Langhorne Slim & the Law w/Jonny Fritz
Stripping down rock and pop anthems and tearing through them on acoustic instruments is an invigorating formula, and it seems like every picker and his brother have been touring behind some variation on it as long as we can remember. New Yorkers Langhorne Slim and the Law stand out, displaying more grit and spit than most of the current crop put together. Their latest, The Way We Move, leans more toward the gutbucket snarl of Wilco’s Being There than the experimental expansion of Summerteeth, and its tales of broken relationships ring truer because of it. Just as the amphitheater was “Starwood” until the day they tore it down, Jonny Fritz will always be “Corndawg” to us. But whatever he calls himself, Fritz is a troubadour of distinction who splits the difference admirably between Paul Simon and Kinky Friedman, outlining the deep truths and even deeper absurdities of everyday life with a crack band.
Fri, Oct 25 | 9:00 PM
The Mercy Lounge
18 and over