It's an early edition this week, and we're kicking things off with "Alone" by DC's Power Pirate (above). Usually I'm not that into electronic music, but this trio deftly combines aspects of both electronic and rock genres, while managing to maintain an edgy sense of melody and grandeur. If you like what you hear, they'll be at Black Cat in DC this Wednesday, July 8th.
MP3: Alone - Power Pirate
And one of my favorite bands, The Damnwells, will be at IOTA this Sunday, July 12th. Skewing toward the rockier side of alt-country, lead singer Alex Dezen has got a full line-up behind him with a new set of catchy song for him to sink his irresistably raspy vocals into. The band's new CD, One Last Century, was released earlier this year as a free download, and it's still available here.
MP3: 55 Pictures - The Damnwells