That’s right! Just a couple of weeks away. Opening for Tumbleweed Company.
Date:February 3, 2012
Act One: The Scamps – The Scamps are an interesting band and certainly one of the finest local bands that I’ve seen to date. Their sound (at least to me) is an immediate mix of pure good time rock and roll and hardcore punk/psychobilly. The guitars are choppy and bompy and the drumming is precise and heavy. Keyboards are nice, too, of course! The most standout Scamps tune is “Stuck On You”. From beginning to end, it’s quite a ride. I can’t wait to see these guys again soon.
Act Two: The Atlantic Thrills – Been supporting the Thrills ever since I heard the first notes of their opening performance for Black Lips in Rhode Island last April. They have a great stage presence and energy that a lot of bands who’ve been playing for a while don’t have. Their set on this night was more relaxed than the two other times that I saw them. There was a lot more slow-grooving rock and roll and ballad-y going on. The result was fantastic. (I’m not sure anyone could’ve joyfully stomached a pounding set.) I got a handful of King Khan & BBQ Show vibes along with the usual odes to the Lips. “Acid Rain” did the trick again. The new one, which you can watch below, “Give It Back,” is a fantastic snapshot of the Thrills catalog as a whole. Dan’s twangy lead guitar, bursts of shouting and howling from Eric, Ref’s down-pat drumming, and Kelly’s unmatched passion and groove (and background vocals). You’ve got to see these dudes. Some of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, too.
Unfortunately due to an acute sudden illness, Hallelujah the Hills and Movers & Shakers were not able to come before my eyes.
If anyone enjoyed the Atlantic Thrills and Movers & Shakers at the Middle East Downstairs opening for Those Darlins back in October, BRACE ya self because both bands are coming back to the Middle East (Cambridge, Mass) on Friday February 3. Doors open at 8 PM. [CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO]
The funnest ROCK n ROLL band in Rhode Island, the Atlantic Thrills, are playing tommorow night (Friday) at the Local 121 in Providence! The Movers & Shakers, another sweet band from BOSTON, will be opening. Here is a legendary clip (my favorite) of them playing “Acid Rain”:
Find out what influences the Darlins and their unique, bad ass brand of punk fused country (or country fused punk?).
Be sure to catch Those Darlins at the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, October 15. Movers and Shakers and Atlantic Thrills will be the supporting acts.
I like the description: “As the dust rises, Atlantic Thrills plays their song “Acid Rain” at the Wooly Fair 2011. The Wooly Fair is an annual festival held at the Steel Yard in Providence RI. The Woolies are dedicated to developing a society of brave interaction and aesthetics through a progression of surreal, spectacular, people-driven events. The Atlantic Thrills have opened for Thee Oh Sees, The Black Lips, The Vivian Girls, Those Darlins, and many other garage rock/punk bands. They are currently recording their first album.”
Thirsty & Miserable is throwing a show down again at PA’s Lounge on Friday, August 19th! On the bill are Ex Humans, killer rock n rollers born out of the ashes of ATL’s Carbonas, Somerville’s Four Eyes, Cambridge comedic punk White Pages, and well-traveled pop-meisters The BF’s. Indeed, there is a Facebook page for this event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=257701984255909#!/event.php?eid=257701984255909.
Providence’s Atlantic Thrills are opening for Those Darlins at the Middle East Downstairs on October 15! Word!
Thursday, June 16 – The Beets, Brilliant Colors, Libyans, and Honeysuck @ Problem House
Friday, June 17 – The Atlantic Thrills, Black Oil Incinerator, Girl Haggard, and Ones @ Firehouse 13 in Providence, Rhode Island.