Brian Viglione, drummer for the Boston punk-caberet duo The Dresden Dolls, will be taking a break from that group to hit the skins for his other band HUMANWINE. Way back in the day, circa 2006, HUMANWINE was voted “Best New Band” at the Boston Music Awards and by the Boston Phoenix/WFNX music poll. Despite a name only vampires or Hannibal Lector would like, HUMANWINE has this gypsy-punk-storytelling-theatricality sound going on. It’s high energy and can be streamed here.
They’re no Gogol Bordello, but they’re pretty darn good and worth checking out when they roll into your town. Viglione just finished up playing with the Gil Aharon Trio this past winter, a decent jazz trio. If you missed them during their winter run, they’ll be playing on March 18 at the Enormous Room in Central Square, which isn’t a very clever name it’s more of an opposite’s day sort of thing. The Enormous Room, you see, is about the size of a small basement. But a very nice Euro-trance-club-lounge type of basement nonetheless.
HUMANWINE (all caps no gaps as they say) has two featured players, M@ McNiss and Holly Brewer. The duo are the conductors of a rotating band they dub ?The army that isn’t here to fight.? Viglione will tour this spring as the band?s drummer, alongside Paul Dilley [Reverend Glasseye] on contra bass.
Fighting Naked drops this spring on Cordless Recordings. Tour dates after the jump and some video of the band recording their debut album.
March 27 Johnny Brenda?s Philadelphia, PA
March 28 Club Caf? Pittsburgh, PA
March 29 Little Brother?s Columbus, OH
March 30 The Grog Shop Cleveland, OH
March 31 Subterranean Chicago, IL
April 01 Shank Hall Milwaukee, WI
April 03 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
April 05 Grand Emporium Kansas City, MO
April 07 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
April 10 The Five Spot Atlanta, GA
April 11 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
April 12 The New York Howl Richmond, VA
April 15 DC9 Washington, DC
April 20 The Paradise Boston, MA
April 21 Tonic New York, NY w/ Nervous Cabaret