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Things we’re friggin excited about

22 May

Here goes:

June 15th, we’ll be playing Brillobox with the Red Western.  Here’s a link to the facebook event.  Should be a good ole time, with plenty shuffling around and big Straubs going down.

We’ll also be playing at the end of June, the 26th more specifically, opening up for Pokey LaFarge at Club Cafe.  This’ll be a helluva show.  Real friggin excited about this one.  Pokey is on Third Man Records, the label Jack White started a while back in Detroit and now in Nashville, TN.  Whiskey drinking, needless to say, will easily be an encouraged activity for the night’s engagements.

In other news, the Whiskey Holler is working on recordings for some new tunes.




28 Feb

the whiskey holler is releasing a 5-track EP titled HiveSongs.  This is what the album cover looks like:


Danny Gurwin helped out with the artskills.  April 6th the Whiskey Holler plays at Howlers Coyote Cafe in celebration of the release, along with Dazzletine and Meeting of Important People.  Danny Gurwin will also be DJing. There should be endless amounts of rock and roll all night; a real good friday night.

Oh and check this out:

Bryan Heller made a video for us.  Check out our bandcamp for a sneak-peak at the tracks of the EP next sunday at 9pm.

gimmeesum mor whuskey

4 Dec

that’s right. gimme that whiskey.  here’s a track from the Big Three Trio, featuring Chicago bluesman, Willie Dixon.  Besides being a musician, Dixon was a professional boxer and was a sparring partner for Joe Louis, world heavyweight champion from 1937-49.









Here’s an old country track Dixon did:



Anyways, on the Hollering front, we’re getting things mixed and mastered, looking to have an EP you can hold in yer hands.  There’ll be five songs on it.  I hope to to see you listening to it…maybe we’ll post a track or two so you can get a taste on yer tongue, get you to want some more, thirsty/hungry, as it were, if you will.


ps. we’re appearing live next Friday, Dec 9, at the Shadow Lounge as part of the Human Rights Day Celebration.  It’s an early show, we go on at 6:45, so get yer Friday Happy Hour fix of the Whiskey Holler.  Joining the stage will be Pittsburgh’s favorite indie twee chamber band, SleepyV.

November 21

16 Nov

On this coming Monday, November 21, the Whiskey Holler will be playing with SAINTSENECA, a band out of Columbus, OH.  Listen to their tunes here.  You can get a real tangible feeling from these recordings, but watch some of their videos; there’s a spontaneous reaction occurring in these live sessions, something that only exists when sitting in front of them.  They all play acoustic instruments (no amps), suggesting that their chords and harmonies and lyrics and melodies and faces and hands are all the most important right then, when they play that chord and sing that harmony.  It’s a live thing, man.  You gotta hear-see it.

And you can this monday at the Mr. Roboto Project.  Facebook event here.

We’ll also be playing with local folk-outfit, Ursa Major, a band we’ve been meaning to share a stage with for a long time now.

Also here:

and then here:

Keep on keepin’ on

8 Nov

First and foremost, howdy.


Secondly, how goes it?  Over at the Holler, we’re gearing up for winter.  You know, the cold?  Gathering a bunch of firewood, longjohns, and (duh) whiskey.  A few cable-knit sweaters for good measure.  We’ve been fattening ourselves, too.  Not for hibernating purposes, mostly just as a side effect of our lack of exercise.


Anyways, October is over.  That’s what I’m trying to drive home.  Why is this important?  Well, cause, the Holler has recorded a new EP.  A collection of songs that will be available on a physical CD.  Ain’t that something.  These songs are a long time coming, and we’ve spent some real good time on them, making sure that they’re an honest representation of the messages that we’re trying to convey.  We’ve been assembling help from lots of different sources and getting inspiration from friends and family.


Speaking of inspiration: DAZZLETINE.   They’re releasing their 7-track record this Saturday at Garfield Artworks, and have asked us, along with SleepyV and IKE., to party all night.  All, night. Like, all night.  It’s gonna be huge.  Lots of good people coming to see lots of good music.

Fall-Time is Upon Us

26 Sep

Fall-Time IS upon us. And with that, we bring you an update. An update on all the hollerin that’s been goinawn.

Summer was good for us. We played some shows with some excellent bands, some from near and some from far. Lots of wide smiles, jivin’ handclaps, and clip-cloppin’ foot stompin. We even did a goshdarn photoshoot with a friend who took some real pretty shots of Colin….

But as for fall, we have plans. Plans to keep on movin. An EP is in the works. Recordings are under way. We are keeping eight steady and careful ears to the music, not to mention additional ears-on-friends who’ve been lending a word. It’s been a real creative time, full of experimentationing. We can’t wait for all o’y’all to hear what we’ve been doing.

Keep us close. I don’t know when I’ll see you or anyone I used to know, but I’ll keep you safe inside me. And as you know, you can’t kill a show; it will explode. So I suppose I’ll see you at home.

Hopelessly devoted,
The Whiskey Holler


ps. yer a genius all the time

Featuring August 20

1 Aug

as seen here, the Whiskey Holler will be playing August 20th at the 31st St Pub, with the Beagle Brothers and The Honeycutters, a great twang band from down Asheville, NC.  We really just can’t wait no longer for that show.  And for the show, Lee Nycz, has crafted another promotional poster.

Check out our friend drinking the beer, Mr. Armand Dillo: