Do you not having anything planned for Thursday, January 11th. Let me change that for you. The Devil Makes Three will be taking over First Avenue and I assure you that it’s worth leaving the comfort of your house and braving the inevitable arctic tundra that is mid-January Minnesota.
Not many bands in the current Americana landscape continue to work this hand-hammered source material and channel the primeval, cathartic origins of roots music with as much pride and power as The Devil Makes Three. This shared ideal brought Pete Bernhard, Cooper McBean and Lucia Turino together almost 15 years ago, and they’ve remained steadfastly together and true to their vision over a staggering number of miles and gigs. They’ve been simplistically tagged as everything from punk to bluegrass to rockabilly, but one sweaty show will dispel and clarify;They know their tradition, but really what they do is throw down.
Original songwriting and a spirit of missionary zeal for early Americana helped propel The Devil Makes Three through nearly a decade of gigs big and small, successful and lonesome. They played rock venues and cultivated the atmosphere of a juke joint party or a wee hours porch jam. Dancing was always encouraged and some of Santa Cruz history and punk spirit pervaded their proudly raw presentation. They made acclaimed albums featuring infectious songs like “Old Number Seven” and “Graveyard,” and they assembled a coalition of indie rock and folk music fans. Eventually they landed premium festival bookings that bridged the divide, including Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Hangout Fest, Shaky Knees and two Bonnaroo appearances.
Tickets are available here.
Remaining Tour Dates:
January 10 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
January 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
January 12 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
January 13 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
January 14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
January 16 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
January 18 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
January 19 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
January 20 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
January 23 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
January 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
January 25 – Providence, RI @ Fete
January 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
January 27 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
January 30 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
January 31 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
February 1 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
February 2 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
February 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
February 7 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
February 8 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
February 9 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
February 10 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater