The Pine Box Boys, Lester T. Raww's Graveside Quartet, The Secret Emchy Society

Hollins & Hollins Mortuary Show Featuring:

The Pine Box Boys

Lester T. Raww's Graveside Quartet

The Secret Emchy Society

Sat, July 22, 2017

9:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 21 and over

The Pine Box Boys
The Pine Box Boys
The Pine Box Boys formed in San Francisco in 2003 to perform modern renditions of classic murder ballads such as “The Knoxville Girl” and “Fair Eleanor.” Shortly after Lester Raww, “Possum Carvidi, Col. Timothy Leather and Steven “Your Uncle” Dodds started the Pine Box Boys. Raww transitioned the music to all original songs paying the same grim homage to themes of murder, misery, zombies and generally unapologetic acts of mayhem.

After 125 songs penned in Raww’s blood and four albums later, the original members tour across the United States and Europe bringing their cantankerous horrorbilly sound and malcontent melodies to worldwide fans eager for some dancing, drinking and stabbing. Albums include “Arkansas Killing Time,” “STAB!,” “Child of Calamity” and “Tales From the Emancipated Head.
Lester T. Raww's Graveside Quartet
Lester T. Raww's Graveside Quartet
Lester T. Raww and his Pine Box Boy cohorts - Possum Carvidi, Col. Timothy Leather, and Uncle Dodds - have created a new band and a new sound to celebrate their fascination with things morbid. This doesn't mean that there will be no more Pine Box Boys. Quite the contrary. Now it means they can open up for themselves.

While the themes are similar, The Graveside Quartet picks up where "Tales From The Emancipated Head" left off, leaving the Pine Box Boys free to continue hootin' and hollerin' their way through Lester's murder ballads. The Graveside Quartet steers clear of the country vibe, dubiously replacing the banjo with an accordion.

Actually, let's look at the evolution of the two frontmen for both bands, Possum and Lester. Lester has set his Martin aside and picked up the ukulele. Possum - and I'm sure this makes his mother proud - performs on the accordion and musical saw. The change in sound may make the band more palatable for those who utterly reject the Pine Box Boys' more countrified setting, but the GSQ will certainly entertain the morbid sensibilities of the PBB fan base.
The Secret Emchy Society
The Secret Emchy Society
The Secret Emchy Society is the brainchild of Cindy Emch - the whiskey voiced singer-songwriter from bands Rhubarb Whiskey, Vagabondage, Feral, and more. Her heart breakin', foot stompin' old school country tunes are the hybrid child of Johnny Cash, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, and Hazel Dickens - with just enough strange and esoteric influences to keep you guessing.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107
http://www.hotelutah.com/