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The Royal Tinfoil w/ Filthy Still, Sean K. Preston

When: Sat., July 7 2012

When their friend, bandmate, and washboard player Dylan “Sleazy D” Wolk unexpectedly died in his sleep in 2010, Providence, R.I., band Filthy Still didn’t know whether or not they would continue playing music together. Wolk was only 20, so his untimely death almost halted their momentum. Shortly after, lead guitarist/vocalist Jesse Roderick, drummer Jeremy Garland, and banjo/electric guitarist Matt Olson decided they would continue to play music in memory of Dylan, so they enlisted Artie Elmer as their new washtub bass player and hit the road in the winter of 2011 with Hick’ry Hawkins and the Panty Sniffers. They earned a reputation for playing traditional bluegrass instruments with a punk rock intensity. They’re still rockin’ this year, and they have no plans of slowing down. This month, the band plans to release their latest album, The Last Six Feet, on Farmageddon Records. “This album was recorded professionally in a studio, whereas our first one was recorded in a basement,” says drummer Jeremy Garland. “We have a slightly different sound on our new album, and we were able to bring on Liz Sloan to play fiddle for us.” Filthy Still rolls into town on Saturday to perform with the Royal Tinfoil at the Tin Roof. “Filthy Still is like Roger Miller on trucker speed and then deep fried,” says the Royal Tinfoil’s Lily Slay. “It’s our ‘welcome home show’ from tour, so we’re hoping things could get a little weird.”

Evan Berke

Price: $7

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