Editors' pick

Thomas Function

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Editorial Review

When you think of bands from Alabama you probably think of ... Alabama. Fair enough. Now name your favorite rock band from Alabama. Exactly - it's tough. Let us submit Thomas Function for your consideration. Most garage rock bands get by on some combination of attitude, volume and showmanship. Serious swagger, over-the-top stage antics plus loud and louder power chords make for a good formula but often cover up for a lack of songwriting chops. Not so with Thomas Function: Hooks and memorable choruses are the band's calling cards, and they come one right after another. German punk duo Mondo Ray opens at Jackie's.

--David Malitz, April 2010