Coco Hames, Little Bandit

Coco Hames

Little Bandit

Sat · June 17, 2017

Doors: 9:45 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Coco Hames
Coco Hames
Nashville's Little Bandit, led by Alex Caress, and Memphis’ Coco Hames are hitting the road together on the “Tennessee Two” tour this summer. The roots-pop singer-songwriters and longtime friends, are joining forces for a run of co-headlining dates starting in June. The shows will also feature Little Bandit serving as Hames’ backing band.

As the frontwoman and indomitable force behind beloved garage-pop combo The Ettes, Hames blazed a memorable trail across the ’00s underground. Signing to venerable North Carolina indie Merge Records, Hames released her self-titled solo debut this spring. She co-produced the record with Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff) and was aided in her effort by bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs), drummer Julian Dorio (The Whigs), and lead guitarist Adam Meisterhans (Rozwell Kid).

NPR championed Hames genre-hopping 10-track effort, observing that she “arms sugary pop hooks with garage-rock fangs.” The U.K.’s MOJO magazine described it as a “shimmering” pop platter, while Uncut raved that theshe “combines the stately emotionalism of '60s torch singers with the all caps exuberance of a particularly sharp garage-rock band...and eloquent twang."
Little Bandit
Little Bandit
Also released in 2017, Little Bandit’s YK Records LP, Breakfast Alone, was praised for merging “classic country music with a sassy and subtly political twist.” NPR noted that Caress “offers an openly queer perspective on classic country music and the themes of heartache, big dreams and drinking at the bar.”

Caress first drew notice as a member of Nashville dream-pop outfit Ponychase, led by his sister Jordan, and as part of punk-blues star Adia Victoria's band. With Little Bandit – an all-star collective whose members haveplayed with Margo Price, Nikki Lane and Sturgill Simpson – Caress mines soulful strains of both country and pop, with Rolling Stone Country noting the band’s “breed of modern honky-tonk, at once evoking George Jones and Queen's "Somebody to Love."
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215