The debut from the Alabama Shakes is "Boys & Girls" and it's on Ato, not a typo for Atco. Yup, they're really from Alabama and it's like a raunchy and bluesy bar band, featuring three white dudes and a kick-ass black chick singer, Brittany Howard, none of which should matter but this is Alabama, after all. The album kicks it off with their best one, "Hold On," most of the rest are generic bluesy rockers that are solid, if not entirely mindbending, yet, I'm thinking this would be a very good live band.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
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Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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