San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Wussy bring their Attica! Tour 2014 to Red Light Café with special guests Al Shelton and more!
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 7:30 PM
Springing forth from the hinterlands of Cincinnati, OH are Wussy, an American five-piece fronted by songwriters Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker and backed by Mark Messerly, Joe Klug and John Erhardt. Bridging the gap between The Band and Sonic Youth, Wussy continue in the tradition of bands with multiple writers and singers. Cleaver and Walker offer radically different perspectives, both lyrically and vocally, that blend in seamless fashion – usually blanketed inside layers of noise. The band typically plays loud rock and roll heavily influenced by late 60′s pop and psychedelica, as well as seminal 70′s songwriters from John Cale to John Prine.
They formed in 2001 as a result of an impromptu performance, and even now are known among the press and their cult following for their spirited, off-the-cuff live shows. While more mainstream success remains elusive, Wussy are a true critics band – racking up multiple plaudits from Rolling Stone, NPR, BBC, New York Times, Spin, Washington Post, Magnet, The Guardian, Village Voice, Uncut and many more.
Wussy have toured the US and UK extensively, including several festival appearances (SXSW, Nelsonville, CMJ, Midpoint, Bunbury, Twangfest) and live sessions for BBC6 Radio, KEXP (Seattle), KDHX (St. Louis) and KUT (Austin). They also offered recent support for several tours including for fellow Ohioans Afghan Whigs and Heartless Bastards – as well as one-off shows with Yo La Tengo, The Breeders, Best Coast, Mudhoney, Shonen Knife, Okkervil River, The Mekons, COME, Wreckless Eric, and K Records founder Calvin Johnson.
Their fifth full-length is Attica! — released May 6th in the US on Shake It Records and May 5th in the UK on Damnably.
Recommended if you like… Yo La Tengo, Buffalo Springfield, Nancy and Lee, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Byrds, Unrest, Weakerthans, New Pornographers, Ass Ponys
Al Shelton balks at being typecast but admits there are worse labels than That Murder Ballad Guy (just ask That Piña Colada Guy). However, listeners should know he also offers adultery ballads, larceny ballads, drunk and disorderly ballads, prison laments, divorce ditties and a series of unauthorized autobiographies. Your worst mistakes are his greatest hits. Catch him now and soon you'll tell your friends, "I'm more into his early stuff."
When & Where
Red Light Cafe
Red Light Cafe is a comfortable, familiar place to enjoy food, drink, and live music & entertainment with friends. We're located between Midtown and Virginia Highlands in Atlanta, GA. Visit our website for more events, our food & drink menus, booking info and more: redlightcafe.com