The cats in Central New York's Stone Soul Foundation are the masters of the heavy, collaborative riff. It's not just the guitar, but the whole outfit that kicks in to weave a fine thread count into the band's gravel and groove. Lyrically the band rages a bit topical and angry — religion, politics — but musically it runs deep. It ain't metal, but it sure is heavy. This band packs one hell of a powerful kick.
Stone Soul Foundation, Halcyon Insanity, Pseudo Youth, and Enemy Down play Friday, March 21, at the Firehouse Saloon, 814 S. Clinton Ave. 8 p.m. $8. thefirehousesaloon.com.