Staff Picks: The Black Tones - Cobain & Cornbread

For fans of: Raw and bluesy rock-n-roll. (Local music too!)

What they're saying: The augmented duo of twin siblings has been eliciting rave reviews in the NW press, including from Ethan J Barrons at Northwest Music Scene who claims “the Walker’s twist on head banging and the blues is matchless.” A recent interview at KEXP’s site really shows the specialness of the sibling connection at the heart of the group too.

What we say: Cobain & Cornbread lives by that old truth of less is more. There is a strong tradition of duos getting that rock-and-roll essence just right, and The Black Tones are the latest to nail the sound, albeit with a personality all their own.