AdvertisementCRAIG BROWN BAND & JABBERING DUPES
Fr 08.12.live at KOMET!!
CRAIG BROWN BAND (USA)
CRAIG BROWN BAND EPK (2023)
Detroit’s rock and roll darlings Craig Brown Band are releasing their highly-anticipated sophomore album, “Let’s Never Leave This Filthy World,” on Lazy Boy Record Co. this Fall.
They will bring their high-energy, genre-bending show to Europe for a third time to celebrate the album’s release this November. Craig Brown Band is most likely the only band on the planet to go from opening for artists like Negative Approach to Dwight Yoakam. It is no mystery when you listen to their records or see their live show to understand their universal appeal and have a great time doing it.
Recorded with Warren Defever (His Name is Alive, The Gories, Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore) and Adam Pressley (Jamaican Queens, Ohtis), “Let’s Never Leave This Filthy World” is a rock record with the bendy-guitars and twang Brown has come to be known for. Since the recording process spanned an extended period of time due to the pandemic, it reflects the growth and evolution of the band as artists and humans. They deliver a beautiful, thoughtful, well-crafted piece of work that captures the emotions experienced globally during a time of uncertainty. Brown has a unique ability to meet complex topics with charisma and honesty, which results in an album that is relatable and endearing.
Fans of their debut release, “The Lucky Ones Forget” (Third Man Records), will enjoy the same rock and roll spirit, country influence, and fun but can expect an introspective look at Brown as a songwriter they may not have experienced. Craig Brown’s roots trace back to punk and garage rock groups like Terrible Twos, The Mahonies, and Liquor Store. Brown is also a long-time collaborator of Kelly Jean Caldwell Band and The Drinkard Sisters, whose angelic vocals add a beautiful depth to the songs.
“Brown is Detroit's latent cowboy and supported by his dive-bar-ragtag band; he is here to deliver us from oversaturated bullshit with stripped-down, heartfelt songs... Straightforward without being boring; as composed as it is relaxed; a touch of folk and heartland rock, just enough to remind us a little bit of Tom Petty here and a dash of Nashville Skyline-Dylan there, with the influence of the Byrds and their 1968 full-blown country rock album Sweetheart of the Rodeo looming over it all” (Ana Gavrilovska, Detroit Metro Times).
“Part country, part rock, Craig Brown Band is emblematic of everything Third Man Records stands for. With authentic Americana vibes, heartfelt lyrics, and a raw, honest sound, Craig’s honky-tonk howl pairs perfectly with the band’s authentic grit. Formerly the lead vocalist and guitarist for punk band Terrible Twos, Craig’s rock ’n’ roll roots give the band an underground edge” (TN Vacation).
“Brown’s voice, which can be defiant and vulnerable at the same time. His angular rasp is often given a sweet augmentation by soft, angelic backing harmonies from Caitlin and Bonnie Drinkard” (Jeff Milo, Paste).
“Woozy, traipsing vocal melodies sung in a nasal twang over guitar phrases that vary from urgent and frolicsome to a milder, decelerated musing. Several songs whip along with jangly guitars and barn-dance stomps under Brown’s higher-ranged, reedy, rustbelt vocals ... This album’s basically a character study of this northern Midwestern rock ‘n’ roller and his peculiar yet poignant outlooks on life, rendered lyrically with these simple yet signature turns of phrase over a panoply of giddy-up drums and galloping guitar riffs. Many of the song’s lyrics don’t shy away from some of country rock’s typical lyrical jargon (indulging imagery of heartbroken cowboys on the wrong side of the road). While there are plenty of nonsensical-sounding quips about trading his shoddy van in for a horse, he’ll disarm you with a breezy kind of suddenness in the very next verse with something of substantive emotional import and wistful lamentation” (Jeff Milo, Paste).
JABBERING DUPES (HH)
Jabbering Dupes are from Hamburg and make angular, wordy indie / post-punk in the vein of The Fall, Blue Aeroplanes and Dry Cleaning.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
KOMET Musik Bar, Oststeinbek, Germany