Hurray for the Riff Raff w/Clear Plastic Masks & Promised Land Sound
Whether you think they’re revering the past or raiding it, New Orleans outfit Hurray for the Riff Raff’s sincerity is hard to deny. Alynda Lee Segarra, a Puerto Rican raised in the Bronx, might seem an unlikely candidate for a folk-and-roots frontwoman, but apparently hers is the type of musical love that disregards temporal, geographic and cultural distances. Meanwhile, Segarra’s bandmates stroll through her songs with unself-conscious ease, and thus avoid excessive reverence. They also play with crackle and verve, which makes the music sound very much alive — and helps set the band apart from the stifling archaeological bent of many of its peers. Put simply, the members of Hurray For the Riff Raff don’t come off like they “own” this music, and maybe that’s what helps them sound like they do.
Thu, Jun 6 | 9:00 PM
The Stone Fox
Presale ($10.00) & Day of show ($12.00)