by Dan Ferguson
The Cave Singers
It's difficult to categorize new release No Witch from The Cave Singers. Come to think of it, you'd be hard-pressed to brand any of the now three albums the Seattle-based trio. From the elegant folk of leadoff track "Gifts and the Raft" to the lash-out rocker "Black Leaf" to the hooky pop appeal of "Clever Creatures" to the Stonesy "Haystacks" to the serrated garage vibe of album closer "No Prosecution If We Bail", the sonic landscape of No Witch is a wide one and continues to make The Cave Singers one of the most spellbinding bands making music these days. Visit www.jagjaguwar.com.
The Cave Singers appear at The Met Café in Pawtucket on Saturday, April 2.
Supersuckers front man Eddie Spaghetti goes the solo route on Sundowner, his debut for like-minded label Bloodshot Records. The Supersuckers have always had a country underpinning to their rough and rowdy rawk and Spaghetti takes that direction time and again on Sundowner. Proof positive the stew of covers running the gamut from Del Reeves' "Girl on the Billboard" to Steve Earle's to Johnny Cash to go with a handful of tasty and twang-leaning originals. Like a Supersuckers show, it's a good time. Visit www.bloodshotrecords.com.
Eddie Spaghetti appears at Club Hell in Providence on Sunday, April 3.
(Dan Ferguson is a free-lance music writer and host of The Boudin Barndance, broadcast Thursday nights from 6 - 9 pm on WRIU-FM 90.3. He lives in Peace Dale and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)