47 E Mohawk St
Friday, September 29th. 8pm. $5.
Roger Bryan and the Orphans
Church Key Social
Handsome Jack is a internationally touring band based in Buffalo, NY. This Three piece swampy-blues and soul rock and roll band has released several independent records over the years. In 2014 Handsome Jack was signed to Alive Naturalsound Records (Black Keys first album, Radio Moscow, Beachwood Sparks, Bloody Hollies, Black Diamond Heavies, Mount Carmel, Nathaniel Mayer, T-Model Ford, Swamp Dogg). Their most recent record “Do What Comes Naturally” was released on the Alive label in October 2014. Since then they have received incredible reviews in the US and overseas by such publications as Blues Magazine UK as well as Rolling Stone magazine. The Band has also recently been featured on the TV shows Criminal Minds and Kingdom as well as a track in the film “Meadowlands” featuring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson.
Rolling Stone – “In the world of writing about popular music, comparisons are often helpful tools, but just as often completely useless. Is it helpful to mention that American band Handsome Jack, apparently from Lockport, New York, sound like what you’d get if you put Audience’s Howard Werth, Siren’s Kevin Coyne or even Mungo Jerry’s Ray Dorset in front of Humble Pie circa their 1973 ode Eat It? Hell no! But this record is probably more fun than the first Black Crowes record—which from an influence/aesthetics standpoint, it oddly evokes—and were it to bear a Harvest Records imprint and a 1970 copyright date, no one would bat an eye. Which must mean it’s really good.”