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The Claudettes: Album Release show at Mary’s Place!
May 4 @ 9:30 pm - May 5 @ 1:00 am
The Claudettes return to one of their favorite venues, clutching a box of their brand-new CDs “DANCE SCANDAL AT THE GYMNASIUM!” Grammy winner Mark Neill (Black Keys, Old 97’s, Paladins, Los Straitjackets, J.D. McPherson) produced this rollercoaster of a record at his Soil of the South studio in Valdosta, GA; the band will be playing lots of hot new numbers…it’ll be a blast…don’t miss it!
PRE-ORDER and stream tracks from the new album:
COMPLETE TOUR DATES: http://theclaudettes.com/shows/
GREG KOT, CHICAGO TRIBUNE A revelatory blend of jazz and blues, stirred with punk brio. There are also dashes of classical and world music, and enough stops, starts and hairpin turns to suggest the giddiness of Raymond Scott’s cartoon music…How do they do it?
JEFF ELBEL, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES Chicago’s premiere punk-blues group are back in high gear. Their fusion of sounds (ranges) from Otis Spann to the Minutemen and from Ray Charles to Raymond Scott…(and they) do wicked things to standards.
NEW CITY (CHICAGO) Definitely one you should be spinning…there’s enough energy going on to power your average Third World airport…barreling, hyper-saloon piano banging…you have to hear it to believe it…Chicago’s own neo-vaudeville barnstormers!
TONY SARABIA, WBEZ (CHICAGO NPR) Call it “Brother Ray Meets the Ramones,” “Barrelhouse Thunder,” “Chopin Meets the Minutemen”…or maybe, just call it great music.
DOWNBEAT Hits listeners upside the head with a mash-up of Otis Spann blues, Albert Ammons boogie-woogie, Ray Charles soul and “Fess” Longhair New Orleans R&B. Catch them in a chaotic ballroom!
BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE Like Keith Moon chasing a crazed, punked-up Little Richard… greasy rhythm and blues that makes the dance floor so slippery you need to sprinkle sawdust on the floor to keep from falling down…a great ride, one that’ll leave you shaking and laughing and wanting more the next time this rowdy carnival comes to town.
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