When Total Fest rears its head, that means a slew of rock is destined to tear through Missoula. And ‘cuz everybody loves a good listicle, here’s the 10 bands I don’t want to miss this year.
1. Treasure Fleet. The dudes in this band come from outfits like Lawrence Arms, The Arrivals and Smoking Popes, but it doesn’t particularly sound like any of those bands. It’s going for more of a psych-garage vibe, which is cool with me. And it’s pretty much the closest I’m getting to seeing Lawrence Arms again this millennium.
2. Al Scorch. I’m most familiar with this Chicago country/Americana singer because Bird’s Mile Home covered one of his songs, and the dudes in Bird’s Mile know them some good songwriting, much like that one Supreme Court judge who definitely knew him some porn.
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