When: Mon., July 21 2014
indie, rock, 9 p.m.
Charleston indie artist Conor Donohue has gathered up a fresh set of talents for his cool new whatchamacallit band. “I have used the name Conor Donohue & The Wet Bandits in the past, but this is a unique group, and I haven’t found the right name for it,” he says. The crew is mostly made up of local Americana band Matadero: Ron Wiltrout, George Baerreis, Gerald Gregory, and Lindsey Holler. “Lindsay is my favorite voice in town,” Donohue admits. Holler joined Donohue on vocals for his latest single — the hauntingly beautiful ballad “Loose Lilacs Waltz” — produced by Bill Carson with Nick Jenkins on drums. The track will be included on Donohue’s new LP Cayenne, which he’s recording now at Tyler Ross’ (Faces For Radio) home studio, Poor People Food. The album is due out this fall/early winter, but you can hear a sample of its sound this Monday. Donohue, Wiltrout, and Baerreis will also back up opening act Punks&Snakes. —Kelly Rae Smith