“[We] had a wild couple hours in a 1-star motel in North Jersey with a Camcorder and some Hershey bars. Not much more needs to be said on the matter.”
So explains Adam Weiner, frontman for Philadelphia’s spirited boogie-soul band Low Cut Connie, about the new music video they premiered Monday morning ahead of their latest visit to the Twin Cities on Monday afternoon.
The charmingly low-rent, highly madcap clip – this is what music videos looked like when you videotaped them onto VHS off MTV, kids -- is for the almost punk-paced new kiss-off single “Oh Suzanne.” Already in rotation locally at 89.3 the Current, the tune is the follow-up to “Beverly,” the first track issued off LCC’s second album in as many years, “Dirty Pictures, Part 2,” which they recorded at the legendary Ardent Studio in Memphis where Weiner once lived. It was one of the many songs that sparked an energetic reaction from the sun-dazed crowd during Low Cut Connie’s revelatory set at Rock the Garden last month.
Weiner announced from the stage at RTG that he and the band would be back to make their First Avenue headlining debut on Nov. 1, tickets for which are on sale now. But they are also sneaking back into town Monday as they head east following a West Coast jaunt opening for Social Distortion.
They’re playing an in-store at the Electric Fetus at 5 p.m. to tout “Dirty Pictures, Part 2” (the first of two Fetus in-stores Monday, with the Jayhawks also on tap there for 8 p.m.). LCC’s set is free and open to everyone. You wanted to leave work early anyway, right?