MP3 of the Day: The McKenzies

Good early-week show at the Mink tonight, with local power-pop wunderkinds the McKenzies, melodic indie-rockers Springfield Riots (sporting brand-new EP Say When) and visiting kindred spirits from Atlanta, the Howlies. The McKenzies were nice enough to let us post an MP3 from their self-titled EP that's nominated for Best EP/7-inch in this year's HPMAs.

Rocks Off chose the kicky "The Devil Loves Us" because we like the fast-paced, shiny guitars and the lyrical overtones that all is not well. (Pop music is tricky like that.) It should be well enough tonight, though - check back Wednesday morning for a review of the show.

8 p.m. at the Mink, 3718 Main, 713-522-9985 or

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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