It’s been awhile since a show has blown my face back/pants off/brains out, but after seeing Petunia & The Vipers‘ LP Release show last night at the Ukrainian Orthodox Hall in Vancouver I would say there’s finally some new music I can holler a hearty “Holy mother of yes!” about.
Chances are you’ve caught Petunia swingin’ & yodelin’ solo cowboy style sometime during the past 10 years, but banded up with The Vipers has created something so smokin’ that tidy genres don’t do it justice (like “rockabilly & western swing” or “Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s hobo junction”). The fact is I would bring both my Grandfather and hard-to-please hipster sister to a Petunia & The Vipers show and I don’t know any other band that could bring out old folks & young folks to boogie down together on a community hall dance floor in the middle of a city on a Saturday night.
You can listen to the new Petunia & The Vipers album in its entirety online here. Go do it now!!