The City Streets

Edmonton trio The City Streets’ third release, The Jazz Age, oozes emotion you can feel as you listen to each song. The 13-track disc leaves no shortage of heartache, rebellion, adventurous stories of travel or life lessons. Glory Nights reflects times of carelessness and young love: “You were fast asleep. I was drinking till the sunshine bathed me in its warmth.” Vocalist Rick Read adds a deep raspy voice to the band, which explains the band’s mature sound, despite their young age. Most of the songs have a similar sound, but make for a cohesive blend of easy listening rock. The song’s tales are relatable and allow listeners to connect. It’s as if they were singing their journey through life, reflecting on the trials and tribulations they faced. This punk-rock meets folk mix has an interesting sound that with more variety in songs, and has great potential to do well.

Published in Volume 65, Number 4 of The Uniter (September 23, 2010)

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