Fri Apr 5th, Tommy and the Commies, Les Lullies, Olde Tigers, TTWTH
Offical Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2202130790114878/
Thee Slovenly Recordings traveling mini-festival makes its way to York, PA!
Tommy and the Commies (Sudbury, Ontario)
“I’ve been known to flip my shit over a Canadian band or two in my day. That was certainly the case this past February when I first heard Tommy and the Commies. I literally jumped for joy and ended up sustaining injuries from which I have only recently recovered. What is it about Canada and powerpop/punk? Are there expressways up there that allow you to travel directly to 1979? Tommy sounds like a lad who has religiously listened to the Buzzcocks, Undertones, and Dickies and thought, “Hey! This kind of music always needs to exist!” He smartly enlisted Jeff and Mitch Houle from the mighty Statues to back him in his endeavor. And just like that Tommy and the Commies came storming out of Sudbury, Ontario on a mission to fill the world with punk and pop. Slovenly Recordings, known to scan the globe for premium punk rock talent, quickly inked the band to a multi-dollar deal and lined up a debut album release for this very day. I fully expect to encounter people dancing in the streets in my travels today.
At a lean eight tracks with no song reaching two-and-a-half minutes, Here Come Tommy and the Commies is an album designed for multiple spins in a single sitting. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, and why would you want it to?! All of these songs are catchy as hell and come on with punchy guitars and boundless youthful energy. Technically speaking, it’s just a damn fun record! I envision Tommy in the studio, imploring the Houle brothers that not a note will be played until everyone has consumed three cups of coffee. And there’s an enthusiasm level to these performances that you just don’t hear everyday. They’re not just playing fast. They’re playing with a palpable love for this style of music. Within the first ten seconds of “Devices”, you pretty much know what you’re in for. You’re gonna be bobbing your head, tapping your feet, and singing along in your best Howard Devoto voice for the next 16 minutes of your life. Then you’re gonna play it again! If that doesn’t sound like a swell time, why are you reading my blog?” – Lord Rutledge / http://fasterandlouderblog.blogspot.com/
Les Lullies (Montpellier, FR)
“Montpellier’s Les Lullies crash in with their first full-length on Slovenly Recordings and harness the pure energy of their trash beat-punk live shows in an exhilarating debut LP.
Les Lullies have spent the last year careering around Europe, playing festivals and gigs that have left punters dripping with sweat and yearning for more of their blend of garage beat-punk. And now they can have it whenever they want it, as the band release their debut self-titled full-length album.
Kicking off with the crunching Let It Out, Les Lullies make their mark from the off as they fly into a punk-rattling boogie that rockets along riding a blues-jamming rhythm. The song oozes danger and the double-tracked vocals add a psych touch to the mayhem that slowly unfolds. It’s like New York Dolls at their most visceral, The Who being hammered to pulp by the Pistols. High praise indeed, but if the rest of the album continues in this vein, then a future garage classic just may be on the cards.
And continue it does. Night Klub sounds like The Real Kids ramming a Chuck Berry classic through a battered and ripped speaker and it’s clear from the first two tracks that Les Lullies have settled on their sound. The guitars spit and snarl through a tightly-wound rhythm section that keeps the songs driving forward, while the reverb-laced vocals add to the constant chaos. Like great rock ‘n’ roll should be, Les Lullies sound like they’re about to run off the tracks and derail their rock ‘n’ roll train at any moment, but they just manage to keep a wheel on the ground and the chaos just in check. It’s that feeling that at any minute they’re going to spill over and leave the record in a bloody mess on the floor that keeps you hooked.” – https://louderthanwar.com/
Olde Tigers starts shit off with a kick in the dick!
Doors Open at 8pm
MUST BE 21+ WITH A VALID ID TO ENTER.
360 West Cottage Place,
York, Pa. 17401