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Three Bad jacks + More bands TBA
doors at 8pm
“Soid Gold, the full-length debut from Philly’s Crills Wilson, is a very American record. Not because of its music; that can be faked—it’s more of a feeling. The album does use the sound quite well, with a hefty mix of blues, country, and rock’n’roll. (Album opener “Current Currency” borrows the beat, and rowdiness, of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty.”) Maybe it’s the lyrics, with songs about grifting, trash-picking, and running from the law, all of which are things Americans are born highly skilled at doing. Or maybe the feeling comes from Wilson’s voice, which has a warm but worn quality, like a punky Burl Ives. The record leaves the impression that Wilson’s the kind of guy who would wreck your house during a party, but come back the next morning to help clean up the mess. What’s more American than that?”