Sunday 23 September 2012 at 8:00pm
117-119 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3RW, United Kingdom
Go Ape Promotions & Damnably Present the Bristol debut of 2 giants of American Alt-Rock: 'Wussy' and 'American Werewolf Academy' on Sept 23rd @ The Croft w/ Support tba
over 18's only
Tickets £6 Adv http://www.wegottickets.com/event/171817
(capacity is just 75 so it would be wise to but advance)
Wussy have been heralded as "The best band in America" by meta critic Robert Christgau which is a scary prospect for any band to live up to, but Cincinnatti's Wussy do their darnedest. Not one but two great singer songwriters complimenting each other on guitar and vocals over a pulsating thrum of drone-shoegazey spikey rock with more hooks than a Pirate Armada. Wussy are presently seeing Radio play from Gideon Coe and Marc Riley on BBC6Music! and will record a BBC6 Music session for Marc Riley in September!!!!
Formed in 2001 when Chuck Cleaver (formerly of Cincinnati's quite famous and Warner signed Ass Ponys) and Lisa Walker (also performs solo as the Magic Words) began playing together as a result of Cleaver’s stage fright when asked to perform a brief run of solo shows. They released five albums on Shake It Records in the US and Damnably releases 'Buckeye', a 17 song best of compilation this July in the UK and throughout Europe via Shellshock/IODA.
“ mega-tuneful songs that can get under your skin something fierce ”
Robert Christgau, Barnes & Noble Review
"The best band in America" - 3/16/12
“ Recalling a roll call of adventurous boy/girl-styled indie bands – Yo La Tengo, Handsome Family, X –Wussy draws on plenty of yin/yang sexual and existential tension, a charmingly shambling, rough-hewn sound, and an army of alternately droning and jangling guitars on their sharpest outing yet. ”
"Mindful drone-rockers from Ohio are alternately terse and liquiform in all the right places"
8/10 Stars - "A truly classic record, one that will be talked about at length this year and for many more to come"
Damnably Page http://www.damnably.com/wussy/
American Werewolf Academy are a band based on the unashamed principles of pop. The band’s influences range from 60s pop, 70s power pop, post punk to bubblegum rock. Favorite bands of AWA include Roky Erickson, Guided By Voices, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Kinks, Cheap Trick, The New Pornographers, and R.E.M. Comprising of Tony Harper (also drums in SlobberBone), Jake Barnhart and Aaron Thedford, this trio hail from Dallas, Texas USA and release unique and fun, high energy, Monster-themed Rock Music! Now it’s time to share these guys with the world, and Damnably released an Electric Blue 7″ single of The Hop/The Kid Stays In The Picture, and the album Everything Is All Right So Far in November 2011 with a new Worldwide release planned for September 2012 to coincide with the tour.
Blurt (USA) "Texas grows great musicians like it grows shitty presidential candidates, but American Werewolf Academy manage to stand out in a highly competitive music scene populated by talented musicians. Just waiting for the rest of the world to catch up with this band."
Pennyblackmusic (UK) "one of the USA’s best unsung bands"
God Is In The TV (UK) "American Werewolf Academy have a bluesy swagger that sits alongside Bruce Springsteen‘s more life-affirming efforts."
Rolling Stone (DE) "Melodic, joyous and romantic tumbling rock and roll, as if the Cars (as, in the band) were in the garage next door. Always at the top end of their game, the three from Dallas play their staggering Power-Pop. Everything is alright so far!"
Sodapop (IT) "I wondered, especially after an attack such as the single 'The Hop', the reason why I have not noticed a group so beautiful and insightful, especially after almost two decades of underground activity."
Damnably Page http://www.damnably.com/awa/
The Croft http://www.the-croft.com/