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Back Door Slam - Roll Away - Blix Street

Back Door Slam was XPN's Artist To Watch in March. Their CD "Roll Away" was released last July in the U.S. on Blix Street.

Coming from the Isle of Man, Back Door Slam, the three-piece British blues-rock band, present a rough sounding, similar to such good old English blues players as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and John Mayall. Yet, The band gaining popularity by playing in clubs, festivals, as well as opening acts for The Who and Don McLean. Their debut album, Roll Away, was released on June 18, 2007 in the Isle of Man and on July 1 in the U.S. It features Doyle's crisply sizzling licks and gruff, wise, and pained-beyond-his-years vocals as well as his deeply emotional lyrics.

Read more about XPN Artist To Watch Back Door Slam on xpn.org

CD of the Month for April 2008

Revisit Band of Horses’ acoustic show at The Merriam; get amped for their plugged-in show at...

Back in February, XPoNential Music Festival headliners Band of Horses went unplugged on the stage of the Merriam Theater, which was...Read More

Daniel Rossen mixes new and old in rare solo show at Underground Arts

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Rossen played a solo, seated show at Underground Arts on Monday. Best known for his...Read More

Goodnight Lights throw a house party for four in their “Convinced” video

It’s like the crash after a long night of throwing back Lagers and oily pepperoni pizza and wondering where the rest of your...Read More

A resurrected Veruca Salt will rock the TLA with its original lineup on July 22nd

All four original members of Nineties alternative rock band Veruca Salt have reunited, are releasing two new songs this Saturday on...Read More

Natalie Merchant headlining the TLA with a new album in tow on June 11th

Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant, who recently recorded a World Cafe session during WXPN’s Big Day Out event, is playing the...Read More