The Tufted Puffins' Tuft Daddy's Decrepi-Palooza!
MethMatics, Rainy Day Saints feat. Dave Atkins
Saturday Jan 5 2019
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
This event is all ages
Every year Baker likes to celebrate the unlikely fact that he's still on the planet by asking his favorite bands he's seen that year to play a show. Usually he has to go through quite a few "Who are you again?" rebuffs before we get a line up. This year blows all expectations away!
The Tufted Puffins will open the show ( we want to get done and drink). Our great friends and smoking hot band MethMatics will be coming up from Columbus. YOU WILL LOVE THIS BAND!
And closing this show is...
Rainy Day Saints featuring the return to the stage of one of the most dynamic, quirky singers of the original Cleveland punk scene... from the New Salem Witch Hunters... DAVE ATKINS!!!!
We're so excited about this our tufts are trembling.
The Tufted Puffins:
Mike Baker - [Sleazy Jesus and the Splatter Pigs, Hucklebuck]
Mark Smith - [Zen-Luv Assassins, The Professional Againsters, Roscoe Disposal Company]
Ken Brown - [Sleazy Jesus and the Splatter Pigs, Ten Tons of Hell]
Tom Huff - [Burning Lesbians, Mannequin Odd, Roscoe Disposal Company]
Setting controls for the heart of the sun is multi instrumentalist Dave Swanson. He and his cohorts parade along the rock and roll route oblivious to the fact that the scenery along the way has most definitely changed.
In other words, they do what they want, when they want and for no one else but themselves. Why else would they reference Hawkwind, Roxy Music, Crazy Elephant and Johnny Thunders in one fell swoop! Selfish? Perhaps, but that is not their concern. It’s all about the melodies, the harmonies, the loud guitars, the driving bass, the bashing drums and the snarling saxophone.
Things like : “pristine electrified paisley underground jangle”,“a nastier version of The Move and the harder side of the Dream Syndicate”, “an elegant almost British classicism of hazy, psychedelicate pop-rock swirls”, “ Cheap Trick meets The Nazz meets early Flaming Lips”, “reminds me of the Monkees”, and our favorite, “ Mr. Swanson is one talented motherfucker” are just a few of things that have been said about Rainy Day Saints.
He and his loyal and royal band (Brian P. McCafferty, Marianne Friend, Scott Pickering, Keith Pickering) have over 150 years of musical experience between them. That’s a lot of know how! Either that, or they just don’t know how to stop!
2011 brings the release of “All These Strange Ghosts”.That’s album #4 for those counting! It’s chock full of those same loud guitars, snarling saxophones, pounding drums and thumping bass, all topped off with some sweet melodies and harmonies. You remember those don’t you?! With a tip of the hat to the Teardrop Explodes thrown in for good measure, this is, perhaps, the most focused, straight ahead and rocking RDS album yet! We certainly hope you will dig it endlessly!
Get Hip has been their happy home for some years now and a nicer home they couldn’t ask for. Newly remodeled and everything! Dig that new couch!
So, until we meet again, on behalf of Rainy Day Saints, I wish you all a good day!
~Boris Grushenko- CEO, RDS Inc.
Cleveland, OH, 44110