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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday Double Feature: The Hellfreaks "Godless Girl Fun" & The Nearly Deads "Never Look Back"

I thought it fitting with Halloween on Thursday that this weeks Double Feature be filled with Psycho-killers and zombies. So guard yourself because the sun is falling and the witching hour will be upon us way too soon.

The Hellfreaks - "Godless Girl Fun"



Uniquely unhinged, the Hungarian psychobilly band The Hellfreaks have a driving rock 'n' roll sound that plays a perfect vehicle to the siren's call of the sexy Shaky Sue. Constantly playing festivals and touring most of Europe, it's any wonder that they can find time to sleep. Their 2012 Circus of Shame is a playfully great rock 'n' roll album.

The Nearly Deads - "Never Look Back"



Nashville based grunge-pop outfit The Nearly Deads have made their name through several conquests and adulation from the likes of Billboard Magazine. Their latest E.P. Survival Guide is ripe with thick rock power and the polished pop sensibility to singer Theresa Jeane's vocals. Now if they can just survive the Apocalypse.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Cure for the Mondays: Nekromantix - "Horny In A Hearse"

Nekromantix - "Horny In A Hearse"

Here's something to get you in the holiday mood.


With Halloween just around the corner, who better to get you in the spirit but the Nekromantix.This Danish pychobilly band has been raising the dead with their bone chattering horror themed rock 'n' roll since 1989. The band will be doing a short US tour in late winter that will include a night at our own Wonder Ballroom and a few select shows with Reverend Horton Heat and the amazing Wanda Jackson.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

From the Shelf: Two Cow Garage - Death of the Self Preservation Society














Two Cow Garage
Death of the Self Preservation Society
 Last Chance Records

Loud and ruckus the latest album from Two Cow Garage is the same powerful rock perfection we’ve grown to expect from this Midwest Trio. Their sixth studio album and first on the Last Chance label these boys are continueing to create steller music. If their third album (III) was an uncertain reflection of life on the stage, Death of The Self Preservation Society is the no hold bars, finger to the world, biography of a punk rock group that’s sacrificed everything for their unconventional life. Brutally honest songs like, “Mantle in '56” showcases that Micah Schnabel has continued his development into a songwriter of the highest order. While Shane Sweeny has his own moments of lyrical genius. The primest example is the stumbling serenade of “Spiraling into Control,” which delivered in his booming gravel drawl, gives him the air of a country outlaw's bastard son.

Like a punk rock Born to Run this album is filled with astute songwriting and the unrelenting rock n roll that makes you glad that you’re alive. If you’re a fan, this album will make you think Christmas has come early. For those of you who haven’t found these boys from Columbus Ohio yet, this is a great album to get started with. Be careful though, because one taste and you’ll be hooked.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Double Feature: Lucius "Turn It Around" & Leftover Cuties "Game Called Life"

This week's Tuesday Double Feature contains videos by two bands with strong female vocals and unique audio tapestries. So sit back and enjoy.

Lucius - "Turn It Around"



The lusciously beautiful music of Brooklyn's Lucius has a grand space and resonance that's hypnotizing. Having just released their first full length album Wildewoman, the band is getting rave reviews from the likes of NPR and the New York Times. Having just played a show at our own Bunk Bar it might be a little bit until we see them again, so go pick up their album to hold you over.

Leftover Cuties - "One Heart"



The LA based Leftover Cuties have been playing their swinging retro-jazz since 2008. With use of their music on TV and recent coverage in The A.V. Club and Paste Music it looks like this band might be hitting their stride. Their latest album The Spark & The Fire, released earlier this years has them on the road in support which hopefully will bring them our way soon.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Quick Pick: Two Cow Garage @ Dante's 10/26

Photo By Mark A Lawrence IV























Saturday, October 26th
Two Cow Garage
I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House / Barons of Industry
Dante's
Doors:8PM/Show:9PM
Adv.:$8 /Day Of:$8
21 & Over

This band of Midwest troubadours are some of the the greatest unsung heroes of modern rock "n" roll. Driven by the purest of punk rock energy and blessed with the poetic heart of song writers Two Cow Garage travel the roads of America like the angry love children of Bruce Springsteen. Whether in the studio or on stage this band goes all in shedding more blood, sweat and tears than any other band you'll ever know.
Lucky for us, they'll be playing a show this Saturday night at Dante's. Touring in support of their latest album The Death of the Self-Preservation Society.and playing with local favorites and long time friends I Can Lick any Sonofabitch in the House this show should be one for the record book. Also on the bill is the rustic sound of Barons of Industry.
So clear your schedule and get a sitter for the kids, because you don't want to miss this show.    

Cure for the Mondays: Prince - "Breakfast Can Wait"

Prince - "Breakfast Can Wait"

Prince does dirty so good?



