Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's Gonna Be Murder

Saturday, March 20: Murder By Death @ Alumni Hall, Quinnipiac University, Hamden

The best bands have "murder" in their name. Last month Jackie Scenic and I were lucky enough to catch Murder City Devils, reunited in NYC, which was tremendous. This week we have a chance to see equally - but differently - awesome murder band, Murder By Death, play at Quinnipiac University in Hamden this Saturday. Boy, that's a strange venue choice. We hope it won't be too polite and formal for such musical badassery as this band has to offer.

For the uninitiated, Murder By Death are one of the pioneers of the indie/Americana thing that's been trendy lately (I called it hipstercana, and some other names), and they do it better than anyone else, thanks in particular to frontman Adam Turla's sexy Johnny Cash-esque voice and epic lyrics, and cellist Sarah Balliet's sexy cello playing.

Oh! How exciting is this? MBD will return to our area for a show at New Haven's Cafe 9 on May 1. These are both Saturday night shows, so no excuses!

Check out this fun video for "Brother," which should help you get all excited about the show:

P.S. if you're really into my opinions (you are, obvs), you can find my previously published articles & reviews from paying publications in MBD's press section.

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