Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix
|13 to the Gallows|
While so many local bands do their best to sound like some buzzy indie outfit from Brooklyn or Portland, local shit kickers 13 to the Gallows sound resolutely Sonoran, dunking each dusty rockabilly/country ballad with enough Spaghetti Western ambiance and countrypolitan twang to give Quentin Tarantino a semi.
Tracks like "Boots and Blood" pair psychedelic Pink Floyd space rock with punk edge, while the gravely "Who Am I" could appeal to fans of more esoteric and offbeat types: 16 Horsepower, Slim Cessna's Autoclub, or even Deadbolt. The combination -- displayed on the songs loaded on the band's ReverbNation profile -- works well, and the band promises more material soon. -- Jason P. Woodbury