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The Stone Foxes - "This Town" (video) (premiere)

The Bay Area blues rockers premiere a new video that focuses on the strength and energy of their live show.

San francisco blues rock band the Stone Foxes released their latest album Twelve Spells back in September, and when it came to putting together a video for the track "This Town", what better way than capturing the infectious energy the guys bring to the stage night after night? The Stone Foxes are a wickedly great live band, and "This Town" brings it out brilliantly.

"From early blues to Elvis and Little Richard through the heyday with bands like Led Zepplin and the Rolling Stones, rock 'n' roll has always been fueled by the wild and ecstatic shared experiences of live shows," the band says. "Shows that encourage people to come together and be uninhibited, sweaty and share in the elevation of music and celebration. Our live show is completely rooted in this philosophy. Sometimes it seems like this kind of honest experience has gotten watered down in music and culture across the boards but to us the heart of rock n rolls still beating! We all give everything we've got every night because we want people to feel the music like we do. When the whole crowd becomes one with us, that's what it's all about. We craft sets that move. They start with fire and build to explosive frenzy on a dynamic track."

Catch the Stone Foxes on tour:

11/13 Charlotte, NC/Visulite Theater

11/14 Asheville, NC/New Mountain Theatre

11/15 Atlanta, GA/Smith's Olde Bar

11/16 Nashville, TN/The Basement

11/18 New Orleans, LA/Maple Leaf Bar

11/19 Conroe, TX/Dosey Doe Music Café

11/20 Austin, TX/Lamberts

11/21 San Antonio, TX/The Amp Room

11/22 Fort Worth, TX/Magnolia Motor Lounge

12/4 Sebastopol, CA/Aubergine

12/31 San Francisco, CA/Slim's

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