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Local Band of The Month: Toughcats

Credit: Seth Macy

“Local Music. Connected.” is the CYY feature that highlights a local band each month on-air and on

The artist for the month of June is Toughcats. 

Credit: Seth Macy

Toughcats new album Rough Ones affirms the quality that comes from 10 years of performing, touring, writing and recording.

For ten years now this power trio of banjo, resonator guitar, and drums have been surprising audiences with their original take on indie Americana rock.

Rough Ones, the bands fourth studio album, makes its way from banjo driven instrumentals, to 70′s sounding power pop, and finds a way to make a delicate ballad or rock rhythm fit right in.

Balanced by two lead vocalists and well-timed harmonies, Rough Ones captures the balance of Toughcats succinct and deliberate arrangements with the raw garage band intensity that the band is known for. Rough Ones was recorded and mixed over a weekend in January by Ron Harrity at Forest City Studio in South Portland, ME, and mastered by Greg Saunier, drummer for the noise pop band Deerhoof.


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Enjoy summer and kick off your holiday weekend with WCYY on the patio, Thursday July 3rd. We’ll set the stage, which is really the corner of the patio, for our Local Music Connected band of the month, Toughcats! The boys will play a short set and we’ll fire up the grill for some dogs, burgers and stuff during lunch time, about 1pm.

We’ll select the first 20 names entered here, so get to it and secure your spot on the patio! We’ll confirm with you by Wednesday morning if you’ve been selected.

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