Showroom: Mark Sultan / The Piedmontsmen
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Show Starts: 8:00 pm
"...a criminally underappreciated garage rock cult hero who puts on a one-man-band live show so sincerely passionate that he makes most primitive rock ’n’ roll revivalists look like cynical imposters....anyone who believes in him needs to pick up this one-take improvised stream-of-consciousness limited-edition live album...deranged but brilliant" - NOW Toronto
Mark Sultan has been a long-time fixture in the 'garage rock' scene, having played in such bands as The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Almighty Defenders (Sultan, Khan, Black Lips), BBQ, The Ding-Dongs (with Bloodshot Bill), The Spaceshits, Les Sexareenos, Mind Controls, etc... and has released a bunch of records on labels like In The Red, Last Gang, Crypt, Fat Possum, Dirtnap, Goner, Sub Pop, Vice, Bomp!, Norton, Sympathy For The Record Industry, etc... He has toured North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia , Israel and everywhere in between. People like Jon Spencer and Bradford Cox have covered his songs. His voice is often cited as being one of the finest rock'n'roll voices of today, and has been called 'patient zero' as a main influence in the modern garage/doo-wop sound.
A cult figure, an underrated gem, and sorcerer, Mark continues to hammer out top-shelf releases and songs while touring incessantly, his live act said to sound and feel like 'a haunted stereo playing pirate radio, complete with all of the static and anticipation'. Some have also said: 'The best one-man band going, absolutely devoid of insincerity or gimmick', and: 'pure magic'.
We are men of the Piedmont. We are the Piedmontsmen.
"That sound is loud, with a little surf and a little soul, all jacked up in a redneck jukebox with the volume knob stuck at 11 -- something Jerry Lee Lewis or Joey Ramone would share a quarter over." - Go Triad!
Doors @ 7:00 PM
Show @ 8:00 PM