Whelan’s Sounds of Summer & Love:Live Music present
_in Whelan’s Front Bar_
The Reverend Deadeye was struck down by an accident that could have sent him to the land of glory eternal…………. ..but The Lord had another plan for the Reverend.
When the Reverend Deadeye was just a mere pup in the eyes of the Lord, he was handlin’ a rattle snake that turned and bit him smack in the eye. This act would have spelled the end for any normal man. However, instead of losing his life that day an Angel of the Lord took away the sight in his good eye and gave him a vision in his bad eye.
That vision told him to go forth and preach the gospel to the world. That’s exactly what he would have done if he had been able to see more than four feet in front of his face. However, the Reverend still was able to devise a plan to get his message to each and every man and woman. That is exactly what he wants to bring to you today. He took an old rusty beer can and transformed it into a microphone for shoutin’. He found other various boxes that could be used for stompin’. He picked up his resonating electro-fied guitar that he would soon use for strummin’. He thus has prepared himself to shout, stomp, and strum his way into every wicked heart that he could stumble himself into.
Don’t blame the Reverend if he screams hellfire and damnation upon your soul. He doesn’t know no better, and he only does it because he loves you. That’s right, he cares for every goddamn one of you whether you’re damned to hell or not. He might be screaming “turn or burn” but the good ol’ Reverend knows where to find the Lord and intends to let everyone know.
The Reverend Deadeye is the Reverend’s son of a Reverend’s son. He spent his youth handlin’ snakes and performing at tent revivals alongside his Pentecostal family on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. This sacred musical heritage finds its way prominently into his performances. But don’t expect a Sunday morning church service; instead, expect a Saturday night baptism with fire holy rollin’ revival. With his modified wok-lid resonator guitar, homemade beer can microphone, kick drum, and washtub snare, he delivers a punk-rock version of gritty pre-war delta blues which he blends with fiery gospel interpretations capable of turnin’ the whole room into a spirit filled bar room revival. Folks who have made the Rev’s shows a lil’ brighter include Dexter Romweber, Immortal Lee Country Killers, Drag The River, Bob Log III, Soledad Brothers, Gogol Bordello, The Black Keys, Quintron, The Black lips, Black Eyed Snakes, Scott H Biram, Trampled by Turtels, Charlie Parr, Earl Greyhound, Buffalo Killers, Pine Hill Haints, and The Can Kickers.
SOUNDS OF SUMMER
It is also :
21st June – CASHIER NO 9
22nd June – THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT, PUGWASH & THE SHOOS
22nd June – SPOOK OF THE THIRTEENTH LOCK
23rd June – THE NOTAS, BIG SEPTEMBER, THE YIPS
23rd June – DOTT, TELL NO FOXX, REDWOODS
24th June – LITTLE GREEN CARS
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm.