Tuesday, August 28th 2012: Sad & French w/ Patrick Salt Ryan present Folky Punky Tuesdays @ TGV

TONIGHT’S SHOW (no cover):

  • Sad and French are not French.  As for the sad?  Well it’s lo-fi Americana folk.  This two-piece acoustic act can sound like a stripped down Two Gallants or even Jawbreaker when they’re ramping up, or a stripped down Bright Eyes when they’re not.  Either way, their hyperbolically heartbroken lyrics provide the perfect soundtrack for shooting whiskey, slamming beers and loudly proclaiming righteous indignation at anyone who’s ever mishandled your heart.  Listen here.
  • Andy Stitch, of L.E.S. Stitches and The Threads, will play solo and acoustic tonight.  We’re not sure what songs he’ll play, but to get an idea of what to expect you can listen to both his bands here and here.
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  • According to his bio, The Rev. Timmy James “was born in a Oldsmobile Roadster up on cinder blocks on the outskirts of Akron, Ohio. After working the Ohio Canal Medicine Show Circuit for several years he was coerced into the ministry by an ill-conceived poker bet. After several ‘end-of-the-world’ predictions proved untrue (but very profitable), he made his way to New York City where he lives a quiet, ascetic life of spiritual study, song writing and varied acquiescence to almost constant temptation.”  Listen here.
  • Tonight’s host Patrick Salt Ryan is a troubled troubadour, howling boozed-up ballads all alone from a big stage.  These are slow but catchy melodies carrying words so depressed you can’t tell if he’s joking or not.  It’s like if Evan Dando was a drunk, not a junky, and wrote all his songs on the fourth morning of a week-long coke bender.  Listen here.

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