Ah Jesus, I’m definitely going to this. B & The Honeyboy.
Select your own music cliché from the All-Purpose Music-Cliché Generator (© Una Mulally). Raw. Ballsy. Rootsy. Gritty.
I’d say fun, musical, clever, from the old-fashioned non-approved dictionary of things not to say about a live act if you want to get a job on RTE or Hot Press.
Comparisons are odious, but I hear echoes of so many favourite artists in the work of these two, it’s impossible to ignore. Do I hear Jenny Lewis influences somewhere in all of this? Yes I do, though I might as usual be wrong, but so what? All the better for it. I might also hear Bessie Smith, or I might not. It doesn’t matter.
B & The Honeyboy are an immaculate combination who get my thumbs up straight away in a grab-you-by-the-throat kind of way. They’re accessible, yet they’re a little bit punk, in a pre-punk Wild Ones kind of way. They’d be the sort of people who said Fuck You in the Fifties when nobody said Fuck You — not even Brando. I’d follow them for their beautifully-shot videos and promo stills, but that’s just me.
You know what? Get along to the Blind Pig and attend this free gig.
Free, I swear to you. Free!
31st July 2014 at 9:30 pm.
Do not miss this gig unless your leg is hanging off, and even if it is, hop.
Here’s their website.