Lunch from December 11th to December 15th 2017.
Our own house publication, providing an interesting look into what's what on our island and beyond...
A special column giving a high-five to worthwhile articles and opinions all through the year...
a fearsome foursome
Monday, 11.11.2013, 20:20
oh what a night...
New Country Rehab (CAN)
Straight in from Toronto, Canada's cultural capital situated on the Great Lakes, and blowing across the Northeastern flats to the pearly Mississihl is the Alt-country band New Country Rehab. They're the Fab Four of their city and no, they're not your grandaddy's Blue Grass Country Band anymore.
New Country Rehab is led by the charismatic fiddler and songman John Showman who's getting intense support from bandmembers Roman Tome (drums, percussion and vocals), Ben Whitely (bass, vocals) and Anthony da Costa (guitar, effects). Make no mistake and purists beware, it's as fearsome a foursome as you'll ever see and hear; their driving, unconventional songs are rockin' and rollin' and might just cause you to overdose on «old/new» which could slam you straight into schizophrenia rehab.

If you ever get out, you also might appreciate knowing about their self-titled first album from 2011, followed by their latest «Ghosts Of Your Charms», a sophomore work loaded with 11 original, obstinate, against-the-grain but intelligent, poetic songs derived from their observations about and their experiences with bluecollar life in their town. So for all you urban country purists, but also especially for those who're thirsting to expand their horizon on the subject, see this band. Here's another Canadian, K.D. Laing: «Look. Art knows no prejudice, art knows no boundaries, art doesn't have a judgment in its purest form. So just go, just go.» (And of course, you know where to that is).
top...
el Lokal