That Handsome Devil, Howth, Boog

That Handsome Devil



Sunday, April 14, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


That Handsome Devil - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
That Handsome Devil
Take a ride with That Handsome Devil to the other side of town: a neighborhood where Charles Bukowski hung his hat at a juke joint; where the bartender knew Hunter Thompson’s single malt of choice and kept plenty in stock. This is the place where That Handsome Devil’s front man/songwriter Godforbid calls home, where Jeremy Page (producer/songwriter) bangs on a bullet-riddled piano, its beaten keys howling from a smoky corner. Their cracked-out, whiskey-cabaret punk jazz, echoing Outkast, Gogol Bordello and early Tom Waits, is the soundtrack to this bizarre scene.

Formed in late 2004, the inspiration for this Brooklyn-based group was the lack of meaningful music that makes it into the realm of pop. THD’s solution is what Godfobid calls “Fringe Pop.” And for the past half-decade, That Handsome Devil has received scores of positive reviews, being praised as "profoundly entertaining", "bizarre in a beautiful way" and "a madcap musical frenzy as dizzying as it is dazzling". THD has increased their national visibility with placement of the track "Mexico" in the Showtime network hit, Weeds, as well as the playable bonus tracks "Elephant Bones" in Guitar Hero II and "Rob the Prez-O-Dent" in Rock Band 2.
Howth - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Howth is the love child of singer-songwriter Carl Creighton and long-time collaborator Blake Luley. With the addition of Luley's high school bandmate Neil Acharya on bass, girlfriend Aviva Stampfer on keys and the legendary Jeremy Duvall (Airwaves, ex-Motel Motel) on drums, Howth has come far from its folky roots.

"He’s (lead singer Carl Creighton) got a cavernous, expressive, impressive voice, which helps transport his and Blake Luley’s intricate guitar work into the realm of the unearthly."
- The Big Takeover

"These songs that you're listening to, or are about to listen to, are documents of what happens when there's nothing standing between us and something like an immeasurable surplus of possibilities."
- Daytrotter

"There’s a warm intimacy at work in their Fleet Foxes-esque sound"
- Paste
Boog - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Philadelphia songwriter boog has opened the doors to his Rock and Roll citadel with his newest EP, Regency. A sonic departure from his eponymous 2011 solo album, Regency brings together fuzz-drenched drums, slapping vocal echoes, and spring-loaded guitar lines in a cowpunk-meets-doo-wop saga. Lyrically, the record explores warring concepts—guilt and freedom, power and longing, ambition and fear, success and ethic— through a courtly lens, mindful of the most magnificent king, the lowliest serf, and all hands in between. Lo-fi in sound, feudal in content, and Rock and Roll at heart, Regency follows the model of boog's previous work, only in that it follows no model but its own.

boog will support Regency solo in concert through summer and fall 2012.