Caress @ The Middle East Downstairs 9.8.2012

Sir Vix-A-Lot wasn’t the only gender-homogenous act of One Night Band 4. When the ladies were done, it was up to the gentlemen in Caress (Jay Allen, Matt Parish, Nate Rogers, Todd Sampson and Will Dailey) to pump up the volume. They made Christian Slater proud.

The Autumn Hollow Band @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.5.2011

The Autumn Hollow Band is a band that sounds like The Band. Band band band. They have one foot in rock, one in folk and one in country. They are a three legged monster of Americana.

Speaking of feet, a good portion of the band was barefoot during their set that opened Preliminary Night #3 of the 2011 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble. As they finished their set, I ruminated that topping The Autumn Hollow Band’s set would be a challenging feat.*

*John Powhida International Airport would go on to win the night, but we’ll have more on that later.