Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

Low Cut Connie

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Low Cut Connie

Ceramic Animal, TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb

Thu, May 17, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Low Cut Connie
Low Cut Connie
Low Cut Connie was recently called “the essence of what rock n roll should be” by Greg Kot (Sound Opinions / NPR)..and the New York Times has said “their live show is a phenomenon.” They have been a rolling DIY caravan with an explosive live act bubbling under the surface of the music industry for 5 years, building an obsessive fanbase from all walks of life...white and black, straight and gay, young and old...salty lunatics of every persuasion. Even former President Barack Obama is a fan. He chose their anthem of low-brow American life “Boozophilia” for his Spotify Playlist and met with Weiner at the White House in 2016.

But with Dirty Pictures (part 1), Low Cut Connie moves beyond the drunken bar boogie they have become associated with into a deeper, darker, dirtier American life.

“We’ve been thought of as a great party band by so many people, and we wear that as a badge of honor, but I really wanted to go deeper with this record.” Weiner said recently. “We’ve been travelling this country now for a number of years, meeting people of all stripes, entertaining them in their bars and sleeping on their couches, laughing hard, holding them tight and sweating it out with them...I wrote this record really thinking about how people are feeling and living in this country these days. It’s a wild scene out there.”

And what is it that best brings Americans together in such wild and dirty times? Weiner has a simple answer: “Rock n roll. Nothing moves people more...it’ll make the most unsuspecting citizen hot, horny, angry, weepy and emotional and ultimately open to life like never before. I’ve seen it happen. That’s what we do. We change the molecules in the room.”

Whether they succeed or not, Low Cut Connie always attempts to make us feel something real, something very raw. With Dirty Pictures (part 1), this little rock n roll band from Philadelphia attempts to undress America, laughing and crying real tears with us all night long.
Ceramic Animal
Ceramic Animal
Four good boys in their fresh-pressed Sunday best. That’s how many a wholesome mom have described Ceramic Animal, though if the true story of Ceramic Animal was a tall, safety-first cyclist, that description would only be touching the helmet.

You see, suits aren’t the only things the CA boys press--their first album, The Cart, was pressed and released on vinyl in early 2017. Ceramic Animal wrote, recorded, mixed, and produced The Cart in-house at Daddy’s Basement Studios. The CD release came later in 2017 (and both are available at the Ceramic Animal web store.)

It sounds like a recipe for disaster, but the good boys of Ceramic Animal are professionals. You can find them everywhere you’d expect, just ask the tens of thousands who’ve already found them on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, and the like. No doubt the extra support will speed Ceramic Animal along on the journey to the second album (Which, if you can keep a secret, is arriving soon).
TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb
TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb
Idiots manufacturing joy and dancing out the door.

More specifically...

"Eclectic and evocative, stirring together dusty cinematic arrangements with lyrical tales of depravity and hard-luck humanity that sound like something out of a Cormac McCarthy novel."
- WXPN

"Playing Americana 'slash blues', they sing, wail, lament, and brood over being drunk, hungover, alone, depressed, sweaty, and lost. A simple recount of a whiskey-inspired tradition on guitar and harmonica."
- Pop Montreal

"A contemporary-ancient brand of Americana similar to The Band or, at its crankiest extreme, Captain Beefheart... with a dirty Mersey Beat that'd shame the Animals."
- Philadelphia Citypaper

"It lands somewhere between The Basement Tapes and Anodyne, with a ragged, lo-fi aesthetic and lyrics drenched in heartbreak and whiskey.”
- Pop Matters

“Kong is a gifted storyteller, crafting tales of drifters, losers, and drunkards into four- minute epics... Martino’s sparse yet inventive rhythms give the songs lift and pep... Expansive and compelling.”
- Sputnik Music

“TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb up the tempo with their whiskey-fueled Americana.”
- Paste Magazine

“A post-apocalyptic fall-out shelter house band.”
- Philadelphia Weekly

"Entertainingly unhinged."
- CBS Philadelphia

"Sounding like a cross between the Mountain Goats, Tom Waits and the ghost of Captain Beefheart serenading the crowd at a drunken rodeo, these guys cherry pick from the American songbook for both whiskey-soaked missives and woozy balladry."
- The Deli Magazine

"One of the most sought after bands in Philly."
- USA Today
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123