The Pittsburgh-based rock trio, Chrome Moses, will be in Southwest Ohio the weekend of June 13-14, 2014. On Friday, June 13, Chrome Moses will headline Canal Public House (in the Oregon District), with support from Dayton’s Salvadore Ross. On Saturday, June 14, Chrome Moses will join Cincinnati’s award-winning, The Whiskey Shambles, at Mainstay Rock Bar (downtown).
Chrome Moses prides itself on being a straight-up, no-nonsense rock group. “We are a Rock and Roll band. We seriously lay claim to that term,” Chrome Moses’ bassist T.J. Connolly explained in a recent interview for Sound Scene Express, a Pittsburgh-area music blog. “It describes us best. Our music has a lot of energy and at times some punch. But, we really try to let it swing as well.”
Pairing Chrome Moses with The Whiskey Shambles seemed like a no-brainer, states Shambles’ bassist, Brother James, “We caught these guys in Pittsburgh last summer, and knew they were going places. We dug their vibe and immediately wanted to do a show with them as soon as they got as far west as Cincinnati. This show is a perfect match – two hard-hitting bands with a strong blues influence.”
“There is a blues element to our music,” continues Connolly, “we dig Cream and a lot of real deal 50′s and 60′s rock bands, we also love The Strokes and The Clash and Queens of the Stone Age. [We] always wanted a band that can kind of cut loose.”
The June shows will be Chrome Moses’ Southwest Ohio debut, although they’ve been playing many different venues in Northeast Ohio for some time now. “I know this is just the beginning,” says Brother James. “You’re gonna see these guys touring here and all over the Midwest, way more in the future. This is the show to say, ‘I knew them when…’.”
Date/Time: Saturday, June 14 – 10:00PM
Venue: Mainstay Rock Bar, 301 W. 5th St. Cincinnati, OH. 45202
Artists: Chrome Moses (Pittsburgh), The Whiskey Shambles (Cincinnati)
Admission: NO COVER (21 & up only)
Date/Time: Friday, June 13 – 9:00PM
Venue: Canal Public House, 308 E. 1st Street, Dayton OH. 45402
(formerly Canal Street Tavern)
Artists: Chrome Moses (Pittsburgh), Salvadore Ross (Dayton)
Admission: $5 COVER (18 & up)
The Whiskey Shambles are an original garage rock/basement blues band from Cincinnati, OH, formed in 2012 by Nathan Singer, of Starshaker and Absinthium fame, and Brother James, founder of the Cincinnati Entertainment Award-winning blues band Voodoo Puppet. Their sound has been compared to Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Black Keys, Ten Foot Polecats, The Heavy, Gary Clark Jr., Black Diamond Heavies, and The White Stripes. They have been described as, “R.L. Burnside and Black Sabbath jamming with Nina Simone in a burned-out rum shack, using opium for incense.”
In April (2014) they won the Northeast Ohio Blues Association (NEOBA) Blues Challenge are now set to compete in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN in January 2015.
The Shambles are currently working their way through the dive bars and juke joints of the Midwest and Rustbelt, with occasional trips to more exotic locales, like Nashville or Buffalo, New Orleans or Asheville, Atlanta or NYC. They won the 2014 Northeast Ohio Blues Challenge, and have been chosen to represent Northeast Ohio at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The Shambles have been nominated for a 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Award in the Blues category, CityBeat magazine’s Best of Cincinnati 2014, and several of their song releases have earned critical acclaim. In 2012 they released the EP, “ONE LAST BLAST: Live at the Mad Frog.” Set to release their first LP — “Loose Change for a Broken Man” — in Summer of 2014, they are already working on their second full-length album.