Ever since the now notorious night when Robert Johnson left the Dockery Plantation in Mississippi to make his famous midnight crossroads rendezvous with the devil, the blues has formed the heart and soul of popular music – somewhat ironic, really, given that Johnson supposedly sold his soul in exchange for his unearthly talent. I couldn’t tell you if The Damn Heavy have entered into a similar arrangement with Beelzebub or not, but what I do know is that the devil-blues groove is strong with these guys. Every single song on here has a filthy great big blues flow and the amplifiers turned up to eleven, channelling the strut of Hard Again-era Muddy Waters with the contemporary howling of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. From the opening stomp of Big Bad City to the last, echoing note of Strange Town, this is… well, pretty damn heavy. Pretty damn good, too.
– Left Lion
Sunday 27th October
Hockley Rebel Downstairs: KERBLAMO
Celebrating Nottingham music – from foot-stomping blues to hip hop bands – with a huge party to boot! This lineup has been curated by those devilishly beautiful people at I’m Not From London, Audacious Face Music, and The Nottingham Waterfront Festival.
23:30 Whisky Stain
22:30 The Damn Heavy
21:30 The Crazy Peace Of Mind
20:30 The Yons
18:30 Falling Off Maps
17:30 The Outriders
16:30 Jahrel P & The French Connection
15:30 Blue Vulture
14:30 Sub Culture
More Info & Tickets: https://hockleyhustle.co.uk/