Looks like it´s time for more rock ´n´ roll from the swamp. Gainesville´s favorite band, Sister Hazel, is heading south on tour and hoping they can still cause a stir. They´ve got loads of talent in the alt-rock department and at least used to sell out large venues and arenas in the band´s heyday, which wasn´t that long ago. But alt-rock is a shifty genre, and things took a turn for the worse for the band after its lackluster fourth album, Chasing Daylight, went nowhere. But that doesn´t mean the band doesn´t have tons of material to lean on in concert. The Arizona Diamondbacks, yes, the professional baseball team, use ¨All for You,¨ ¨Change Your Mind,¨ and ¨Happy¨ between innings for home games, and most of the tunes off their platinum album Somewhere More Familiar are sing-along ditties that crowds just eat up in concert. It´s easy to assume that Sister Hazel might not have much left in its collective gas tank, but give the Florida homeboys a second chance. They´re happy to hit the road and are gearing up in support of a new album. If they can´t get love in their own state, their demise will rest on your shoulders.
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