Maybe it's their goofy name, or their goofy record cover, or the fact that by now, everyone expects that a band from Athens, Georgia, to be Elephant 6, R.E.M. or Drive-By Truckers. Whatever reason, not enough people realize that the Whigs put out one of the strongest rock albums of last year. Deep lyrics? Not really. Innovative music? Nope. Hooks? Plenty of them. Good, tight sound? Definitely. Good ol' fashion rawk done right and played well enough that you'd want to see them up close. With Dead Confederate and Trances Arc.
Sat., March 7, 7:30 p.m., 2009