Date(s) - 01/26/2019
Lansing Brewing Company
518 E Shiawassee St, Lansing, Michigan, 48912
Metal bands sing about Viking lore while goth bands dabble in Witchcraft…Why can’t you get a country band singing about Vampires? Horror hoedowns, if you will? Or, maybe if the Munsters lived in Nasvhille? Ypsilanti, MI trio Fangs and Twang [Billy LaLonde (drums, vocals), Andy Benes (guitar, vocals), and Joe Bertoletti (bass)] whip a stripped down roots-rock blend of indie-kicks and swinging bluegrass with theatrical, croony lyrics that are half Monster-Mash cartoonery and half Mummies-esque retro-revivalism of B-movie horror tropes. For as fun as that formula is, it should be underlined that these three, who cut their teeth in the formidably forceful (and comparably genre-mutating) Black Jake & The Carnies, take their musicality as well as the performance, pitch and tone of those campy lyrics, quite seriously.