Monday 10th July
Wandering Oak and The Cluny bring you:
• The Gories• (Detroit, Michigan – Third Man Records)
In the late 80s and early 90s, the scuzzed-out Detroit trio the Gories, along with peers The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and New Bomb Turks,
reinvented classic 60s garage rock as something dirtier and more confrontational, pushing a tinge of punk menace into the mix.
The Gories formed in 1986 with Mick Collins, Danny Kroha and Peggy O’Neill, the band aware of proto-punk, garage, and blues but coming together not to imitate but rather to celebrate their favorite music, using their inexperience as an asset and touched by magic songwriting that produced anthem after anthem. With scratchy, overdriven racket and thumping drums somewhere between Moe Tucker's and Bo Diddley's, and Collins and Kroha’s practiced technique of playing off each other with a combination of clean and distorted guitar sounds rendered a bassist unnecessary.
The band were no joke, though, obvious as they now reunite to play sold-out shows and knock around adoring fans with more visceral punch than ever. Rooted in Motor City rock lineage, they prove the staying power of top-notch songs, deceiving simplicity, and a need for the beat. Loud guitars and drums, three chords, and passion are the score, and The Gories still have the keenest ear on the street.
• Los Coyote Men •
In their own words: Deep fried down 'n' dirty wrestlin' R'n'R. You know that means Rock & Roll. No rest & relaxation on the Coyote Men's watch!
• The Approved •
Relentless garage blues two-piece, sporting ex-High Plane Drifters personnel. Essential listening for anyone craving a Soledad Brothers fix!
36 Lime Street
Doors 7pm. Ages 18+ only.
£16 advance tickets available here:
Also in person from the Cluny (without booking fee), and RPM Music / Beatdown Records / Reflex CD Vinyl Newcastle