s: Their take on rootsy American music is not an attempt to create a warped country music. Rather, they tastefully incorporate blues and folk without really trying to be the Grateful Dead.

If anything, the group doesn't seem concerned with having a stripped-down sound or emulating the glories of its heroes. Not unlike Big Star, these guys are writing rock 'n' roll rooted in music indigenous to the middle South. Surprisingly soulful, the Heathens may be polished, but there's nothing artificial about their sound.

 
My Voice Nation Help
0 comments
 
Dallas Concert Tickets

Around The Web

Concert Calendar

  • November
  • Sat
    22
  • Sun
    23
  • Mon
    24
  • Tue
    25
  • Wed
    26
  • Thu
    27
  • Fri
    28
Loading...