Whole Wheat Bread slices up its own recipe of punk
Published: Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 5:08 p.m.
We are fast approaching 60 years of “rock” music. And in that time, sub-genres and mixed genres from alt-rock to rap-country have blurred the lines — the rock music of today would hardly be recognized as rock music by The Stones or The Beatles of yesteryear. Is that a good or bad thing? Who can say?
Jacksonville’s Whole Wheat Bread touts themselves as a punk band today, but if you heard their new single, “Bombs Away,” even five years ago, you’d probably be baffled by this claim. They’d probably be baffled by it, too. But that’s the progression of music. If every punk band still sounded like the Sex Pistols almost 40 years later, you’d begin to ask yourself, “Why make this?” But it’s not up to just one individual to decide what IS punk music or what ISN’T punk music, and that’s the beauty of it: The constant evolution of modern pop music is what keeps it alive, and so what if they have no resemblance to their musical forefathers?
You can catch the evolution Friday along with hip-hopsters The Messenger & Robzilla, Pinemount Kings and the local power-pop quartet The Upside, at High Dive starting at 9 p.m.
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Jacksonville’s swamp rockers Memphibians roll through town along with Velma & The Happy Campers tonight at 1982, starting at 8.
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Local country singer/songwriter Justin Freeman performs with Xtremegrass Live and Flagship Romance at High Dive on Saturday, starting at 8 p.m.
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Local punk rock kids Post Teens perform along with fellow punks Rose Cross, Big Eyes, Audacity and The Careeners on Sunday at The Atlantic, starting at 10 p.m.
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If longhaired, mustachioed men playing rock music with a nice twinge of country is your thing, then Bright Light Social Hour is your thing. They’ll be playing along with the Nicole Nouveau Band on Tuesday at High Dive, starting at 8 p.m.
Contact Scott Kauffmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.