The Bobby Lee album release week show!!!
Friday, July 17, 8pm doors/9pm show, $10
Garage Punk from Woodstock NY
(Soul Butchers are no longer on the bill…)
So, it looks like things are starting to get back to relative normal around here, just in the nick of time to confirm this show that we booked back in October when The Bobby Lees tore through Electric Avenue as a last-minute addition to a bill with Toronto’s Wine Lips, and local support from Tony Rocky Horror and Facility Men. To say that the young Woodstock garage-punk quartet blew everybody away would be a gross understatement…
As luck would have it, their new album Skin Suit (produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer) will be released on Alive Naturalsound Records on July 17, the day of the show…
The Bobby Lees are a young bone-shaking Garage Rock band out of Woodstock, NY. In the past year they’ve played with The Chats, Future Islands, Boss Hog, Daddy Long Legs, The Nude Party, Shannon & The Clams and Murphy’s Law. Their sound mixes classic garage-punk hits with raw and emotive storytelling.
“Fronted by Sam Quartin, whose vocal charisma channels some of the preposterous intensity of the Alan Vega/Cave/Cramps lineage, the band’s second album is an explosion of intensity of high-concept, low-budget rock’n’roll.” – UNCUT
“Upstart garage punks the Bobby Lees formed after guitarist-vocalist Sam Quartin moved to Woodstock, New York, and took a suggestion from a friend to recruit her new bandmates from the local School of Rock. Now in her mid-20s, Quartin is an established actress who’s played alongside the likes of Crispin Glover, Michael Pitt, and Marilyn Manson, but in the Bobby Lees she gives you the idea that she might prefer basement shows to red carpets. On the new album Skin Suit (Alive/Natural Sound), produced by Jon Spencer, the band show they’ve got the chops and the weirdness to refresh vintage rock, punk, and blues (they do a gritty take on Bo Diddley’s “I’m a Man”) without the commercialism that has plagued other prominent garage bands of their generation. Quartin’s unpolished vocals often recall Richard Hell (the record closes with a rousing cover of “Blank Generation”), but the music is memorable enough in its own right to make you want to put highlights such as “Coin” and “Guttermilk” on repeat.” – CHICAGO READER
“Wild, snotty, and carefree.” – SHINDIG!
“Storming to the scene with a howling sense of rebellion and nonconformity, the band’s full-fledged garage-punk sound in this song is deftly executed with raw and raucous energy.” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
Here’s a track from the new album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zKyIj-arWQ
And here’s the Richard Hell cover from the new album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w7aAXqV034
Event page: www.facebook.com/events/435748510668892