Music: Carousel

Pittsburgh’s Carousel plays the same touring circuit as many Stoner and Psych Rock groups, but the band’s barroom-boogie is less fuzzed-out and often more up-tempo than its sludgy peers’ output.

Pittsburgh’s Carousel plays the same touring circuit as many Stoner and Psych Rock groups, but the band’s barroom-boogie is less fuzzed-out and often more up-tempo than its sludgy peers’ output. And, as every review or article about the foursome mentions, Carousel is more indebted to Thin Lizzy (as well as early KISS, Aerosmith and similar ’70s-burn-out soundtrackers) than the scene’s usual prime motivator, Black Sabbath.

Carousel was conceived as a back-to-basics project by veteran Pittsburgh musicians Dave Wheeler (guitar/vocals) and Karl Hendricks Trio drummer Jake Leger. They added bassist Jim Wilson and, knowing a second guitarist was needed for the harmonized riffs Wheeler was home-recording (the prime source of those Thin Lizzy references), Chris Tritschler was enlisted. Read more about the band in this week's Sound Advice.


See Carousel with Electric Citizen Saturday at Woodward Theater. More info/tickets: woodwardtheater.com .


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