The Goddamn Gallows, Birdcloud

The Goddamn Gallows


Severed Fingers

Monday, September 10, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

Tickets at the Door

The Goddamn Gallows
The Goddamn Gallows
Spit from the heart of America's Rust Belt, arising from a night of flophouse violence. Drifting across the states, they cemented their sound in Portland, OR and later in Los Angeles, CA, where they lived in abandoned buildings, squatter camps, storage units and shoebox apartments.

In 2007, they left everything behind and spent the next 4 years living out of whatever vehicle would get them to the next town. Building upon their original sound of twanged-out, punk rock gutterbilly (Life of Sin 2004 and Gutterbillyblues 2007), they began picking up stray musicians along the way and adding to their sound; washboard, accordion, mandolin and banjo (Ghost of the Rails 2009 and 7 Devils 2011) creating a sound referred to as "hobocore", "gypsy-punk" or "americana-punk", while never being stuck in any one sound.

Enter 2018 and The Goddamn Gallows have reinvented themselves once again with The Trial. From rockabilly, psychobilly and punk rock, to bluegrass and metal, The Trial infuses disparate sounds into a new strange recipe of seamless genre bending profundities.

Chock full of impromptu antics of the shocking variety and hauntingly eclectic instrumentation, The Goddamn Gallows have made legions of fans with their legendary, live shows.
Banned from YouTube, booed at America's Got Talent, and lauded for
their irreverence by a global cult following, Birdcloud's music has
been referred to as the ravenous id of today’s commercial country
sound. Nashville natives Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green have spent
the last 5 years touring dive bars and lavish theaters across America
and Europe and are now celebrating the release of "Singles Only," a
collection of their greatest hits on double cum-colored vinyl.

"Much of what Birdcloud does is reactionary to what country music has
become — those dirt roads and the trucks that drive 'em — but also to
their experience growing up in the South: the obsessive religious
indoctrination, the caged racism... Those types of songs —
true-to-life, with a healthy dose of humor — are actually a
longstanding country tradition." - ROLLING STONE "Raunchy Country:
Inside the Genre's History of Comedy and Irreverence." Apr. 2016

“Jasmin Kaset and Makenzie Green of the Nashville duo Birdcloud are
completely fucked up. That said, we hope that they show up to every
fucking party we ever throw for as long as we live. They’re bound to
say and do things that are inconceivable and all kinds of wrong. They
will get loud and stand-offish. They would drive a car into the pool,
if we had one, they would get naked and they wouldn’t likely do
something that they’d always be remembered for. Odds are the nudity
and the car in the pool wouldn’t even rank in the top five most
memorable moments of the night, when it comes to what the two members
of Birdcloud are capable of.” -DAYTROTTER

"The mystery that animates Birdcloud’s best music is a dialectic of
identity, a cruel compassion... What it does do is give the loneliness
of an anonymous woman a couple of absurd moments to strut and fret in
your mind before disappearing once again into oblivion. Historically,
this is what country music has always done best." -VICE Noisey
"Southern Hells: Redemption and Ridicule in Birdcloud's America."
Mar. 2015
Severed Fingers
Severed Fingers
Venue Information:
Local 506
506 W. Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC, 27516