Monday, March 5, 2012

Show Preview - Hoots & Hellmouth - Club Cafe - 3.8.12 - Pittsburgh - Concert Preview

Hoots & Hellmouth will be making a stop at Club Cafe this Thursday, 3.8. The band hails from Philly and is touring behind their new album Salt. The band plays a bit of soul, roots, rock and blues, often being compared to their fellow neighbors Dr. Dog. The new album was recorded in Philly with Jon Low who has produced Sharon Van Etten, Twin Sister and of course Dr. Dog.

From their press:

Salt builds on the fresh ground broken on their previously released EP, Face First In The Dirt, continuing down a path of explosive creativity. “Why Would You Not Want To Go There?” kicks things off with a building intensity reflective of their passionate live performances, but tempered with well-placed flourishes of piano and electric guitar. H&H’s trademark soul vibe is thick on “Lay Low,” incorporating the stomp groove and call-and-response vocals familiar to established fans of the band. By the time the listener reaches the middle of the record, the dynamic and deep “Apple Like A Wrecking Ball” and “The Ache” drive home the point that these guys are not content to rest on their laurels. To round it all out, album closer “Being Borned Again” continues their tradition of massive group sing-alongs so vibrant the listener already feels the chills of the anticipated live rendition.

Lyrically, Sean Hoots has always endeavored to keep a keen eye on the craft of songwriting, and Saltshowcases the artist on top of his game. These new songs reveal a greater depth of vulnerability and personalization unheard on previous H&H offerings. This is the sound of a writer digging deep, planting seeds and harvesting a bumper crop of thought-provoking, soul-scraping tunes.

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are $12 and can be found here. You can find more information about the band at these sites:

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