Rod Hamdallah plays The Cobra in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, April 24.
— Rod Hamdallah
— Charlie and The Evil Mothers
— Bad Molly
Doors at 8pm, $5
HAILING FROM ATLANTA, GA, GARAGE ROCKER ROD HAMDALLAH HAS BEEN TEARING UP THE SOUTHEAST'S VIBRANT MUSIC SCENE SINCE BEFORE HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO ORDER HIS FIRST DRINK. AT 16, ROD BEGAN SOAKING UP THE SOUTHERN DELTA BLUES AND GARAGE ROCK SOUNDS AT A RELENTLESS PACE; INFLUENCED BY EARLY SOUL, BLUES AND GARAGE ROCK, ROD TOOK HIS SOUND TO ANOTHER LEVEL. AT 17, HE STARTED SHARING THE STAGE WITH INFLUENCES SUCH AS SEAN COSTELLO, DEXTER ROMWEBER (FLAT DUO JETS) AND MORE.
ROD'S ORIGINAL MUSICAL ELEMENTS ARE ROOTED IN BLUES, GARAGE AND EARLY SOUL. LOW-FIDELITY, DARK STORYTELLING AND AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC PLAY A BIG PART IN THE SONG WRITING. HE CREATES A SOUND THAT CAN BE LIKENED TO ARTISTS SUCH AS THE FLAT DUO JETS, CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND THE BLACK KEYS.
Charlie and The Evil Mothers
A name appropriately inspired by The Velvet Underground’s “Sweet Jane”, Charlie & The Evil Mothers breaks all the rules of verse, leaving you with a fresh, albeit fittingly muddled, insight on growing into your own, in this case, both personally and musically. Writer and front man Charlie Shea brings us through a sharp dream-like set that leaves you wide awake and paralyzed. Hailing originally from Middletown, RI, Shea holds onto his sarcastic New England rawness while incorporating a shiny ‘60s pop quality. The Nashville transplant has taken in his new surroundings and situations and twisted and morphed them into a conglomerate of sound leaving us to think only of what’s to come.
Bad Molly — Asheville, NC