call "Rock 'n Reel" - think Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span with a
hard rock/punk sensibility, blending Celtic, Slavic and Middle Eastern
rhythms with a whole lot of distortion. I first heard of them after their
last tour (in fact, the day after their Philly concert), and had one of
those epiphanies - this was the type of band I wanted to be in. The band
members show up regularly as characters in Steven Brust's novels.
Anyway, this just in:
* BOILED IN LEAD announce a new lineup. Original lead singer Todd Menton
and guitarist Dean Magraw bring the group to a five-piece, alongside
continuing members Robin "Adnan" Anders (drums), David Stenshoel (fiddle),
and Drew Miller (bass). Singer/guitarist Adam Stemple (in the band since
1993) is no longer performing with BiL. This move brings the "classic"
1986-1990 lineup back together, with new material and expanded
possibilities in the 5-piece format. The new BiL will make its debut
Sunday June 5th at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. More info at
the band's website.
http://www.boiledinlead.com/ for samples.
Road trip to Minneapolis, anyone?