The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Entry Requirements: All Ages. Under 14s accompanied by an adult. R.O.A.R
General Admission (e-ticket)
$21.19 + $2.12 s/c

Square Roots Promotions & The Wedgewood Rooms Present An Evening Of Gothic Americana From Los Angeles With…. HEATHEN APOSTLES

Plus Special Guests THE HOT TONE SINNERS Doors Open 7.30pm. Show 8.00pm.

If there is such a thing in the current fringe roots genre as a supergroup, it would certainly be the Los Angeles-based dark roots and alt-country band Heathen Apostles, whose participating artists include Chopper Franklin (The Cramps / Mau Maus), Mather Louth (Radio Noir), with the addition of Thomas Lorioux (Legendary Shack Shakers) on double bass, and Luis Mascaro on violin. That is one hell of a lineup! And their collective musical output is equally impressive.

Using contrasting influences such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Bauhaus and The Pogues along with Howlin’ Wolf, Loretta Lynn and Bessie Smith, the Heathen Apostles have created a style of music that at once conjures both angels and demons, and will enlighten a darkened soul!

Born of the voices of past lives and baptised in the dust bowl dirt, the Gothic Americana music of the Heathen Apostles harkens back to a bygone chapter of American history.

“If you’re familiar with the gritty western TV show Deadwood, you could imagine The Heathen Apostles as the ideal in house band for Al Swearengens Gem Saloon!” (Chris Broom, Portsmouth News).

Their 6 critically acclaimed albums capture the essence of the Heathen Apostles modus operandi: Southern Gothic Americana imagery surrounded by haunting, minor chord melodies, musical influences including bluegrass, blues and gypsy jazz, all deftly bound together by the bands dark and sometimes brooding sense of a bygone age.

Support comes from The Hot Tone Sinners, who play their own Southern Gothic take on classic rockabilly and rock n roll.

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