Alex Battles and the Whiskey Rebellion at Southpaw
I can in all honesty say that Alex Battles' music a rockin' good time, good for dancin' and all that. What I want to say is more like "Damn that's some funny stuff". There are some really hilarious lyrics in their songs. Clearly this is intended start-to-finish to be good time, none too serious party music. It succeeds admirably.
Battle of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Bands at Theatre 80
I suppose this is straightforward enough. A battle of the bands featuring twelve bluegrass artists, though some were not quite what you'd call traditional (see Gangstagrass, which is exactly what you think it is). The audience voted for the top three. The finalists played one more song and the judges picked a winner: The Dive Bar Dukes. Congratulations ladies and fellers!