If you have yet to see Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, you’re missing out something fierce. This guy has attitude out the ying yang and a lovely female assistant that answers his every whim (for prep on-stage anyway). His sound is exactly as you’d expect; a fun combo of country and rockabilly. It’s not just great music, it’s a full-on show. Definitely check out his next local show. BOAT, a long-time favorite of mine, seems to have blown up in popularity over night. They were a Bumbershoot favorite of many a local music blog this year. For more photos of these and other bands check out the Flickr collection.