by Robert Bell
A MID SUMMER NIGHT'S JAM IV
9 p.m. Stickyz. $5.
In what's become a summertime tradition, Stickyz once again hosts A Mid Summer Night's Jam, this being No. 4 (or IV, if you prefer) in the series.
On the bill this year, you've got the blues-rock-'n'-roller-coaster of Interstate Buffalo moving it on down the line. The band is in trio form now after some lineup changes. If you're digging' on some Gov't Mule or Derek Trucks and so forth and you haven't yet checked the Buffalo, well hoss, you need to get with it. Then you've got Starroy coming straight outta Craighead County with the backwoods boogie that'll get the asses shakin' on the dance floor. And then you've got Stephen Neeper and The Wild Hearts (formerly The Stephen Neeper Band) who just positively smoke. It's like somebody tossed early period Black Crowes and "Some Girls"-era Stones into a bag with a couple-or-five bumps and shot of Pope County Juice and a pulled-pork sandwich.
For the price of only $5, you absolutely will not find more rock 'n' roll anywhere at all ever. Interstate Buffalo keeps the party going until damn 5 a.m. at Midtown Billiards so, you know, probably start get yourself prepared now.