7 - The Baffles 8 - The Mooks 9 - Erik Larson & Peacemaker 11 - Under the Sun 12 - Rare Birds
Sounds Like: Queens of the Stone Age, Graveyard, Grand Funk Railroad, KADAVAR
Label: Permanent Youth Records, Permanent Youth Records
Bio: The Rare Birds were born in Cleveland, Ohio. Guitar-slinging, harmonizing, large amounts of tube-driven volume. Queens of the Stone Age meets Kadavar meets Grand Funk Railroad.
“Following behind them were Rare Birds, a band that recently moved to Austin from (Cleveland). This was the real surprise of the day. The three piece act, sans bass, managed to wrestle some amazing riffs into the tightly wound machine that is their band. With a sound that draws on Zep, Queens of the Stone Age, and maybe a little Black Keys, this is definitely an act to watch.”