Thanks to the article mentioned in my previous post, I have a new favorite band of the hour.
The Hold Steady.
Their myspace blog.
The writer of the article described them as "blink-182 covering Springsteen while thinking of Joe Strummer." I'm not sure I hear much blink-182 in there, but there is a hint of Social Distortion. It's really fantastic stuff.
Happy summer to all. And always keep your ears open for the good, new stuff. It's college radio, clubs, and the internet for me. I gave up on mainstream radio a long, long time ago. And I haven't looked back.