Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
November 29, 2013 @
The Waverley Hotel
The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer combines Rock & Roll swagger with decades-deep blues style.
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‘With a name like the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Vancouver based duo is some sort of concept group, based on a hypothetical love story between Captain Ahab and Lizzie Borden.’ Chris Oke, Yukon News
In fact, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer is more like a sweaty fling between a sack full of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion, and a very greasy Telecaster. Shawn Hall and Matthew Rogers say they’re making blues for a changing world, but a fan put it even better: this is ‘blues that gets you in the crotch.’
Combining the raw swagger of bands like The Black Keys and The White Stripes with a deep love for the roots of the genre, HAM reminds us that this kind of music was always supposed to talk to our nether regions. And if a lot of the blues made today seems a little limp, HAM finds its answer in the innovation that was at the heart of greats like Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and Muddy Waters.
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