By: Fiona Hannigan
Self-described on their Facebook as “future classic rock,” Thick Business is already becoming an integral part of the Boise music scene, with their full bodied rock balanced by hauntingly sweet melodies. With Frank Till on guitar, Sara Pincock on keys, Danny Kerr on Bass and Michael Mitchell on drums, the group has a unique sound. Thick Business borders on the epic while still being a damn good time.
They don’t have many recorded songs out, which is all the more reason to see them live in their hometown. Have a listen to “Laura” from Live Dog Garbage. The track borders an opus, beginning with sweet but distorted cascading guitar, sliced by soaring, rock vocals, that then evolves into an undulating rock machine, falling apart with purpose, and then coming back together. At the end, the song crashes in true rock fashion, fading out with a classic solo. Initially, it doesn’t seem like the type of song to be an ear worm, but you might find Pincock’s unyielding and almost saccharine voice singing “Laura, why do you sleep in a body bag, in a body bag? Who put you there?”