Americana Rock (Staten Island, N.Y.)
With a feisty spirit and organic swagger, NYC-area five-piece The Headlocks are like The Rolling Stones had Mick and Keef been born 40 years later and been able to absorb the array of ways the music of their heroes like Holwin’ Wolf and Muddy Water has been advanced in the past half-century. The band has developed a massive following in the New York area and last year the members expanded their touring radius, helping more and more music lovers get their ya-yas out while under the spell of The Headlocks’ playful audio headlocks.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Cold War Kids, White Stripes, The Band 2000. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)