Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs: New Album + 2 NYC Shows

TVD NYC Contributor Danny Meza breaks the news about Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs.

Holly Golightly spent the 1990s and the first few years of the new century establishing herself as the undisputed queen of garage rock with seminal records like Serial Girlfriend (1998) and God Don’t Like It (2000).  In the few years since, however, she’s teamed up with “Lawyer Dave” Drake, an accomplished slide-guitar player from Texas, to shed some of the musical skin that weathered so many fantastic years at the now legendary ToeRag Studios in London.  It was at this analog-based recording studio that Holly Golightly, under the early tutelage of Billy Childish, cemented her celebrated reputation as a trusted blues, country, and R&B musician.

This past week, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs dropped their fourth piece of vinyl in as many years, No Help Coming, and showed no signs of cheating listeners out of the no-pretense country-blues that earned them so much recent acclaim.  The duo continues to churn out dusty numbers and refine the sound that originated on their 2007 effort, You Can’t Buy a Gun When You’re Crying.  Cuts such as “Burn, Oh Junk Pile, Burn” and “You’re Under Arrest” provide their audience with that familiar, hypnotic Delta sound and wry charm many followers have grown to love.

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs give both Brooklyn and Manhattan fans an opportunity to stomp with them southern-style, as the recent transplants to rural Georgia (also their new recording home) play The Mercury Lounge on Thursday, May 5 and The Knitting Factory on Friday, May 6.  Now, while those in attendance might hear the occasional fan shout out in vain for Holly to play old hits like “There Is an End,” expect this pair to revisit another sort of nostalgia by revamping some of the classic American musical forms.  And, knowing these two, they’ll probably offer some witty words in return.

Holly Golightly& The Brokeoffs Tour Dates:
Tues, May 3rd BALTIMORE, MD The Ottobar
Wed, May 4th PHILADELPHIA, PA M Room
Thurs, May 5th NEW YORK, NY The Mercury Lounge
Fri, May 6th BROOKLYN, NY Knitting Factory
Sat, May 7th CAMBRIDGE, MA Middle East Upstairs
Sun, May 8th NEW HAVEN CT Café Nine
Tues, May 10th BUFFALO, NY The Ninth Ward
Wed, May 11th CLEVELAND, OH Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
Fri, May 13th CHICAGO, IL Beat Kitchen
Sat, May 14th MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th Street Entry
Sun, May 15th MILWAUKEE, WI Mad Planet
Tues, May 17th ST. LOUIS, MO The Firebird
Thurs, May 19th OKLAHOMA CITY, OK The Conservatory
Fri, May 20th: AUSTIN, TX Emo’s Alternative Lounging (Indoor)
Mon, June 20th SEATTLE, WA The Funhouse
Tues, June 21st PORTLAND, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Thurs, June 23rd SAN FRANCISCO, CA Bottom of the Hill
Fri, June 24th LOS ANGELES, CA The Hotel Cafe
Sat, June 25th SAN DIEGO, CA Soda Bar

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  • Gina

    Loved this article. Very well written and informative! Keep them coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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