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The Libertines US

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The Libertines US stunned the underground music scene with their reunion in 2006 after a thirteen-year absence. The riveting live performances leave no doubt that they’re back, better than ever, exuding power and grit.

Formed in 1983, the Libertines US were a power trio consisting of Cincinnati native Walt Hodge, with Randy Cheek and Joe Hamm of West Chester. Their debut performance was broadcast live on WAIF radio in 1984, immediately gaining them a following.

The Libertines US debut single “Everybody Wants to be my Sister” was an underground hit in the Midwest, with college and alternative stations like WOXY placing it in heavy rotation for several weeks. Not bad for a one-shot afternoon recording session…

They set themselves apart in the alternative music scene with an interesting variety of original material. Heavily influenced by music of the 1960’s and 1970‘s, most notably Credence Clearwater Revival, Velvet Underground, and the Stooges. The Libertines US sound has been described as a blend of Replacements, Echo and the Bunnymen, and early REM. Add a dash of Dream Syndicate and the Gun Club. Dark pop lyrics, reverberating guitar, a thumping bass line, and driving drum beat. Jingle, jangle, and crunch.

The Libertines US toured most of the US, performing with major recording artists and alternative acts such as the Violent Femmes, Replacements, the Long Ryders, Eleventh Dream Day, Guided by Voices, Del Fuegos, True Believers, Bodeans and countless others.

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