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

Low Cut Connie - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
Low Cut Connie
Recently the New York Times called Low Cut Connie’s live show “a phenomenon” and “pathologically fun.” The LA Weekly says, “their live show is unmatched in all of rock right now.”

Low Cut Connie formed in 2010 when singer/songwriters Adam Weiner (New Jersey USA) and Daniel Finnemore (Birmingham UK) got stuck in a freight elevator together for four hours and decided to join forces to create their own brand of righteous rock and roll.

In 2011, they released their debut album Get Out the Lotion, landing on NPR / Fresh Air’s Top Ten Albums Of The Year and legendary critic Robert Christgau’s Top Ten Songs Of The Year lists. Their 2nd album, Call Me Sylvia included the band’s biggest song to date, “Boozophilia”, named one of Rolling Stone’s top 50 songs of 2012. The success of this record prompted an invitation by Jack White to play the grand reopening of his Third Man Records venue.

Low Cut Connie played 100+ shows in 2013 and ended the year by recording their third album with renowned producer Thomas Brenneck (Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Alabama Shakes). This soulful effort will be released Spring 2015. It features guest stars Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards), Dean Ween, Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound), and members of the Dap Kings and The Budos Band.

The band will tour the US, Canada, and Europe throughout 2015.
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