Hoots & Hellmouth / Fast Food Junkies
Philadelphia-based Hoots & Hellmouth creates new music for old souls. Blending the twisted roots of American music in a fierce and fiery alchemy, this ragtag bunch seeks a revival of spirit. Soulful three-part harmonies co-mingle with acoustic guitars, a mandolin, an upright bass and foot stomps building a synergy that bursts from both stage and speaker with aural aplomb. McPherson's Fast Food Junkies are a band of reformed Kansas metalheads who turned to the gospel of bluegrass. Fans of Split Lip Rayfield should warm to the band's sadistic yet schooled take on Appalachian folk traditions. The band shouts out Hank Williams, Old Crow Medicine Show and Alice in Chains in equal measure, creating a string-band maelstrom with plenty of punk rock attitude.