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Fatter Then Albert w/ Hundred Hands Down, Ryan Bailey & Cumberland Bell

When: Fri., Oct. 1 2010

Songwriter and Charleston native Matt Hamrick may be a lawyer by day and a surfer on the weekends, but he’s talented songwriter as well. His latest band project, Hundred Hands Down, features guitarist Kenny Meyer (of Soul Fish), bassist Marty Whipkey, and drummer Henry Blair. With solid backing on stage, Hamrick sings melodic classic guitar-pop with a twang and a bit of soul. The riffy, soulful, “Never Should Have Married” (one of several recent demos) might be the grooviest Southern-fried lament of the season. The quartet shares the stage on the IOP this Friday with local party band Fatter Then Albert (notice the odd spelling), another bunch of locals. They tout themselves as “the nation’s one and only Better Than Ezra cover band.” Drummer Joe Good, harmonica player Jeff Smith, bassist Blair Halford (also of Soul Fish), and guitarist John Glenn also handle a variety of ’90s alt-rock. Ryan Bailey and Cumberland Belle share the bill. —T. Ballard Lesemann

Price: $5

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