Vote Here and Now for Best of Cleveland 2017®!

Favorite

North Mississippi Allstars 

Electric Blue Watermelon (ATO)

For 2003's Polaris, hill-country boogie monsters the North Mississippi Allstars tried modern rock, but the results weren't nearly as satisfying as the trio's hypnotic hoodoo jams, their sonic signature. Now it's back-to-roots time, with a little help from their friends. Lucinda Williams and North Mississippi singer-guitarist Luther Dickinson exchange tangy vocal lines on the chugging southern-fried grooves of "Hurry Up Sunrise." Elsewhere, Robert Randolph injects his spacey pedal-steel inflections into the sturdy funk of "Stompin' My Foot" (with rapper Al Kapone, who's also on the churning "No Mo"), and the Dirty Dozen adds a rough-hewn brass-band patina to the mournful "Horseshoe." It's another set of raucous swamp stomp, uncompromising enough to satisfy long-time fans and engaging enough to convert newcomers.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Ben Moore @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Sun., March 26
  • Cleveland Improv Jam @ Coffee Phix

    • Sundays
  • Billy Crystal @ State Theatre

    • Wed., March 29

© 2017 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation