The Congress

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:: Bluebird Theater :: May 4 :: (CD release)
:: Dickens Opera House :: May 25 ::
:: Campout for the Cause @ Statebridge ::
:: May 27 ::

The Congress

Whatever You Want

Independent

4 out of 5 stars

 

Anyone who has seen The Congress play live knows that they can play the hell out of a Grateful Dead cover. But for their first full-length album, the band comes out of the gate with a lead and title track that is a almost sludgy and grungy sounding.

That sound continues through much of the album — fuzzed out blues chord progressions held together by the absolutely massive sound from the two-piece rhythm section. That power trio feel is what they were searching for, and each member’s playing is tight enough to keep that sound dialed in. Bassist and vocalist Scott Lane delivers a growl that’s as powerful as his big-ass beard. Guitarist Jonathan Meadows shows some major shredding capabilities, and Mark Levy holds all of that together on drums. It’s a solid piece of work.  — BFJ

 

:: Bluebird Theater :: May 4 :: (CD release)

:: Dickens Opera House :: May 25 ::

:: Campout for the Cause @ Statebridge ::

:: May 27 ::

 

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