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CICADA OMEGA, SASSPARILLA, BARK HIDE & HORN

(Dante’s, 1 SW 3rd) If our town was one of juke joints and wooden shacks with stages protected by chicken wire, then Cicada Omega would be the house band of highest demand. The local rapscallions make with the bluesy low-fi country that has all the urgency of a call to battle, but still clutches enough subtlety to make their latest, These Bones, a delightful journey into some junkyard soul. While their rockabilly roots do show, Bones is best during tracks like “I Smell Smoke” and campfire shout-along “This Time,” where the volume is low and vocalist Reverend B.D. Winfield’s voice warbles like a ghostly recording broadcast through a dusty Victrola. EAC

MP3:
Cicada Omega - I Smell Smoke