MIGHTY FINE • LES SANS CULOTTES • PUSH
After touring most of the world with The Afghan Whigs, singer Steve Myers returned home only to get shot and left for dead on a rainy New Orleans street. Myers moved to New York to recover and try to put his past behind him only joining the Dulli lead Twilight Singers occasionally for shows on the East Coast or recording down South. Not until hooking up with fellow New Orleanian Jagon Eldridge in late 2003 did he think about starting a band of his own. The original line up for Mighty Fine consist of Jagon Eldrige and Richie Pomerantz ( Andy G. &The Roller Kings), Mitro Valsamis (Trickbabys) and Paul Verciglio. For the last 10 years Mighty Fine has rocked all over New York state, sharing the stage with bands TV On The Radio, Andre Williams, The Dirtbombs, The Slackers, Titus Andronicus, The Gories, Mary Weiss and The Afghan Whigs. After releasing the album Get Up To Get Down on Drugfront Records in late 2011 that included the singles" Ready To Roar" featuring Greg Dulli, "Black Train" and "Something For Your Ass" featuring Mick Collins, the band went thru several lineup changes including a UK tour lineup that included Collins on guitar. After taking some time to regroup Mighty Fine is back to what it does best, playing punk/soul all over NY State now with new member’s Bradley Dean (The Visitors) on guitar and Mickey Finn (Boss Hog) on Keys. Sweaty Rump Shakin' Punk Soul is a great way to describe the band, the combination of a James Brown styled soul review and sweaty punk-rock show.
The "Francophonique Tsunami" "Those Frilly Parisian Underthings" and "Seven-headed beast from the hard-scrabble streets of Menilmontant," Les Sans Culottes borrowed their name from the ill-clad (i.e., long-trousered) citizen-soldiers of the French Revolution. The band's sound is a melange of Gainsbourg, NY Dolls, Blondie, the Shirelles, and the Kinks.
Saturday, August 10th at Hank's
345 Adams Street, Brooklyn, U.S.A.
Doors at 8PM. $10. 21+ with ID.