Jeremy Porter & The Tucos are available on iTunes.
by Walter Price
I know, you’ve been wondering when and where you’d find the sounds reminiscent of your 1990’s college days. The era you spent your nights in a dingy smoked filled barroom dumping quarters into a jukebox getting your fill of The Replacements, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Old 97’s, and Hüsker Dü. Worry no more, Michigan’s Jeremy Porter & The Tucos are just what’ve been looking for.
And before any naysayers pop their heads out of their mom’s basement and declare, “this sort of rock is dead for a reason”, let me clarify. This isn’t a band stuck in the past, yet an outfit that knows a solid rock n’ roll sound and they do it better than most. And if you need yourself further proof this sound is relevant, reference your Foo Fighters collection.
Case in point is their 2017 ‘Don’t Worry, It’s Not Contagious’. A brilliantly constructed 11 track album full of all the whiskey-stained subjects matters and guitar licks any music aficionado of any era could hope for. And yes, sonically, some bits are a reminder of the good ol’ days, or can we just say timeless. Indeed, that sounds much better.
And why not, Jeremy Porter has survived many a music scene and it shows in this latest album. It’s kind of a music lesson of sorts. Taking bits of personal histories and molding them into something tactile, true, and relatable…it takes heaps of know-how and perseverance.
Is this band actually contagious? Absolutely.
JEREMY PORTER & THE TUCOS
Jeremy Porter – Patrick O’Harris – Gabriel Doman
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