“Freedy Johnston was born in the small town of Kinsley, Kansas, famous for being the exact mid-point between the east and west coasts of the USA. He bought a mail order guitar as a teenager after hearing Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True. Later while briefly attending college in Lawrence, Kansas, he fell in with the likes of the Embarrassment and the Mortal Micronotz. His own writing mixed literate post-punk with outlaw country and ’70s AM radio fare. His first album, The Trouble Tree on Bar None, was titled after the nickname his Mom gave a local Kinsley watering hole.” – Bar None Records
Thursday, May14 – 7pm
w/ Gary Cloud
$10 Adv/$12 DOS
The Contortionist playing Davey’s Uptown on Saturday, May 9th. Doors open at 7pm.
w/ Chon, Aura and David Hasselhoff on Acid – $12 ADV/$14 dos
“Bottom heavy open chords that resonate strong enough to shake the core of the earth. Skyrocketing bursts of oscillating guitar leads layer an ominous and dark undercurrent of rhythm. While hardcore punk may be the sound that rules the day in The Contortionist hometown of Indianapolis, it is the band’s signature brand of forward thinking heavy metal that has made them stick out as hometown favorites. The band worked hard to amass a following beyond Indiana though consistent regional shows, coastal touring, and two self-released EPs.” – Artist’s bio
Roddy Radiation, former lead guitarist of The Specials, announces 21-date spring tour, including a show at Davey’s Uptown on May 6. Backing him will be the Baltimore/DC ska/rocksteady crew The Scotch Bonnets.
“Roddy Radiation has always been a bit of a tortured soul, but I’ve always had a very healthy respect for him, because essentially he’s a local working class poet, who isn’t afraid to let people know that he sings what he means.”
– Pauline Black, Vocalist The Selecter – paulineblack.com
The Scotch Bonnets
The New Riddim
Wednesday, May 6
8pm $10 ADV, $12 dos