Murphy's Kids, The Snails, Shagwuf

Murphy's Kids

The Snails

Shagwuf

Fri, April 21, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Camel

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

Murphy's Kids
Murphy's Kids
Murphy's Kids has been melting faces and shaking asses since 1999, with the goal of spreading good vibes and great music across state lines and narrow minds. They are coming to a town near you and the message they bring is this: LET'S GET DOWN!
The Snails
The Snails
The Snails are an eclectic act whose work, though identifiable with definite genres, defies generalization. Having spent previous years exploring and writing in the style of mid-century Jamaican music (ska, rocksteady, reggae) the group now brings influences as various and distant from each other as American garage rock and rhythm ‘n’ blues to the forefront of their original sound. Their songs are lyrically poignant (“poetry dressed with tune”), their rhythms aggressive, and their performance electrifying. Catch the beat, and you’ll never be able to put it down.

The Snails are fronted by Todd Fausnacht on guitar and lead vocals, with Ben Parry on bass, Tim Hildebrand on guitar, Josh Parry on drums, and Matt MacLeod on organ.
Shagwuf
Shagwuf
"Shagwüf isn't reinventing the wheel, just putting a cool spin on a tried and true concept.. Stylistically they are reminiscent of LA's 'X', with a little nod to 'the Pixies' while leaning a little more towards the punk end of the hard rock spectrum with just the right amount of hard blues and psychedelia to invoke early metal pioneers like 'Black Sabbath', all wrapped up in a slightly twangy, swampy package that is sure to keep your head banging. Sally Rose steps out of her role as Charlottesville's Folk Rock Princess and straps on a bass to lend the driving low end of the band, along with her sultry vocals and song writing prowess. Sweet Pete Stallings (Lost Indian, Sally Rose Band, Secret Ninja) lends his quirky songwriting chops along with his signature riffy guitar style. The two of them provide the vocals for the band, and anyone who has seen the Sally Rose Band knows these two sing well together. Drummer Pablo Oliveri (Pablo & the Dregs, The Murder Bros, Book of Kills, The Findells) attacks the drums like a man on a mission while still finding time to be one of the most tasteful players in the area. Pablo is always a solid part of whatever band he is in, and he is the perfect drummer for this project. The band has found early success due to their solid musicianship, musical reputation. Their debut EP 'Heavy Petting' is infectious. Although it's hard to pick from an EP full of great tunes, highlights include 'Swamp D' and the slinky rocker 'Cassolette'. This band isn't reinventing rock, just keeping it cool!"

Bill Howard (The Judy Chops)
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org