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Two Gallants

“Gallant” (noun) means “a man who pays special attention to women.” “Gallant” (adjective) also means “brave, heroic.” Both definitions ring true for the San Francisco duo Two Gallants (however, their name comes from a James Joyce story). They pepper their repertoire with songs of love and lust, but have ventured into more bold sonic territory. It’s hard to call them a folk band anymore, considering the ruckus of The Bloom & the Blight. “My Love Won’t Wait,” the album’s first single, showcases the scratchy, sickly vibrato of a voice and the attacking pick work of guitarist/lead vocalist Adam Stephens along with thick, pounding drums from Tyson Vogel. Overall, there’s fuzzy, crunchy, octave-thick (think Jack White) blues licks and relentless rhythm. It’s pure. And it’s good fun. But the boys still mellow out sometimes to show their softer, raspy take on alt-country balladry, like on “Broken Eyes.” Papa starts the show.

Date: Oct 9, 2012
Time: 9 pm
Phone: 801-746-0557
Address: 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City, 84102
Where: The Urban Lounge
 
 
 
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