Hallelujah the Hills

Hallelujah the Hills

Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion!, Crooked Coast

Fri, December 16, 2016

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:15 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at AXS.COM. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at the Great Scott box office seven days a week 12PM-1AM, or at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: box offices are cash only.

Hallelujah the Hills
Hallelujah the Hills
A Band Is Something To Figure Out is the 5th full-length album from American rock band Hallelujah The Hills. It was recorded approximately ten years to the day of their first rehearsal. Described by Spin as “criminally underappreciated” and lauded byPitchfork for their “fist pumping anthems,” they’ve been declared “Boston legends” in their hometown and as having a “cult following and pockets of hardcore fans scattered throughout the country” by Stereogum. Their sound was creatively explained as “the kind of punk rock you’d expect on stage at the roadhouse from ‘Twin Peaks’” in a recent piece in The Boston Herald. Others go further, with Aquarium Drunkard noting “few do it with the style and imagination of Hallelujah the Hills” and Captain’s Dead boldly publishing that they “without a doubt they are one of the greatest bands currently making music.” Their last album, 2014’s Have You Ever Done Something Evil? was named the #1 Overlooked Album of the Year by PopMatters and landed the band on over a dozen year-end best-of lists. With A Band Is Something To Figure Out, they have released their defining statement: an ambitious, wild set of songs unlike anything the band has done before.
Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion!
Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion!
Somerville's premier undead outfit have a history shrouded in mystique and it seems they'd like to keep it that way. Are they actually the reanimated corpses of 1963 Texan rock 'n roll band the Fishercats?

The first appearances of Ghost Scorpion! followed the demise of the Fishercats, an amateurish quartet of misunderstood juvenile delinquents out of Denton County, Texas. On a rainy night in 1963, after a gig at a high-school dance, the Fishercats' car crashed and burned off the road near Goatman's Bridge. No one survived.

This tale might've made good fodder for a Shangri-Las song had it not taken a terrifying turn. Shortly after the post-sock-hop tragedy, an instrumental horror-surf outfit bearing an uncanny resemblance to the totally dead Fishercats began gigging around Denton. They came to be known and feared as Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!, and then they vanished as abruptly and inexplicably as they appeared.

Okay, maybe that's a tad over-dramatic. Still, little is known about the ghastly crew and the band's members (Glotch, Snakeboy Henry, Vince Vance Delambre and Professor Coyote Science) never seem to stick around long enough to answer questions, disappearing without explanation just as eerily as they arrived.

In contrast to their backstory, Ghost Scorpion! stay firmly unconvoluted while renewing the retro-a-go-go vibes of the Ventures and Dick Dale, with a touch of Reverend Horton Heat tossed in as a reference point for those who weren't teens in the early '60s.

"After [the Cramps'] Lux Interior passed over to our side, we hung out for a bit, and he explained the basics of psychobilly to us," DeLambre claims. "It goes hand in hand with surf rock. Throwback, straightforward rock and roll. No bullshit, but exclusively bullshit at the same time."
Crooked Coast
Crooked Coast
Crooked Coast was formed in the summer of 2012 by Cape Cod natives Luke Vose, John McNamara, Ben Elder and Charles Walton. They distilled their hometown's celebratory summers and harsh winters into the album "Thanks for the Memories" with infectious hooks, sweaty dance floor rhythms, big guitars and word play both gut wrenching and wry.

For two years they toured the East Coast playing festivals, clubs, bars and colleges. They had the opportunity to share the stage with acts like Barrington Levy, Guster and others. As well as music they also conceptualized and self produced music videos and turned their band merchandise into a budding streatwear line.

In 2015 they released the album Wildlife. Capenews.net described it as, "an album that pops with wild swagger." Wildlife is the sound of a band that has grown together. The production is polished but the songs are brash. Driven by Walton and Elder's thunderous rhythm section, McNamara's full throated rock 'n roll howl and Vose's raw nerve, heart on the sleeve rap/singing volley back and forth over blistering guitar hooks and instantly catchy choruses.

The lead single "Go Back" is a tipsy trip down memory lane laid over hip hop rhythms, an anthemic chorus and a shout along hook that has live audiences screaming at their shows.

Pixy 103 radio DJ Lori Lori quickly picked up the song saying, "I had to play them. It's has a very catchy melody that will keep you singing long after you hear it. The music, the voices and the energy make this album one to own for sure!"

They filmed a music video for "Go Back" with director Nicholas Santos in NYC and Cape Cod capturing the energy of a band on the verge.

This Fall Crooked Coast plans an east coast tour. Winter 2016 the band will embark on a west coast tour.

The band continues to pave their own road to success with bold music, visual art and explosive live shows.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/