Chicago-based High Street, though a bit rough around the edges, have a distinctly commercial mainstream rock sound with some garage-band accents here and there that give everything some bite. Example: “Shut Me Out” rides a persistent riff, showcases some scorching guitar licks and allows singer Phoebe Collins to take center stage with her rich, resonant voice right down to the “nah, nah nah...” singalong chorus. “Disrepair” is kinda catchy, and the guitar solo is pretty great. (Wish there were more bass in the mix, though!) The moody, cool “Friend in the Devil” is a nice change-up where Collins and her colleagues display their somber side. There’s real potential for development in this Chi-town quintet.
Seeking: Label, Booking
Style: Hard Rock, Blues