Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes: To Perform At ‘LACMA Muse Costume Ball’ Sat. Oct. 26; U.S. Tour To Launch Thurs. Oct 17

By on October 14, 2013
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Photo credit: Benjamin Padgett.

Praised by NPR who described their sound as “a little bit of soul fused with blues, doo-wop, jazz and R&B” and “Rich In harmony…” (5/25/2013), the group is supporting their debut album BABY CAUGHT THE BUS (Vanguard) which has garnered widespread recognition in the media. When the U.S. run of shows wraps in late December, the group will remain in the states to record the follow-up to their debut, to be released on Vanguard Records in 2014.

Critical reaction for CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES includes:

“They polished their big-band sound during rehearsals in an old coffin factory in Melbourne, and—led by Browne’s truly powerhouse phraseology—and soon conjured up vintage-feel originals like the fingerpopping ‘I’ll Be Fine,’ a slinky, seductive ‘Yellow Bird,’ and the sax-swivelled album title track, ‘Baby Caught the Bus’.”

–Tom Lanham, PASTE, (6/1213)

 “…love and lust-lorn brutalities break from anything you’d ever hear from Martha Reeves and the Vandelles or The Supremes or even Amy Winehouse. Yes, Baby Caught The Bus has a few sunny, swinging hits you can bop along to (the title track; ‘Frankie;’ ‘I’ll Be Fine’), but the songs with teeth—‘Love Letter,’ the record’s first single, ‘She Plays Up,’ ‘You Don’t Owe Me Nothing’are the ones that leave bite marks, the kind that bruise and take too long to heal. ‘I want to write what I want you to do to me in a letter’ is hell of a statement to open the record with, and that’s just what Browne belts at the onset/With ‘She Plays Up,’ Browne takes to the microphone to eviscerate the other woman that’s doing her best to thwart a relationship that isn’t hers. ‘I don’t want to lose you/to a floozy who’ll use you’ she wails as a sinister bass line and creeping percussion overwhelm her, striking a chord that feels completely present in its brashness and no-bullshit mentality. The horns, handclaps and girl group vocals may be common soul staples, but this angst and the fearless desire to cast it out are entirely theirs–and it’s one American audiences have been vocally fiending for since the Bangin’ Rackettes officially landed.”

–Hilary Hughes, VILLAGE VOICE (5/21/13)

 “The group’s energetic sound channels jazz, heart-wrenching doo-wop, and classic soul, offering a distinctly modern take on several influential genres. Browne’s first single off the album, ‘Love Letter,’ brilliantly encapsulates the group’s funky, soulful energy, while infusing the track with a healthy dose of sexuality and longing. This is perfect getting-ready-to-go-out music.”

— Diane Anderson-Minshall, THE ADVOCATE , (5/24/13)

 

Catch CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN RACKETTES on the road this fall:

DATE CITY VENUE
Thu

10/17

  Sacramento, CA Assembly
Fri

10/18

  San Francisco, CA Bimbo’s 365 Club
Sat

10/19

  Reno, NV BuBinga Lounge at the Eldorado Casino
Mon

10/21

  Portland, OR Lola’s Room at the Crystal Ballroom
Tue

10/22

  Seattle, WA Barboza
Sat

10/26

  Los Angeles, CA LACMA Muse Costume Ball (Set time: 9pm)
Tue

10/29

  San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Wed

10/30

  Hermosa Beach, CA Saint Rocke
Fri

11/1

  Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Tue

11/5

  Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
Thu

11/7

  Las Vegas, NV Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan
Fri

11/8

  Las Vegas, NV Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan
Sat

11/9

  Las Vegas, NV Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan
Mon

11/11

  Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory
Tue

11/12

  Houston, TX The Studio at Warehouse Live
Wed

11/13

  Dallas, TX Cambridge Room at the House of Blues
Thu

11/14

  Austin, TX Formula 1 Fan Fest
Fri

11/15

  New Orleans, LA The Parish at the House of Blues
Mon

12/2

  Sauget, IL Pop’s
Wed

12/4

  Charlotte, NC McGlohon Theatre
Thu

12/5

  Charlottesville, VA The Southern Café and Music Hall
Fri

12/6

  Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
Sat

12/7

  New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Sun

12/8

  Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar

 

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Author: DaveHHM

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