Remember the late ’90s, when indie rock was in crisis and swing music (swing music!) became a thing? Relive those heady days of existential angst and awkward triple-steps—or discover your inner jitterbug for the very first time—with the fun-loving gypsy jazz of Strung Like a Horse, contemporary Chattanooga, TN’s answer to the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Django Reinhart. Touring on the back of its 2015 album, Free, the group is bound to infect your feet with tunes like “Storm of You” and “Trailer Park Astronaut.” Opening act Dirty Bird and the Flu adds its psych-inflected soul sounds to the bill, completing a night of high-energy roots revival.
STRUNG LIKE A HORSE "Gypsy-punk-garage-grass" group from Chattanooga. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
DIRTY BIRD AND THE FLU Bluesy, funky, soulful rock group from Valdosta.
THE VINYL SUNS Athens-based blues-rock five-piece.