I know these guys didn’t even make it on either mine or Dan’s list, but both of us absolutely love this fucking band. When these guys came to town and wowed festival goers, both of us stood by and grinned from ear to ear, because we knew where the magic was. Imagine if you took the awesome silliness of the B52s and mixed it with the right fucking lickity split sweet twang of C.C.R. – you get Southern Culture on the Skids. I missed the initial gig at Zaphod’s in Ottawa, but Dan was there, and he got right stinky with the band afterward. Always the nicest folks, the height of professionalism, and DAMN they put on a good show – both sonically and visually. Grad some chicken and your girl, and get a copy of Dirt Track Date – you’ll thank us, we promise.