Tomorrow night, local Indy rock band American Bombshell will be competing in the Battle of the Bands semifinals at The Hi-Fi. So today, we’re taking a look at their 2019 single, “Money On The Liquor”.
For the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at some of the bands competing in this year’s Battle of the Bands. Twenty-four bands enter, one leaves with the grand prize of $10,000 and a touring van.
Tomorrow night is the third round of the semifinals, with six bands competing to move on to the finals, which will be held at The Vogue on February 15th. Along with American Bombshell, other bands competing tomorrow night include Audiodacity, Union Suit Rally, Moxxie, Chives, and The Palace.
Before we get into our song of the day, here’s a little more information on American Bombshell, for anyone who hasn’t heard of them.
American Bombshell is a five piece rock band from Indianapolis, Indiana that was formed in 2014. On their Facebook page, they describe themselves as “Just good American bad ass Rock and Roll, straight up, uncut, unfiltered, never sugar coated, and laced with plenty of attitude”.
In 2016, American Bombshell released their debut album, “No Regrets”, followed up by two singles, “My Drug”, and “Saving Me” in the same year. Just last year, American Bombshell released their sophomore album, “Tattooed ‘N Bruised”.
American Bombshell consists of Jay Cee (vocals), Andrew Nixon (guitar), Dustin Webster (guitar), Dusty Green (bass), and Jason Carr (drums/cowbell).
Money On The Liquor
“Money On The Liquor” is American Bombshell’s leading single and opening track for their album, “Tattooed ‘N Bruised”. The track includes additional vocals from David Roach of Junkyard, as well as a guitar solo written and performed by Richard Fortus from Guns ‘n Roses.
“Money On The Liquor” opens with a gut-punching beat and a heavy rock riff. It’s pretty clear from the get-go that American Bombshell makes good on their pledge to bring rock with edge and attitude.
The most enjoyable moment of “Money On The Liquor” is Richard Fortus’ guitar solo. The tone is clean, the chops impeccable and face melting. There’s not much more you could ask for from a solo.
While “Money On The Liquor” does have its moments, overall, it’s probably not a song that will find its way onto one of my playlists. Don’t get me wrong. There’s a lot going on in it, and it’s not a bad song by any means. It’s just not for me.
A lot of the bands we’ve looked at recently have specialized in more than one genre, or choose to blend two, or three together into something new. But American Bombshell takes a different route. The one that’s more concerned with the kind of energy and attitude that pure rock brings.
While I’m not as much of a fan of American Bombshell as some of the other bands competing in the Battle of the Bands tomorrow night, I still hope they put on a good show. Battles are always better when the competition is fierce and close. So be sure to go out and support your favorite band competing tomorrow at The Hi-Fi. And come back tomorrow for another song of the day from another competing band.
If you enjoyed listening to American Bombshell’s “Money On The Liquor”, you can listen to more from their album, “Tattooed N’ Bruised” on Bandcamp. You can also find out more about American Bombshell on Facebook.
Finally, for more coverage on the local Indy music scene, be sure to check out the LemonWire Music Corner, where we’re showcasing local artists from the Indianapolis community.