Artist: Black Owls Song: "Liberty Mean"

Black Owls technically hail from Granville, but that's close enough to include them under our local umbrella. They used to feature Kola Koka Death Squad's Mike Brewer, but apparently now he just "ducks into the nest when he can." Sounds like the other four guys are doing fine in his absence, busting out good old-fashioned classic rock and power pop stylings reminiscent of canonical crews from Big Star to Talking Heads to the Who. They'll play Ravari Room Thursday with Stucco Jones, Obviouslies and Monolithic Cloud Parade.