Johnny Staxx and the Durty Boyz’ debut album captures the raw sounds of a performance fit for a bar.
Johnny Staxx and his two bandmates, known individually as Fast Freddy Fantastic and Crack Daddy Slim, began performing live in the Triangle in late 2010.
Its first studio release is As Real as Possible — appropriately named, as there’s a point at which taking their music too seriously is a challenge.
Johnny Staxx and the Durty Boyz
As Real as Possible
DIVE VERDICT: 3 OF 5 STARS
As Real as Possible evokes rhythmic styles flaunted by prominent modern rockers and blues revivalists like the Black Keys and the White Stripes.
Melodies heavily laden with harmonica riffs and the occasional cowbell supplement the group’s raw rock ‘n’ roll edge.