Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Take Me To The Beauty Shop...

Well, I'm furiously pissed at myself for missing The Beauty Shop show. This has happened the last two times they've played, and I'm seriously despondent.

But perhaps you wouldn't understand why...

It's because John Hoeffleur is the best frontman in town...and the best lyricist.

Maybe you've not heard their albums. Their punky twist on americana is sung through the liquor-soaked vocal chords of a modern Johnny Cash (Hoeffleur) and with songs that have traveled many miles without forgetting where they came from. These are not contrived works, but genuine, down-to-earth experiences laid out straight from the heart.

Their latest record is called "Crisis Helpline." If you're in CU, you should head over to Parasol (it's on Griggs St. in Urbana, off of Race) and pick it up. If not, just buy it from their website.

You say you want to sample it first? No problem... "Paper Hearts For Josie" and "Monster." These are SAMPLES... not full tracks.

Keep an eye on their website, www.thebeautyshopband.com, for news and tour dates.


At 7:01 PM, August 23, 2005, Anonymous C. said...

You can still catch them at the free show they are playing at The Courtyard on Friday!

At 8:47 AM, August 24, 2005, Blogger greymatter said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tip!


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