Thursday, January 12, 2012

Clicky Clicky Music And The Ash Gray Proclamation Present: Hallelujah The Hills, Ted Billings, Richard Davies, And The Blue Dress @ PA's Lounge

We are completely chuffed to bring, along with our pals at Clicky Clicky Music, this formidable line up on Saturday at P.A.'s Lounge. Hallelujah The Hills are busy readying their third and from what we're hearing, finest LP. Expect to hear some tracks off the forthcoming set as well as the bands exemplary back catalog and we're hoping for one if not both tracks off their new-ish Fall single, Amateurs b/w The Girls Are Here. This will also the mark the bands last performance with drummer David Bryson. Earlier this week we had a conversation with Ryan Walsh which we will air on Saturday afternoon from 12-3 during The Ash Gray Proclamation Radio Hour(s). It's called show pre-show hype, believe it.

Ted Billings of Age Rings has just started recording his bands follow up to Black Honey, not to mention, the #3 album in The Ash Gray Proclamation Top Albums of 2011 over at Waltham's Watch City Studios. Lucky for us, Ted likes Saturday night rock shows and will join us for what promises to be a memorable solo set. Here's hoping we get a preview of the new album and plenty of the remarkable, Black Honey

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Perhaps like many, we discovered Richard Davies, via his watershed LP, with cohort Eric Matthews, Cardinal. But being the music obsessives that we are, we went back to uncover The Moles and forward to his superlative solo records and then of course there's Cosmos his collaboration with Robert Pollard, an absolute gem of the postal project variety. Cardinal is about to release there long awaited second LP, Hymns. You can grab the albums advance single, Looks Like Rain here. So the point of all this, is to say how completely honored and excited we are to have Richard as part of this bill.

When we first encountered Brewster's, The Blue Dress the band struck a chord with us, based on the duo of Patrick Tottenham and Timothy Sylvia's brand gothic and arresting psych pop. But then they went and started a full fledged band with expanded instrumentation and delivered a superb new EP, These Happy Golden Years, which you can read about here. We urge you to get in the door early for The Blue Dress' opening set which were told will contain some new material and when they finish a couple of them will hang around to provide bass and drums to the Richard Davies set.

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