Wussy

Bonfire Presents:

Wussy

Josh Olmstead Band, Bastards of Earle

Thu, April 3, 2014

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Wussy
Wussy
Wussy are a four-piece rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio fronted by ex-Ass Ponys frontman Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker. The two began performing together in 2001 as a result of Cleaver's stage fright when asked to perform a brief run of solo shows. The duo's first show was largely unplanned and still went without incident.. so they agreed to continue and expand. Mark Messerly joined in 2002 as bassist and utility man, and Dawn Burman joined on drums shortly thereafter. The four-piece released three full-length albums and one EP on their native Cincinnati's Shake It label. Their work has met with critical praise from Rolling Stone and SPIN, both of which gave the band's second and third albums four stars each, in addition to favorable reviews from Village Voice, NPR, Washington Post, Uncut, and many other press outlets. The "Dean of American Critics" Robert Christgau placed the band's first two albums (Funeral Dress and Left for Dead) on his Best of the Decade list, and their third album (Wussy) ranked tenth in his best of 2009 Dean's List. Burman left the band in early 2009 and was replaced by veteran Cincinnati drummer Joe Klug. The re-vamped lineup toured the Eastern U.S. throughout 2009 and recorded two vinyl-only singles. The first is a split single on Karate Body Records with Louisville's The Fervor, released in 2009. The second (a cover of Dusty Springfield's "Breakfast in Bed") is an upcoming part of Shake It Records' newest series - Dangerous Highway, A Tribute to the Songs of Eddie Hinton
Josh Olmstead Band
Josh Olmstead Band
Josh Olmstead has sustained a lively solo project, while touring the U.S. and Europe playing guitar with B.C. Camplight, Summer Fiction, and TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb. He has reformed the Josh Olmstead Band in 2014, featuring all new members Sean Gallagher (Sea Around Us), Avi Glickman (Oh! Pears), and emergent guitar prodigy Stephen Horne.
Bastards of Earle
Bastards of Earle
Philly native, Todd Zamostien, is the heart, hands, soul and guts behind "Bastards of Earle"--Rock 'n' Roll, Americana, Folk and Alt-Country in the sweet and crumbling tradition of The Replacements, Jeff Buckley, Ryan Adams, Gram Parsons and its namesake, Steve Earle. Check out the new music video for "Downtown Girl", with the debut album coming in 2014.
Venue Information:
MilkBoy Philly
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107