Friday, May 6, 2011

The Cover Of The Rolling Stone

If you're an avid reader, you'll know that for the past few months, there has been a contest allowing you to vote for your favorite up and coming band to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. It started with thousands of bands taking part, and it's now down to four vying for the ultimate prize, and also a contract with Atlantic Records. This is no American Idol; you'll actually find real talent here. I've listened to the songs of the remaining finalists and they all sound worthy of being in the final four. But I definitely know who I want on the cover of RS.

Enter The Sheepdogs, hailing from Saskatoon, SK. And yes, they are a shaggy bunch. The singer's vocals reminds me of Paul Rodgers of Free, and the music like The Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Guess Who, The Allman Brothers, CCR, and everything we love about southern boogie rock & roll. The music may be very familiar, but I think the world needs to hear this band. Besides, they represent the qualities RS (of the '60s and '70s) used to stand for. Let's bring back rock & roll into the mainstream. If you're not convinced after listening to their stuff, then you should get your head checked.