Bands: Jaguarundi, Wild June, Pro Wrestlers
Date: Friday, Aug. 19, with doors at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St.,www.theblindmule.net
Tickets: Call 251-694-6853 for more information
The Blind Mule is filling its attic this Friday with Alabama alternative rock. From the Azalea City to the Wiregrass, Blind Mule patrons will be entertained with fresh sounds from three bands with one thing in common: they pride themselves on their refusal to be labeled.
Mobile’s Jaguarundi has been building a listening audience with tracks from its debut EP “… Goes On the Offensive.” This release showcases a band with an extremely versatile sound. From punk to a fresh mixture of alt. rock and classic psychedelic, Jaguarundi has not placed genre restrictions on its music.
Wild June is one of the Azalea City’s newest rock outfits. Fronted by Sumher Brown’s honeyed vocals, this trio is giving locals a sample of fresh, homegrown rock with their debut “Mind in Distress.” With its ethereal guitar work, the album’s opener “Blood in My Punch” teases a shoegaze vibe. However, the raw, meager production places the track in its own world. The track does not set the tone for the entire album; the remainder delves into pop punk and indie pop.
Pro Wrestlers will be bringing rock sounds from the Wiregrass, with “Athletic Broadway” its first offering. This group is riddled with nostalgic elements borrowed from the ‘90s, but its overall sound changes from measure to measure. The album’s third track, “I’m a Mountain,” represents this aspect. The song begins as a ballad filled with emotional strumming before dropping into crunchy guitar and vehemence.