SKINNY JIM & THE NUMBER 9 BLACKTOPS: Horsepower! Horsepower!: CD

Eager Illinois three-piece knocks out a dozen floor-stomping, elbow-greasing roadhouse rock tracks. Exemplary technical skill produces a full, big sound will make you toss a couple beers down your gullet and hit the dance floor. Reminds me of Hi-Fi & The Roadburners. Produced by Rick Miller of SCOTS and would be right at home on Yep Roc. 

 –thiringer (Self-released, www.skinnyjimrocks.com)