Tuesday, March 22, 2011

People out in Hollywood, they got a lotta class...

Hi Everybody.

I know it's been a little while, but we are going to bring the rock and roll back to the Hotel Cafe in the heart of Hollywood this Friday, March 25!  We'll be playing with our friends, The 88.  If you haven't heard them, check out their web page.  They are awesome.

For all details and tickets just go to the Hotel Cafe website, HERE

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Flying Angels...

Hi Everybody!

We know this is a little last minute, but Drunk On Crutches is returning to The Scene at La Cita on Tuesday, Feb. 1.  This will be our third time playing there and if it's anything like the last two, it will be super fun.  Free show, cheap drinks, murals on the wall...what more can you ask for?  Dogweed and The Broken Numbers Band will also be joining us.

 Come out for the rock show!  Maybe you can get a late night ride on the Angel's Flight.  I just saw it only costs a quarter...and it just happens to be right across the street from La Cita.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Year End Lists Part 3...One More For The Road...

Hey All,

One more "Best Of 2010" list here to tell you guys about...

You may remember back in April when "Hør nå... Hør nå!" in Norway wrote about us.  They loved the record...so much that they named "People. Places. Things."the best album of 2010! 

Rune, who wrote the current posting, was kind enough to send a translation for us to post here:


"The Music Blogs definitive list of the best albums from 2010 is ready to launch.
The list has a strong focus on Americana, and holds both known and unknown names.  Most albums have been reviewed here on the blog during 2010, and I must say it has never been this difficult to decide what succession to give these albums.

2010 has given us brilliant albums like pearls on a string, and for my own part I must admit that the first year of running this blog has given me more great musical experiences than in years.

I have never bought this many NEW albums, and I have never bought as many new LPs as I have done in 2010. At the same time I have never bought this few albums from large record companies. The majority has been bought from artists or small lables in Norway, USA, England and Germany.

Thank you to all contributors; both musicians, bloggers and you on twitter. I would also like to thank to all you reading. The visitorcount gets higher every day, the same can be said of the time spent on the blog by each reader. And last but not least, thank's to the people creating good chairs.

1. Drunk On Crutches - People. Places. Things.

The hard choice had to be made, and this time the heart wins big time. The battle stood between Bingham and Crutches, but the choice was made on the basis that I have fallen deeply and unconditionally in love with this album.  It is the album I have played the most this year, with no other album coming even close to the same number of rotations. It reminds me in a lot's of ways of other classics I've played to bits and pieces over the years (Full Moon Fever, Graceland, New York, Wilburys vol.1), just because these albums have THAT special something that snuggles itself safely into the back of your mind, demanding constant attention.

The only thing I regret in connection with this album, is that the review I wrote when I first heard it isn't even better. Because this album deserves so much more than I managed to communicate at that point. Also to make it perfect, it should be available on LP..."
Some really kind words to say the least!  To see the full list, just click HERE.
In the meantime, we're working on new songs and checking on mastering for an LP...right?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Year End Lists Part 2...

Another supporter of D.O,C, has been the excellent "A Fifty Cent Lighter & A Whiskey Buzz" blog.  They were nice enough to list us at #10 this year with "People. Places. Things."  Putting us in the excellent company of some of our favorites like Tift Merritt and Patty Griffin.

A sample from the review:

"Drunk on Crutches play a guitar fueled brand of roots rock that is immediately memorable and full of hooks.  Whittenburg's voice is both breathy and powerful, making her vocals just as effective in the quiet moments ("Oh Well") as it is in the loud ones ("Tupelo," "Using Me Up," "Drink Up Buttercup").  For those of you like me who came to Americana from the Rock & Roll side of the fence, this is one you need to hear.  Turn it up to eleven, sit back, and enjoy."

You can check out the full review HERE and the full list HERE.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Year End Lists...oh and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year All!

With all new 2011 making it's appearance, it's time for everyone's year end list.  It's great to read these since it's where most writers have their own take on the year's releases.  We made a few of these lists this year with "People. Places. Things."  We'll be sharing the other ones in the next couple of posts.

First up is "Last Year's Girl" from Scotland.  She has written some very nice things about us in the past (one if which you can find HERE) and really gets it.

Here's what she had to say:

6. Drunk on Crutches: People, Places, Things 
Jen Whittenburg has a voice that could stop traffic. Stuffed full of catchy couplets, this is timeless Americana but with modern themes.
From the original November post: “Whittenburg is a woman who understands that “Oh Well” are the two most desperate words in the English language. The song haunts me as much as the words still do."

Check out the full list HERE.

Monday, September 13, 2010

I Wanna Go Hot Rockin'

How-Dee Everybody!

We here at Drunk On Crutches HQ are pleased to announce our latest show.  D.O.C. is gonna be bringing rock n' roll good times to the Eagle Rock Music Festival on October 2nd.  We're super excited about playing with all the cool artists that are going to be there.

You can check out the poster here for the artists and get more information at the official website, HERE.

We'll tell ya more details as they happen...

Monday, August 30, 2010

You Can Always Go Downtown...

Hey All,

Feel free to end your Labor Day weekend with a hot rock show.  Two other super cool bands are also playing (I suppose that means we are implying that we are super cool...deal with it.)  And now for the details: September 7th at La Cita in Downtown LA.  Also playing are Whispering Pines and Welldiggers Banquet.

Oh Did we mention that the show is free???  It's win, win, win, man.  Oh, and if you need more info on La Cita, just click here