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Wednesday, March 12 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Earl Greyhound

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Earl Greyhound began with the collaboration of songwriters Matt Whyte and Kamara Thomas in the spring of 2002 in New York City. The pair began performing regularly as a duo on piano and guitar in NYC and Los Angeles, during which they crafted the sound that would become the nucleus and essence of Earl Greyhound. Whyte and Thomas expanded the act to a far louder guitar trio--Matt on guitar and lead vocals and Kamara on bass and backing vocals--with keen aim set on the sound of strident English rock bands from the likes of Queen and Bowie to Zeppelin and T.Rex. The trio's live show exploded into a veritable rock and roll wrecking ball swinging from melodious soul to gallant rock. Behind a leviathan drum kit, Ricc Sheridan pounds out thundering interwoven beats in the tradition of John Bonham and Billy Cobham’s Mahavishnu--and is in appearance, uncannily reminiscent of Hendrix-era Buddy Miles. The interplay of Matt and Kamara’s singing is mesmerizing “often invoking the spirit of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris” (Village Voice). With the release of its self titled EP on Some Records, Earl Greyhound began an extensive US tour to prepare for the recording of their self-produced debut full length album Soft Targets. The tour concluded with an invitation to support Soundtrack of Our Lives at The Troubador in LA. Soft Targets was recorded in LA at Westbeach Recorders (Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd) and finished back home in New York in January 2006. The band has been touring non-stop for the past year and is currently on tour as direct support for Chris Cornell.

Wednesday March 12, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Vice 302 E 6th St

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