The prolific Michael On Fire has a new EP of rousing anthems called "Cadillac Ranch." He should know about the vehicular vernacular - he's from Detroit. MoF is also a master of the sing-along, stomp along slice of social commentary - think Michael Moore with an acoustic guitar. Sadly underappreciated after decades of great music, relentless touring and countless albums - this is a four song EP from a man who is never gonna have a day job. Good - because he excels at his night job. MoF is as good as Paul Thorn, Todd Snider and any of those other singer/songwriters with more money, but less hair. Old school locals will remember MoF from the Charlie's days and all those drunken Monday nights with Drew the Bartender. The title tune will make you a fan if you're not already - and when's the last time you heard a lyrical reference to a melaleuca tree? I hate them - no flowers - but MoF? Hey, he's on fire...and coming to SOhO in 11 July.
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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