Bobaflex break out of small town West Virginia to unleash a gritty autobiographical album that will course blood and adrenaline through the veins of all who listen to it, especially the kids who hail from dirt towns.
On October 30th Bobaflex will release their sophomore album, Tales From Dirt Town, on TVT records. Musically, Bobaflex decided to take things back to their roots on the new album. The band wanted to keep their metal edge and imbue it with more harmonies, melody, and singing, along the lines of Gun N’ Roses. Tales From Dirt Town is like a bittersweet love letter to working class culture and blue collar yet redneck upbringing. With determination and resolve, only good things can come to Bobaflex, who shine a spotlight on the people of dirt towns with Tales From Dirt Town.
Bobaflex is on tour in October and November. Here is the current schedule!
Oct 12 The AlRosa Villa – Columbus, Oh
Oct 13 The Monkey – Huntington, West Va
Oct 25 The Rock – Minneapolis, Mn
Oct 26 Barrymore Theater – Madison, Wi
Oct 27 Pearl Room – Mokena, Il
Oct 28 Elixir – Rockford, Il
Oct 30 The Northside Firehouse – Lima, Oh
Oct 31 Club Bijou – Toledo, Oh
Nov 1 Columbia Music Hall – Portsmouth, Oh
Nov 2 The Cellar – Struthers, Oh
Nov 3 Harpo’s – Detroit, Mi
Nov 4 Peabodys – Cleveland, Oh
Nov 6 Webster Theater – Hartford, Ct
Nov 7 Crocodile Rock – Allentown, Pa
Nov 8 Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
Nov 10 Jaxx – Springfield, Va
Nov 15 The Social – Orlando, Fl
Nov 21 Hooligans – Jacksonville, NC
Nov 23 Ace’s – Johnstown, Pa
Nov 24 The Machine Shop – Flint, Mi
I recently reacquired a brand new copy of this disc for a mere $6.00 and was shocked to have found it. It is pretty hard to find in 2007.
The band was creating and performing great hard rock music, when it was pretty unpopular.
They have been fairly quiet since their last release, Ignite in 2001, but are rumored to be taking the stage in Rocklahoma 2008.
If you like great hard party rock, then you need to check out Hair of the Dog’s self titled debut from 1998. On this disc, I can hear the influence of Ted Nugent and Aerosmith in the bands’ music. Ryan Cook’s slide guitar is a nice addition to the hard rockin’ tunes.
Even though this disc doesn’t come close to capturing the energy of the band’s amazing live show, it is definitely worth spinning today.
Some of the stand out tracks are Cadillac Jack, Whiskey Tango, Alone and The Party Ain’t Over.
You can check out a few of the band’s tunes at their myspace page. If you can find a copy, I recommend picking this one up!
Rating:Out of 10
- Cadillac Jack
- Whiskey Tango
- Sweet Lady Vegas
- As I Am
- Southern Cock
- The Party Ain’t Over
- Satin Girl
- Killin’ Heart
Another Animal just released their self titled debut album, featuring the single “Broken Angle.” Listeners can preview four more songs from Another Animal at Clear Channel. Another Animal is comprised of Godsmack members Robbie Merrill (bass), Tony Rombola (guitar), Shannon Larkin (drums) and former Ugly Kid Joe Whitfield Crane. The band’s release mixes grunge, punk, and bluesy rock to make an eclectic sound all their own. With a 23 date tour supporting Alter Bridge in full swing, the band has their work cut out for them.
Preview tracks at Clear Channel
Stream “Broken Again”