The Yawpers

Backstage Bar & Billiards Presents

The Yawpers

Thu · September 14, 2017

8:00 pm

Backstage Bar & Billiards

Las Vegas, Nevada

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

The Yawpers
The Yawpers
"Think MC5 with better vocals. Think of most bands and add better lyrics, ferocious howls and chants, and yes, Whitmanesque, barbaric yawps sounding from the stage…pure rock and roll, the way the White Stripes were.
— St Louis Magazine

The Yawpers roar over the roofs of a world filled with the ruined and the forgotten, where big dreams and small towns are pitched to the collective curb, and lost men and con men roam the gutters and pulpits. American Man taps into the disparate, murky pools of the American musical lexicon; dark country to kinetic punk, acid blues to flared jeans boogie, low-brow backdrops pitted against high-minded literary references. It's an edgy, engrossing trip.

Shimmering against blacktop fever dreams and Elvis's ghostly sneer are the anarchic impulses of the MC5 and psychedelic muscle of Leslie West's Mountain and Blue Cheer. Raw and melodic, infectious and irreverent, American Man is an update on the Springsteen tramp's dream of getting out while you're young, this time played for the inhalants generation. It's the suicide rap played out in the desert, without velvet rims or everlasting kisses, the tramp as much a drifter as a romantic.
Venue Information:
Backstage Bar & Billiards
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101
http://www.backstagebarandbilliards.com/