Low Cut Connie

WXPN and Johnny Brenda's Present

Low Cut Connie

The GTVs, DJ Dan Connie

Sat, December 21, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

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Low Cut Connie - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
Low Cut Connie
The New York Times recently called Low Cut Connie's live show a "phenomenon" and "pathologically fun." Rolling Stone named them a Band to Watch, and hailed them as a "loose limbed rock n roll band with greasy wit. ". The LA Weekly recently said "their live show is unmatched in all of rock right now". The boys have been on the road these last two years with their fierce, righteous brand of R'nR...bringing along their busted upright piano, their razor-sharp voices, well worn skins and a new boogie for all mankind.

Low Cut Connie is the brainchild of two roadwarriors and songwriters from different sides of the pond. Adam Weiner (New Jersey USA) and Daniel Finnemore (Birmingham UK) made some loose plans to get some sun on their bones one summer and headed down to Florida to make some noise. Out of the sweat of a five day blitz in a garage in Gainesville came the debut record 'Get Out The Lotion'. Everyone from NPR's Fresh Air to legendary critics like Robert Christgau and Dave Marsh hailed instant Connie classics such as 'Shit Shower n Shave', 'Cat & the Cream' and 'Rio' as some of the best of the year.

With the out-of-nowhere national attention from their debut, and a hundred shows under their belt, the boys expanded their sound and recorded their acclaimed follow up, 'Call Me Sylvia'. Both fans and critics alike were impressed by the 'added muscle' to the Connie sound and instant hit single 'Boozophilia' made it onto Rolling Stone's top 50 songs of the year. The boys high fived and got back in the van.

They have continued to hit the stage head on, groovin' hard with their fans, bustin' out moves across the land night in, night out and with no regard for their own safety.

Tape started rolling on album number III at the end of 2013 with legendary producer Thomas Brenneck at the helm (Amy Winehouse, Charles Bradley, Alabama Shakes). Along with Tommy B, the boys got on the bat phone and enlisted some heavy hitters including Merrill Garbus (of a Tune-Yards), Dean Ween, Greg Oblivion, and members of the Dap Kings and The Budos Band horns amongst others to help spike the punch.

What next then for Low Cut Connie? Well... they will be comin' out swingin' in 2014 with their new long player, an album that reeks of the ragged-but-right rock and roll synonymous with the band but which also promises much, much more. They have expanded into a five-man powerhouse rock n roll revue. Come into the tent and see where the night goes.
The GTVs - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
The GTVs
In 1992, Sam Steinig started Mondo Topless. After 19 years, 5 albums, a bunch of singles, tracks on comps, and tours domestic and abroad, it was finally time to call it quits in early 2011.

It didn't take long to decide what the hell to do: form another band. The GTVs are in some ways similar to Mondo Topless (one foot firmly planted in 60s garage), and in other ways not. There's a healthy dose of Stax Soul, some groovy instrumentals (think Brian Auger/Georgie Fame), and a definite desire to get butts shaking and shimmying.

Sam supplants his trademark Vox Continental organ with an old Hohner Pianet for some added trash and raunch.

Jake Morton (guitar), formerly of Montana's International Playboys joined, injecting a crunchy mix of punk-infused soul. Steve Cropper meets Larry Parypa (Sonics) would be a good comparison

Scott Galper (drums) comes to us from the Pacific Northwest via Pittsburgh (or is it the other way around? I can't remember). He did time in surf outfit The Galaxy Trio (part of the Estrus Records stable) and noisemeisters The Heretics (Get Hip Recordings) in the 90s.

Dean McNulty played bass in Philly's Emma a decade ago, dropped out for a while, tuned in to the soul thump of Duck Dunn, and showed up on Sam's doorstep ready to provide the requisite thud and boom this new combo requires.
DJ Dan Connie
DJ Dan Connie
DJ Dan Connie, best known for the dance party night "I Dig Your Wig!'' is bringing his raw, rare and righteous selection of R&B and soul to shake things up.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125