Lowell's Hot Day
Lowell's Hot Day is going to be playing at Brighton Music Hall in Boston on Saturday and their headlining show highlights a growth in the popularity of Americana-type music in the area. With folk, country, bluegrass, etc. seeing this boom throughout the nation, maybe the U.S. is fulfilling a need to have its own individual culture.
You can call it folk-jazz, or punk-rock energy infusing traditional acoutsic instruments, but Lowell's Hot Day at the Zoo prefers to call their heady mix of roots by the monicker "Zoograss."
The group, recently expanded to a quintet, headlines the Brighton Music Hall on Saturday night, with Wellesley songwriter Sarah Blacker, and the brass-tronica quintet Primate Fiasco also on the bill. (Check www.brightonmusichall.com for details, but it's an 18+ show, starts about 9 p.m., and advance tickets are $12.)
The last decade or so has seen a huge movement towards Americana--the broad category that can be any homegrown music, but generally refers to the roots of rock 'n' roll, in other words folk, country, bluegrass, blues, soul, rockabilly, gospel and so on.