Superczar and the Vulture
Released December 6th, 2011
Review by Tom “Bari Sax” Enget
It’s always interesting finding a new band that you like. Sometimes a friend recommends them to you, with a friendly “hey, check these guys out!” A well-placed advertisement or a single on the radio can motivate you to investigate further. And then, sometimes, life imitates StumbleUpon, and you just happen upon something great. Such is the case for me with Lionize, who hail from Silver Spring, Maryland. The quartet plays bluesy Hard Rock mixed with Reggae, with a dash of Dub thrown in for taste. I discovered them at the recent Streetlight Manifesto/Reel Big Fish show at the Cabooze; they were one of two opening bands that I had somehow neglected to note, which made the discovery more surprising, and even a little sweeter.
After listening to the great set Lionize played at that show, I picked up their brand-new album released December 6th of 2011, entitled, Superczar and the Vulture (it’s also their second album of 2011). I’m glad I did; there’s plenty here to like.
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