Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rochester City Newspaper Music Review

Rochester City News Review

Rochester City Newspaper
By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni on June 3, 2009

By now, the marriage of country and rock is hardly a novel idea, but Niagara Falls five-piece Son Of The Sun proves that there are still new and exciting things you can do with it. With so many misguided rock boys chasing glory in cowboy hats, SOTS' taste for soul, and its affinity for Phil Spector's "wall of sound" production style, shows a vision that separates the band from its peers. The Sons do a commendable job of recreating the depth of Spector's touch without flat-out ripping him off, and their songs sound lively and convincing because of it. Aside from all that, these songs would stand tall anyway. Apparently, SOTS knows that atmosphere works best with strong writing to back it up.Son Of The Sun plays Monday, June 8, 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 319 Monroe Ave. $5. 454-2966.

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