Closing Night at Hill Country's Backyard Barbecue! Featuring: Crushed Out
"A guided tour of primal pre-60s American rock'n'roll. Lots of yummy gristle but no unnecessary excess."
- Village Voice
"Take the roaring, frenetic guitar of T-Rex's '20th Century Boy' from the 1973 album Tanx. Then add the swinging
dirty Delta blues of 'The Originator' on Bo Diddley's self-titled 1957 album. Then add the spooky Mississippi blues of
John Lee Hooker from 'Boom Boom.' The sum? Show Pony." - NY Post
Crushed Out is an explosive hit of surf-garage momentum and rock & roll from Brooklyn, NY consisting of Frank Hoier on guitar and vocals and Moselle Spiller on drums. After four national tours and a well-received EP, 2010's Show Pony, the couple, formerly known as Boom Chick, are set to release their debut full-length, Want to Give, on Nov. 6, 2012 on their own Cool Clear Water imprint. Want to Give is a pure guitar/drum adrenalin rush - plenty of fuzz, tremolo, riffs, chunky chords, slide and Black Sabbath power chords. The songs are tight and lean; no fat, no studio fairy dust. Recorded both at Brooklyn's Bunker Studio as well as at Crushed Out's own analog studio in a rural New Hampshire barn, the tracks were all self-produced and mixed by John Davis.
The bulk of Want To Give was created during Charles Shaw-fueled jam sessions at the duo's practice space in Red Hook, Brooklyn in 2011. Moselle was working as a freelance graphic artist and Frank taught guitar lessons. At night, they'd jam in their industrial space in Red Hook's Ohm Acoustics speaker factory. Deciding to escape NYC rents, they moved their gear up to Moselle's childhood town in rural Effingham, NH, where they set up their own 16-track recording studio in the old barn on the property. Lacking a home base, they finished the songs on the road, writing lyrics to their many instrumentals and songs that had manifested organically through those late-night Brooklyn jam sessions. Four of their "barn demos" ended up on Want To Give. The other six were recorded over three days at Brooklyn's Bunker Studio.
Along with early features in NYC publications (Village Voice, New York Post), Crushed Out's early supporters included So-Cal skate bible Thrasher Magazine and Element Skateboards, who used several of the band's Show Pony EP songs in their skateboard videos. Their song "Ghost of Bo Diddley" (as Boom Chick) was also featured in ESPN's X series, The Kids.
Want to Give explodes out of the speakers, delivering on the promise of Crushed Out's EP and live shows. It's a testament to Frank and Moselle's ecstatic love for early American rock & roll, surf guitar and country blues -- what Bob Dylan called the "atomic era" of rock & roll."
East Nashville & DC-based musician Adrian Krygowski has been touring east of the Mississippi strongly since 2009, playing his brand of intense "Soul-Folk," as his band members put-it, to sold-out rock clubs, listening rooms, house concerts, coffee shops, festivals, and everywhere in between. He's touching on 400 shows since then, and only shows signs of gaining more steam, and dedicated fan base. The three-piece band of Paul Niehaus on steel (Calexico, Justin Townes Earle), and Jared Manzo on bass (Chris Scruggs), powers through their new record "Roam", a 7-song LP, on stages in the Nashville regional circuit, while Adrian primarily plays solo, or with fiddle, in most other markets still.
With recent highlights such as a trip to Daytrotter, Fearless Radio, WDVX, tour runs with Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, and bill-shares with Scott McMicken (Dr. Dog), Woody Pines, Joe Fletcher, Samantha Crain, Joshua Black Wilkins, Johnny Fritz/Corndawg, Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles, Adrian's road-tested show has been making instant fans every show.