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Artist: Mount Carmel Song: "Still Listening"

I must admit that when I watched Mount Carmel at Comfest last summer, their classic power trio shtick elicited little to no reaction in me. Playing blues rock is one of the quickest ways to get me to tune you out. But when folks started comparing this particular blues rock combo to Cream, it perked my head up a little. And when word dropped that they'll be releasing an album on Siltbreeze, the typically experimental label known in these parts for working with Times New Viking, Pink Reason and Psychedelic Horseshit, I was forced to conclude that, tired medium or not, these guys deserve some attention. Your next chance to lend them your ears is Friday, Nov. 6 at the Treehouse, 887 Chambers Rd.