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HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS
Blue
Portland, ME
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HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS
WEBSITE: http://www.hollygolightly.com/
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1116449911703341/
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/o_TAPCmzhl4
Doors open at 8PM

Touring to support their recent ablum, "Coulda Shoulda Woulda"

"I think that it's the jewel in our crown," Holly Golightly says of Coulda Shoulda Woulda, the eighth Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs album. "I think it's absolutely amazing, to be release October 16, 2015 on Transdreamer Records. When you do something for a really long time, it stands to reason that you're gonna become more proficient at it."

Anyone who's followed the artist during her long and prolific career knows that she's not prone to braggadocio or self-promotion. So when she expresses such enthusiasm about her own work, one tends to pay attention.

Over the course of a career that spans over 25 years and more than 35 albums, the English singer-guitarist has established a singular niche as one of rock 'n' roll's fiercest iconoclasts. Having built a powerful and influential body of U.K.-based work that established her as an indie/D.I.Y. icon, she relocated to a farm in rural Georgia to establish a new creative identity as half of Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, a scrappy, resourceful duo with Texas-bred multi-instrumentalist and sometime vocalist Lawyer Dave. Over the course of six albums, the pair has carved out a catalog of elegantly idiosyncratic Americana, drawing from a bottomless well of country, blues, folk, gospel ands rockabilly influences to create music that's deeply personal and effortlessly accessible.

Born in the Kensington section of London, in the same hospital that Jimi Hendrix died in, Holly Golightly grew up in a bohemian household and was drawn to music early in life, embracing punk rock and vintage soul and eventually falling in with the now-legendary Medway rock 'n' roll scene via her then-boyfriend Bruce Brand, drummer of Billy Childish's seminal garage-primitive comboThee Headcoats. Although she'd never sung a note in public previously, an impromptu guest spot singing with Thee Headcoats led to Holly becoming a member of that outfit's sister group, Thee Headcoatees, with whom she recorded eight albums.

In the years that followed, Holly built a massive and influential body of work, releasing more than 20 solo albums as well as numerous singles and EPs for a variety of independent labels, includingDamaged Goods, Kill Rock Stars, Super Electro and Sympathy for the Record Industry. Her stature as an indie role model led to her collaborating with such friends and admirers as the White Stripes(on whose Elephant album she's featured), Mudhoney, Rocket from the Crypt and the Greenhornes.

In 2007, Holly officially teamed with Lawyer Dave, who had been playing stand-up bass in her touring band for several years, to form Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, which debuted that year with the acclaimed album You Can't Buy a Gun When You're Crying. That release was followed byNobody Will Be There, Dirt Don't Hurt, Medicine County, No Help Coming, Sunday Run Me Over andAll Her Fault.

Recording as a self-contained duo, and performing live with Holly singing and playing guitar, and Dave playing guitar with his hands and drums with his feet, Holly Golightly developed a raw, immediate sound that's distinct from Holly's other projects, and perfectly suited to their lyrical explorations of such quintessentially American themes as love, whiskey, religion and guns. She also found time to return to her British roots, reconnecting with her old London-based backing band to record 2015's Slowtown Now! for the Damaged Goods label, set for September 11, 2015 U.S. release.

Location

Blue
650A Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States

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Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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