The rockers from WILX probably won’t complain if you don’t know what the title of their first official release, “Didactic Dichotomy,” means.
Members of the Athens, Ga.-based act just want you to enjoy their high-intensity brand of rock — melodies that echo influences like Widespread Panic and The Black Crowes.
WILX takes the stage at downtown hot spot The Loft Saturday, for a show where they’ll be joined by Zoogma.
WILX has Oxford, Miss., roots. Formed in 2005, the four-member act has a foundation in alternative and grunge tunes — rhythms they say are “soaked in Southern styling, both classic and modern.”
Since relocating to Athens, the band has spent lots of time on the road. WILX has performed with acts ranging from The Whigs to Devon Allman.
They’ve paired their touring experience with work on their first official CD release.
“Didactic Dichotomy” was produced by John Keane, a guy who’s worked with acts like R.E.M. and Widespread Panic.
The title reflects the band’s focus on pairing grunge and alternative melodies with traditional Southern rock.