Artist of the day: The Woolly Bushmen
One of the standout sets at this year’s Antiwarpt Music Festival had to belong to The Woolly Bushmen, a retro-styled garage rock collective out of Orlando whose furry, feral sensibilities brought a huge, slam-packed crowd to the Emerald.
The group’s psychedelic mod-meets-rockabilly garage rock sounded like Buddy Holly fronting the Troggs, or Jerry Lee Lewis covering Incense and Peppermints. Singer Julian Palombi growls, yips and snarls like a man unhinged, and the crowd can’t help but dance in response. Their self-titled album is just $7 via Bandcamp. Recommended if you like dancing.
The Woolly Bushmen were such a smash at Antiwarpt that we made sure to check out the next time they were coming back to Tampa Bay. That time is Saturday, when they’re part of the lineup for Summer Jam 8, alongside David Dondero, the Applebutter Express, Rec Center, the Owsley Brothers and more. The show is Saturday night at New World Brewery. Click here and here for details.