The next generation of rock bands is here, and like non-pasteurized milk, the creamiest of the creamy good music is bound to rise to the top of the mish-mash of mediocrity flooding the scene these days.
Few freshman bands show more potential and promise than Alberta Cross, a British/American hybrid of a rock band which recalls early My Morning Jacket in the best way possible. Releasing their debut album Broken Side of Time in '09, these guys pack a punch both live and on wax, and you can feel that they are going to just get better and better as time goes on.
Sharing a bill with grungy space-sludgers Dead Confederate, Alberta Cross proved their staying power with an affecting show last week in SF. Here is my coverage of these up-and-coming rockers:
Alberta Cross :: 09.08.10 :: Great American Music Hall :: San Francisco, CA
The most rockingest, best crafted track has to be their title cut, the spooky "Broken Side of Time":
But when it comes to calling forth the spirits of creep, "Ghost of City Life" takes the cake as their most powerful, chilling tune: