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Sway to Kalob Griffin Band and Their Country-Dusted Rock at MilkBoy Philly Mar. 31

Sway to Kalob Griffin Band and Their Country-Dusted Rock at MilkBoy Philly Mar. 31

There’s a simple rolling groove in the Kalob Griffin Band’s “Take Me River,” as the percussive semblance of the bass guitar, drums, and piano meld together in a specific way, which makes the hips naturally sway in that down-home backyard barbeque kind of way, just when a lead guitar solo slices right through upping the ante.  It’s the country-dusted rock they’re known for, and they’ll bring it to MilkBoy Philly tonight for their last Philly show before their official release party for their debut album, which was recorded at Milkboy Studios in the fall (BONUS: They’re pre-releasing to album tracks at the show). KGB’s sound varies from an upbeat southern rock/country blues a la the Allman Brothers Band to a dark moody grunge tinged one that screams of Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Sharing the bill is TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb. TJ Kong’s lead singer Dan Buskewicz has the type of raspy-throaty vocals that make his words ring true and wise. His harmonica playing develops a rustic Americana sense that’s further galvanized by the addition of upright and backing vocals act like echoes in the distant. It’s as if Bob Dylan and the Band are back together, taking us on the back of a pickup truck, passing a bottle of whiskey, riding through the backwoods, telling stories and using the instruments to exemplify their points. MilkBoy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St., 9:30 $12, 21+ (Photo by David Turcotte) - Michael Colavita

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