Despite what the radio and your annoying friend who vapes all the time might lead you to believe, the demise of rock and roll has been greatly exaggerated. Especially if you turn your ears to the City of Brotherly Love, signs of life can be found everywhere within the genre. Exciting new bands like Sheer Mag, Cayetana, and Low Cut Connie are solidifying Philly as a breeding ground for the next generation of rock music.
Low Cut Connie, in particular, captures that old school rock and roll je ne sais quoi. Formed in 2010, the group’s early music has been described by Rolling Stone as “what indie rock might sound like were it invented in Alabama in the late Fifties.” The Alabama portion of that description is exceptionally accurate with Low Cut Connie drawing comparisons to fellow contemporary rockers Alabama Shakes.
Describing themselves as “a new boogie for all mankind,” their music centers around driving rhythms and piano lines reminiscent of the Shakes. Lead by the howling Adam Weiner, their raucous style has remained both consistent and accessible across their first three albums. So accessible that even President Obama added one of their songs to his Summer ‘15 playlist (which admittedly, might not be sooo rock and roll, but whatever).
In advance of their upcoming fourth album, Dirty Pictures (Part 1), the band has released the energetic “Revolution Rock n’ Roll.” The song title here is quite apropos and if this track is any indication, the rest of the album should be a blast to listen to. It’s due out this Friday, May 19th.
It goes without saying that any true rock band is not complete without a kickass live show and Low Cut Connie certainly don’t disappoint in this respect. Adam and crew certainly bring it live and LA Weekly has said their show “is unmatched in all of rock right now.” High and rightly deserved praise.
You can catch them on tour through much of this summer. For any Philly locals, they will be in the city on June 24th for the (free!) Mole Street block party Molestice, as well as September 8th at Union Transfer.
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