LOW CUT CONNIE
Philadelphia’s premiere rock n roll outfit, Low Cut Connie is crossing the Atlantic for the first time for an eight-stop tour of the United Kingdom. Getting official approval this week from none other than Sir Elton John, CBE himself, (“I love that so much” ~ as heard on his Rocket Hour on Beats 1 Radio), the Connies are invading the U.K. this December.
Their most recent LP Dirty Pictures (part 1) has received much attention, gathering praise from Rolling Stone, MOJO, Classic Rock, NPR, radio stations, and fans alike. The record made the short list on NPR’s Sound Opinions as one of the “Best Albums of 2017… So Far,” and Rolling Stone included it in their “Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far.”
Low Cut Connie has held strong on the U.S. AAA and College charts with their raw and soulful “sex-positive” rock n roll. Their first single “Revolution Rock n Roll,” their cover of Prince’s “Controversy” and their latest single “Dirty Water” have now been spun by over 170 stations.
“Bridging the gap between saloon singers and barroom rockers, the results playing like Frank Sinatra fronting The Replacements.” • MOJO
“Their mix of Seventies Stones (but dirtier), the New York Dolls (but tighter) and Jerry Lee Lewis (but Westerberg-ier) comes with an extra sense of bare-knuckled grit and sonic thwump to fight against the darkness.” • ROLLING STONE
“They are one of the best live bands in the world right now…Of their 4 albums, this is the one that comes closest to the energy of their live show…It has a powerful and necessary message.” • SOUND OPINIONS NPR
Low Cut Connie was recently called “the essence of what rock n roll should be” by Greg Kot (Sound Opinions / NPR)..and the New York Times has said “their live show is a phenomenon.” They have been a rolling DIY caravan with an explosive live act bubbling under the surface of the music industry for 5 years, building an obsessive fanbase from all walks of life…white and black, straight and gay, young and old…salty lunatics of every persuasion. Even former President Barack Obama is a fan. He chose their anthem of low-brow American life “Boozophilia” for his Spotify Playlist and met with Weiner at the White House in 2016.
But with Dirty Pictures (part 1), Low Cut Connie moves beyond the drunken bar boogie they have become associated with into a deeper, darker, dirtier American life.
“We’ve been thought of as a great party band by so many people, and we wear that as a badge of honor, but I really wanted to go deeper with this record.” Weiner said recently. “We’ve been travelling this country now for a number of years, meeting people of all stripes, entertaining them in their bars and sleeping on their couches, laughing hard, holding them tight and sweating it out with them…I wrote this record really thinking about how people are feeling and living in this country these days. It’s a wild scene out there.”
And what is it that best brings Americans together in such wild and dirty times? Weiner has a simple answer: “Rock n roll. Nothing moves people more…it’ll make the most unsuspecting citizen hot, horny, angry, weepy and emotional and ultimately open to life like never before. I’ve seen it happen. That’s what we do. We change the molecules in the room.”
Whether they succeed or not, Low Cut Connie always attempts to make us feel something real, something very raw. With Dirty Pictures (part 1), this little rock n roll band from Philadelphia attempts to undress America, laughing and crying real tears with us all night long.
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