Charm City Devils play a low-dough show ($5) at The Basement on Sunday night. Doors are at 7pm.
The legacy of late ’80s/early ’90s hair rock is alive and well in Charm City Devils’ sophomore release, SINS, released earlier this month, though the John Allen-led band brings enough modern flair to the 11 tracks to be considered peers with artists like Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, Egypt Central, and Five Finger Death Punch. Continue reading →
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Like Giants, the band formed and fronted by ex-Hot Damn guitarist Ashleigh Wells, are holding an EP release party at the Scarlet and Grey Cafe. While I mourn the demise of Hot Damn, I’ve always been a fan of Ashleigh’s vocals (which were a bit underutilized in her previous band) and am really excited that she’s now front and center of her own band. Not sure if this is what Like Giants were going for, but the EP sounds to me like Sarah Shannon (Velocity Girl) fronting a mid-90s post-emo pop band, and that, my friends, is a sweet, sweet sound. As far as 2009 local releases go, I think this is one of my favorites.