There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Tell me: What should result when Cody Dickinson, son of the late Memphis roots-rock musician Jim Dickinson, forms a band and covers a number of songs by Garry Burnside, son of the late Mississippi bluesman R.L. Burnside? Nope, not juke-joint blues. The Hill Country Revue, like Cody’s other band, the North Mississippi Allstars, plays 21st century southern rock. On its two albums, the band resembles a sped-up Allman Brothers more than Junior Kimbrough, another iconoclastic Mississippi bluesman that Garry once played with. Though there are hints of hill country blues rhythms and gospel, the Revue’s emphasis is on amped-up power chords and lengthy, screeching guitar solos. While I say too flashy, their fans say, “Man, those dudes can play.”
HILL COUNTRY REVUE PERFORMS WITH THE NEW MEDIA AND THE JONES AT 8:30 P.M. AT ROCK & ROLL HOTEL, 1353 H ST. NE. $12-$14. (202) 388-7625. (TICKETS FROM DC9 WILL BE HONORED.)