The Woggles with Black Flamingos

Black Flamingos, Greg Ashley

THU, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$10.00

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2017-10-13_13-08-23For two decades, The Woggles have marched forth from Georgia like Sherman in reverse, leveling nightclubs with their hip-shaking, windshield-steaming garage rock fusillade” (Austin Chronicle). From songs that shake the rafters to shows that make for “a dance party rave-up that could melt Dick Clark’s face off” (Village Voice), the Woggles are a four-man delivery system for rock’n’roll.

Combine a whole lot of 60’s rock’n’roll with a fist-full of soul, a hip flask of rhythm & blues and a splash of surf and you’ll have the exciting sound of the Woggles. The group signed with Little Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records in 2006 and their most recent release is the thunderous “Tempo Tantrum.” Spin magazine rates it among the “Best of 2009” and calls it “The soundtrack for the best biker flick you’ve never seen.” Other big Woggles’ releases include 2007’s modestly titled “Rock And Roll Backlash” (Wicked Cool Records). One of its tracks “It’s Not About What I Want (It’s What You Got)” was voted the “Coolest Song of 2006” by listeners of Sirius Satellite Radio’s Underground Garage Channel. The Woggles’ 2006 release “Soul-Sizzling Seven-Inch Meltdown” (Chicken Ranch Records) combines many of their now-rare b-sides, singles, and covers of obscure rock and soul nuggets. Continue reading

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Live at Monty Hall!

2016-02-03_10-55-33Tickets are still available to see JENNYLEE (JENNY LEE LINDBERG OF WARPAINT) live at Monty Hall located at 43 Montogomery Street in downtown JC. The concert is on Friday, February 26th and the tickets are $12-$15.

via event press – Having spent the past decade defining the groove that allows psychdream benders Warpaint the luxury to drift between genres and eras, Jenny Lee’s first attempt at solo life proves equally loose, open, and driven by the rhythm of the heart. Layered with overtones of darker pop and new wave classics, the album rides like a series of small poems, often sparse with verse, but continuously brimming with soul. Whether or not it was Lee’s intention to create a piece that feels as much as it declares, she has done so in classic style. Listening from start to finish there is a sense of channeling, of the type of motion that can only occur in the early hours of the morning or the latest hours of the night, that space between thinking and doing. There is an innocence in these tracks, as there is innocence in the drawings of our youth, a roughness, a rawness, a vulnerability but also a confidence the confidence of knowing there are no rules, the confidence of having traveled the world playing songs to the millions, and realizing you still have so much more to say.

Written slowly over the course of the past few years, Right On, is the culmination of a lifetime of collected ideas ghosts of relationships past, stories of reckless abandon, escape routes disguised as reasons to dance. Coproduced in Los Angeles by long time friend and collaborator Norm Block, a rhythm section in his own right, the stripped down openness of the instrumentation allows Jenny Lee’s haunting melodies to carry their weight as needed, sometimes rising to a powerful scream, and others whispering quietly into the fog. With the album’s release, and the promise of solo-touring, Lee is excited by the idea of having room to spread her wings as a front woman, not because she craves the spotlight but because putting down the bass will afford her a range of motion she might not otherwise have accessed both physically and spiritually. If the gravity of the songs in their recorded form is any indicator, audiences should be prepared for an awakening as much as a concert.

Jenny Lee has no intentions of ending her work with Warpaint any time soon, but with Right On, she has found new pieces of herself that will only serve to broaden and deepen her musical well. With this sonic growth, in turn comes a personal growth which will no doubt lead to richer songs, greater art, and truer feeling a wonderful cycle which we are all lucky enough to be a part of.