Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons return to Southgate House Revival Saturday!
A few months ago I stumbled upon Columbus based, Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons. It was a night I was working on promo, just dropping off posters to a venue, in yoga pants no less. My intention was to be in and out. I was totally drawn in by Angela and her band and ended up staying for their entire set.
I’ve seen her two times since then, I invited her to play a show with me and The Pickups in September and then again at Midpoint Music Fest. I never really consider myself a “fan” of a band until I’ve seen them a few times. Anyone can have a great night. Anyone can have an off night. But, after having seen the band several times, I have to say, I’m definitely a fan. Angela and her band fall in that hard to define land of Americana Music. She definitely has roots in old country, like Patsy Cline, but this is a rock band. Her voice reminds me a bit of Elizabeth Cook. Her band is tight but they’re not overly polished and have that fun loose feel of a good, rough and rowdy honky tonk group. Oh man! And did I mention, SHE PLAYS THE SAW! I loved that!
At the show I played with her at Southgate House Revival, I got tickled by her introduction of a tune that I believe was called “Bad Reputation”. Angela has a sweet speaking voice and a bit of a shy demeanor. She intro’d the song, saying sheepishly, that she doesn’t gossip or like to talk bad about people but the next song was about, well, a whore. And then the band ripped into a song that I might tend to call “punk”. I get that. I think all writers sing about stuff they may not typically say in “real life”. Sweet is all well and good, but sometimes you gotta call a hoe a hoe.
Angela has recently released a new single, “Hurricane”, a hint at what’s to come on her full length album due out in January, “Hey Kid”. You can check it out on her website angelaperley.com. It’s a rocker that makes me excited to see what the full record will be like. Even better, this Saturday, come check her out in The Lounge at Southgate House Revival! It’s a free show and she’s playing all night! I checked the farmer’s almanac and guess what! It’s a fulll moon! Sure to be a great night for some howlin’!