The Henry Clay People play good old indie-rock. - Oh My Rockness

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The Henry Clay People play good old indie-rock.

February 23, 2009
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simon cardoza
Sure, Bowery Ballroom will be packed two nights mostly because of The Airborne Toxic Event, a new-ish band from LA that people like us think sounds like "Arcade Fire meets Neil Diamond." But the band that really should be packing them on the next tour will be the opener, The Henry Clay People.

The Henry Clay People are a really nice rocking band from Los Angeles whose music reminds me a lot of NYC's Oxford Collapse, early Modest Mouse and (of course) Pavement.

These four guys aren't trying to surprise you with any revolutionary musical tricks (no futuristic pedals or gadgets will be considered). The Henry Clay People simply write catchy 3-minute songs with just the right amount of fuzzy distortion to remind you of your college years (if you're somewhere between twenty-eight and thirty-four, that is). You know what I mean, just good old guitar-driven lo-fi indie rock that's incredibly easy to listen to.

You can get their self-released (and therefore hard-to-find) debut record here. It was co-produced by two guys responsible for recording albums for bands like Arcade Fire (them again?!), Godspeed and Pretty Girls Make Graves. These guys are really good!

BUY TICKETS TO SEE THE HENRY CLAY PEOPLE AT BOWERY BALLROOM (MARCH 8TH)!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE THE HENRY CLAY PEOPLE AT BOWERY BALLROOM (MARCH 11TH)!


The Henry Clay People plays two shows at Bowery Ballroom (with The Airborne Toxic Event), on Sunday, March 8th, and Wednesday, March 11th.

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