When: Wed., Nov. 27 2013
Americana, 8 p.m.
Two years ago after Gaslight Street’s sophomore record, 2011’s Idle Speed, singer-guitarist Campbell Brown and company — Whitt Algar (keys), Dan Wright (guitar), Noelle Pietras (vocals, percussions), Stratton Moore (drums), and Ben Kinser (bass) — are back with a brand-spanking new LP, Heavy Wind. The title track is a weary Southern rock ballad that recalls the Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic. Brown and company allow the music to build bit by bit, and we guarantee the song will still be in your head long after the tune ends. The third track on Heavy Wind, “Uptight,” feels like a straight-up country rocker before it mellows into a Dead-style ballad, while “Blue Skies for Fools” is a country-reggae shuffler featuring co-vocals by Brown and Pietras and “Stone Rollin’” is a good ole-fashioned Little Feat-esque boogie. If you’re interested in hearing the title track, head on over to Gaslight Street’s Reverb Nation page, but if you’re itching to hear the album in its entirety, you’re going to need to throw down some green at the iTunes store. —Stephen Pappas NEXT WEDNESDAY