Thursday, September 6th 2012: 7PM-The Telephones // 11PM-Chris Kent DJs Punk Rock

TONIGHT’S SHOW ($10):

  • The Telephones say of themselves that “their influences range from Bob Dylan to The Pixies; Muddy Waters to Pavement; Big Star to T. Rex; Tom Waits to Guns and Roses.”  Time Out New York calls them “revved up new wave [with] poignant lyrics [and an] oddball sense of humor.”  New York Press credits them with “haunting vocal, fictional plots [and] intense playing.”  We think all of this, actually, quite accurate.  It’s well done contemporary rock and roll with slick production, edginess and a kind of classic throwback all tossed in a blender then rendered, with one light touch of the “pulse” button, quite chunky.  Listen here.
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  • Tobi D’Amore and The Bone Chimes are a straight-ahead blues rock ballad outfit.  Everything has a swing, a minor key, a few turnarounds, smoke rings, neon lights shining through blinds in an old bar and some girl who walked away with your heart.  Listen here.
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  • Irish chanteur Niall James Holohan apparently used to sing in a band called Readers’ Wives.  Now he posts singer-songwriter bits on YouTube, some jokey some serious, and has one song up on MySpace that’s a lot noisier and more experimental.  That’s about all we can tell you.

LATE NIGHT (no cover):

It’s Thursday Punk Rock Night with DJ Chris Kent!  From the end of the show ’til the wee hours of the morning.  Come pump your fist in the air with us!

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