Appomattox rev up the riffs and bring it. - Oh My Rockness

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Appomattox rev up the riffs and bring it.

June 9, 2008
It's always refreshing when a band comes around that actually wants to rock. You wouldn't think this would be such a rare occurrence considering pretty much all this stuff we write about is within the genre of "rock 'n roll." But somewhere along the recent way, rocking out became passe and synths became key. F-that and thank goodness for Brooklyn's Appomattox.

These three dudes are a straight up guitar band that rips through peppy power-chord songs with an underlining current of nicely-tempered spazz. I'm not exactly sure what these songs are about, nor do I exactly care. I just know that sometimes the band's slightly-distorted choruses with the proper amount of feedback make me want to raise my fist in the air just like I used to do back in the '90s when I would "borrow" my friend's ID so I could go see shows in bars in Chicago.

Appomattox may be a blast from the indie rock past, but that's definitely a past worth blasting around about. Appomattox blasts.

Appomattox plays Trash Bar, on Saturday, June 14th.


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