Having released his first album over 35 years ago, Prince defines what it is to be a musical icon. Always quick to embrace change, his music has pressed the boundaries of artistic expression and altered the face of American music so many times we've lost count. Armed with the latest incarnation of his New Power Generation, Prince continues to birth amazing songs and jaw dropping performances into the world.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Living Room Performance: Two Cow Garage - "Gerri"

Two Cow Garage - "Gerri"

July 2nd, 2012

Quiet Country Audio



Two Cow Garage
is one of the best bands that you may have never heard of, with potent punk energy and the soul of song-writers, these hardcore troubadours are doing for mid-west rock 'n' roll what the Black Keys have done for broken blues. Don't believe me? Well then see for yourself this Saturday Night when they play Dante's. See you there.

Details:
Saturday, October 26th
Two Cow Garage
I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House / Barons of Industry
Dante's
Doors:8PM/Show:9PM
Adv.:$8 /Day Of:$8
21 & Over

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cure for the Mondays: Kate Nash - "Fri-End?"

Kate Nash - "Fri-End?"

Here's something fun to get you through your Monday.



The UK's dynamic Kate Nash is a wonderfully energetic bundle of feminist power. Having branched out on her own, 2013 has been a great year for this young woman, having released her 3rd full-length album Girl Talk to fan applause and critical acclaim. Never one to take a breather, Nash has follow it up with the FRI-END? EP and is preparing for a North American tour. Though not quite scheduled, she'll be in our neighborhood and we can only hope she'll pop in sometime around December.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Quick Pick: Austin Lucas @ Dante's 10/15

Photo By Mark A Lawrence IV























Tuesday, October 15th
Austin Lucas
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires / Eric Schwieterman / Jeremy Wilson
Dante's
350 West Burnside
Doors: 8PM/ Show: 9PM
Adv.: $8/ Day Of: $8
21 & Over

Born with a coal miners soul, the music of Austin Lucas has a certain honesty to it. As though told through the revealing golden light of bourbon his songs are achingly beautiful tales. Able to possess you, there is something comforting to them  like the creek of hardwood floors or your Grandfather's voice. 
Three years ago I caught his set at the White Eagle and I haven't been able to get that show out of my head ever since. The depth of his voice and the purity of his guitar left an impression I can't easily explain. If I'm lucky,  that same magic will fill the air of Dante's this Tuesday night.
With his latest album Stay Reckless out on the New West label, Lucas should be flush with new material. Joining him on stage is a list of great supporting acts, so even though it's a weeknight make sure you don't miss this show.

Living Room Performance: Austin Lucas - "Sun and Snow"

Austin Lucas - "Sun and Snow"

September 13th, 2008

Suburban Home warehouse



A songwriter of the highest caliber, Austin Lucas can do things with just six-strings and his voice that few others can. With a heart full of bluegrass and a soul shaped by whiskey and pain this artist creates some of the most stirring songs you'll ever hear. Make sure you catch him this Tuesday evening when he plays Dante's.

Here's the Details:

Tuesday, October 15th
Austin Lucas
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires / Eric Schwieterman / Jeremy Wilson
Dante's
350 West Burnside
Doors: 8PM/ Show:9PM
Adv.:$8/ Day Of:$8
21 & Over

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cure for the Mondays: Guitar Wolf - "Jet Generation"

Guitar Wolf - "Jet Generation"

Japanese guitar rockers will save us all!!!


The guitar frenzy of Japan's Guitar Wolf is precise and driven like a six string katana attack. Their bold rock'n'roll is wildly vicious and is awe inspiring so make sure that you catch them this Friday at Dante's. Here's the details.    

Thursday, October 10th
Dante's
350 W Burnside St
Doors:8PM / Show:9PM
Adv.:$13.50 /Day Of: $13.50
21 & Over

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday Double Feature: The Black Belles "What Can I Do?" & The Coathangers "Derek's Song"

With two boldly powerful female acts, this weeks Tuesday Double Feature is dedicated to the women. So ladies show us how it's done.

The Black Belles - "What Can I Do?"


Oozing with the gothic sensuality of Elvira and late night horror flicks The Black Belles play a mean garage blues-rock that's filled with tell-tale beats and wailing guitars. Having caught the attention of Jack White, he was quick to put this quartet of dark beauties on his Third Man Records Label and produced their Debut self-titled album in 2011. The last we heard of the Belles was the 7" release of their "Wishing Well" in 2012 so I'm crossing my fingers that we'll hear from them soon.


The Coathangers - "Derek's Song"


Based out of Atlanta, the all female punk band The Coathangers is know for the strength of their live performance and their playfulness. But don't be fooled, these girl know how to play around but their music is all guts and no fear and they'll kick your ass on or off the stage. Currently touring with the Japanese rock gods Guitar Wolf, the girls will be gracing our fair city in just under a week, so guys put on your big boy pants and come see how the women do it.

Here's the Details:

Thursday, October 10th
Dante's
350 W Burnside St
Doors:8PM / Show:9PM
Adv.:$13.50 /Day Of: $13.50
21 & Over