Philly rockers Low Cut Connie boast a penchant for booze-soaked, vintage-tinged charmers, such as those found on their rollicking sophomore record, Call Me Sylvia. But the band really shines in a live setting, where singer/keyboardist Adam Weiner’s rock’n roll antics (and spirited piano bounce) are known to rile even the most stoic of crowds.
Over the years, the band has peppered its sets with an impressive array of rock’n roll covers, including tunes by Bruce Springsteen, Harry Nilsson, and The Ronettes. Above, watch Low Cut Connie perform a tribute to Velvet Underground rocker Lou Reed at Johnny Brenda’s, covering his tune “Rock’n Roll” with the help of sax master Lou Capozzoli. (Capozzoli also owns Ray’s Happy Birthday Bar in South Philly, where the band’s video for “Boozophilia” was shot.) Man can he really wail! Plus check out Weiner’s inspired dance moves. The band plays the Kimmel Center on January 25 with Jerry Blavat’s Great Voices of the ‘60s, accompanying legendary rocker Gary US Bonds; more info is available here.