The Dirty Guv'nahs
If the name The Dirty Guv'nahs sounds familiar, it may be due to the group's growing popularity across the East Coast after opening spots with large-name acts such as Train, Zac Brown Band, Wilco and The Black Crowes.
The Knoxville, Tenn.-based band was formed nearly four years ago by six Tennessee grads as a way of unwinding while attending grad school.
Drawing on influences such as The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, The Band and The Allman Brothers, The Dirty Guv'nahs lay down a foot-stompin' Southern soul-rock soundtrack while spinning powerful yarns about love, loss, redemption and hope.
The band's sophomore effort, "Youth Is in Our Blood," was recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, N.Y., in 2010 and produced by Grammy Award-winning engineer Justin Guip and mastered by Dave McNair.
The group's 2012 release, "Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies," was recorded in Nashville with producer Ross Copperman and Grammy Award-winning engineer Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars) after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised more than $20,000 from the band's dedicated fans.
The band's new release, this year's "Hearts on Fire," is an album that lead singer and songwriter James Trimble says has been writing itself since the band began touring eight years ago. On the band's website, Trimble states that the album reflects the band's long career and its maturing experience as songwriters and performers.
The Dirty Guv'nahs will perform Thursday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with Cereus Bright. Tickets are $15 and are available online at CharlestonPourHouse.StrangerTickets.com or at the door. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. with the show starting at 9:30 p.m.
Call 571-4343 or go to CharlestonPourHouse.com for more information.
As a teen in the early to mid-'90s, Dave Hause began slipping into the punk and hardcore underground of Philadelphia, finding an outsiders haven among the other misfits like so many of us found, and continue to find, around the country.
First working as a roadie for bands like Sick of it All, The Bouncing Souls, the Explosion and others, he began making waves as a co-vocalist and guitarist in the punk rock group The Curse during the late '90s. Following the break-up of The Curse in 2003, Hause went on to join several punk and hard-core groups around Philadelphia, including Paint It Black and The Loved Ones, the latter of which he co-founded.
By the late 2000s, Hause began showcasing his more folk-oriented solo material and joined other former front men-turned-singer-song-writers Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Tim Barry (Avail), Jim Ward (At the Drive-In), Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) and Dan Andriano (The Alkaline Trio) for multiple tours of Ragan's acclaimed The Revival Tour.
Hause's sophomore solo album, "Devour," was released on Rise Records last year to positive reviews by critics who accepted the punker's transition into heartland rock and adulthood with nodding approval.
Dave Hause will perform Friday at the Tin Roof, 1117 Magnolia Road, with Northcote. Tickets are $10 at the door with the show at 7 p.m.
Local by way of Philadelphia, band Long Miles has been rather busy in recent years.
The College of Charleston students first began stitching together its musical tapestry of reggae, rock, hip-hop and jam during the summers in their native Philadelphia and surrounding areas before expanding its territory south.
In 2007, Long Miles recorded and released 11 songs for its debut album before recording a follow-up album in 2009 titled "405 Productions," an album that was recorded entirely in the members' Charleston dorm room. The group returned to Philly in 2010 to record an EP with acclaimed producer Chris DiBeneditto (G. Love & Special Sauce) at Philadelphonic Studios in Philadelphia before releasing its full-length "Shades" in 2012 with help from Atlanta-based producer Rick Beato (Needtobreathe, Shinedown).
Long Miles will headline this year's Las Olas' Bikini Fashion Show: Hydration at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St., on Friday with South Street and DJ Feist-E. Tickets are $10-$12 and are available online at Ticketfly.com or at the Music Farm box office. Doors for the 16-and-over show open 8 p.m.
Go to MusicFarm.com or call 577-6989.
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