Live at Globe Hall, and the BBQ was great!
BY TIM HINELY
Always a pleasure to go to Globe Hall for a gig (one of these days I’ll try their BBQ) and I had been psyched to see transplanted Aussie Ruby Boots ever since I heard her Bloodshot debut tht came out earlier this year (Don’t Talk About It). It’s one of my favorite records of the year and she and Low Cut Connie were playing two nights so I went on night #1.
Ruby came out with a full band, guitar/bass and drums and as the band oozed confidence Ruby oozed out confidence. And cracked some hilarous jokes as well. A few of her quips.
“Who the fuck is Sean Cassidy?” (when someone asked if that was who was on her t-shirt…it was Tom Petty)
“Sorry people…this altitude is fucking me up.”
“We Aussies are gullible by nature.”
I forget the context but she mentioned going “balls deep” in something.
She opened with the gritty “It’s So Cruel” (first song on the latest album) and we also heard “Believe in heaven,” “Somebody Else” and others. She came out mid-set for an acapella version of “I Am a Woman” and then brought the band back out for a few more tunes. The band is a well-oiled machine and did not disappoint. Don’t miss Ruby and her crew if they come to your town.
I didn’t know a great deal about Low Cut Connie but wanted to catch at least part of their set. I do know that they hail from Philly and have a few records out, their most recent being Dirty Pictures Part 2 (Contender Records).
Vocalist/pianist Adam Weiner (who founded the group with drummer/guitarist Dan Finnemore) is all over the place. Standing on his piano seat and pulling out some Jerry lee Lewis moves while the band behind him kick out the jams most righteously. From the new record we heard “All These Kids Are Way Too High,” “Beverly” and “Oh Suzanne” among others including a cover of Alex Chilton’s “Hey! Little Child”). All torn to bits.
I didn’t stay for the whole set (had real early flight the next morning) but next time they come to town I’ll be dragging some friends along to see what the hub bub is all about.