Every once in a while I see a band that surprises the hell out of me. I had never heard of BloodNStuff before I saw them last summer. My friend's neighbor is in an industrial steampunk metal band and he assured us that we were in for a treat. As I had never met my friend's neighbor before that particular day, and the fact he was in an industrial steampunk metal band, I would be lying if I didn't say part of me thought his opinion might be suspect.
Turns out he was 100% correct.
This scruffy little Minneapolis two piece proceeded to blow my doors off. Most folks nowdays think "Two piece....hmm, probably a White Stripes\Black Keys thing". Nope. BloodNStuff has more in common with Rush than those two admirable duos. Thick layers of intricate riffs and precision drumming wrap around the lyrics of a powerful vocalist that may just be realizing that he is actually a powerful vocalist.
Last summer they were playing in a tent at a local brewery. Currently they are on the road playing shows with Fu Manchu and Alice in Chains.
Check em out