Scene's much-mourned Money Where Your Mouth Is
column — in which the music geeks shut up and let the bands talk for themselves -- makes a spectacular return with Wisconsin's Cougar.
"Four Tet, Fugazi and Nick Drake playing rock-paper-scissors.
Also sounds like:
Emergency Rock. Also a condition of: Rescue Culture."
"'Law' is not oblique or abstract, but a direct reference inspired by guitarist Trent Johnson, a practicing attorney."
Playing Where & When: The Grog Shop
. 9 p.m., Sunday, January 28, $8 (all ages). With Home and Garden
Why You See Them:
"You are sick of bands with good haircuts, faces, indie fashion sense, and singers."
-- drummer D.H. Skogen (also of the kick-ass Youngblood Brass Band, the Midwest's premier marching band-rap-rock fusion outfit.