Ready for some proselytizing? Stonefox is one of the current saviors of South Florida rock. That's a lot to heap on a trio of guys in their early twenties, but this Boca- and Lauderdale-based band has clearly digested the gospel of rollicking, psychedelic, bluesy, rock and fucking roll. Lots of bands claim Led Zeppelin as an influence; Stonefox sounds as though it's channeled Led Zeppelin in a seance and become clearly possessed.
But the guys have also got the rest of music history on their side. The band's wall-rattling sound is infused with the fuck-it-all attitude of proto-punk, and frontman Jordan could probably hold his own in a snarling contest with Iggy Pop and the MC5's Wayne Kramer. Really. Effusive praise, maybe, but it's well-deserved. The band's currently preparing for the CD release parties for its second album, Back on the Wire. And when that comes out, you will testify.
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Stonefox. With Monty Warren. Saturday, July 4. Swampgrass Willy's, 9910 Alt. A1A, Palm Beach Gardens. Show starts at 10 p.m., tickets cost $5. Ages 21+ with ID. 561-625-1555; myspace.com/swampgrasswillys