Don’t miss these tricks and treats

If you were worried that plastic pop and auto-tuned wannabes were taking over the world of music, you should head down to Råhuset this Saturday and let them prove you wrong. Råhuset is a great music venue that throws over 150 gigs every year, each of which is unique and full of up-and-coming musicians. This Saturday they have three deliciously rock ‘n’ roll bands playing.

First up is Wallow Mafia, a band that was formed in February 2013. Their music is wonderfully upbeat pop inspired by the 1950s and 60s rockabilly era, but with a slightly grunge undertone. The outcome is some seriously danceable music that is sure to get you moving.

The idea with Wallow Mafia is that it will be a temporary music project, only making music and playing gigs throughout the summer and autumn. Before the end of the year, they plan to release an album on vinyl to immortalise their music and throw a release concert that will also serve as a grand farewell. Seeing how the whole thing is running for a limited time only, you might want to get in early and check them out this Saturday.

Next up on the stage are the delectable Two Trick Pony, a powerful grunge band with three leading ladies. The band’s music is delightfully grungy with some very melodic singing by vocalists Dorte Hartmann and Nicoline Mørup Christensen and backing vocals by Thilde Nicoline Mørup Christensen. With the blonde Hartmann at the centre of the stage, and the Christensen girls on either side, all strumming away, the mind inadvertently thinks of Hole, the notorious ‘90s band fronted by Courtney Love. However, Two Trick Pony offer some very fresh tunes that seem more under the influence of bands such as Violent Femmes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

The band have been steadily gaining an audience since they emerged in 2010, and they played at renowned Smukfest last year. They have plans to release their album, 1 Trick & 2 Trick, in early 2014, but until then you must enjoy their fabulous live performances.

The third band on stage are also perhaps the most curious one. Gonzo Morales are a band that reside in the fictional Gonzotown, a godforsaken small-town whose location is known only to a selective few, but believed to be somewhere in America. The music is almost as eccentric as the band’s description – a steady rhythm and heavy bass line are accompanied by soulful, deep vocals. Gonzo Morales released their debut album, Gonzotown: Prologue – The End of Morales, in August last year and it was well received.  In February the band also released a new single called ‘$30’.

With three unique bands playing on Saturday, Råhuset is set to see a very colourful and entertaining evening, and with tickets costing only 50kr, it’s practically a steal, so head down to Råhuset and let the rock and roll take over.

Wallow Mafia & Two Trick Pony & Gonzo Morales
Råhuset, Onkel Dannys Plads 7, Cph V; Sat 21:00; tickets: 50kr at the door

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