The Dull Blue Lights with OJR
Sat, Aug 12 7:00 pm
The Dull Blue Lights: The Dull Blue Lights are a band in between. Drawing from influences as varied as Motown soul, Nuggets psychedelia, and Jamaican rocksteady, the Philadelphia-based group’s definitive blend of cascading harmonies, screaming guitars, and relentlessly grooving rhythms lives somewhere between each one. Their electrifying stage show, says Philadelphia radio personality John Vettese, dances “between practiced performances and unhinged spontaneity.” Formerly The Snails, the quintet is fronted by the gruff yet soothing voice of Todd Fausnacht and his sweetly chaotic guitar. Behind him are Ben Parry on bass, Matt MacLeod on organ, Tim Hildebrand on guitar, and Josh Parry on drums. The Dull Blue Lights’ self-titled LP arrives July 13th, 2017. OJR: Born in Virginia in 1992, OJR was brought up in and around the country/folk/bluegrass leanings so prevalent in the mountain culture of his beloved “Baby Blue Ridge.” But also, as a 90's baby, he lists some of his earliest musical influences as Nirvana, Cracker, and other popular grunge/alt-rock acts of the decade.