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Friday, March 14 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
The Black Hollies

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As a group, Scott Thomas Bolasci, Jon Gonnelli, Justin Angelo Morey, and Herbert Joseph Wiley V are four seasoned instrumentalists with a reverence for rock and rolls past. Combined, the 4 create sounds that are new, exciting, colorful, rudimentary, and complex. Their sound speaks in pictures and it channels pop musics vast vernacular by revamping the idioms of rhythm and blues. In the vein of The Yardbirds, The Pretty Things, The Who, The Pink Floyd, The Cream, the spirit of Stax/Volt +Tamla/Motown and a lifetime of immersion in rock, soul and their accompanying revelations, The Black Hollies set out to create future classics by harnessing relics left by those who came before them. Not content to compromise their vision, The Black Hollies submerged themselves in their own home crafted studio under the trained ears of long time friend/engineer Mike Olear and then completed the project with the assistance of Alap Momin. The end result is their debut LP Crimson Reflections, a remarkable outpouring of toe-tapping beauty from the center of the universe. Scott Thomas Bolasci is The Big Bang Theory spontaneously nurturing the hip shaking swing into existence with his precise interpretation of time. Jon Gonnellis rhythm guitar efficiency is planet earth to Herbert Joseph Wiley Vs outer-space lead guitar time travel. Electric bassist/lead vocalist Justin Angelo Morey's seemingly simple odes to beautiful women cloud the listeners looking glass, revealing upon closer inspection the imagery of the blues, the weeps and the wails of addiction and desire. In a brief existence The Black Hollies have already made their impact. They've played with The Greenhornes, Joan Jett, Ted Leo/RX, Detroit Cobras, The Dansettes and Blue Cheer and and they've rattled the walls of every room they load into. Their well-tailored look is aligned with their song structures adherence to form, while the playing, the happening of it all, the revolution, and the sound itself, are all departures from form into the nether regions of FREAK-OUT. Crimson Reflections is a journey through the looking glass mind. It is the culmination and aural paradox of making too much happen in not enough time, an echo of what we miss with each blink, breath, and passing moment. Too much can be said and not enough understood - better heard than written about, as the hearing IS the seeing. Ladies and Gentlemen, we give you The Black Hollies.
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/60573.html

Friday March 14, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Friends 208 E 6th St

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