THE NICKEL SLOTS (Sacramento)
The Nickel Slots take you on a journey through hard times and desperation that always carries hope that better things are just around the corner. With influence from early roots Americana music as well as a touch of rebellious '70s punk, The Nickel Slots draw the line that connects Johnny Cash to The Clash. From the sentimental folk tune to the foot-stomping, raucous sing-along, their alt-country rock songs bring you back to a long-lost memory or shared experience of pain, joy, heartache, love, hope, and redemption.
This three piece rock band cover a lot of ground- from rock extrapolation, alt-country songcraft, psychedelic guitar pyrotechnics, funky prog etc. They are also a great live act with a crisp reproductive capability woven from an improvisational web, truly a site to see.