Rock for Love Artists Take Over Pick Three: Harry Koniditsiotis of The Angel Sluts

New Orleans native Harry Koniditsiotis moved to Memphis by accident in 2002. “I went for a 2 week trip to visit family and just never left.” Since then he has formed the bands The Angel Sluts, The Turn It Offs, and Twin Pilot. He also started the recording studio The 5 and Dime and works with a variety of local and national bands.

The Angel Sluts are currently celebrating the release of their newest 7”, Suesie Was A Nihilist (Fat Sandwich Records). Formed in 2003, the band consists of Harry Koniditsiotis on vocals, Ben Abney and Matt Burns on guitars, Crews Baggett on bass, and Luke Stubblefield on drums. The Angel Sluts continue to stay true to their dive bar, punk rock roots. The Angel Sluts have spent most of summer 2011 on tour, and making stops at festivals like Horrible Fest in Cleveland, Ohio, Creepy Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana and Blackout Fest in Athens, Ohio.

The Angel Sluts have played shows with Richard Lloyd (ex-Television), Batusi (ex-New York Dolls and The Dead Boys), The Queers, Peelander-Z, The Dirtbombs, Joe Buck, and The Goddamn Gallows.

See The Angel Sluts perform as part of Rock For Love 5 on August 19th, at the Hi-Tone at 9PM.

1. Spacemen 3 – The Sound of Confusion
I’ve listened to this record since I was 16 and it still sounds amazing to me. The minimalism, the phased, reverbed out distorted guitars. Of course then I didn’t realize all the covers that they did and I was soon turned on to all sorts of new old music.

2. The Buzzcocks – Why She’s the Girl From the Chain Store
The Buzzcocks were one of the first punk bands that I discovered when I was 13. My older brother’s friend George gave me some tapes and I was hooked. Recently he heard The Turn It Offs and The Angel Sluts and said “Wow you guys sound like the Buzzcocks!”

3. Twin Peaks
My favorite TV show of all time. I was taken in at first by the soundtrack and became obsessed with the story line. Dreamy music, pulp novel mystery,beautiful girls, what else is needed for good TV?

See Also:
Rock For Love 5 Artists Take Over Pick Three: Grace Askew
Rock For Love Artists Take Over Pick Three: J.D. Reager of The Near Reaches
Rock For Love Artists Take Over Pick Three: Nick Redmond of Star and Micey
Rock for Love 5 Artists Takeover Pick Three: Jeremy Scott of The Burning Sands
Rock For Love Artists Take Over Pick Three: Graham Burks of Pezz and The Perfect Vessels

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