The Mountainside Band (Maple) Rating: NNN
Dudes from the Woodchoppers Association, Rheostatics, GUH, West Hillbillies and a slew of other local band names give us a nice, earnest homegrown effort. They git around, knocking off bluesy, Stonesy roots rock with jazz and Cajun leanings, twang guitars, trumpet and piano. There's a bouncy, instrumental cover of Sweet Georgia Brown. This sounds like the band your ex-hippie dad starts with his buddies, who then start playing regularly at the local roadhouse where you go down to drink cheap beer with your friends and your mom, and you're all like, "That's my dad!"
The Mountainside Band do their thing at the Cameron on Friday (February 20).