Hurray For The Riff Raff + The City Walls
Performing: Hurray For The Riff Raff
Doors Open: 7:30PM
More Information about Hurray For The Riff Raff Tickets
House of Cards are delighted to present Hurray For The Riff Raff at Mello Mello in Liverpool on Monday 20th May 2013, as part of their UK tour.
Hurray For The Riff Raff
Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda lee Segarra, a 25 year old Puerto Rican from the Bronx. After leaving home at an early age to travel the country, she eventually settled in New Orleans where she began to perform and record with a revolving cast of musicians. She released two records (2008's It Don't Mean I Don't Love You and 2010's Young Blood Blues) mostly consisting of delicate folk and country songs. In 2011, the UK record label Loose Music (Felice Brothers, Dawes, Deer Tick), released Hurray for the Riff Raff, an album that collected the best songs from those records. The Times of London named Hurray for the Riff Raff one of the Top Ten Albums of 2011. Phil Alexander, the Editor-in-Chief of Mojo Magazine, raved that they “have immense potential and seductive power” and named them second best band at SXSW 2011.
Back in the States, Alynda and her longtime gunslinger on fiddle, Yosi Perlstein, met up with a young honky-tonk band called the Tumbleweeds, just as she began to expand her musical palette to include rock n roll, pop, and soul. In the tradition of Bob Dylan with Band and Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Alynda and Yosi recruited the Tumbleweeds to be their touring band, drastically altering the sound of Hurray for the Riff Raff.
Look Out Mama is the result of almost two years of Alynda and the Tumbleweeds criss-crossing the USA, playing over 100 shows in small bars and clubs. Recorded in Nashville by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes), Look Out Mama is an exploration of classic American music as interpreted by Alynda lee Segarra. From the Swamp Pop of "Little Black Star" to the Classic Country of "Look Out Mama", to the Psychedelia of “Ode to John and Yoko” and even the Surf-Rock of “Lake of Fire”, Look Out Mama covers a wide array of musical ground, with every song unified by Alynda’s soulful vocals and expert songwriting.
The City Walls
The City Walls deserve attention from anyone who holds music dear. Taking their cue from musical heroes such as Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Band and Ron Sexsmith, The City Walls have been drawing comparisons to the likes of modern day acoustic wielders such as Bon Iver, Villagers and The Tallest Man On Earth at their explosive yet intimate live shows. They weave a multi instrumental rock n roll, folk rock sound of heavenly harmonies through tunes dripping with rock n roll passion and immediacy. Early live shows have garnered rave reviews and a following of committed like-minded fans desperate for a music of truthful substance. The City Walls write classy, universal songs to warm the coldest heart and stir the loneliest soul.
Long term allies and all hailing from liverpool, The City Walls are centered around the affecting melodic songwriting of singer/guitarist Paul Crowe, flanked by crack rhythm section of Oli Hughes and Etienne Girard and the soaring ethereal soundscapes of guitarist Phil Gofton.
Joining forces almost by accident when kitchen jams proved too fruitful to ignore, explosive early live shows gathered enough momentum for a self funded debut EP to be written, recorded and released in April 2012 to critical acclaim.
Marc Hannon (The Springtime Anchorage)
A rare solo performance from Marc Hannon of The Springtime Anchorage.