Splitting the difference between traditional blues and Jon Spencer’s howling interpretation’s of the genre, Connecticut’s Poverty Hash encircles its self-proclaimed “carnival” racket with trusty tools of the trade like lap steel and thunderous upright bass. Joe Roberto’s robust voice easily downshifts to gospel-tinged wailing on “Drink The Ocean” and back up to sinister screams on “Blood Stained Hands,” while the rhythm section secures the low end. [Stacy Schwartz, Twin Cities AV Club]