Otus Supply and Grand Circus Media present: The My Ways + Fangs and Twang
Thursday, January 25, 2018
The Parliament Room at Otus Supply
21+ | 9:30 Show
$5 Cover at the door
The My Ways
The My Ways is a solo of project of Travis Harrett, who toured and recorded for seven years with Bloodshot Records artists the Deadstring Brothers and Whitey Morgan and the 78s. In the spirit of traditional pedal steel driven 70s honkytonk, The My Ways tell comedic tales of road life, drinking and making bad decisions. They released their self-titled debut record in 2014 and a follow up, “My Way or the Driveway,” in 2016. In 2017, the five-piece live show hit the road with gigs around Michigan.
Fangs N Twang
Metal bands sing about Viking lore while goth bands dabble in Witchcraft…Why can’t you get a country band singing about Vampires? Horror hoedowns, if you will? Or, maybe if the Munsters lived in Nasvhille? Ypsilanti, MI trio Fangs and Twang [Billy LaLonde (drums, vocals), Andy Benes (guitar, vocals), and Joe Bertoletti (bass)] whip a stripped down roots-rock blend of indie-kicks and swinging bluegrass with theatrical, croony lyrics that are half Monster-Mash cartoonery and half Mummies-esque retro-revivalism of B-movie horror tropes. For as fun as that formula is, it should be underlined that these three, who cut their teeth in the formidably forceful (and comparably genre-mutating) Black Jake & The Carnies, take their musicality as well as the performance, pitch and tone of those campy lyrics, quite seriously.