The hard-stompin’, hillbilly-rockin’ act Chickasaw Mudd Puppies formed in Athens, Ga., in 1988 and quickly established themselves as bluesy, shouty stand-outs in the Georgia music scene. Guitarist Ben Reynolds and singer/percussionist/harmonica player Brant Slay released their debut in 1989 on the California indie label Texas Hotel Records. They signed to Wing Records, a subsidiary of Mercury/PolyGram, in 1990 and released the albums White Dirt and 8 Track Stomp (co-produced by Willie Dixon and Michael Stipe). Fans loved their raw style and hickish energy. The twosome called it quits in 1992, but they reunited this year with drummer Alan Cowart (of Jacksonville, Fla., band the Beggar Weeds). As a trio, they performed this year at South by Southwest in Texas and at the recent AthFest events in their hometown. New recordings are in the works. 9 p.m.
T. Ballard Lesemann