BY ANGIE MARTIN
Steeped in classic Americana set besides raging punk, the Waco Brothers effortlessly cement the two genres into gritty political music while keeping the fun very much in tact. Having roots in Chicago, Britain and Austin, the erstwhile five-piece band has been making incisive statements that ricochet off noisy guitar since their genesis 20 years ago. Lead man Jon Langford’s voice and energy grips the foundation of alt-country and punchy punk rock, lending the band a genuine substance that’s inspired generations of bands after them. With their ability to showcase humor and thoughtfulness in both the personal and political, Waco Brothers occupy a truly unique and much-needed space in today’s musical landscape.