The Raconteurs (Photo by Olivia Jean)
Whether or not rock ‘n’ roll needs a cheerleader, it certainly has one in Jack White. From days of the White Stripes to collaborations with luminaries like Loretta Lynn and bands like the Dead Weather and Raconteurs to his own solo material there’s a constellation of work that values the history and power of the art. There’s that and the fact that he, literally, pumps up a crowd like few I’ve witnessed. As a case in point, take the packed house at The Anthem Saturday night.
Tim Lampinen aka Timmy Vulgar (PR Photo)
Third Man Records, the Nashville-based treasure trove of a publisher, has been supporting some interesting acts in Detroit, including the legendary Tim Lampinen, now channeling his cult following through his band Timmy’s Organism.
The trio consists of vocalist and guitarist Tim (aka Timmy Vulgar) and bassist Jeff Giant and drummer Blake Hill. The band released its latest album, Heartless Heathen, via Third Man in 2015, and they are now touring in support of it with fellow Detroit band Regression 696 (which actually is two-thirds of Detroit noise-rockers Wolf Eyes) and VIDEO from Austin. The tour, labeled Audio Social Dissent 2016, stops at DC9 tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 17.
Listen to Timmy’s Organism’s first single from Heartless Heathen — “Get Up, Get Out,” a raucous punk rock record:
Timmy’s Organism cite Captain Beefheart and Destroy All Monsters as well as classic punk bands like Chrome, Crime, and the Damned as influences. Go to DC9 tonight for a rare opportunity to see Detroit legends throw a thundering rock ‘n’ roll party in our fair city.
Tickets are available at the door.
Third Man Records Presents: Audio Social Dissent 2016
w/ VIDEO and Regression 696