The critically acclaimed five-piece Wussy (you *did* pick up their album Attica! last year, right?) return to Atlanta's Red Light Café to once again grace our stage with their "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... bridging the gap between The Band and Sonic Youth." ATL up-n-comers Fairshake open the show at 8pm.
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 7 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.
Recommended if you like… Yo La Tengo, Buffalo Springfield, Nancy and Lee, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Byrds, Unrest, Weakerthans, New Pornographers, Ass Ponys
Fairshake is an Atlanta-based band led by singer/songwriter Shayne Goss, featuring Lando on guitar and Donavan Gazaway on drums. Shayne has been writing songs and playing tunes since she was 14 years old, and her music is a curious blend of folk, pop, and old school rock. It's catchy, infectious, and fun to sing along with. In short, it's wonderful.