Susto w/ Heyrocco, Buffalo Rodeo

When: Wed., Nov. 6 2013

dark country, 9 p.m.

Despite having only been a band for a short time, the Holy City Americana combo Susto is recording its first full-length album and looking to release it in February. Susto frontman Justin Osborne, the former lead vocalist of Sequoyah Prep School, says he was lucky to find like-minded musicians who wanted to collaborate on the songs he has been demoing for the past year, including Johnny Delaware, who released a killer solo LP last year called Secret Wave. “The thing I love most about performing with these guys is the chemistry,” Osborne says. “We all come from different backgrounds, but there is a level of experience we all have that makes playing together natural.” Osborne describes the band’s sound as “beach country,” and while many of the tracks they’ve been producing have a mellow, easy-going Western spirit (see the cosmic country shuffler “Friends, Lovers, Ex-Lovers, Whatever” and the Wilco-esque pop of “Acid Boys”), there’s also a touch of darknesss. “We want our lyrics to be reflective of reality,” Osborne says. “When we write songs, it is very much influenced by our actual experiences.” —Tamara Younkins Tonight

Price: $5

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