“Ever wonder what a traditional saloon singer would sound like backed up by a punk band? The Smoking Popes take that concept one step further: They've created a unique kind of music that some listeners are describing as ‘hyperkinetic tear-jerkers’." Los Angeles Times
Smoking Popes are an influential band, to say the least. Now, Alkaline Trio, one of their devotees, has invited them on their 15th anniversary tour.
It’s easy to see why they have a legion of fans, as well as being idolized and admired by other musicians. Smoking Popes blends heartbreak with punk spirit and kick-ass melodies, and when you’re insides feel like they’ve been ripped out with a grappling hook, what-else would you want besides good tunes. Okay, maybe some whiskey too. Good news is you can get both on August 4th at Clutch Cargos when Smoking Popes perform.
Oh, one more thing...both bands are being supported by River City Extension, from Toms River, New Jersey, they're a big band -- eight members, most of whom play multiple instrument...need I say more? This is going to be an awesome show. Don't miss it.
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