Frenchy and The Punk, Dust Bowl Faeries, Lorkin O’Reilly

Frenchy and The Punk, Dust Bowl Faeries, Lorkin O’Reilly
10
/ Aug
Friday
2018

Frenchy and The Punk, Dust Bowl Faeries, Lorkin O’Reilly

Venue
Front Room
Time
07:30 pm
Price
$8.00

Multi-cultural genre-bending Duo Frenchy and the Punk based in NY features Hardcore punk veteran guitarist Scott Helland (founding member and bassist of Deep Wound – with J Mascis and Lou Barlow, Outpatients) and French-born singer/percussionist Samantha Stephenson. Their acoustic based and highly spirited show has an abundance of sound thanks to Helland’s innovative yet subtle live looping guitars which perfectly complement Stephenson’s powerful and sultry vocals sung both in English and French. They also deliver some tight choreographed drumming instrumentals, think Rio meets Blue Man group. “Top 25 Dynamic Duos” Yahoo Music Blog / “Beautifully evolved from the Punk scene” NPR / “stripped-down DIY energy, tribal rhythms, and earthy drama” Chronogram / www.frenchyandthepunk.com

Dust Bowl Faeries is an ethereal dark-carnival band inspired by Gypsy, circus and post-punk music. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap-steel, guitar and percussion combine to create their unique sound. Ryder Cooley founded the band along with Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram who performs as the groups’ mascot-spirit animal. They are joined by Karen Cole, JoAnn Stevelos, Aaron Martin & Jon B. Woodin. Dust Bowl Faeries released their debut album in 2016 featuring Tommy Stinson (Replacements) & Melora Creager (Rasputina). A Remix EP, produced by upstatebrooklyn.com was released in the spring of 2108. The band is based in Hudson NY.

“The Scottish balladeer Lorkin O’Reilly opened with an intricate solo set of deft lyrics and dreamy rhythms, sweetly voiced” IMBY