Band: The Punknecks, Hillbilly Harlots, Zach Diedrich
Date: Sunday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m.
Venue: Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St., www.alchemytavernmobile.com
Tickets: Call 251-441-7741 for more info
Crossover musical genres can sometimes be a wonderful thing. For decades, bands have interlaced punk rock and old-school country with fiery results. The Punknecks has fashioned an innovative brand of punk-laden Americana that goes beyond punkabilly. Armed with either acoustic or electric instruments, underground power couple Jason and Polly Punkneck maintain the band’s furious sound throughout each set. The Punknecks spent the past year promoting its album, “Road to Nowhere,” and introducing the public to the lineup on the Punkneck Records label.
Punkneck Records’ lineup includes Polly Punkneck’s all-girl project Hillbilly Harlots. While the band’s appearance may be sugary sweet, Hillbilly Harlots mixes shots of whiskey with songs conjured from the dark side of country. This should be the perfect band to ease the crowd into the world of The Punknecks.
In a time when pop country reigns on the airwaves, Bay Minette’s Zach Diedrich embraces the roots of country music. Diedrich’s sound is undeniably modern, but this country up-and-comer has shaped his sound with help from muses such as Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Diedrich is performing in support of his 2014 release, “Kept in the Dark.”