The Feeds, London Dungeon
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 9:30 PM
Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, Benji Hughes spends much of his time masterminding his blend of inventive rock and ballads. At times earnest, at others whimsical, Benji is equally adept at keyboards and guitar. He loves beer but he loves women even more. Underneath his thick mane of strawberry blond hair and beard is a versatile singer/songwriter, full of heart. His music collection -- spanning everything from The Crystals, Merle Haggard, and Kinky Friedman to Talking Heads, The Cars, and Slayer -- is as wild as his gracious exterior.
Benji's double-disc debut album, A Love Extreme, was released by New West Records on July 22nd. Producer and L.A- bred session musician Keefus Ciancia (T-Bone Burnett, Sheryl Crow, Everlast) assisted Hughes in making his 25-song debut album in his Los Feliz, CA studio. A Love Extreme flows like your favorite mixtape but with the classicality of Randy Newman and Leonard Cohen. Benji has toured America and beyond with Rilo Kiley and Jenny Lewis since the album's debut, received a 4-star review in Rolling Stone, and has had several of his songs featured in popular televisions shows, including Beverly Hills, 90210 & How I Met Your Mother.
3-PIECE RIFF ROCK OUTFIT FROM NC.
WILL, AND GREG PLAYED TOGETHER IN A BAND CALLED LUSTRE IN THE 90'S...WILL AND PAUL PLAYED TOGETHER IN A BAND CALLED THE NICKEL SLOTS.
London Dungeon may be a cover band, but to see them you would hardly know it. Drawing upon artists such as Syd Barrett, Bowie, Humble Pie, The Smiths, Pink Floyd, Gun Club, and more for material, London Dungeon chooses the more obscure material and stamps it all with thier own oddly intense flavoring; you'll not be hearing note-for-note copying of records. They OWN these songs and it is powerful.
London Dungeon is:
John Ensslin (Marat, What Peggy Wants, The Breaks) vocals
Andy Ware (Hobex and more) bass
Scott Carle (Dillon Fence, Bad Checks, and more) drums
Sam Clowney (Parklife, The Veldt, and more) guitar and steel
Terry McInturff (Safehouse, DeMilo With Arms) guitar