Last month, shortly after Brooklyn's Good Gospel Truth played their first show, Spin name-dropped them alongside The Who and Thin Lizzy on a list of "Rock's Most Anthemic Bands." Even chalked up to the fickle fates of hipster momentum, it's still not a bad start for a group of Tennessee transplants without an album to their name. Formerly of good ole Murfreesboro (2002), the group has been resurrected with new members Ian Menard and Charles Davis III of New York's Detachment Kit. Their fire and brimstone rock is more tongue-in-cheek than menacingimagine a really fun Shellac with great melodies. Lead singers Gieves Anderson and Moses Mays pool their vocals on soaring choruses about "the Lord's protection" or "fighting in chariots," while pleasant chord progressions and crashing drums cruise by. It's easy rock 'n' roll music meant to unify.
Fri., Aug. 8, 9 p.m., 2008