Slimfit w/ Brian Dunne and Christian Lopez Band
Alt-country and Folk-rock
December 5, 2015 · 8:00pm
Alt-country/rock-and-roll outfit Slimfit is back to rock Tellus in a way no other band can. Joining them are NYC’s Brian Dunne, and Christian Lopez Band.
It’s difficult to tell which is Slimfit’s greater trick – caring so little, and yet ending up with such airtight, honest, it’s-in-the-blood alt-country songs, or caring so much, and ending up with such an effortless-sounding, whiskey-soaked, can’t-be-forced genuineness. Ultimately, Slimfit sound exactly like what they are: a group of long-time friends with a shared affinity for fringe country, punk rock spirit, piss beer, camping trips and Bell Biv DeVoe T-shirts. But the music is something that extends far beyond what these five Lancaster, PA, boys should ostensibly be capable of. Flannel shirts and short hair be damned – these guys rock the living shit out of each song, whether it’s a sweet, dusty ballad or a scorching barroom stomp. The music is deceptively simple, joyously feral – it’s rock-solid songwriting at its most basic and visceral, exploited in all the right ways with cascading Telecasters and a soldiering rhythm section.
Blend Uncle Tupelo’s fervor, Steve Earle’s rasp, Tom Petty’s jangley pop and, if you put your ear to the ground, whispers of co-songwriters Joey McMonagle and Pat Kirchner’s other influences, including Superdrag and Descendents, you’ll only start to understand what it is that makes a Slimfit concert experience what it is.
Brian Dunne is an American singer/songwriter & musician. Raised in upstate New York, Brian is currently based in Brooklyn and has 3 hats, 2 records, and 1 cat to show for it.
After graduating from the Berklee College of Music, Brian released The Brooklyn Bridge EP (2012), which charted on the US iTunes singer/songwriter charts and received praise from artists such as John Mayer amongst many others. He has recorded his first full-length studio album, Songs From The Hive, which will be released in February 2015.
Christian Lopez Band
Christian Lopez Band (CLB) is not merely riding the wave of Americana Music, the West Virginia natives, are bending it to its knees. With the will of his voice and the stomp of a steady beat, Christian Lopez and his band are pioneering their own brand of Alt. Folk Country Rock. Like a young Whitman, Lopez translates the iconic America before him into rousing romps and searing serenades employing crisp and thoughtful imagery and storytelling. Lopez is turning traditional songwriting on its head. Lopez takes listeners on a heartfelt rampage through emotion, energy and excitement caring less about the hook then hooking them in with the range and passion in his voice. One moment the music traverses the depths of one’s interior life and the next it rips the listener into a frenzy – a call to stomp, romp and roll.