Watch This: The Hussy Covers “Studs In Love”

The Hussy

Noisey just premiered The Hussy‘s rad new Shane Shane-directed video for their cover of Digital Leather‘s “Studs In Love,” from the bands’ recently-released split 12″.

Check it out below, and be sure to grab your tickets to see the local punk heroes open up the September 18 Black Lips show at the High Noon Saloon with King Khan & BBQ Show!

Punk Means No Rules: An Interview With NOBUNNY

NOBUNNY

An hour and a half into the bands’ performances at last Wednesday’s Nobunny show, I was pretty sure I was going deaf. I mean this in the best way possible, of course. It was a voluntary deaf. A punk rock deaf. In between set breaks, I heard the distant sound of severe thunderstorm warnings, and yet I couldn’t take my eyes off of the stage or inch myself to safety away from the room’s speakers. If you left the show that night hearing anything but subtitles, then sorry to say it: you were somewhere else entirely.

With the smell of what I’ll lovingly refer to as ‘punk funk’ wafting through the air, openers Bad Sports and Lonesome Savages kept the fuzz going throughout the night. A special performance from Madison’s own The Hussy however deserves special acclaim. The dizzy twosome got everyone’s heads zombie nodding throughout their set, and in between crescent kicks to his own tuning pegs, lead singer Bobby Hussy was suave enough to bring listeners closer for a “slow one” before karate kicking temples back towards the bar. Drummer Heather Hussy kept the cymbals crashing like broken glass.  A couple of guitar surfs, body surfs, and crowd splashings later, The Hussy had invaded the collective psyche and left with hearts in their back pockets.

And then entered the bunny.

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Live Concert Photos: The Men

The Men live concert photos The Frequency Madison WI

Evan Benner swung by The Frequency this Sunday night to check out the action at The Men show and capture the following wicked shots of the guys (as well as openers The Lonesome Savages and The Hussy) to share with our readers.  Take a look at what went down after the jump.

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Box Elders Will Ready The Stage For The Black Lips In Style This Friday

Box Elders

With flower punk rockers Black Lips headlining and Madison’s own The Hussy on the bill, this Friday’s show at the High Noon Saloon is sure to excite audiences.  Want another reason to check out the show?  The drummer for opener Box Elders simultaneously plays the keyboard.

That’s right: with one stick crashing on the drums, the other is in Box Elders member Dave Goldberg’s mouth while getting out notes on the keyboard.  With a light that turns and flashes inside his kick drum, too, Goldberg knows how to mesmerize crowds.

Box Elders were founded in 2005 when brothers Clayton and Jeremiah McIntyre decided to form a group in Omaha and named it after the bugs that infested their house and their snare drum.  Clayton and Jeremiah’s mom was originally featured on the drums and vocals, but she left the band after a few months.  After Dave Goldberg saw the group perform a free show, he took over on drums.  Rather than find a fourth member for keyboards, Clayton and Jeremiah encouraged Dave to practice and play drums and keyboard at the same time.  The trio from Omaha, Nebraska has come a long way since.
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Monday Concert Connection: Going Underground

rootbeer

There has been an all-too-familiar chill in the air these last few days.  While it’s not yet time to dig a burrow and start hibernating, let’s “go underground” this week with shows from garage punks The Spits, and Rootbeer‘s delicious danceable hip hop.  Read on to find out how you could win tickets to the shows.

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Local Band Spotlight: The Hussy

The Hussy

Hey, Madison!  Meet The Hussy!  In case you forgot how fun rock and roll can be, Bobby Wegner (guitars, vocals) Heather Sawyer (drums, vocals) are here to remind you.  This local duo’s mix of dirty garage rock and snotty punk is like being pummeled in the face–and you’ll love every minute of it.

“2-piece, drums n guts. Drunk-thunk stupid rock n’ roll.
They’re not smarter than you, and they won’t pretend they are.
Influences include: guns, Black Time, Jay Reatard, The Stooges, Cheap Time, Electric Eels, The Puppy Bowl, The Mystery Girls, Matt Joyce, ant collecting, Culver’s tuna melt basket, theremins, Mtn. Dew, The Pons, Mediterranean Cafe, Smith Westerns, basement shows and the like….
The Hussy’s split 7-inch with Sleeping in the Aviary on Science of Sound sports scenic sounds and child-like minimalist tunes. Soundscan reported sales in the thousands.
You need to own a piece of American history. Here’s your chance…”

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Here’s just a sample of the overwhelming praise that’s flooding in for these rising local stars…

From Fan-Belt, Milwaukee – March 5, 2009:

“Madison’s The Hussy have been getting a lot of well-deserved attention for their take on the guitar/drummer combo, but they amp up the snotty vocals to give their music a more Be Your Own Pet angle than White Stripes.”

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From Skankin D at Punk Or Nothing! – UK Press!:

“The Hussy produce good time rock ‘n’ roll, as if the sixties never happened, and it’s enjoyable stuff throughout. Male and female vocalists alternate, and sometimes combine, to great effect. The guitars, meanwhile, sound jagged, fun and like the real thing, so far removed from much of today’s clean cut guitar sound. It really is like you have stepped into a time machine…these are nine very fun rock ‘n’ roll songs, and you cannot really complain, as they never alluded to being anything more. What’s more, it’s a demo. In other words, it’s bloody early days, and the Hussy have plenty of time yet to define and expand their sound. For now, just jig about to some the glorious sound of rock ‘n’ roll, and the 1950s.”

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From Joel Shanahan – The Decider January 12, 2009:

“…Madison trash-punk duo The Hussy took the stage in matching, zebra-striped T-shirts. A refreshingly attentive audience pumped its fists as lanky, mop-topped guitarist Bobby Wegner swung his jangled, spiked-bat riffing in to the blasting power-pop rhythms of drummer Heather Sawyer. The Hussy also boasted a dual-vocal delivery, which resembled two siblings trying to compete for their mother’s attention over the sound of a running chainsaw.”

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From Mad Tracks at the Daily Page – October 31, 2008:

“…it’s the kind of art that conjures up scenes of sweaty crowds and basements smeared with beer, piss and vinegar…a song that’s heavy and dirty, punkish and pounding, catchy and rocking from start to finish.”

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From Mister G – Green Arrow Radio – June 29, 2008:

“A two piece from Madison calling themselves “the Hussy” made themselves known at the Frequency and man, it didn’t take long to have the beats beating a pulp of real raw rawkkkkk! Armed with a vexing guitar and a banger of earthshaking booms on drums, the Hussy brought back the short catchy hard hitting feeling I first remember when trying out heavy sounding underground sounds. I felt like I was back at CBGB’s getting a taste of what the others have been trying to make happen.”

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The Hussy

Big thanks to The Hussy who have generously made the following tracks available to download for our blog readers.  Enjoy!

The Hussy – “Winter Daze”

The Hussy – “One Time”

Plus, a True Endeavors blog exclusive track:

The Hussy – “On The Cover”

Like what you hear?  Then come check out The Hussy in full live concert glory!  They’ll be playing The Frequency tomorrow night with a line-up that reads like like a who’s-who list of the Madison indie rock scene:  Sleeping in the Aviary, Cribshitter, and Screamin’ Cyn Cyn and the Pons. Not bad eh?  The show marks the record release of The Hussy’s split 7″ with Sleeping in the Aviary, so you really won’t want to miss this one!

Be sure to check out the band’s MySpace to keep up-to-date on all their upcoming shows and news!

Record labels:

Science of Sound

A Fistful of Records

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