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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
with The Hall Monitors, The Elevator Operators, DJ Todd-O-Phonic Todd, DJ Mr. Lee
The Bowery Electric
Sat March 23 @ 8:00 PM (Doors: )
21 and up
$20.00 Buy Tickets
"A Boston-based singer of what one might refer to as "traditional" R&B (i.e.,'50s- and '60s-style), Barrence Whitfield is the owner of one incredible pair of lungs and limitless energy and enthusiasm for his music. A soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, and early Don Covay, Whitfield & the Savages, though never breaking big nationally, are a great cult act, a triumph of substance over style, with a bunch of terrific records to boot." -AllMusic Guide

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages shot out of Boston in the mid-'80s with the force of a cannonball. Through their sweaty dance party shows and love of primal soul, they were to R&B what the Cramps were to rockabilly — a gateway musical drug for nascent underground roots mavens. Along with original Savage Peter Greenberg (The Lyres, DMZ) and Phil Lenker, they released records on Rounder, Bloodshot and Munster, became a favorite of BBC DJ Andy Kershaw and won seven Boston Music Awards. They reunited in 2011 with new Savages Andy Jody on drums, and Tom Quartulli on sax, touring with bands like The Sonics and appearing at SXSW and performing live on famed late night music TV program Later...with Jools Holland on the BBC in 2013. Their newest record Glory was recorded in Spain by the legendary Mike Mariconda, and released by FOLC Records.

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Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Barrence Whitfield & the Savages shot out of Boston in the mid-'80s with the force of a cannonball. Through their sweaty dance party shows and love of primal soul, they were to R&B what the Cramps were to rockabilly—a gateway musical drug for nascent underground roots mavens. Along with original Savage Peter Greenberg (The Lyres, DMZ) and Phil Lenker, they released records on Rounder, Bloodshot and Munster, became a favorite of BBC DJ Andy Kershaw and won seven Boston Music Awards. They reunited in 2011 with new Savages Andy Jody on drums, and Tom Quartulli on sax, touring with bands like The Sonics and appearing at SXSW and performing live on famed late night music TV program Later...with Jools Holland on the BBC in 2013. Their newest record Glory was recorded in Spain by the legendary Mike Mariconda, and released by FOLC Records.

The Hall Monitors

“There's nothing flashy about the Hall Monitors, and that's exactly how they like it. The lo-fi foursome makes the sort of bluesy roadhouse rock that your old man might have washed down with a few boilermakers.That's not to say their sound is outdated. If anything, their throwback anthems, such as the fuzzed-out stomp of "Girls," are invigorating, particularly in a city that has long appreciated a do-it-yourself aesthetic and a good, sweaty rock show.” - The Washington Post

The Elevator Operators

"...Get ready for a solid dose of mid-60's UK-style merseybeat and mod R&B, with a dash of garage-rock. Glorious guitar jangle that recalls the early moments of the Kinks in particular, as well as a nod or two to the '60s popisms saturated in the early songs scribed by Roy Wood for The Move! Songs chock full of spot-on lyrics, great vocal harmonies, and top-notch musicianship, presented with a true sense and sound of rock n' roll timelessness." -13 O'Clock Records

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