The four acts — The Veldt, Moon Hootch, The New Mastersounds and JD McPherson — spotlighted in this edition represent very different styles of music.
Post-rock, Americana-flavored rock ‘n’ roll, primal rock and hip-hop are on the menu this time around.
JD McPherson — who plays The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Feb. 21 — instills his music with the same visceral danger that marked the earliest rock music cuts. And he honors those midcentury sounds with impeccable precision. Just don’t call it retro.