The Octanes don't mess around — the Houston quartet plays straight-ahead three-on-the-tree rockabilly, with the hillbilly twang of Bart Maloney's steel guitar and the mighty thump of Nick Gaitan's upright bass and Snit Fitzpatrick's formidable drums. Adam Burchfield is the man with the plan, toasting the Reverend Horton Heat with his flame-kissed fretwork and singing of Roots, Rock and Romance, which just happens to be the title of the CD the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards Best Roots-Rock nominees are releasing Friday night. Crease your pants extra tight and slick your hair back good for this one.
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