Jawbox

Formed in 1989 by ex-Government Issue bassist J. (Jay) Robbins, Jawbox went a long way toward stretching the boundaries of the formulaic call-and-response thrash of the DC/Dischord sound. With Robbins as singer, guitarist and songwriter, Grippe (recorded as a three-piece) is a rich, varied, polyrhythmic tour de force that still bears repeated listening. Every lyric…

Big Fish Ensemble

Atlanta’s Big Fish Ensemble is one of the best relatively unknown pop bands in America. The Georgia group’s laid-back music combines snatches of folk, rock, country and blues, adding a lyrical slant that mixes satire and an exaggerated kind of peculiar populism that goes back to the tall tales of the rural South. Now and…