“Charlotte’s Amigo is unhinged, but I mean that in the nicest possible way. The cowpunk-tinged hardrockabilly trio is open-hearted, joyous and wickedly funny, yet its superbly crafted melodic rock ‘n’ roll rides a streak of giddy mania.” â€“ Creative Loafing Amigo is a rock and roll band. This might sound quaint or even a little passÃ© but it’s an entirely apt and appropriate description. Amigo is a guitar, a bass, a drum set and buckets full of songs and its members share a proud and unrepentant belief in rock & roll’s divine promise and power to shake audience and band alike to their core. The Charlotte, NC-based trio, comprised of guitarist Slade Baird, bassist Thomas Alverson and drummer Adam Phillips, has been putting rubber to road in senses both theoretical and literal since their inception in 2012, developing their keen sense of harmony and interplay, honing their songwriting chops and developing an absolutely white-hot live show which has become the main vehicle for their brand of rock and roll evangelism.