The Suitcase Junket w/ the Harmaleighs

Saturday April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

THE SUITCASE JUNKET makes his Bridge Street debut with his new album, “Pile Driver,” Saturday, April 7th - folk duo THE HARMALEIGHS to open the show at 8 pm!

From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks, and rock clubs, THE SUITCASE JUNKET conjures an entirely new sound on his essential rock collection “Pile Driver” (April 21, Signature Sounds Recordings). The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, and the wild double pitches of throat singing. From Lorenz' penchant for thrift and ingenuity comes this full-length Signature Sounds debut of original rock anthems, mountain ballads, blues manifestos and dance-hall festivity. It is magnificent, rousing, image-driven songwriting, laid out on instruments built of broken bottles, thrift store forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, salvaged instruments, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage. "Pursuing your musical career as a one-man band takes a high level of charisma and stamina if you want to keep your audience entertained,” says Glide Magazine. “Luckily, Matt Lorenz possesses both of those things and he puts them to use as the Suitcase Junket. The New England musician is also talented as a craftsman and as a lyricist... Using his makeshift instruments, Lorenz creates electric music that walks the line between rock and roll and Americana."

THE HARMALEIGHS honestly craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. In January 2015, The Harmaleighs, Haley Grant (lead vocals, guitar) and Kaylee Jasperson (bass, harmonies), embarked on something of a modern odyssey in support of their independent full-length debut, “Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush.” The band-mates and partners got rid of their Nashville apartment, put everything they owned in a storage unit, bought a van, equipped it with a bed, and hit the road with their 8-month-old pug Gus sleeping on the dash for the next nine months. The trials, tribulations, and triumphs of this trek would ultimately inspire their upcoming EP, “Hiraeth,” released May 2017. Reviewing “Hiraeth,” East of 8th writes: “The Harmaleighs makes that spine-tingling, ethereally potent kind of music that gets embedded in the brain for the long haul, but that never wears out its welcome.”

Tickets are $15 for General Admission and $25 VIP Reserved (+ fees).


$15, $25