Saul Glennon

Triology 1: "How Can You Call That Music?" (GDR!)

Saul Glennon The Grog Shop Saturday, October 7
Seven albums in, Saul Glennon frontman Jack Rugan is still one of Cleveland's brightest undiscovered talents, and his new disc shows he's been better than good from the get-go. For the album, the Westlake quintet and friends polish tunes the prolific songsmith penned as a teen in '80 and '81. New drummer Andy Ullman gives Saul a welcome boost, and the invigorated group play '60s-style pop that's informed by the Beatles and mod-era Who. Three-minute blasts like "I Got You" are crammed with stop-start riffs, raspy harmonies, happy handclaps, and simple indie-rock beats. It's impossible not to sing along -- unless you're too busy dancing.

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