Now, this is not something that I would normally do, but I’m going to immediately create a new category on the blog for a band that I just heard for the first time yesterday afternoon: Toubab Krewe.

I’m planning to hit up the STS9 tour that’s starting in a couple days and coming through Chicago, and I noticed that Toubab Krewe was listed as the opener for the Friday night Chicago show (not to mention a few other slots on the tour).

So, onward I go in the typical blogger research fashion: check out their website, check their MySpace, Google Blogsearch their name, etc.

It didn’t take me long to make this determination, but this band immediately deserves the attention that you can give it. This is some great sounding music to me and I’m fully psyched that this is one brand-new, up-and-coming band coming out of the fruitful-enough Asheville, NC music scene. I expect great things for this band during 2006…