Monday, September 13, 2010

Hallelujah The Hills, Luke Elliot, Midi & The Modern Dance

Thursday, September 16 2010, Manic productions presents

Lilly's Pad (Toad's Place Upstairs)
300 York Street
New Haven, CT

7:00pm - All Ages - $8

Buy tickets now or pick them up at Redscroll Records or DETRITUS

Hallelujah the Hills arose from the ashes of Boston's late lamented the Stairs. When the Stairs collapsed at the end of 2005, lead singer/songwriter Ryan Walsh and drummer Eric Meyer announced the formation of their new band. Named after Adolphas Mekas' 1963 cult comedy, Hallelujah the Hills settled on an initial lineup of Walsh and Meyer, David Bentley (cello, guitar), Joe Marrett (bass), and Matt Brown (synth, samples, guitar, melodica). Trumpeter Brian Rutledge joined a few months later, and Elio DeLuca replaced Brown on keyboards in early 2007. Hallelujah the Hills incorporates the elements of Guided by Voices' lo-fi power pop, the woozy marching band music of Neutral Milk Hotel, and the off-kilter warblings of David Byrne. You may recognize these guys as they just supported Titus Andronicus at their recent SOLD OUT show. They are now returning for a full headline set! Misra Records

Luke Elliot (with band)
This New Jersey native’s first full-length record, “In Our Embrace”, has all of that grit in every crack and crevasse of its runtime. And not in any sort of pedal-steel parody way, but in the way of withered waltzes, barreling ragtime, and hypnotic piano dirges underpinned by literate narrative that coats each melody like chipped paint on a broken down jalopy. There are some easy comparisons to Leonard Cohen, and occasional shades of Dylan (Ballad of a Thin Man, perhaps?), and maybe some of those real piano-y Tom Waits’ albums that still haven’t gotten their due (“Foreign Affairs” or “One From the Heart”).

Midi & The Modern Dance:
Ambience, intense lyrics, beautiful singing voices and basically anything that's mature, intelligent rock...Midi’s tight live show and their surprisingly professional-sounding EP make the band full of promise.

Hallelujah The Hills tour:
September 12 Allston, MA Allston Village Street Fair
September 16 New Haven, CT Lilly's Pad
September 17 New York, NY The Mercury Lounge
September 18 Charlottesville, VA Tea Bazaar
September 19 Philadelphia, PA The M Room
October 14 Danbury, CT Cousin Larry's
October 15 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar
October 16 Youngstown, OH Lemon Grove Cafe
October 17 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Art Works
October 30 Allston, MA Great Scott


Anonymous said...

Adolfas Mekas not Adolphus

Jason said...

fixed -thanks!