Ty Segall + Charlie and The Moonhearts @ The Hemlock

Ty Segall, “The Drag

Charlie and The Moonhearts, “Cagemouth

Ladies and gentleman, Ty Segall has band! He’s evolved from a one-man act into a full fledged surf punk trio with a girl drummer to boot. Friday night The Hemlock played host to his CD Release party for Lemons, his new album due out July 14.

It was a raucous and rawkin’evening of surf punk all around.  Just when I started to question my stamina for a late evening at The Hemlock after a long week, opening band Charlie and The Moonhearts laid out a fierce set of late 80’s-inspired Orange County punk that kicked me right in the teeth.  Their 30 minute assault of fast and dirty garage rock combined with the ponytail face whipping from my friend Jen next to me was just the adrenaline shot I needed.  No more yawning for me, I tell ya.

Ty and company (which by the way, featured the same bass player  – Mikal- from Charlie and The Moonhearts) banged out a great set of mostly new material to an eager and (sometimes overly) rambunctious crowd.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, get in to this band!

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