Band: Upchurch, Demun Jones
Date: Friday, Aug. 31, with doors at 7 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 day of show, available at www.soulkitchenmobile.com or by calling 1-866-777-8932 or Mellow Mushroom
If pop country has an underground, Upchurch must be its king.
Breaking onto the scene like the second coming of Kid Rock, Upchurch has shown no mercy both onstage and in the studio. When he first started gaining notice on YouTube, Upchurch mixed his country style with a hip-hop flow born in a truck on a dirt road. As time passed, he incorporated rock and nu-metal into this eclectic mix.
Rehab alumnus Demun Jones is the perfect complement to Upchurch. This bearded agrarian verbal assassin has mixed a Dirty South rap style carried by banjos and electronic beats. In addition to his latest release, “Jones In Ya Speaker,” Jones joined Upchurch for the collaborative album “The Oven.”