Thursday, June 20, 2019
Double Record Release Show: David Nance Group & Long Hots Live at Third Man Records
Third Man Records
Fri, Jun 14 7:00 pm


David Nance Group: Omaha, NE musician David Nance is nothing if not prolific. Over the course of the past six years, he has released three full-length albums for labels Grapefruit and Ba Da Bing, a 7-inch, numerous cassettes, CDRs and unlicensed "cover albums" of artists like Lou Reed, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Doug Sahm. His latest full-length is credited to the "David Nance Group" and features Nance alongside his recent hot-shit live band of fellow Omaha musicians; guitarist Jim Schroeder, bassist Tom May and drummer Kevin Donahue. Appropriately, the album is called "Peaced and Slightly Pulverized" as the sounds contained therein are alternatingly tender & brusque. Nance has an enviable way of conveying intensity and pathos in his music without necessarily resorting to clicking on a distortion pedal, instead relying on the build-up and tension from the interplay of his bandmates with his cracked, impassioned wail. There's also plenty of fuzz and distortion too, from the anthemic "Poison" with its fuzzed- out guitar riff that leans into a Crazy-Horsian guitar maelstrom and white-hot solo, to "Ham Sandwich"; a blisteringly frantic rant about a lunchtime torment - uncomfortable in its directness. Long Hots: Philly rockers Long Hots just dropped their first official tape, Monday Night Raw, which delivers exactly what the name promises — raw, unpolished basement recordings blistering with aggression and aggravation. In “Die Die Die,” fuzzy distortion and abrasive vocals culminate in a punk anthem that teems with loathing. The nine-minute-long “Boogie Trance” experiments with warped instrumental solos that stretch endlessly over a low-groaning bassline and punching drums. The digital version of the tape ends on a cover of “Slippin’ and Slidin'” by Little Richard, done in the style of The Velvet Underground’s Moe Tucker (as heard on her 1982 album Playin’ Possum). Long Hots guitarist and songwriter Rosali Middleman was a solo artist prior to forming this band with bassist Kathryn Lippman and drummer Eva Killinger as a vehicle for catharsis in mid-2017.   

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