Cherokee Rock Rifle – Concert Review – Riot Room Patio – April 6, 2013
Written by KC Fan View Staff
Photo by: Unknown (Shared from Middle of the Map Fest’s Facebook public wall)
Ready. Aim. Stagedive! Cherokee Rock Rifle (CRR) started out my day on Saturday. After the previous night, I needed a little hair of the dog. CRR did not let me down. I live for rock, so this is one of my favorite KC bands. CRR dove right into their infectious riff oriented rock to a packed Riot Room patio. For me, CRR is a kind of modern day Nazareth – without the cowbell. In this case, the SOB you need to avoid messing with is El Dutch, the lead singer. To be fair, Dutch is pretty much the opposite of a SOB, which makes me like this band even more. That aside, he just has that nasty, raspy voice thing going on that makes you a little angry and happy at the same time. Singing down the barrel of his modified shotgun/microphone stand, El Dutch got the crowd riled up enough to support his early afternoon stage dive, which I am willing to bet was the first of the day.
CRR recently recorded a new EP that is being released in the very near future. Attendees were fortunate enough to get a glimpse into what we can expect to hear on the EP. CRR is clearly staying true to the style and sound of their first EP. In the midst of all the fake electronic music and pure hearted americana that dominates the airwaves at the moment, CRR is the place to be for those that like to roll in the dirt. The CD release party has been scheduled, so click the link below, give this band some love and let’s all get behind these guys.
Band site: http://www.facebook.com/kcrockrifle