Hamell goes on trial in Conary
THE Hamell on Trial tour is coming to Conary this Friday, May 2.
Hamell on Trial, the musical alias of New York's Ed Hamell, is a one-man punk band that plays loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence. His caustic tongue and devil-may-care attitude has long been a favorite of anti-establishment musical icons Henry Rollins and DiFranco.
Described as 'Bill Hicks, Hunter S. Thompson and Joe Strummer all rolled into one' by Philadelphia Weekly and a 'one-man Tarantino flick: loud, vicious, luridly hilarious, gleefully and deeply offensive' by the Village Voice, folkpunk provocateur Hamell on Trial has signed with New West Records to release his ninth studio album, The Happiest Man In The World.
The new albums sees Hamell still as uncompromising, fearless, insightful, absurd, hysterical and as poignant as he was when he first descended upon an unsuspecting music world. The LP is chock full of Hamell's biting wit, rapid fire strumming, motormouth rants, spoken word interludes, genre hopping and comedic one-liners and features collaborations with Kimya Dawson of the Moldy Peaches and longtime friend and mentor Ani DiFranco.