The Figgs and Upper Crust Bring Guitar Rock to Helsinki Hudson

The Figgs

The Figgs

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Long-running upstate power-pop trio The Figgs and satirical hard-rockers The Upper Crust bring their catchy guitar-rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, May 20, at 9pm.

Since the Figg’s inception in 1987, the trio has spent the better part of nearly 30 years touring, recording, and working on a variety of acclaimed side projects. The band’s signature, catchy, melodic garage pop-punk – a blend of the Kinks, Cheap Trick, and Elvis Costello – has attracted the likes of Graham Parker and Hudson’s own Tommy Stinson to engage the band in their services on several occasions.

The Figgs’ albums are stuffed with Kinks-inspired power and melodies, vibrant harmonies and sonic experimentation recalling The Beatles, plus the grit and youthfulness akin to the best rock bands from the Who to the Ramones. The band also touches down in rootsy territory akin to the Band, with a touch of NRBQ’s wacky, stoner grooviness.

The Upper Crust (photo Jay Elliott)

The Upper Crust (photo Jay Elliott)

The Upper Crust is a Boston-based satirical rock band, a fusion of tongue-in-cheek Spinal Tap rock antics as performed by alleged members of the European aristocracy, including Lord Bendover (guitar, vocals), the Duc d’Istortion (guitars, vocals), Count Bassie (bass, vocals), and Jackie Kickassis (drums).

Founded in 1994, the group’s best-known songs, which feature the guitar-crunch of AC/DC, include “Let Them Eat Rock,” “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” “You Can’t Get Good Help,” and “We’re Finished with Finishing School.” Albums have included “Cream of the Crust,” “Once More into the Breeches,” and “Horse & Buggery.”
For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800.

 

 

 

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