Thursday, March 8, 2012

Press for Sunday's show!

The Pack A.D. and Bedroom Rehab Corporation are on the bill at Oasis

The two-person rock band construct, most associated with the White Stripes and the Black Keyes, actually has its roots in Simon & Garfunkel.

Hard to believe, but before they became known for their cooing folk harmonies as per "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme," S&G were much more abrasive and experimental. Art the Garf played baritone sax harmolodics, and Paul Simon shredded pre-Yngwie metal on a lute through a stack of Marshalls!

In that spirit of gloriously noisy garage anarchy, consider a fine show Sunday in New London's Oasis Pub. Headlining is Vancouver's the Pack A.D., on an international tour behind their latest Mint Records release, "Unpersons." Our own Bedroom Rehab Corporation, boasting Meghan Killimade's nuclear-fission drums and Adam Wujtewicz's molten-lava bass, are also slotted. Wisconsin's Black Cat opens.

This is a great way to NOT go gently into Sunday night.

- RICK KOSTER

The Pack A.D. and Bedroom Rehab Corporation, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oasis Pub, 16 Bank St., New London; $5; (860) 447-3929.

http://theday.com/article/20120308/ENT10/303089597