Sounds of Hopscotch 2015 #19: Sheer Mag

It's that time, y'all. Hopscotch time. Despite being a relative new kid on the festival block, with every year the Raleigh festivus gets bigger and harder to ignore. And I'm delighted to report that after a brief hiatus, your intrepid hostess will be venturing down I-85 to check out this year's impressive musical offerings. The only bummer is that I can't see every band the festival has to offer. These are my Hopscotch picks, imperative listening whether you're going to be in Raleigh this coming weekend or not.

If you're in need of some serious, seriously gritty rock and roll, look no further than Philly's Sheer Mag. Blue collar brassiness abounds, and the spitfire vocals and dynamite riffs are all sorts of nostalgic for the early 80s. In the best way possible. 

[posted 9.12.15]


  1. Rock is not dead. I really want to check out the Raleigh festival now, both to listen to new artist and to get a slot myself. Thanks for the info and the good listen!


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