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April 11, 2013

Tour Odyssey -- featuring The Big Heads and Shiny Toy Guns -- stops by the Rapids Theatre

Niagara Gazette — It’s shaping up to be a great weekend of music in the area, with selections that for just about every musical taste.

Over the border in Canada, country artists Mont-gomery Gentry begin a two-night stand at the Niagara Fallsview Casino. Vocalists Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry have been performing together since 1999, and have garnered numerous country awards and nominations, and are best known for southern rock tinged hits like “Lucky Man” and “If You Ever Stop Loving Me.”

On this side of the border, Godsmack’s Sully Erna is headlining a show at the Seneca Niagara Casino’s intimate venue, the Bear’s Den on Saturday. On Sunday, Celtic rockers Great Big Sea will be at the UB Center for the Arts.

This weekend’s best bet is Friday’s show at The Rapid’s Theatre, billed as The Tour Odyssey featuring The Dirty Heads and Shiny Toy Guns with Midi Matilda, and Oh No Fiasco. The tour began in Dallas in February, and ends later this month in Baton Rouge, La.

The Dirty Heads blend reggae, alternative, ska and hip-hop to create a unique sound. Their music is danceable and their grooves are infectious. When I heard their name, I thought they were some hardcore punk band, but I was pleasantly surprised how accessible their material is. My son Trevor is somewhat of a reggae aficionado, and he recommended these guys.

They have toured with bands like O.A.R and Sublime with Rome, which should give you a sense of what type of music they play. To date they have two albums, “Any Port in a Storm” released in 2008 and “Cabin by the Sea,” which came out last year. Their biggest hit to date is “Lay Me Down,” which spent eleven weeks at #1 on the alternative rock chart.

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