Event

Coney Island Baby NYC Presents

Revel In Dimes

with Kelley Swindall, Strange Majik
Wed February 20 @ 7:30 PM ( Doors: 7:00 pm )
Coney Island Baby
Ages 21 and Up
Artists
Revel In Dimes
If the delta blues gave birth to yet another slew of gold records why wasn’t anyone dancing?

After each gig as hired guns in too many New York City bands, this is the question that Eric Simons (guitar) and Washington “Washy” Duke (drums) found themselves asking. Their answer involved meditating over juke rhythms from Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside and covering their tracks with electrified Charlie Patton riffs.

When Kia Warren saw them play for the first time – two guys covering T. Model Ford at full volume on a Sunday at the Surf Lodge in Montauk – their live set stopped her in her tracks. Amid the grooves, there was grittiness to their music that her roots in Gospel and R&B hadn’t yet given her the opportunity to explore. She convinced them on the spot to let her join on vocals for a few tracks, and Revel In Dimes was born.

Multi-instrumentalist Chris “Premo” Waller (bass) joined shortly after picking up an unsolicited “seeking bass player” call. A veteran of New York City’s vast underground music circuit, Waller’s experience playing everything from hardcore punk, to soul, to psychedelic rock enabled him to bring a groove to even the most frenetic jams.

Together, Revel In Dimes is a band that knows where it came from, but refuses to follow the same routes as its contemporaries to get where it’s going. And like the best blues, their music can’t be explained so much as it must be felt.

Kelley Swindall
Strange Majik
T-Rex/Bowie super producer Tony Visconti recently posted on social media "David Pattillo and his band are fantastic. Every Tuesday night at the Belle Rev in Tribeca. I call it Progressive Blues!" Pattillo has blazed a three and a half year-long residency at NYC’s Belle Reve performing for celebs like Kim and Kanye, and Elon Musk and jamming with Live’s Ed Kowalczyk (whose new LP Pattillo is producing), Danny Clinch, Willie Nile and even rock royalty Jakob Dylan.
 
Strange Majik’s new LP “Channel T” revives the spirit of Jimi Hendrix, Freddie King, The Stones and Neil Young. Pattillo’s keen song craft and raw talent fuel his iconic backwater blues guitar style he honed in his two-piece predecessor The Dead Exs. With vintage guitar tones that will raise the hair on your neck and lyrics that will raise your consciousness, Channel T defies genre. The first single is “an amazing hybrid that comes across like ‘Some Girls’ era Rolling Stones channelling early Funkadelic, or perhaps even Lenny Kravitz recording under the watchful eye of Mick Jagger. With the aid of a massive guitar riff and some backing vocals clearly inspired by ‘Gimme Shelter’ and ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, the track is classic Strange Majik and bodes well for the rest of the new tunes just on the horizon." Lee - Real Gone