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Leopold and His Fiction (Austin, Texas)
Pimping a transcendent brand of powerful Garage Rock and Soul, Leopold and His Fiction is fronted by wild-eyed singer/guitarist Daniel James, whose live antics have resulted in a mix of high praise and stunned silence during the band’s eccentric live shows. Rounded out by various friends picked up along the whirlwind touring route, there’s a dangerous vibe to Leopold and His Fiction that has drawn comparison to Iggy Pop’s early hijinks with The Stooges, but its blistering soulfulness, psychedelic trippiness and glammy swagger create a mélange that is impossible to full describe in mere words.
YDIIYD: Jack White jams with Foxy Shazam on Yardbirds and Motown tunes (sorry, I tried). (MB)