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Sarah Shook & The Disarmers w/ Greco live at The Hummingbird in Downtown Macon
August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am| $5
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are a country band with a sneer, a bite, and no apologies. Shook’s original songs take on the usual country spin on shitty relationships, bad decisions, and excessive alcohol consumption for damn good reasons. Songs with self-explanatory self-deprecation, “Fuck Up”, tangled in with a portrayal of a doomed relationship dripping with sarcasm,”The Nail”, are bastioned by the subtleties of a bar patron considering taking a chance on a stranger in title track, “Sidelong”.
When Shook’s first band, Sarah Shook & the Devil, broke up after a solid three year plus run, Shook and her guitarist, Eric Peterson, continued to meet, practice, and plan. In late 2013 they put together brief stint called The Dirty Hands which ended after a handful of shows. The project they were looking for soon arrived with the addition of former Two Dollar Pistols frontman, John Howie Jr., (now frontman for John Howie Jr. & the Rosewood Bluff) as drummer. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers was born.
Shook and chief engineer of Manifold Recording Studios, Ian Schreier, had worked together some years before when he supervised intern Mario Bianchi recording the Devil’s seven song EP simply titled, Seven. Shook and Schreier had been discussing creating a full length album together for an age and, finally, during the first weekend of April, 2015, it happened. After nearly a decade of playing solo or fronting a band, Shook is releasing her first full-length album, Sidelong, on October 16, 2015.
Greco’s musical hope is summed up in four words: Sing. Dance. Sweat. Sex.
Do these things while listening to the music and it will make for such a better experience for everyone.
Their hooks, rock & roll lyrics, and on stage antics will make you understand why your mama warned you about boys like these.
Greco connects to the audience through common experiences, sung out over blistering riffs, while giving the crowd a chance to jump in a wild and morally ambiguous party. Their latest stage show reflects their breaking out of the stereotypical pop rock genre, and touching the dirty bits of life that happens to everyone and relating to how we all can keep pushing on.