Band: Patrick Sweany Band
Sounds Like: "Houndog Taylor mixed with Sam Cooke, with a liberal dose of dirty rock and roll that makes you shake your ass."
Fun Fact: "Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys used to play baritone guitar for us, up until he got too busy with rock stardom. I will sell his cell phone number to anyone who sends me 10 bucks."
Playing: Saturday, October 8, at the Lime Spider, Akron.
Why You Should See Them: "You can drink and dance with chicks that also want to drink and dance to boogie music. Not a lot to argue about there." -- Patrick Sweany, guitar/vocals
Sounds Like: "Strong and honest rock music. A burst of positively charged molecules exploding all at once."
Fun Fact: "The band is currently recording a concept album titled The Positive of Negative at Conquistador Studios with Cole Martinez from Years of Fire."
Playing: Friday, October 7, at Peabody's (EP-release party).
Why You Should See Them: "Audiblethread offers a different kind of experience. The live show is a very powerful thing for us. It allows us to connect directly to our friends." -- Eric C. Hess, vocals
Band: The Forty Thieves
Sounds Like: "Tim Armstrong and Mike Ness banged the same chick and no one is sure who the baby belongs to."
Fun Fact: "Scott the drummer is single and searching. He likes long walks on the beach and Kenny G after midnight."
Playing: Thursday, October 6, at the Outpost, Kent.
Why you should see them: "Because Dropgun and the Pussyfoot Girls are going to be there -- and because you want real proof that jam bands aren't the only live music to see in Kent." -- Brian Donovan, guitar, vocals
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