The Red Stick Ramblers, Nick Lowe, Panther...

by PopMatters Staff

27 February 2008

 

The Red Stick Ramblers
Made in the Shade [Video]

Here’s to Made in the Shade, a foot-tappin’, energetic standout by the Red Stick Ramblers. Midway through the opening title track, lead vocalist Linzay Young confirms what you already know—you are in a place where Texas swing, Cajun music, and N’awlins jazz mix and mingle (“it comes from Opelousas / and it’s made in the shade”). When he adds that “chances are / my back pocket’s got a little thirst aid”, you have no doubt that beverage is white lightnin’. The Red Stick Ramblers offer you a drink and tug you onto the dance floor.—Mark W. Adams

Nick Lowe
I Love My Label [MP3]
     

Panther
Violence, Diamonds [MP3]
     

On the Lam (Copy remix) [MP3]
     

Astrid Williamson
I Am the Boy for You [MP3]
     

Apes
Beat of the Double [MP3]
     

The Teenagers
Starlett Johansson [MP3]
     


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