This New York-based alt-country collection, fronted by Jay Erickson and Nat Zilkha, has a sound that is (sometimes) uncomfortably mixed with hip-hop beats. Red Rooster is a progressive twist on what country is known for, and it is difficult predicting what direction their surprising songs may take. They recently released their third album, Walk, and are playing a 21-plus show at Philadelphia’s Manhattan Room on Oct. 29 for $8 and NYC’s DROM on Oct. 30 for $10 redroostermusic.com.
Red Rooster: A Calm Color
—by Ani Cutt, October 29, 2009