Thunderegg, The Space Merchants, Pete Galub

Thunderegg

Thunderegg is the band and longtime recording project of Will Georgantas, based for many years in Brooklyn, now operating out of San Francisco. There have been 16 Thunderegg albums since 1994, some recorded with a full band, some recorded solo to an old-school four-track cassette recorder. The most recent, December 2012’s Not What I Meant, features some of Will’s best songwriting yet, plus cameos from Bay Area friends and a video for the title track in which Will wears a suit and sings in the shower.

Will grew up in New Jersey, so he thinks Bruce Springsteen is great. But he also really likes Ween, who were even more local. Other destabilizing influences include Pavement, the Velvet Underground, the Beach Boys, and Guided by Voices. Combined with smart lyrics, the result is simple, melodic rock that’s at once sincere without taking itself too seriously. After the 2006 release of Thunderegg’s incredible 231-song compilation Open Book, the New Haven Advocate wrote, “Georgantas’s melodies sound effortlessly executed, like he simply exhales . . . unusually catchy and inviting tidbits.”

As a full band, Thunderegg has played at places like the Mercury Lounge in Manhattan, Union Hall in Brooklyn, and Toad’s in New Haven; as a solo artist, Will has played throughout the South and regularly gigs in San Francisco. In July 2013 a classic four-piece edition of the band, featuring bandmates of almost twenty years, will tour Germany. Over the years Will has also received fellowships for writing both fiction and nonfiction from the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Thunderegg’s latest full-band album, Line Line, came out in fall 2011 and was produced by Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse) in Richmond, Virginia. Its lush, amazing follow-up, C’mon Thunder, also recorded with Weatherhead, will be released sometime in 2013.

The Space Merchants

Michael Guggino Aileen Brophy Ani Monteleone Carter Logan

Pete Galub

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Tuesday, June 18 · Doors 7:30 PM at The Rock Shop