What do you think of when you hear the name “PowerSolo”? ‘Round Denmark way, the moniker apparently conjures the trash-rock psychobilly legacy of Hasil Adkins, the Cramps, and Southern Culture on the Skids. Powersolo may be a power trio, but in this case, the prog-metal acrobatics of rush are replaced with something they call “donkey punk.” Two tremolo-loving chicken-scratch, rail-thin guitarists Kim Kix and Atomic Child. And drummer J.C. Benz playing his trade on just a snare, bass drum, and floor tom. It would’ve been good enough had PowerSolo hailed from the Land of NASCAR. But the fact that this exercise in B-movie punk-a-billy is coming from Aarhus, Denmark, adds plenty of delicious cognitive dissonance. “The next song goes out to Grandma. It’s called “Stupid Little Bitch!””
Brandi Carlile’s third of six 2020 Ryman Auditorium concerts featured guest appearances from The War & Treaty and Sheryl Crow.
Dark Star Orchestra recreated two classic Grateful Dead shows and played a pair of elective concerts as part of their Jam In The Sand 2020 destination event in Mexico last week.
Mike Gordon dusted off “Soulfood Man” for the first time since 2017 and just second time since 2014 as part of his band’s Sunday night show at Mr. Small’s in Pittsburgh.
Wilco loaded their setlist with bust outs and rarities on Sunday at their Sky Blue Sky destination event in Mexico.
Dead & Company focused on Jerry songs over the course of Sunday’s matinee at Playing In The Sand in Mexico.