Former Slobberbone frontman Brent Best began a new musical chapter when he connected with singer and keyboardist Chad Stockslager and singer and bassist Keith Killoren of the Dallas band Budapest One. The excitement spilled out on a 70-minute debut album of brawny Texas rock and pop that surely pleased Slobberbone devotees as well as fans of heartland rockers such as Drive-By Truckers and Son Volt. Thick keyboards (B3 organ, Wurlitzer and piano) and three-part vocal harmonies compose the crux of the Drams big-stage sound, which threatened to overpower the Old 97s at a recent twin bill at the Crossroads at Grinders. Daveys Uptown Ramblers Club (3402 Main, 816-753-1909) was built for bands like this, and you can bet the alt-country union will be well represented when the Drams perform there tonight at 10, with support from Pendergast (Kansas Citys answer to Slobberbone) and Sons of Great Dane. Tickets cost $6 in advance or $7 at the door.
Drams Sat., Nov. 10, 2007