by Robert Bell
JIM DANDY, RWAKE, PALLBEARER
9:30 p.m. White Water Tavern.
It might not seem real obvious on first blush, but Southern rock legends Black Oak Arkansas exerted an enormous influence not just on their home-state younger brethren who went on to form the foundation of the Arkansas metal scene, but also much of the sludgy Southern metal that soundtracks bong-bubbling around the country.
I mean, Jim Dandy and the rest of the crew in Black Oak totally set the template for that longhair trouble-causing, loud-amp rabble-rousing, backwoods attitude and outlook, if not necessarily note-for-note sonic influence.
Dandy will perform a set with acoustic guitar accompaniment, while Rwake and Pallbearer will play their usual scorched-earth electric sets. I'm told Pallbearer is going to be leaving town the next day, bound for the continent and Holland's highly respected Roadburn festival.
Dandy was a guest on Rwake vocalist CT's radio show last week. Check out this photo.