Carrying the torch for good old rock & roll sleaze -- the kind that can be heard on Jerry Lee Lewis' Live at the Star Club and the dirtiest Rolling Stones records -- Low Cut Connie separated itself from other new millennial rock & roll revivalists by not taking themselves as seriously as they took their big, danceable rhythms. To an extent, they're distinguished by a focus on the piano, an instrument that isn't heard much in straight-ahead rock & roll in the 2010s, but Adam Weiner's pounding keys give the piano its proper rock & roll due. New Jersey native Weiner, a veteran of piano bars where he performed under the name Ladyfingers (sometimes on bills also featuring Merrill Garbus, who later found fame as Tune-Yards), met Birmingham, England-born Finnemore in Manhattan in 2010, and they soon set up shop with Low Cut Connie in Philadelphia. Since the band has made 4 records.
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